Ads can still appear, even while viewers pause, fast forward or rewind through content – including through embedded commercials.
Myriad Group announced a system that enables MVPDs to run Android apps on set-top boxes. The system includes an app store, developed in conjunction with AppCarousel, that service providers can private label.
The worldwide pay-TV market will generate service revenues of $236 billion by the end of next year, but cable’s share of the revenue pie will be down slightly, according to a study by ABI Research.
The Super Bowl will be streamed online and to phones in the U.S. for the first time. NBC's broadcasts of wild card Saturday, the Pro Bowl and the Super Bowl will be available on the league's site and on the network's sites and through Verizon's NFL Mobile app.
This Technology is developing a plug-in for its SpotLink interconnect software that will enable FreeWheel to play in cable’s dynamic ad insertion space with programmers and operators.
As part of its overall TV anywhere strategy, Rogers Communications announced the beta launch of its Rogers Live TV app for iPads, which enables live streaming of shows in subscribers’ homes.
Time Warner Cable has released its second Android-based app in as many weeks, with the latest, My TWC, taking flight.
Suddenlink Communications subscribers that currently enjoy TiVo Premiere in their homes can now pause a recorded program in one room and resume watching it in another.
With NFL games enjoying seemingly invincible ratings while most everything else on TV goes down, down, down, the league's traditional broadcast partners embraced a deal that sends their rights fees up, up, up.
Motorola Mobility has adopted products from FourthWall Media to support tighter integration between set-top boxes and mobile devices.
Arris has added Turner Broadcasting System (TBS) vice chairman Andrew Heller to its board of directors.
At Cable-Tec Expo, we ran into Comcast CTO Tony Werner, mentioned what Verizon’s Eric Bruno had announced about Home Control, and asked him if Comcast had any plans to do likewise: sell broadband-based services outside of its traditional footprint.
Ordinarily, we include coverage of Cable-Tec Expo in our November/December print issue. This year, Expo was scheduled too late in the year for us to include it in that edition, prompting this extra online installment.
Time Warner Cable has ramped up the upstream and downstream speeds of several of its data tiers in its Carolinas system, as well as added more HD channels.
Drama in its boardroom may have dominated recent headlines, but the big story at SeaChange International is that it is finding singular success with its evolution to a multi-screen strategy.