The CRTC has backed off a plan to order Canadian MVPDs to offer their subscribers full a la carte choice, and instead has ordered Canadian operators to establish basic service bundles that can be supplemented with additional tiers.
In the media: HBO, Showtime, and Sony are all proposing to pay MVPDs to have their services prioritized as they are distributed, The Wall Street Journal is reporting today. The trick would be to call this something other than "paid prioritization."
The HomeGrid Forum has elected Donna Yasay as its new president. Yasay is business development director at Marvell Semiconductor, one of HomeGrid’s promoter members.
The cable operator will support eight Wi-Fi hot spots throughout Miami, and will also install fiber optics within the festival area in order to televise live footage from the “Hard Rock Rising Miami Beach Global Music Festival.”
AT&T and Verizon will likely allows others to fight the upcoming court battle against the FCC's new Open Internet rules.
Twin Prime, a startup that claims to be able to accelerate content delivery on the last mile of cellular networks, pulled out of stealth mode with a $9.5 million round of funding, including an investment from GigaOm founder Om Malik.
ViaSat and Boeing have announced a global satellite broadband network, the ViaSat Flexible Broadband System. The venture is meant to enable regional operators around the world to offer broadband services.
Sony released its cloud-based TV service PlayStation Vue today, with programming bundles that range from $50 to $60 to $70 per month -- roughly what traditional MVPDs charge.
Not waiting for hardware based on new DOCSIS 3.1 silicon, Comcast has begun testing orthogonal frequency division multiplexing technology in field trials in its networks.
Consumers want to be able to choose the channels they pay for. The industry is responding with smaller bundles and a few direct-to-consumer services, such as HBO Now. But that approach is shaping up to cost consumers more money, not less.
Imagine Communications' CloudXtream enables the delivery not only of VOD and cloud DVR (cDVR), but also live video. Its capabilities include dynamic ad insertion, packaging, encoding, transcoding, storage management and cloud orchestration.
Comcast has partnered with the Atlanta Braves on a development that will include a new stadium and a nine-story office tower for Comcast that will include two datacenters.
At the same time the OTT service said it will expand its core package by the end of March with A&E, History, H2 and Lifetime, all A+E Networks. The core package will remain at $20.
Is anybody waiting for the day when the merits of Title II regulation are debated? The news today is that if you are, you’re going to be waiting longer still. But Congress has got conspiracies to address, so let's get to it.
DirecTV has developed a TV service for the hospitality industry that aims to induce hotel guests to use the TVs in their rooms rather than access their OTT services via wi-fi, thereby relieving hotel operators’ overburdened wi-fi systems.
Four out of five of households (81 percent) surveyed in the U.S. now currently have at least one HDTV. This showed a steep increase since 2011 as 46 percent of households possessed at least one during that time.
The percentage of people sharing access to their subscriptions to OTT services ranges from 10 percent to 25 percent, The Diffusion Group has found, which means a lot of companies are forsaking a lot of potential revenue.
Charter Communications is in talks to acquire Bright House Networks. If the two pull the trigger, the deal could be worth over $10 billion, and increase Charter's video subscriber base by half again.
Cuba has allowed the launch of the island's first known free, public and officially sanctioned Internet service at a Havana cultural center that quietly began offering open Wi-Fi in recent weeks.
Kevin Hyman executive vice president of operations at Bright House Networks, and Jim Blackley, executive vice president of engineering and information technology at Charter Communications are among this year's honorees.
The FCC has finally published its order reclassifying broadband as a Title II service under the Communications Act – the Open Internet Order. Commissioner Pai’s dissent from the decision charges that the action itself violates the Communications Act.
AT&T CFO John Stephens, speaking at a Deutsche Bank conference, said one of the synergies from the DirecTV deal will be AT&T’s enhanced leverage with content providers.
In the last six months, Comcast has added 90,000 accounts to its Internet Essentials plan, which makes broadband available at more affordable rates for low-income customers. The company said the recent additions set a new six-month enrollment record for the program.
The ACA has petitioned the FCC to make it easier for its members to collectively bargain with programmers, which the organization argues will help smaller operators maintain margins, in turn giving them greater latitude to extend and improve broadband services.
HBO Now will be $14.99 a month (as many people guessed), it will be available in time for the Game of Thrones season premiere, but if you want to see it on your big screen TV, it will be available only on Apple TV boxes -- for now.