Interactive TV guru WorldGate has created a new content-creation alliance and invited its first members to join. The new organization is humbly called the WorldGate Certified Developer's Program (CDP). WorldGate, with 14 charter members, hopes this alliance will be able to put its collective head together and dish up really compelling iTV content for users through cable operators deploying the ...
Akamai's technology will be zinging along Electric Lightwave 's Internet backbone, enhancing the quality and performance of Electric's bandwidth hogging content for its customers. Vancouver, Wash.-based Electric Lightwave provides Internet, data, voice and dedicated access services to bandwidth-intense businesses.
Texas Instruments has developed a new silicon-based cable modem system that incorporates primary-line telephony for residential gateways, secondary-line voice for next-generation cable modems and multiline offerings for MDUs. TI said its new chips feature DOCSIS 1.1 software and hardware capabilities that will eventually help cable operators offer voice-over-Internet-protocol services over thei...
Telseon's turbo-charged optical network has promised smooth roads ahead for Detroit's businesses. Using Telseon's Ethernet-based technology, customers and the tenants located in Detroit's data centers will be able to transmit data at 20,000 times the speed of the fastest dial-up modem. Telseon said this would cost less than half the price of traditional telecommunications providers' services.
Possibly tired of funneling more money to lawyers than into its businesses, the direct-broadcast satellite industry filed a Federal Court motion Monday in Alexandria, Va. The motion could lead to a quick decision in the industry's legal attack on a law that mandates carriage of all local TV signals in a market.
Just after announcing steady 3Q results, Comcast has upped its year-end projections for digital-cable and high-speed-data customers based on strong growth in those segments. Comcast finished the quarter with 1.1 million digital subscribers, an increase of 190,000 over the previous period. As a result, Comcast has increased its fourth-quarter digital-subscriber target to 1.
Pre-paid telecom company Comm South has picked ADC's Singl.eView billing system, hoping the service will improve customer management, customer relations and reduce churn with its residential customers throughout the U.S. Dallas-based Comm South provides prepaid residential dial tone in most of the 50 states.
Insight Communications is not pleased with the city of Louisville, Ky. The city has awarded Knology a cable franchise, giving the company the go-ahead to overbuild Insight's cable system there under different terms than Insight got. Insight has filed a legal challenge to Louisville's move. After careful legal review, Insight's lawyers have concluded that the overbuilder's franchise is substanti...
Zoom Telephonics' CableModem PCI is the first internal cable modem to earn both CableLabs and Microsoft Windows Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL) certifications. "This is the first full commercial product that has been authorized," Zoom spokesperson Larry Hancock told CED. "We're pretty excited. When you receive WHQL certification, two things happen.
Looking to complement its IP switches and digital signal processors, cable modem and computer-network switch maker Broadcom has snapped up network processor maker SiByte. Broadcom said it would issue approximately 5.6 million shares of common stock to SiByte shareholders, valuing the purchase price at around $1.
Quantum Bridge, a developer of optical access networking solutions, has begun the second phase of the Quantum Bridge Access Alliance. Quantum Bridge can now help service providers to extend optical access networking to the growing multi-tenant unit (MTU) market. The Quantum Bridge Access Alliance hopes to provide a broad choice in end-customer services via high-bandwidth optical connections.
AT&T Broadband and WorldGate have concocted an interactive TV experience for cable customers in Waterloo and Cedar Falls, Iowa and Tacoma, Wash. The new services will include e-mail, interactive video content and e-commerce applications and will not require any in-home installs or disruption to service.
If you really don't enjoy AOL content, CYLO and ACTV have partnered to bring new services to CYLO subscribers. CYLO is a media strategy company. ACTV counts HyperTV, SpotOn and One to One TV and among its software-based products and services. HyperTV offers a diverse range of content from different sources.
Broadband Residential (BBR) has inked a deal with eight multiple dwelling unit real estate property owners to provide their residents high-speed data, broadcast video and entertainment services. The deal will give BBR preferred marketing and access rights, including rooftop access rights, to approximately 2,000 properties with more than 455,000 apartments for a 10-year period.
Available now at your local Circuit City is AOLTV, selling for $250. It does for TV watching what AOL does for computer surfing. When you tune in, using a set-top box with a conventional phone line, there is the welcome screen, echoing its brethren welcome on your PC. Using a wireless keyboard, the technology allows you to chat with fellow media junkies about what just happened on "ER," surf th...