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Broadcasters sue Dish over ad-skipping DVR service

May 25, 2012 12:15 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Broadcasters Fox, NBC and CBS sued Dish Network Corp. on Thursday over a service that offers commercial-free TV.

Yahoo seeks to shake up search, Web browsing

May 24, 2012 2:07 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Joining the battle to redefine Internet search, Yahoo is taking aim with a new browser enhancement it calls "Axis."

New ad zapper has TV networks worried about sales

May 23, 2012 11:42 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Dish Network is letting consumers zap away broadcast TV commercials at the touch of a button with its Auto Hop feature on its new DVRs.

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Azuki, Arris team on TV Everywhere platform

May 23, 2012 11:41 am | by Brian Santo | Product Releases | Comments

Service providers can now use the combination of the Azuki Media Platform and the Arris ConvergeMedia Management Suite (CMM) software to deploy on-premise, multi-screen video services to their subscribers.

FourthWall signs licensing agreement with Microsoft for STB data

May 22, 2012 10:23 am | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

FourthWall Media has inked a licensing agreement with Microsoft Advertising for set-top box data collection and a report processing system from Microsoft.

TWC, Cox, Bright House, Comcast team up for Wi-Fi roaming

May 21, 2012 11:56 am | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Subscribers from Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks, Comcast, Cablevision and Cox Communications will be able to log in to each other’s Wi-Fi hotspots, thanks to a new roaming agreement.

Cablevision’s Wi-Fi network an industry beacon

May 21, 2012 11:50 am | by Mike Robuck | Blogs | Comments

While Cablevision has been in the news for the steady stream of executives that have left the company, its decision to build a Wi-Fi network in 2008 has turned out to be visionary.

TWC taps BlackArrow for nationwide deployment of DAI in VOD

May 18, 2012 2:52 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Time Warner Cable has turned to BlackArrow in order to provision a system-wide rollout of dynamic ad insertion in video-on-demand content.

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SeaChange, Avail-TVN to demo VOD ad insertion

May 18, 2012 2:39 pm | by Brian Santo | Product Releases | Comments

The two have integrated their products to create a system that can place ads at any place within a VOD stream.

Avail-TVN bows DAI tools

May 16, 2012 2:37 pm | by Mike Robuck | CED | Product Releases | Comments

Avail-TVN has come up with some new dynamic ad insertion (DAI) tools to help content providers monetize VOD viewing.

SeaChange, Tellabs cue up OTT ad targeting demo at Cable Show

May 16, 2012 2:34 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

SeaChange and Tellabs will jointly demonstrate a new ad-targeting technology for over-the-top video that is based on Web browser activity.

This Technology adds former Broadbus CEO to its board

May 14, 2012 2:03 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Dynamic ad insertion vendor This Technology has added former Motorola and Broadbus Technologies executive Jeffery Binder to its board of directors.

Cable gets the lead out

May 11, 2012 3:00 pm | by Brian Santo | Blogs | Comments

CableLabs’ booth at the upcoming Cable Show will demonstrate how cable is moving at a gallop to innovate, with everything from augmented reality to a new way to tag and ID video content.

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Cox teams up with hospital to launch a patient channel

May 11, 2012 2:56 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Cox Communications has developed a new internal channel for Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

SeaChange sticks a fork in broadcast and storage unit sale

May 11, 2012 2:54 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

After passing regulatory muster, SeaChange announced that it had completed the sale of its broadcast server and storage unit to a private investment group that has named the newly formed company XOR Media.

Bing to duel Google with Facebook-friendly format

May 11, 2012 2:48 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Microsoft hopes leveraging the data it gets from partner Facebook will allow it to craft a search engine that really does provide more relevant results.

Neustar expands into LBS

May 10, 2012 2:18 pm | by Brad Smith, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Neustar, through subsidiaries and acquisitions, has a wide range of IP and Web services and has recently gotten into location-based services using wireless networks.

Time Warner Cable adds Ruckus gear to Wi-Fi arsenal

May 8, 2012 2:59 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Time Warner Cable is building out its Wi-Fi network in its Los Angeles system with the addition of a new vendor, Ruckus Wireless.

TV's double vision: When 1 screen isn't enough

May 3, 2012 2:20 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Social networking is wreaking a profound change in TV-viewing habits.

Messaging for fun, profit

May 1, 2012 3:00 pm | by Brian Santo | Blogs | Comments

A top 5 MSO installs Front Porch’s messaging system and gets a huge boost in response rates on mobile phone app.

Open Mic - Advertising to the TV and IP-connected devices

April 30, 2012 6:35 pm | by Jeff Brooks, vice president of business development at Arris | Articles | Comments

Cable operators are by now very aware of the shifting landscape in content consumption and delivery technologies, as well as the potential changes this will drive in advertising on linear TV and IP-connected devices.

Comcast Sports offers second-screen interactivity

April 30, 2012 2:53 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

The company adds Web-based features for viewers watching baseball games with their tablets in their hand.

Time Warner Cable targets on-demand niches

April 30, 2012 2:52 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

The operator bundles food and exercise videos to appeal to health-conscious viewers – and the advertisers that want to target that market.

CED’s 2012 CTO Roundtable

April 29, 2012 11:26 pm | by Brian Santo | Articles | Comments

In this year’s Roundtable, our participants talk about how the ongoing evolution of the HFC network is nowhere near complete, with years of technological innovations yet to come that will support any number of new services and features.

Social TV is in your future

April 27, 2012 11:19 pm | by Alper Turgut, CEO of Anvato | Articles | Comments

TV is already in the process of transforming from one-way broadcast to a community platform where viewers can interact not only with each other, but also with the content owners and the brands that advertise on TV.

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