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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

Open Mic - Realizing the potential of the enterprise market

April 27, 2012 10:18 pm | by Uri Gurevitz, manager of cross-portfolio marketing at Amdocs | Articles | Comments

With consumer revenues flattening, service providers are looking to the enterprise segment more than ever before to satisfy their growth and revenue goals.

Hubbub over content rights greets Google Drive

April 27, 2012 3:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Internet search leader may need to win more trust based on the suspicions swirling around Google Drive, a new online storage service for personal documents, photos and other content.

Netflix's Q1 expected to include rare loss

April 20, 2012 1:58 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

While aggravation over the streaming/DVD split is abating, a looming problem is the rising cost of content licensing.

Google CEO Page gets grilled in Oracle trial

April 19, 2012 2:27 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Google CEO Larry Page spent nearly an hour in a federal courtroom deflecting questions about his role in a copyright dispute over some of the technology in his company's Android software for smartphones.

Oracle skewers Google as Android trial opens

April 17, 2012 2:07 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Oracle began trying to convince a jury that Google's top executives have long known that they stole a key piece of technology to build the Android software that now powers more than 300 million smartphones and tablet computers.

Google offers stock split; Q1 revenue up 24%

April 13, 2012 2:15 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Google reported an impressive $10.6 billion in revenue for the first quarter, up 24 percent over last year. The company also announced a stock split.

Charter gears up for interactive ads with FourthWall’s widgets

April 12, 2012 2:58 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Charter Communications is setting the stage for interactive advertising by deploying FourthWall Media’s Ad Widgets in 800,000 digital homes across five markets.

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