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Synacor to power Cable One’s TV Everywhere services

March 9, 2012 3:56 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Cable One has tabbed Synacor for the launch of its TV Everywhere services, as well as its customer Web portal.

Hargis out, McAndrew in at Cablevision

March 9, 2012 3:52 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Jonathan Hargis has resigned from his position as Cablevision’s executive vice president of marketing and will leave the cable operator’s employ.

Vevo launches redesign with Facebook in mind

March 9, 2012 3:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Vevo is also planning to do "a lot" to migrate to TV screens and will soon be connected to game consoles.

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thePlatform tunes up TV Everywhere with new tools

March 8, 2012 3:01 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

In an effort to bring more value to cable operators’ TV Everywhere services, thePlatform has added new features to its mpx system that enable customized content bundles and the ability to segment subscribers.

Time Warner Cable spiffs up iTV with new brand, targeting features

March 8, 2012 2:59 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Time Warner Cable Media launched a new brand, Enhanced iTV, and new targeting features for its iTV suite of services.

Ericsson to layoff some North American employees

March 8, 2012 2:58 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Ericsson is cutting back on its workforce in North America, where it currently employs more than 14,000 people.

Apple lets movies into iCloud, upgrades Apple TV

March 8, 2012 2:56 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Movies from Sony and Disney will work on iCloud, but films from Comcast's Universal Pictures and 20th Century Fox won't, at least initially.

New iPad will connect to LTE broadband

March 8, 2012 2:54 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The new iPad unveiled comes with improvements that may not be readily apparent to the casual observer.

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SCTE Canada names Arris VP Professional of the Year

March 8, 2012 2:52 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

This is the first time that an engineering resource of a technology supplier company has been honored with the SCTE Canada award.

Comcast to build TV studio in Houston

March 8, 2012 2:50 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

The facility will house production facilities for a sports network that focuses on Houston pro sports teams.

In the media: Netflix cozying up to cable?

March 7, 2012 2:07 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings is reportedly in discussions with some of the largest cable operators in the nation in regard to adding Netflix's streaming service to the MSOs' on-demand services.

Cox's tech support goes nationwide

March 7, 2012 2:06 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

In order to alleviate customers' computer-related frustrations and cut down on truck rolls to their homes, Cox Communications' Cox Tech Solutions is now available across the cable operator's entire footprint.

SIP Forum elects Comcast's Jenkal to board

March 7, 2012 2:05 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

The SIP Forum announced that Comcast's Vijey Jenkal, director of product development engineering, was elected to its board of directors.

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Sprint said to nix LightSquared network deal

March 7, 2012 2:03 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Sprint is reportedly planning to end its network-sharing agreement with LightSquared, another setback for the struggling company.

Apple set to unveil iPad 3

March 7, 2012 2:00 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Apple is set to unveil its next-generation iPad at an event in San Francisco, and analysts and news outlets also have speculated that the company could take the wraps off of a new Apple TV product.

Cox's Brennan to retire; Campbell will replace him as new COO

March 6, 2012 3:08 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

With Leo Brennan set to retire, Cox Communications promoted Jill Campbell to Brennan's former roles of executive vice president and chief operating officer.

HomeFusion makes Verizon Wireless 'cantenna' a reality

March 6, 2012 3:05 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless introduced HomeFusion Broadband, a new service that will bring wireless LTE service into the home as a primary broadband connection for those in areas with limited options.

N.Y. Gov. proposes $25M for rural broadband

March 6, 2012 2:59 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to use a job creation fund to extend broadband to rural New York communities, some of which lack even cellular coverage.

Apple to get Android data from Google, Motorola

March 6, 2012 2:57 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Google and Motorola Mobility have been ordered to hand over information to Apple about the development of the Android operating system.

2012 FTTH Conference & Expo

March 6, 2012 2:16 pm | Events

More than 2,000 people from across the fiber to the home industry gathering under one roof to learn, network and join together to create an all-fiber future!

TWC selects Nagra-OpenTV’s next-gen billing platform

March 5, 2012 1:58 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Time Warner Cable Media is the first cable operator to pick Nagra-OpenTV’s EclipsePlus/xG Billing offering, which is the vendor’s first module in its forthcoming line of next-generation advanced advertising products.

Cablevision: Despite Canoe, advanced advertising alive, well

March 5, 2012 1:55 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Cablevision announced that its advanced advertising platform has delivered nearly 4 billion impressions in the New York metropolitan market that it serves.

Verizon, cable ops defend AWS sale

March 5, 2012 1:53 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless defended its $3.9 billion purchase of spectrum from four cable companies against critics of the deal in documents filed with the FCC, and it continued to insist the Commission exclude a marketing side deal from its review of the transaction.

FCC puts Dish LTE on ice

March 5, 2012 1:51 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

The FCC cleared Dish Network's satellite spectrum acquisition but put the company's wireless plans on the back burner, denying a waiver to use the airwaves for a land-based next-generation LTE-Advanced network.

Suddenlink finishes 20 Mbps data rollout in Arizona

March 5, 2012 1:49 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Suddenlink Communications has largely completed the launch of its 20 Mbps broadband service in the former NPG Cable systems it bought last year.

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