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Tennis anyone? Cox serves up French Open on TV Everywhere

May 21, 2014 12:37 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Cox Communications and the Tennis Channel have teamed up to provide French Open coverage to the cable operator’s authenticated subscribers. At no additional cost, Cox subscribers can access the Tennis Channel’s linear coverage stream “from nearly everywhere” on a variety of devices such as smartphones, tablets and computers.

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Antitrust experts: 2 big deals better than 1

May 21, 2014 12:20 pm | by Associated Press | Comments

Antitrust experts say AT&T's bid for DirecTV could reap immediate regulatory rewards. Coming so quickly on the heels of a rival cable company merger —the pairing of Comcast and Time Warner Cable— makes it easier for regulators to approve both transactions because they create two counterbalanced giants in pay TV. 

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Netflix coming to Germany, France, 4 other markets

May 21, 2014 12:16 pm | by Associated Press | Comments

Netflix will expand into Germany, France and four other European countries later this year as the Internet video service tries to build an international following that might eventually surpass its U.S. audience. The additional markets announced Wednesday will extend Netflix's reach into nearly 50 countries, including 13 in Europe.

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Casa, Teleste, combo on CCAP/RemotePHY system

May 20, 2014 1:54 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Teleste and Casa Systems said they are collaborating on the development of a distributed CCAP/remotePHY solution based on Casa’s C100G CCAP platform and Teleste’s RemotePHY optical node. The companies plan for proof-of-concept implementation by late 2014. 

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Telefunken installing Aurora's PON in Germany

May 20, 2014 1:43 pm | by Brian Santo | Comments

Telefunken Communications is in the process of deployoing PON technology from Aurora Networks. The company began to launch new internet services in April, including 150 Mbps broadband for residential customers and up to 250 Mbps (symmetrical) for business customers.

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RGB and Pi combine on OTT video system

May 20, 2014 1:29 pm | by Brian Santo | Comments

Pi Telecom and RGB have integrated the former's MediaStage family of products with the latter's software-based encoding. The solution has already been deployed with Megafon, one of Russia's largest mobile operators, to deliver more than 200 live channels and a range of services. 

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Survey: Comcast, TWC have the most unhappy video, data subs

May 20, 2014 1:13 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Pay-TV subscribers’ satisfaction with their video services from some of the largest providers is eroding, according to the latest annual survey by the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI.) The survey didn’t bode particularly well for would be merger partners Comcast and Time Warner Cable, which dropped 5 percent and 7 percent, respectively, in the survey’s video customer satisfaction rankings. 

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Study: Loss of video subscribers in NA partially offset by ARPU increases

May 20, 2014 1:08 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

With the notable exception of Comcast, most cable operators in North America continued to bleed out basic video subscribers in the most recent first quarter earnings reports, but those losses were at least partially offset by increasing average revenue per user (ARPU), according to a recent report by Infonetics Research. 

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S3 takes on testing for Nagra

May 20, 2014 12:53 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

S3 Group announced it would perform automated testing on Nagra’s OpenTV 5 set-top box middleware and guide offerings. Nagra will use S3 Group’s video test automation platform, StormTest Development Center, to achieve ongoing quality assurance, improve responsiveness, and speed up turnaround times.

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Incognito promotes Yan to COO

May 20, 2014 12:42 pm | by Brian Santo | Comments

Incognito Software has promoted William L. Yan to chief operating officer. Yan had been Incognito’s senior vice president for worldwide sales. He is a 20-year veteran with experience spanning business development, sales, and marketing for established technology firms and early stage, venture-funded startups.

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Cablevision hires Samsung exec to handle products

May 20, 2014 12:28 pm | by Brian Santo | Comments

Cablevision Systems has hired Kevin Packingham as executive vice president, product management. He arrives at Cablevision from Samsung Telecommunications America, where he was chief product officer, managing Samsung’s portfolio of handsets, tablets and wearable devices in the U.S.

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Iowa vows to reconsider defeated broadband bill

May 19, 2014 1:51 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Despite the surprising defeat of a broadband expansion bill as the Legislature neared adjournment, Gov. Terry Branstad and lawmakers said the effort is important to rural Iowa and should be pursued next year. Supporters of the measure responded that without incentives, companies have little motivation to extend broadband into rural areas.

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If DirecTV loses NFL deal, AT&T can walk

May 19, 2014 1:46 pm | by Ben Munson, Wireless Week | Comments

AT&T has reserved the right to back out of its planned $48.5 billion deal for DirecTV if the satellite-TV provider can’t or doesn’t renew its “NFL Sunday Ticket” agreement. DirecTV is facing a steep price hike for the 2015 NFL season, which will jump 40 percent to $1.4 billion.

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FCC: Cable rates are rising

May 19, 2014 1:39 pm | by Brian Santo | Comments

Competition in a video market has a minimal effect on cable prices, and cable prices keep going up. In other words, no surprises in the latest FCC report on the industry. According to this report, which includes data from 2012, basic cable rates were up 6.5 percent, expanded cable was up by 5.1 percent.

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Six more markets brought to Digital Life

May 19, 2014 1:06 pm | by Brian Santo | Comments

AT&T said it will be launching six new Digital Life markets this Friday. At the same time, the company added a garage door opener app. With Digital Life’s arrival in Beaumont, Tex., Omaha, Neb., Toledo, Ohio, Greenville, S.C., Cape Coral, Fla., and Oxnard, Calif., AT&T will have made the service available in 81 markets.

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