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Synacor to power Cable One’s TV Everywhere services

March 9, 2012 3:56 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Cable One has tabbed Synacor for the launch of its TV Everywhere services, as well as its customer Web portal.

thePlatform tunes up TV Everywhere with new tools

March 8, 2012 3:01 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

In an effort to bring more value to cable operators’ TV Everywhere services, thePlatform has added new features to its mpx system that enable customized content bundles and the ability to segment subscribers.

Apple lets movies into iCloud, upgrades Apple TV

March 8, 2012 2:56 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Movies from Sony and Disney will work on iCloud, but films from Comcast's Universal Pictures and 20th Century Fox won't, at least initially.

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Google aggregates content into Google Play Store

March 7, 2012 1:45 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Google launched Google Play, a media hub that aggregates all of its many content storefronts – Google Music, Android Market, Google eBookstore – into one central entertainment hub.

Broadcast networks gang up on Aereo

March 2, 2012 1:46 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The start-up based its approach on the network DVR concept that Cablevision established as legally defensible.

Rogers shoots, scores on Toronto Raptors live streaming

March 2, 2012 1:43 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

NBA fans will be able to watch Sportsnet's live coverage of Toronto Raptors hoops games on their computers and smartphones.

Q&A: CableLabs CEO Liao weighs in on Canoe, industry initiatives

March 1, 2012 4:05 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

There's a busy year ahead for Liao and CableLabs before he leaves in December.

A+E preps for multi-screen with thePlatform

February 29, 2012 1:52 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Comcast subsidiary thePlatform has picked up another big account, A+E Networks.

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Verizon-cable deals slated for Senate hearing

February 29, 2012 1:51 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

The Senate antitrust committee will take a look at the competitive effects of four cable companies selling their spectrum to Verizon, and then bundling each other's services.

New law could free up TV airwaves for mobile use

February 29, 2012 1:49 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The idea is to squeeze over-the-air television, which has few viewers, into a smaller slice of the airwaves.

Apple expected to unveil iPad 3 at event next week

February 29, 2012 1:47 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Various unconfirmed reports speak of a sharper screen and faster cellular broadband options.

Rogers debuts TV + Web whole-home service

February 24, 2012 2:16 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Rogers Communications has started offering a combination whole-home PVR and TV Everywhere-style service based on Cisco's Videoscape architecture.

Canoe Ventures shuts down iTV business, lays off 120

February 23, 2012 2:56 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Canoe Ventures is scuttling its interactive TV advertising platform to focus on video-on-demand and TV Everywhere dynamic ad insertion.

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Comcast gears up for launch of Streampix

February 22, 2012 2:43 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

While it would appear on the surface that Comcast's new streaming video service, which it calls Xfinity Streampix, is an answering salvo to OTT competition such as Netflix and Hulu Plus, Comcast is positioning it as an additional feature to its stable of online video offerings.

TiVo, Pace buddy up on global partnership

February 22, 2012 2:35 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

In a deal that was designed to advance Pace's presence in North America and TiVo's abroad, DVR pioneer TiVo and set-top box vendor Pace announced that they have entered into a global partnership.

BendBroadband adds HBO Go, Max Go to TV Everywhere mix

February 21, 2012 3:29 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

BendBroadband has beefed up its recently launched TV Everywhere service with the addition of HBO Go and Max Go.

Cass Cable TV migrates to hosted digital TV

February 21, 2012 3:14 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

The small provider in Illinois signs up for Avail-TVN's MPEG-4 service, freeing bandwidth for TV Everywhere and other services.

YouTube enlists big-name help to redefine channels

February 21, 2012 3:09 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

YouTube is enlisting Hollywood's help to reach a generation of viewers more familiar with smartphones than TV remotes.

Youth shaping future of online TV, movies, music

February 21, 2012 3:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Young people want their music, TV and movies now – even if it means they get these things illegally.

Time Warner Cable closes in on streaming to Android devices

February 16, 2012 3:21 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Time Warner Cable is close to rolling out streaming television to Android devices with the Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) operating system.

Elemental hires sales VP for Asia

February 16, 2012 3:06 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Based in Hong Kong, Godfrey will lead sales and service efforts in the Asia-Pacific region.

TWC reaches out to PCs, Macs with live streaming app

February 15, 2012 2:23 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Time Warner Cable has queued up live streaming on PCs and Macs via its TWC TV app.

Start-up that streams broadcast TV picks up $20M in venture funds

February 14, 2012 3:25 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

IAC Chairman Barry Diller takes a seat on the board of Aereo, which has devised a new over-the-top scheme based on antenna farms and network DVRs.

Synacor debuts as a public company

February 10, 2012 3:18 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Synacor finally became a public company, opening on the Nasdaq exchange.

BendBroadband joins TV Everywhere fray with Turner

February 8, 2012 2:27 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

In keeping with its legacy of being a cable innovator, BendBroadband launched its TV Everywhere service with video content available from Turner Broadcasting.

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