BroadJump has created a Partner Program designed to bring together the brightest stars in the broadband technologies community. New members of the Partner Program include Core Networks, Incanta and Terayon, which are contributing their technology and expertise to enhance broadband service providers' ability to control customer service fulfillment.
For the faithful who have steadfastly held onto their AT&T stock, you may be rewarded soon. Don't cash in yet - true profitability is still a way off, but the seemingly interminable nosedive of the stock price could finally be gently sloping upward. According to analyst Simon Flannery, Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, AT&T stock could double in the next year.
The lines between TVs and PCs continue to blur. Where once content was specifically designed for either the television or computer, there is now crossover in information, look and feel. Though approximately 50 percent of U.S. households own a PC, 60 million homes still don't have Internet access. However, according to statistics, most homes in the U.
It's not just apartment complexes that are looking for high-speed access for their tenants. Office buildings, airports, malls and other public places that pack a lot of people are busy digging up new ways to connect to the 'Net. Because of this new demand, broadband equipment and services sales to this market are expected to reach $4.
The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week brought out gadgets and gizmos and a lot of cable set-top boxes. Some of the notable ones, as reported by Multichannel News, include: Motorola, remembering the popularity of TVs when they were first combined with VCRs, has unveiled a digital-cable set-top box with a built in DVD player and home theater audio/video receiver.
The year 2000 saw cable TV lose a few ingredients to its subscriber mix. Direct broadcast satellite has spooned into cable TV's market share and served itself two percent of the industry's subscribers. The FCC released a report showing that, while cable is still the dominant pay medium, as of June 2000, cable had 80 percent of the pay television industry, down from 82 percent for the same perio...
Open Entertainment is releasing new software that could limit consumers' TV viewing and recording habits. Its Internet Media Transceiver Platform (iMTX) features copyright protection within its encryption capabilities. This means that subscribers' days of buying a pay-per-view movie and recording it for unlimited playback could be over.
Ucentric, a home networking platform provider, has the results of its online study that suggests consumers want home networking to streamline their lives as well as enhance their communications and entertainment options. The study, dubbed the Ucentric/Roper Connected Home Study, says almost 30 percent of broadband subscribers are ready for technology that will interconnect all of the electronic...
TeraLogic and Texas Instruments (TI) have put their heads together and created a new platform for creating digital consumer electronics devices with increased interconnectivity. TeraLogic's Cougar development platform uses TI's IEEE 1394 add-in card to expand the Cougar platform's ability to design digital TVs, personal video recorders, digital set-tops and home networking gateways.
Microsoft TV is offering what it thinks is the ultimate entertainment solution: DirecTV programming, digital video recording, I-TV and Internet access all rolled into one package. Ultimate TV has an added bonus of using two tuners, enabling viewers to watch two live programs simultaneously, watch one live show while recording another, or even record two live programs that are airing at the same...
The possible new leader of the FCC says he would prefer the agency not intervene in industry squabbles regarding the future of TV. Current FCC Commissioner Michael Powell says the agency is getting closer to addressing digital-TV disputes and the FCC will eventually do something on how must-carry rules apply to digital broadcasting.
Sony is turning loose a new gadget in the consumer electronics market, a product that will catch the fancy of those who must have the latest and greatest. The respected electronics firm is expected to unveil at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas a 40-inch flat-glass tube television that will weigh in at more than 250 pounds.
The Federal Communications Commission could vote on an issue next week that was supposedly up for debate in the distant future. The FCC may vote on an agenda item that would require cable operators to carry analog and digital TV signals simultaneously. The cable industry is criticizing such a requirement as a free ride for all commercial TV stations.
Inter-Con/PC has taken those home video conferencing cameras off the PC and plopped them down on the set-top, bringing video conferencing into living rooms. The Totebook 6500 Video Conferencing Internet TV set-top box package combines a 56K modem, 6GB hard drive and 64 MB RAM with a camera. Users can talk, as well as see and transfer files to friends or coworkers on a real-time basis or send fu...
While Inter-Con/PC is luring users to the couch, a new company is enticing subscribers back to their PCs, offering digital TV broadcasts on computers. Launched just after the new year, the Raleigh, N.C.-based company AccessDTV is hoping to entice PC users to tune, view, record and replay digital television broadcasts on their computers.