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Daily news and top headlines for broadband communications engineering and design professionals

Insight ups revenue, RGUs in Q1

May 11, 2010 9:10 am | by Traci Patterson | Comments

Insight brought in $261.4 million in revenue in its first quarter, a 10 percent increase year-over-year.

CMC adds Mediacom, 10 other ops to VOD distribution platform

May 11, 2010 9:05 am | by Mike Robuck | Comments

The Comcast Media Center has added Mediacom and 10 other ops to its VOD content distribution platform to serve up VOD offerings in their respective footprints.

Dish Network faces DVR shutdown

May 11, 2010 9:00 am | by Deborah Yao, AP Business Writer | Comments

Dish Network’s CEO warned the company may shut down millions of digital video recorders in a dispute with TiVo Inc.


Drifting satellite threatens U.S. cable programming

May 11, 2010 8:55 am | by Michael Weissenstein, The Associated Press | Comments

A TV communications satellite is drifting out of control thousands of miles above the Earth, threatening to interfere with cable programming in the U.S.

Cox gets down to logistics with Transplace

May 11, 2010 8:50 am | by Traci Patterson | Comments

Cox has chosen Transplace to manage its transportation planning and execution in the U.S.

Switch is on: Knology picks Metaswitch for upgrade

May 11, 2010 8:40 am | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Knology is migrating its entire base of legacy voice switches and existing application servers to a complete Metaswitch platform.

SeaChange charts course toward consolidated ad system

May 11, 2010 8:35 am | by Brian Santo | Comments

The company is demonstrating how customers can manage ads across multiple services and multiple viewing platforms.

Motorola intros DVR for all-digital migration

May 11, 2010 8:30 am | by CED staff | Comments

Motorola has added to its STB portfolio the DCX3501-M all-digital HD dual-tuner MR-DVR.


BigBand teams up with new partners for IP video convergence

May 11, 2010 8:25 am | by Mike Robuck | Comments

BigBand has expanded the base of its IP video platform, thanks to new partnerships.

Maxxian can now ID unauthorized modems, too

May 11, 2010 8:20 am | by Brian Santo | Comments

Maxxian announced a new tool suite for analyzing broadband system data.

Openet bows new subscriber data management offering

May 11, 2010 8:15 am | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Openet has introduced its Subscriber Data Management (SDM) platform.

Cable Center honors Bresnan’s memory with award

May 11, 2010 8:10 am | by Brian Santo | Comments

The Cable Center is honoring the memory of the late William Bresnan with a new ethics award.

Motorola investor Icahn ups stake to 8.75%

May 11, 2010 8:05 am | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | Comments

One of Motorola’s most vocal shareholders raised his stake in the company to 8.75 percent, according to documents filed with the SEC.

Broadband Briefs for 05/11/10

May 11, 2010 8:00 am | Comments

Zodiac connects STBs, mobile Internet devices . . . OpenTV debuts beta version of VOD campaign management . . . Sunrise analyzes QAMs remotely . . . IBBS delivers Google Apps to cable ops . . . Anda, TVC partner for carrier Ethernet, biz services . . . Edgeware, MediaMelon combo on content delivery . . . CommScope tallies 100th Aim customer.

Cox debuts new UI, whole-home DVR, Plus Package tier

May 10, 2010 9:10 am | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Cox’s new user interface fits it to a T, as well it should since the cable operator has spent the last four years designing its new Trio program guide from the ground up.


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