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Cox Media takes geographic-based ads for a trial spin

March 26, 2014 12:46 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Working with Invidi Technologies, Cox Media has started addressable advertising trials that target viewers by their geographic locations. The two companies said they have entered into an “exploratory agreement” to measure the effectiveness of addressable advertising delivered according to specific viewer geographic, demographic, and other pre-determined viewer qualifiers.

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Facebook buying virtual-reality company for $2B

March 26, 2014 12:39 pm | by Associated Press | Comments

Facebook is buying virtual reality company Oculus, betting $2 billion that its technology will become a new way for people to communicate, learn or be entertained. Irvine, California-based Oculus VR Inc. makes the Oculus Rift, a virtual reality headset that's received a lot of attention from video game developers. 

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House Committee passes STELA version enabling broadcaster "collusion"

March 25, 2014 1:20 pm | by Brian Santo | Comments

The House Energy & Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Communications and Technology passed a version of the STELA act that explicitly allows broadcasters to band together in negotiations with MVPDs, a maneuver that the FCC is in the process of trying to bar, and which the ACA has explicitly called “collusion.”

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Charter Media to cut ribbon on new production facility in Wis.

March 25, 2014 11:35 am | by Mike Robuck | Comments

On Thursday Charter Media will open the doors on its new production facility in Madison, Wis. To mark the occasion, Charter will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Madison Chamber of Commerce. Charter Media is the sales division of Charter Communications.

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Liberty Global’s Warga to join SCTE’s board

March 25, 2014 11:31 am | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Liberty Global’s Bill Warga will add an international flavor to the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers’ board of directors when he joins in September. Warga, vice president, technology and a member of the chief architecture group for Liberty Global, will replace Time Warner Cable’s Mike LaJoie.

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Disney to buy YouTube video producer Maker Studios

March 25, 2014 11:19 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Disney said Monday that it is buying YouTube channel operator Maker Studios for $500 million as the family entertainment giant seeks to stay in front of younger viewers who are increasingly watching short videos online. It's the latest and largest acquisition of a YouTube channel network by a major Hollywood studio and represents another vote of confidence in the video service as an incubator of talent.

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China demands U.S. respond to report of Huawei hack

March 24, 2014 12:19 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

After months of open suspicion that Huawei is party to Chinese espionage, press reports allege that the U.S. has hacked Huawei equipment. The report alleges the U.S. spying activity began around the time that concerns were growing in Washington that the telecommunications equipment manufacturer was a threat to U.S. national security.

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Bright House Networks rebrands commercial services division

March 24, 2014 12:15 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Bright House Networks has re-branded its business services division as Bright House Networks Enterprise Solutions. The former name was Bright House Networks Business Solutions, but Bright House said in a press release that the premise for the new name was “we’re wired differently.”

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Aurora Networks bows new transmitter system

March 24, 2014 12:11 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Aurora Networks took the wraps off of a new transmitter system that was designed to reduce power consumption for DOCSIS 3.1 services. Aurora Networks said the HT3300H Series Double-Density 1310 nm Transmitter System also included 1.2 GHZ transmitters and featured high rack density. 

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Cisco to Invest $1 billion in new global cloud platform

March 24, 2014 12:04 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | Comments

Cisco Monday announced plans to invest over $1 billion over the next two years in a global cloud for delivering applications and services. The "Intercloud," as Cisco is calling it, will be hosted across a global network of Cisco and partner data centers.

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Virgin Media sticking with TiVo

March 21, 2014 12:45 pm | by Brian Santo | Comments

The company said it will be sticking with its TiVo-based service, rather than adopt the Horizon platform developed by new owner Liberty Global. Virgin Media elected to use the TiVo box in part because it enables the company to offer Netflix. The company has also talked to Amazon about adding Amazon Prime.

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Midcontinent gets green light in Fargo

March 21, 2014 12:11 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Midcontinent Communications is now able to move forward with its plan of offering services in Fargo, N.D. now that a franchise agreement with the city commission has been reached. Earlier this week, the city commission voted in favor of the 15-year franchise agreement, which allowed Midcontinent to start on its $55 million expansion into Fargo

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Column: Plenty to worry about in Comcast/TWC deal

March 21, 2014 12:03 pm | by Frazier Moore, AP Television Writer | Comments

The herky-jerkiness of my Netflix video stream is nothing compared with my jittery nerves. I've been fretting since news broke last month that Comcast, the nation's reigning cable colossus, plans to swallow titanic runner-up Time Warner Cable. 

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Time Warner Cable execs rake in cash on Comcast deal

March 21, 2014 11:57 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Departing Time Warner Cable Inc. executives are in line to receive "golden parachute" compensation totaling around $135 million as part of Comcast Corp.'s $45 billion acquisition of the cable operator. Shareholders are being asked to vote on the packages in a non-binding advisory vote. The details were contained in a securities filing Comcast made Thursday.

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BlackBerry selling most Canadian real estate

March 21, 2014 11:52 am | by Associated Press | Comments

BlackBerry is selling most of its real estate holdings in Canada as the struggling smartphone company continues to look for ways to improve its business. BlackBerry Ltd. did not disclose the buyer or purchase price, but said Friday that it will sell more than 3 million square feet of space and vacant lands.

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