In time for the Olympics, MetroPCS is selling the first phone that can receive local TV signals, potentially lending TV stations some relevance in the age of the smartphone.
SeaChange International announced that former Comcast engineering executive Steve Craddock has joined its board of directors.
SeaChange announced that two more United States-based multiple system operators have signed on to use its Adrenalin back office software and client platform.
Clearleap now has available its ClearPlay Authentication service, GLDS has introduced an authorization service for TV Everywhere, GreenPeak Technologies announced the general availability of its GP510 communication controller chip, Tektronix has upgraded its Medius centralized management server for QoE, and PPC is providing a new mobile app that provides its customers with 24/7 access to step-by-step installation instructions and videos.
The MSO promises to start distributing IP-based gateways and set-tops beginning later this year.
Backed by Technicolor, Magic Ruby will leverage Technicolor technology to create stronger ties between the TV and handheld devices used as companion devices.
BlackArrow has fleshed out its advanced advertising arsenal with the addition of its Subscriber Information Service product.
Cable Bahamas has tabbed UXP Systems’ Multiscreen Interaction (MINT) Platform for an upcoming market trial on personalized, multi-screen video, voice and messaging services.
Cisco has closed its $5 billion purchase of digital TV software and security vendor NDS Group.
TV Everywhere services could start to help reduce churn and increase revenues.
Challenges remain with multi-screen. Even the most successful multi-screen efforts tend to be implemented in stages.
According to a recent survey, 33 percent of cord cutters would not return to cable operators’ embrace, even if the cost for the video service was drastically reduced.
Comcast’s broadcast unit was all geared up to stream much of the Olympics. Did it set expectations too high, or is it just screwing up?
Netflix rules the roost when it comes to the overall number of streaming subscribers, but Vudu’s service came out ahead in a recent survey by Consumer Reports.
Cable industry veteran Michael Pohl has been named as BlackArrow’s new chairman of its board of directors.