Representatives of Comcast and Time Warner Cable will be meeting with the Justice Department on Wednesday, following reports at the end of last week that Justice lawyers are leaning against approving Comcast’s acquisition of TWC.
Justice’s formal review of the deal is not due until next week, but Bloomberg – relying on unnamed sources – is reporting that that those reviewing the case at Justice are disinclined to approve the deal even with conditions.
The company is increasing its High Speed Internet Essential package from 5 to 15 Mbps, and its High Speed Internet Starter package was increased from 1 to 5 Mbps.
In Missouri, Mediacom is upgrading its TV service to all-digital. The transition will begin next month and end in early June.
The semiconductor company now has available a new chipset designed for the distribution points in GPON networks that connect customers with VDSL-based service at speeds up to 300 Mbps.
Nokia will make an offer for all of the equity securities issued by Alcatel-Lucent, through a public exchange offer in France and in the United States, on the basis of 0.55 of a new Nokia share for every Alcatel-Lucent share. The deal values Alcatel-Lucent at $16.6 billion, and the deal is expected to close in early 2016.
Cloud computing has been around for years, but only recently has it begun playing a significant role in the video workflow as operators turn cloud-based management, processing and distribution of . . .
NCTA president Michael Powell said reclassification is unjustifiably going too far; that even a partial victory for any of the interests involved will be treated as a first step in completely undermining the FCC’s intent; and said that barring some other solution more litigation against the FCC is inevitable.
Version 3.0 introduces several new features for MVPDs and programmers including Audit Central, a tool for event verification and audit reporting; Map View for zone creation and event execution mapping; and an Event Dashboard for monitoring event execution status and system health management.
The new gigabit service will be deployed across four counties in south central Minnesota. A total of ten cities and seventeen townships will be included in the network.
Deviser Instrument's Profiler line includes the E7000B and E7000L RF/Optic Cable & Antenna Analyzers, and the E8400B and E8600B Spectrum Analyzers. The cable and antenna analyzers can measure . . .
The AC1600 modem router by Netgear is for VDSL/ADSL networks, and is compatible with ADSL2+ connections. It can support more than ten devices including smartphones, laptops, smart TVs, and Blu-ray . . .
Ericsson already had live, linear and on-demand video capabilities, as well as traditional DVR capabilities with its Mediaroom TV Platform. But with the $95 million acquisition of cloud-based video specialist Fabrix Systems last fall, the company picked up the ability to help operators shift all DVR functions from the home to the cloud.
AT&T has launched GigaPower in and around Atlanta, where Google is getting ready to also offer gigabit service and Comcast is planning to offer connectivity at up to 2 Gbps.
Kaltura announced a universal digital rights management solution it says will work regardless of the browser, device or platform being used. The approach is designed to address several moves in the market that carry the potential of disrupting streaming delivery services.
Disney/ABC is in the process of shifting its linear broadcast operations to an IP-based architecture, using technology from Imagine Communications. The company is ditching the classic broadcast center model in favor of running operations out of data centers.
Ciciora compares the differences, and similarities, between cable companies and newspapers when debating network neutrality by drawing comparisons between operators and editors . . .
A clearly defined career path, feeling proficient on the job, and compensation tied to professional certifications are the three most important things to employees who consider staying with their . . .
Energy management has been identified as a strategic concern within the cable industry. Key enablers of continued growth and increased reliability are access to reliable local power sources and an . . .
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission has launched a major fact-finding process to assess whether Canada has the right telecommunications to be a world-class player in the digital economy.
Several high-profile hybrid IP gateway products, including Comcast’s X1, DirecTV’s Genie, and Liberty Global’s Horizon, shipped in record numbers last year. These products are projected to be in . . .
Imagine Communications announced two high-profile partnerships, one with Verizon Digital Media Services (VDMS), the other with HP. Both relationships are aimed at helping participants in the video industry set up multi-screen delivery services.
The $500 million impact of signal theft in the early 80s ran all the way up to $4.7 billion by the early 90s. However, ambiguity reigned as no one was able to track the exact toll of . . .
The smartwatch is Apple's first new product category in five years and comes in 54 configurations — more than any other Apple gadget. So starting Friday, Apple stores will have staff trained to help you choose. You'll then have to place your order for shipping later. Even after the watch starts shipping on April 24, there's no walking in and walking out with a watch.
“Wi-Fi Calling is like a major expansion of our network, allowing Sprint customers to get coverage anywhere they have Wi-Fi connectivity,” David Owens, Sprint’s SVP of product development, said in a statement.