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.
Following a pattern that several other MSOs have this year, Mediacom has purchased systems totaling 14,000 subscribers from AT&T Broadband, better arranging its system clusters. The deal is valued at $34 million. Mediacom bought operations located in and around Fairhope, Ala., which are next to the company 's existing southern-region systems.
Hackers, thieves and people who cause electronic havoc just for the fun of it are everywhere on the Internet. So there is nothing wrong with added security. Thomson Multimedia has chosen Entrust 's embedded digital certificate technology for its cable modems. The digital certificates are embedded in the modems, authenticating the validity of cable modems before allowing them access to a cable o...
Branching out to all corners of the globe, Motorola 's advanced set-top box, the Streamaster 5000, is being deployed to subscribers in Canberra, Australia and for VibeVision customers on Canada's eastern seaboard by TransACT and Aliant Telecom, respectively. The Streamaster 5000 will deliver full-service broadband interactive television services through VDSL (very high digital subscriber lines).
Cablevision Systems has put its Rainbow Media programming arm up for sale, and several companies who are likely buyers are being courted for the cable network unit, the New York Times reported Tuesday. To be considered, USA Networks, Liberty Media, General Electric's NBC unit and Comcast have been told they must submit bids by Jan.
When the glow of the holidays wears off and the credit card statements begin showing up, another fiscal reality isn't exactly what consumers need. But beginning next month, AT&T subscribers will be slapped with cable TV rate increases ranging from almost 5 percent to 6.5 percent. AT&T says the cost of providing service, programming, technical upgrades and improving customer service has ...
Disney is starting off the new year right, resolving several carriage issues it had with Comcast and Cable One cable companies. The disagreements were over costs associated with carrying Disney programming and retransmission consent. Dragging on the longest were the Comcast negotiations. For months, the third-largest cable company and Disney wrangled over which of Disney's cable networks Comcas...
The FCC may soon decide if TV stations transmitting in digital-only format only are eligible for must-carry status. Currently, cable companies are required to retransmit broadcast stations with analog signals. The question of digital television signals being rebroadcast as analog came to light when a Florida station transmitting in digital requested that local cable operators carry its digital ...
Service Electric Cablevision and WeiTel have partnered to complete annual FCC-mandated Proof of Performance Testing for Service Electric and perform on-going preventive maintenance on the operator’s power supplies throughout Pennsylvania.
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Aerie Networks, Nortel sign contract for 20,000-mile national network for service providers. Aerie Networks will spend $1 billion with Nortel Networks over the next four years to optical networking gear in its 20,000-mile, high-capacity fiber-optic network in the U.S. Aerie, based in Denver, is linking 194 U.
Apple put video portability into the mainstream this week with the launch of its much-anticipated video iPod...and a major content deal in tow. The device, which features a 2.5-inch color screen and hard drives of 30 GB or 60 GB, is getting off the ground with a deal with Disney , and downloadable access to
Ciena Corp.’s CoreDirector multiservice optical switches have been deployed by VSNL in order to create the first nationwide optical mesh network in India.