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.
Comcast Ventures was the lead investor in a Series C round of funding for WhoSay that totaled $12 million
Advanced advertising vendor SeaWell Networks announced that Time Warner Cable executive Joan Gillman has joined its board of directors as an independent member.
The system links to the company’s Web-based self-care portal, so subscribers can manage all of their services with a single account.
The Azuki Media Platform includes adaptive streaming, entitlement and digital rights management (DRM).
Viacom and the satellite TV service provider have settled a dispute that had cut off access to 17 Viacom channels for DirecTV subscribers.
The ability to authenticate will help Tier 2s and Tier 3s also start offering TV Everywhere-type services to their subscribers.
SeaChange International will be at the Independent Show demonstrating software solutions that can enable small and mid-size cable operators to extend their services to tablets, smartphones, PCs and other devices.
RGB Networks will be at The Independent Show highlighting how its digital and IP-based video products can be tailored for use by small- and medium-size operators.
The delivery of video content to multiple screens by Tier 2 and 3 cable operators has long come under the heading of sheer fantasy. Not anymore. Now it’s real.
Comcast and Scripps Networks Interactive have forged a multi-year distribution agreement that will provide Comcast’s Xfinity TV customers with Scripps video content across a range of devices and platforms.
Comcast has bought out Microsoft’s 50 percent stake in MSNBC.com and rebranded the site as NBCNews.com.
NBC launched two mobile apps that will let people watch Olympics events as they happen, look up athlete profiles and access other extra content on their iPads, iPhones and certain Android devices.
The judge said the case probably would have been decided in favor of the broadcasters were it not for the case challenging Cablevision's RS-DVR system.
The co-founder of Sling will work with the ad management system supplier.
Customers who subscribe to the Big Ten Network will be able to watch games on their Android handhelds.
U-verse subscribers have access to more premium content, and those with iPhones and iPod Touches get new features.
The advent of high-speed Internet connections and high-powered mobile devices is changing people's viewing habits.
In today’s competitive market, cable operators need to be both nimble and thrifty when it comes to developing new products and services.
OTT video is now mainstream. The challenge lurking behind this phenomenon is that consumption is moving toward a highly fragmented set of devices, and no single solution exists to solve the operational and technical complexities of delivering video to a diverse landscape of devices.
While DOCSIS 3.0, the transition to IP networks and multi-platform content delivery capture the imagination, it is the members of the cable workforce who make a difference to the industry and its customers.
Europe’s big cable show, Anga, saw 440 exhibitors, 16,000 trade visitors and 1,600 congress delegates, and the show increased its foreign visitors from 43 percent last year to 50 percent this year.
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