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SeaChange names Rau permanent CEO

May 1, 2012 2:52 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Rau, who will continue as a member of SeaChange’s board of directors, took over as interim CEO when founder, chairman and CEO William Styslinger retired.

New Products – May 2012

April 30, 2012 7:58 pm | by CED Magazine | Product Releases | Comments

Harmonic announced it is bringing its video compression tech to the integrated receiver-decoder (IRD) market with the introduction of the ProView 7100, while Motorola Mobility has introduced a family of combo IRD-transcoders.

Open Mic - Advertising to the TV and IP-connected devices

April 30, 2012 6:35 pm | by Jeff Brooks, vice president of business development at Arris | Articles | Comments

Cable operators are by now very aware of the shifting landscape in content consumption and delivery technologies, as well as the potential changes this will drive in advertising on linear TV and IP-connected devices.

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Comcast Sports offers second-screen interactivity

April 30, 2012 2:53 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

The company adds Web-based features for viewers watching baseball games with their tablets in their hand.

Hulu might move to authentication model

April 30, 2012 2:50 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Can the broadcast networks make a case that their content is premium content?

CED’s 2012 CTO Roundtable

April 29, 2012 11:26 pm | by Brian Santo | Articles | Comments

In this year’s Roundtable, our participants talk about how the ongoing evolution of the HFC network is nowhere near complete, with years of technological innovations yet to come that will support any number of new services and features.

New Products - April 2012

April 27, 2012 9:47 pm | by CED Magazine | Product Releases | Comments

Imagine has reengineered its ICE video platform, Exfo recently launched a portable version of its iPro Intelligent Network Analysis Probe and Convergys has introduced CRM 2.0.

Orchestrating the gateway of the future

April 27, 2012 8:43 pm | by Brian Santo | Articles | Comments

Many of the most important features of any electronics product are implemented directly in the silicon processors that orchestrate everything those products do. So what’s next?

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TWC, Verizon Wireless could have joint products this year

April 27, 2012 3:20 pm | by Mike Robuck | Blogs | Comments

The current marketing effort between the two includes a $200 prepaid debit card for customers that choose to add Verizon Wireless’ service and upgrade at least one of their Time Warner Cable services.

SeaChange lands another customer for its Adrenalin platform

April 26, 2012 2:13 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

SeaChange International recently chalked up another win for its multi-screen video back office and client platform, Adrenalin.

EchoStar’s Aria platform fades to black

April 24, 2012 1:52 pm | by Mike Robuck | Blogs | Comments

EchoStar is abandoning its efforts to serve Tier 2 and Tier 3 cable operators in the United States with its Aria platform, which included its own brand of set-top boxes.

Midcontinent connects with Synacor on TV Everywhere

April 24, 2012 1:44 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Midcontinent Communications has signed on with Synacor to help provision its TV Everywhere services, which include HBO Go and Max Go, to its subscribers.

NimbleTV testing Sling-like cloud service

April 23, 2012 2:06 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

The aim is to connect individuals to their subscription services from anywhere, on any device.

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TWC fields live local, regional sports for iOS, Android devices

April 20, 2012 2:09 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Time Warner Cable subscribers in New York City, Dallas and Charlotte, N.C., can tune into their favorite sports networks for live programming of local and regional sporting events on a range of devices.

Cablevision connects more viewers with Optimum App for Macs, PCs

April 19, 2012 2:32 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Cablevision’s march to push content to more multi-screens continued with the release of its Optimum App for Laptop.

Time Warner Cable streaming live to some Android devices

April 18, 2012 1:59 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Time Warner Cable has followed through on its promise to deliver live streaming video content to Android-based smartphones and tablets, but the catch is that those devices need to be running the Ice Cream Sandwich operating system.

Dyyno blows down cost barrier for TV Everywhere

April 17, 2012 2:23 pm | by Brian Santo | Blogs | Comments

Using low-cost servers, Android-based set-tops and a cloud-based partner, Dyyno puts TV Everywhere within the reach of small operators.

Synacor fuels MetroCast’s TV Everywhere Web portal

April 17, 2012 2:18 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Synacor is provisioning MetroCast Communications’ new Web portal that will give the cable operator’s customers access to its TV Everywhere service and other video content.

New Starz, DirecTV deal adds in online sites

April 16, 2012 2:32 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Starz Entertainment and DirecTV struck a new multi-platform deal that adds online access to movies and other video content to the satellite provider’s TV Everywhere stable.

Streaming service for rocket launches lifts off with CMC

April 16, 2012 2:30 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

The Comcast Media Center (CMC) has inked a deal with United Launch Alliance to provide live and on-demand coverage of rocket launches across various media platforms.

Provider taps Minerva, Edgeware for enhanced IPTV

April 16, 2012 2:28 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Indiana telecom company Smithville has enhanced its IPTV service by putting into place a system that records live broadcast TV and enables on-demand and restart viewing.

Chyron and ConnecTV combo on multi-screen

April 16, 2012 2:23 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

The two are set to integrate their systems to enable broadcasters to add interactivity that brings together TVs, PCs, tablets, smartphones.

Motorola Mobility combines IRDs, transcoders

April 12, 2012 2:52 pm | by Brian Santo | Product Releases | Comments

The integrated systems will help MSOs handle incoming MPEG-4 video as they upgrade networks built for MPEG-2.

Dell creates CDN server system

April 11, 2012 2:54 pm | by Brian Santo | CED | Product Releases | Comments

Dell servers running software from EdgeCast and Elemental will help service providers target the enterprise market.

NCTC announces new hires, expanded agenda

April 11, 2012 2:45 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

The organization makes a series of moves that will help its members better deal with IPTV, OTT and other recent networking issues.

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