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GLDS integrates with Clearleap for streaming

November 15, 2011 5:20 pm | by Mike Robuck | Product Releases | Comments

GLDS and Clearleap have teamed up on a cloud-based IP content delivery system that allows service providers to create their own streaming service to connected set-top boxes, TVs and other devices.

Envivio responds to multi-screen demands

November 15, 2011 5:11 pm | by Brian Santo | Product Releases | Comments

Envivio is introducing a range of new products, including a transcoder designed to help facilitate IT-centric headend/data center operations, a video processor that can perform ad insertion in multi-screen environments and an API that can help optimize TV Everywhere services.

CableLabs uses S3 Group's testing platform for interactive TV apps

November 14, 2011 4:14 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

CableLabs is using S3 Group's StormTest Development Center for automated testing of interactive television applications.

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Arris intros VIPr 6000 platform

November 14, 2011 4:04 pm | by Brian Santo | CED | Product Releases | Comments

Arris is introducing a new member of its VIPr transcoders, this one with triple the channel capacity of its predecessor.

Harmonic's 'Outdoor Hub' turns nodes into hubs

November 14, 2011 3:59 pm | by Brian Santo | Product Releases | Comments

Harmonic is introducing what it's calling an Outdoor Hub, a system that cable network operators can use to extend fiber deeper into neighborhoods, and which can be installed in common cable node housings.

SureWest climbs aboard BigBand's SDV bandwagon

November 10, 2011 3:05 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

SureWest has dropped BigBand's switched digital video platform into its Kansas City system in order to free up bandwidth for more HD channels and pave the way for IPTV services.

Arris extends Moxi label to entire whole-home solution

November 10, 2011 2:55 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

It seems to be old brand week. While Motorola was reviving the Razr name, Arris has decided to affix the Moxi name to its entire whole-home product suite.

Former Cox CTO Hatfield lands new job with Syniverse

November 9, 2011 2:37 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Hatfield will be based in Syniverse's global headquarters in Tampa, Fla., and will lead a global organization with operations in more than 25 countries.

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Adobe kills Flash Player, heralds HTML5 era

November 9, 2011 2:22 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireles Week | News | Comments

Amid layoffs and a reorganization around digital content, Adobe confirmed that the Adobe Flash Player for mobile devices is going the way of the dinosaur, in deference of HTML5.

Comcast snags Emmy for iPad app

November 4, 2011 3:46 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Comcast was in an elite group when it recently scored an engineering Emmy for its Xfinity TV iPad app. The Xfinity TV app also works with iPhone and Android devices.

Time Warner Cable beefs up iPad lineup with 37 Spanish channels

November 4, 2011 3:37 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Time Warner Cable has bolstered programming for its iPad app with the addition of 37 Spanish-language channels.

Let’s Get Progressive With Multi-Screen De-Interlacing

November 4, 2011 12:55 am | by Ron Gutman, CTO and founder of Imagine Communications | Articles | Comments

In the old days, “video display” used to mean “the TV” – more specifically, an analog input standard-definition TV. But that has all changed now. Today's new televisions are digital, and video viewing is becoming more popular on PCs, tablets and smartphones, creating a broader category of video display devices. These new devices are different from the old one in many ways, but one way in particular is that they’re not designed to support an interlaced (i) video format.

Multi-Screen Challenges and Benefits

November 4, 2011 12:41 am | by Jim Elayan, vice president of marketing at itaas | Articles | Comments

With the launch of new consumer services, companies face business and technical challenges that impede time to market and successful deployments. Multi-screen app development for the cable TV industry is no different. Some unique business and technical challenges must be addressed to take advantage of the “appmania” that is sweeping the CE industry.

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Monetizing Multi-Screen Deployments

November 4, 2011 12:22 am | by Steve Davi, senior vice president of advanced technology at SeaChange | Articles | Comments

The push for multi-screen video services is creating new players in the digital content value chain, including over-the-top providers, and creating opportunities and challenges for service providers, advertisers, content providers and consumers.

Open Mic - Expo: Something for Everyone

November 3, 2011 10:31 pm | by Terry Cordova, senior vice president and CTO at Suddenlink Communications | Articles | Comments

When the curtain goes up on Expo and a companion event, the Capacity Management Symposium, during the week of Nov. 14, it will mark the culmination of a year of intense discussion among CTOs, other industry thought leaders, the Cable-Tec Expo Program Committee and SCTE officials.

New Products - Nov/Dec 2011

November 3, 2011 9:34 pm | by Traci Patterson | CED | Product Releases | Comments

Tektronix Upgrades Sentry for Improved QoE ... Integra Telecom Bows Cloud Security Services ... Irdeto intros TV Services ... IBBS Helps Operators with Capacity Planning ... Anritsu Bows New Software for MP2100A BERTWave Series.

Time Warner Cable close to TV app for Android tablets

November 1, 2011 2:26 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Following up on its iPad app release from March, Time Warner Cable is putting the finishing touches on a similar app for Android tablets.

Bright House’s iPad app hits iTunes store

October 31, 2011 2:56 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Bright House Networks’ iPad app lets digital basic service or higher subscribers watch up to 100 live channels.

Cablevision’s profits sink 65 percent in Q3

October 28, 2011 3:01 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

But Cablevision’s revenues did get a boost from the inclusion of the former Bresnan Communications customers.

MobiTV offers cloud-based TV Everywhere service

October 28, 2011 2:55 pm | by Mike Robuck | Product Releases | Comments

MobiTV is banking on its cloud-based video platform to provision TV Everywhere-type services for cable, satellite and IPTV video providers.

BigBand draws a bead on targeted ads for IPTV

October 27, 2011 2:55 pm | by Mike Robuck | CED | Product Releases | Comments

BigBand has taken the wraps off of a targeted advertising application that lets IPTV video providers use “virtual zoning” to deliver ads to ad zones over linear TV.

Cisco serves up wireless boxes to AT&T

October 25, 2011 2:52 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Cisco is laying claim to an industry first with its new wireless IPTV receiver.

RGB, itaas, Verimatrix team on TV Everywhere

October 25, 2011 2:45 pm | by Brian Santo | Product Releases | Comments

The joint solution will help service providers jump in quickly.

Cisco snags BNI Video for $99M

October 20, 2011 3:57 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Cisco is forking out $99 million in cash and retention-based incentives.

CableLabs offers toolset for testing ad systems

October 19, 2011 4:25 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

The DPA Toolset emulates complex ad environments.

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