The Canadian Competition Bureau is suing the country's three biggest wireless carriers and an industry association for $31.79 million in customer refunds over advertising of texting services. The federal agency said it is seeking $10.25 million each from Telus, Rogers Communications and Bell Canada.
Mark Zuckerberg explained that in the process of trying to perfect Facebook's mobile offerings, he put too much stock in the hype around HTML5, which he’d hoped would allow the company to experiment and make changes to the product easier to deploy. Instead, it resulted in a poor user experience.
With new support for DASH (Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP), along with previous support for Smooth Streaming, HLS and HDS, network operators are now able to use SeaWell’s Spectrum software to convert all major streaming formats dynamically and deliver IP video content to any connected device.
Yospace is also jumping into the cloud services space, hoping to stand out by virtue of being able to provide dynamic, live ad insertion. The Yospace CSM Cloud Network is geographically diverse, which it said means loads are balanced while ensuring that end users are serviced from the Yospace servers closest to them.
Cable has steadily pursued dynamic ad insertion (DAI) to achieve better ad targeting and monetization. There have been learning moments along the way as vendors and operators have worked to make DAI a reality in different ways. One key learning that has come from this initial work is that the next phase of DAI needs to be built on campaign management systems (CMSs).
Video publishing company thePlatform has upgraded its mpx system to support video commerce across various devices on digital storefronts. The digital storefronts can help video providers and content owners monetize their premium video libraries by complementing pay walls, advertising or authenticated subscriptions.
Rogers Communications announced it was plunking down $167 million to buy Score Media. Once the deal is finalized, Rogers will wholly own theScore Television Network and related assets, which will be a significant content boost to its existing Sportsnet assets.
The march of technology continues to accelerate, and we must respond. The response has to be: Feed the screens.
Several news items recently made me think about the technology involved with skipping commercials.
NBCUniversal delivered more than 100 million video streams during the recent London Olympic Games, and the almost across-the-board coverage of the events further underscored the value of TV Everywhere services.
Cablevision has hired Matt Lake as its senior vice president of branding and creative.
The new service is part of a $200 million plan to connect the subway to the outside world.
The mobile wallet is coming, and it could be closer than you think.
SeaChange International announced that former Comcast engineering executive Steve Craddock has joined its board of directors.
SeaChange announced that two more United States-based multiple system operators have signed on to use its Adrenalin back office software and client platform.
The MSO promises to start distributing IP-based gateways and set-tops beginning later this year.
Suddenlink Communications posted revenue of $513.3 million in the recently completed second quarter, which was a 6.5 percent increase from a year ago.
Backed by Technicolor, Magic Ruby will leverage Technicolor technology to create stronger ties between the TV and handheld devices used as companion devices.
The drying up of SMS and voice revenues is hastening the need for carriers to radically reinvent their businesses.
For the seventh consecutive quarter, Comcast has reduced the rate of its basic video subscribers losses, while overall second-quarter net profit increased 32 percent, thanks in part to new broadband subscribers.
BlackArrow has fleshed out its advanced advertising arsenal with the addition of its Subscriber Information Service product.
Comcast’s broadcast unit was all geared up to stream much of the Olympics. Did it set expectations too high, or is it just screwing up?
Comcast seeks to better define Xfinity branding during Olympic spots.
News Corp. is a member of an investment group that has injected a whopping $45 million into the streaming video company.
Cable industry veteran Michael Pohl has been named as BlackArrow’s new chairman of its board of directors.