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In the media: Cable to get shorter VOD window

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

Viewers would get charged premiums for 30- and 60-day windows for films through VOD.

Companies to display new tech at CableLabs

August 11, 2010 8:15 am | by Brian Santo | Comments

Innovations will be discussed in closed meetings.

Broadband adoption slows down, but blacks catch up

August 11, 2010 8:10 am | by Peter Svensson, AP Technology Writer | Comments

The adoption of high-speed Internet service in homes has slowed to a crawl this year.


Cable Hall of Fame Class of '11 named

August 11, 2010 8:05 am | by Traci Patterson | Comments

Rocco Commisso of Mediacom Communications made the list.

SinglePoint calls for transparency in mobile ads

August 11, 2010 8:00 am | by Monica Alleven, Wireless Week | Comments

Openness and transparency might be the catch words of the day.

Cablevision promotes Blackley

August 10, 2010 8:35 am | by Brian Santo | Comments

Blackley becomes the company's latest EVP.

CEA to set accessibility standards

August 10, 2010 8:30 am | by Brian Santo | Comments

Standards will apply to remote controls, DVRs and TVs.

Trinity opts for RFoG

August 10, 2010 8:25 am | by Brian Santo | Comments

The Tennessee operator selects equipment from Arris for the upgrade.


Sling adopts Widevine's DRM

August 10, 2010 8:20 am | by Brian Santo | Comments

The adoption will add another layer of content protection.

Netflix nabs Epix deal

August 10, 2010 8:15 am | by Traci Patterson | Comments

Movies will be streaming from Netflix, including titles from Paramount, Lionsgate and MGM.

IBBS closes SinglePipe acquisition

August 10, 2010 8:10 am | by Brian Santo | Comments

SinglePipe COO Carpenter will run IBBS' sales and marketing.

Google, Verizon: Limit net neutrality for wireless Internet

August 10, 2010 8:05 am | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | Comments

Google and Verizon want to limit net neutrality regulations for wireless Internet services.

FairPoint to ask Vt. to reconsider bankruptcy plan

August 10, 2010 8:00 am | by Dave Gram, The Associated Press | Comments

FairPoint will submit more info to Vermont regulators in hopes of emerging from bankruptcy.

Dish posts sharply higher Q2 profit

August 9, 2010 8:40 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Dish Network said its second quarter rose sharply as revenue grew.


Verizon, Google outline vision on Internet traffic

August 9, 2010 8:35 am | by Joelle Tessler, AP Technology Writer | Comments

They say ISPs should be allowed to charge extra to route traffic from premium services over separate, dedicated networks.


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