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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.

Dyyno blows down cost barrier for TV Everywhere

April 17, 2012 2:23 pm | by Brian Santo | Blogs | Comments

Using low-cost servers, Android-based set-tops and a cloud-based partner, Dyyno puts TV Everywhere within the reach of small operators.

CPE brought into IPv6 test process

March 23, 2012 2:50 pm | by Brian Santo | Blogs | Comments

The University of New Hampshire’s InterOperability Laboratory will be testing gateways for IPv6 conformance during a mid-April testing event.

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Cable’s not-Romney

February 9, 2012 4:26 pm | by Brian Santo | Blogs | Comments

And now it’s Boxee versus the cable industry, which should be making cable nervous. We’ve seen this David vs. Goliath thing before, with TiVo in the Boxee role, and it didn’t end well for cable.

Evolution on evolution

February 3, 2012 12:49 pm | by Brian Santo | Blogs | Comments

The digital terminal adapter is one-way device, a limitation that both justifies its existence and bars it from being a long-term solution. From its introduction, the DTA has been considered a dead end – a very, very useful device – but a dead end. Evolution Digital thinks maybe not.

'Tis the season to be jerked around

January 3, 2012 2:03 pm | by Brian Santo | Blogs | Comments

Time Warner Cable once again has found itself in a nasty retransmission rights battle, this time with the MSG Network, which pulled its programming from the MSO's lineup.

What to do in Hotlanta

November 14, 2011 11:37 am | by Brian Santo | Blogs | Comments

If you've got a minute to spare during your time in Atlanta for Cable-Tec Expo 2011 and don't know where to venture, try one of these places recommended by industry folk.

Google angling to enter MVPD biz

November 4, 2011 2:55 pm | by Brian Santo | Blogs | Comments

The company has long talked about being in the TV business. The issue was whether it would voluntarily restrict itself to over-the-top (OTT) content or attempt to compete with multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs).

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A shave and a service cut – two bits

October 26, 2011 12:12 pm | by Brian Santo | Blogs | Comments

People still fear that cord-cutting may yet develop into a phenomenon, but the evidence is that it isn’t happening much.

Customer service debacle

October 17, 2011 2:53 pm | by Brian Santo | Blogs | Comments

There's a large MVPD out there with a customer service problem. The question is whether the problem is with one guy or with the entire customer care organization. 

I met her in a club down in old SoHo

September 28, 2011 10:22 am | by Brian Santo | Blogs | Comments

TelVue introduced a new version of its line of broadcast servers.

Internet is essential

September 20, 2011 10:49 am | by Brian Santo | Blogs | Comments

The cable industry has always positioned its broadband as a premium product.

Those guys. Again.

July 8, 2011 1:30 pm | by Brian Santo | Blogs | Comments

A bunch of high-profile refugees from BitTorrent emerged from under the rock they've been carefully hiding under for three years to show off their new thing...

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Adara Technologies takes SDV to the cloud

May 27, 2011 10:30 am | by Brian Santo | Blogs | Comments

Adara Technologies might have figured out how to revive the market for switched digital video.

Home networks made practical

May 18, 2011 8:51 am | by Brian Santo | Blogs | Comments

Amdocs is showing customers a new permutation of home gateway.

If at first you don't succeed, find an even bigger squeaky wheel

April 13, 2011 11:02 am | by Brian Santo | Blogs | Comments

The ACA's top priority is to push reform of retransmission consent rules.

Ensequence: Get off the shelf

April 4, 2011 10:03 am | by Brian Santo | Blogs | Comments

Custom or standardized off-the-shelf? That's often a hardware question, but it applies to interactive video applications, too. Interactive app specialist Ensequence knows which way it would prefer everyone to go.

CED's CableLabs Winter Conference boycott

February 25, 2011 8:50 am | by Brian Santo | Blogs | Comments

CED will not be covering the events of the CableLabs Winter Conference this year.

Goin' mobile, mobile, mobile

February 11, 2011 8:52 am | by Brian Santo | Blogs | Comments

P2P video is coming on.

Thinking caps on for Cable Show ’11 Tech Forum

December 22, 2010 8:22 am | by Traci Patterson | Blogs | Comments

The NCTA invites more authors to go long.

Level 3, Comcast spat could get ugly

November 30, 2010 9:54 am | by Brian Santo | Blogs | Comments

The ultimate question: Who pays for Netflix streaming?

Notes from TelcoTV

November 10, 2010 11:13 am | by Brian Santo | Blogs | Comments

Verizon may have placed the keynote speaker at TelcoTV, but this show is really about Tier II and Tier III providers, a bunch of scrappers ready to beg, borrow and steal if that's what it takes to get into the video business.

9 seconds to Authentication Everywhere

October 1, 2010 11:38 am | by Brian Santo | Blogs | Comments

Could this be the key to everything?

Giant killer bugs from D.C.

August 12, 2010 11:05 am | by Brian Santo | Blogs | Comments

The Verizon/Google proposal is the kind of nonsense cable should root for.

It's no usage in cable

July 1, 2010 8:45 am | by Brian Santo | Blogs | Comments

Tekelec encourages Camiant's mobile aspirations, however.

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