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Engineering-Wise - By the people, for the people

July 3, 2012 11:20 am | by Mark Dzuban, president and CEO of the SCTE | Articles | Comments

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.

Upfront - July 2012

July 2, 2012 8:22 pm | by CED Magazine | Articles | Comments

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.

ThinkAnalytics serves up recommendation engine to 70M customers

June 28, 2012 2:26 pm | by Mike Robuck | Blogs | Comments

ThinkAnalytics’ recommendation engine serves 70 million subscribers in eight languages.

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TWC, Bright House subs get HBO Go on Kindle Fire

June 28, 2012 2:18 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks and Insight Communications customers were slated to get HBO Go on their Kindle Fire tablets.

SCTE to host digital home symposium before Cable-Tec Expo

June 26, 2012 2:33 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

The SCTE will host a digital home symposium in Orlando, Fla., the day before its SCTE Cable-Tec Expo gets underway.

Falcon to resell Imagine video equipment

June 26, 2012 2:24 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

One of the first installations of Imagine’s Ice products performed by Falcon is with Media Three.

Espial appoints VP of smart TV

June 26, 2012 2:17 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

The company intends to work with consumer electronics manufacturers to get broadband-based TV integrated into a wide range of consumer products.

Study: Digital TV subs to reach nearly 129M by 2016

June 22, 2012 2:48 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

According to recent research, digital TV subscribers in North America will increase from 114 million last year to 129 million in 2016.

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Verizon CEO: Video is 'the future' of wireless

June 21, 2012 3:24 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Verizon's top executive is aiming to use the company's spectrum deal with the cable industry as a key entry point for what he sees as the next major part of its business: mobile video.

Shaw Direct bows streaming VOD service

June 20, 2012 1:53 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Shaw Direct is laying claim to being the first direct-to-home provider in Canada to use adaptive streaming technology to deliver video-on-demand content directly to subscribers’ set-top boxes.

Chunghwa doubles down on Envivio equipment

June 19, 2012 3:11 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

The Taiwanese service provider expands its Envivio infrastructure to enable the delivery of Olympics content to subscribers viewing on PCs, tablets and smartphones.

Q&A: Breaking down AT&T’s cloud services

June 18, 2012 2:58 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

As vice president of hosting and cloud services for AT&T, Steve Caniano knows a thing or two about the cloud.

Disney rolls out more live TV apps with Comcast

June 15, 2012 2:40 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Disney rolled out three more apps that enable pay-TV subscribers of Comcast to watch live TV on the go.

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Elemental, CTCSP partner in Japan

June 13, 2012 2:36 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Elemental Technologies and Japan’s CTCSP have formed a strategic partnership to provide video encoding and transcoding solutions to streaming service providers in Japan.

DOJ investigates data caps

June 13, 2012 2:15 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Justice is conducting an antitrust investigation into whether traditional pay-TV companies are acting improperly in their competition with online video companies.

News From The Cable Show - Edgeware

June 6, 2012 4:16 pm | by CED Magazine | Videos | Comments

Edgeware CMO Duncan Potter discusses Edgeware's evolution from the server market to the market for distributed delivery networks. Potter also explains Edgeware’s partnership with SeaChange International that the company announced at The Cable Show.

Comcast Media Center, In Demand provision new Pac-12 Networks

June 6, 2012 2:37 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

The CMC and In Demand have been picked by Pac-12 Enterprises to work together to provision a broad range of technical distribution services for the Pac-12 Networks.

Breakdown in Beantown

June 6, 2012 1:19 am | by Brian Santo and Mike Robuck | Articles | Comments

The cable industry is responding to consumer demands and countering the competition with a heavy arsenal of services and features. At The Cable Show, there were numerous examples of how the cable industry is rapidly evolving to improve the consumers experience while adding cash to the bottom line.

Under construction: The multi-screen video business model

June 6, 2012 12:57 am | by Craig Kuhl, Contributing Editor | Articles | Comments

The evolution of a working business model for multi-screen and content is accelerating. Different companies coming from different angles have got many of the moving parts together, but those parts aren’t yet perfectly aligned.

Ciciora's Corner - Fast history: Part II

June 5, 2012 5:32 pm | by Walt S. Ciciora, expert on cable and consumer electronics issues | Articles | Comments

The book “High Definition Television: The Creation, Development and Implementation of HDTV Technology” by Philip J. Cianci is an excellent book on the fascinating history of HDTV.

Open Mic - Network DVR vs. TV Everywhere

June 5, 2012 5:22 pm | by Bob Scheffler, senior director of next-generation video solutions at Motorola Mobility | Articles | Comments

Since the advent of home entertainment technology – from the phonograph to radio to TV – the living room has long been the gathering place for the family. But in today’s world, the proliferation of smartphones and tablets has created an insatiable consumer appetite for anytime, anyplace content.

Engineering-Wise - Getting smart(er)

June 5, 2012 5:02 pm | by Tom Russell, senior director of standards at the SCTE | Articles | Comments

The Digital Revolution has enabled and promulgated advances in systems management, reliability and delivery of services undreamed of, or relatively primitive in implementation, only a few short decades ago.

Capital Currents - Online video uncertainties

June 5, 2012 4:48 pm | by Jeffrey Krauss, president of Telecommunications and Technology Policy | Articles | Comments

When it comes to online delivery of video programming services, the uncertainties still haven’t been resolved, but more entities with a variety of business plans have entered the marketplace.

Comcast beefs up TV Everywhere stable

June 4, 2012 2:02 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Comcast has added in live streaming from Turner Broadcasting System’s CNN and HLN news networks, as well as Cinemax’s Max Go app.

Bright House TV App up and running on iPhone, Android devices

June 1, 2012 1:00 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

After launching on iPads last year, Bright House Networks’ app for live streaming in customers’ homes is now available on iPhones and Android devices that use the Ice Cream Sandwich operating system.

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