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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 has added in live streaming from Turner Broadcasting System’s CNN and HLN news networks, as well as Cinemax’s Max Go app.
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.
Aereo accuses News Corp. of deliberately waiting to sue until after it began operations, because waiting was the more damaging course of action.
RCN plans to roll out the service later this year, accessible through its TiVo set-tops.
Charter drops in 20 more HD channels in Michigan, for a total of 100.
Comcast has added on-demand streaming capabilities to Android devices on its free Xfinity TV Player app.
Residential gateways are adding to service providers’ bottom lines by enabling new services.
UXP Systems and Motorola Mobility bested 35 other companies to win The Cable Show’s CIO.IT | Competition 2012 in Boston.
Cox Communications CTO Kevin Hart outlines the company’s key projects and initiatives.
Avail-TVN has purchased SeaChange International’s On Demand Group (ODG) for $27 million.
Service providers can now use the combination of the Azuki Media Platform and the Arris ConvergeMedia Management Suite (CMM) software to deploy on-premise, multi-screen video services to their subscribers.
Verizon Wireless President and CEO Dan Mead announced his company’s new mobile video portal app, which is called “viewdini,” and he said that Comcast is the first announced cable operator partner.
Even though HTML5 is still evolving, creating user interfaces using the Web-based markup language are perfectly feasible today.
Comcast is set to commercialize the app, which turns the second screen into a remote control and a host for interactive applications complementing what’s on TV.
Suddenlink Communications Chairman and CEO Jerry Kent will be honored with the NCTA’s Vanguard Award for Distinguished Leadership during a luncheon and awards ceremony.
Itaas has signed a license agreement for Comcast’s Reference Development Kit (RDK), which is a pre-integrated software bundle that powers tru2way, IP or hybrid set-top boxes, along with other open source components.
Time Warner Cable has turned to BlackArrow in order to provision a system-wide rollout of dynamic ad insertion in video-on-demand content.
The partners have devised a means to enable MSOs to provide multi-screen services without major upgrades to their existing QAM and set-top environment.