Last May, Cablemas bought more than a quarter million hybrid set-tops. The other shoe just dropped: Cablemas is going to phase out its traditional video-on-demand (VOD) system for a quarter of its TV subscribers in favor of a broadband-based streaming service managed by Avail-TVN.
Microsoft is rolling out a new interface for its Xbox game console, one that allows you to navigate through music, movies, TV shows and games with the wave of your hand or the sound of your voice.
Cisco increased its carrier router and switch revenue, while Alcatel-Lucent, Huawei, Juniper Networks and ZTE all posted declines, according to a recent report by Infonetics Research.
Boxee users will be able to take their content with them on the road now that the Boxee Box supports SlingPlayer.
Cisco's Linksys operation is adding consumer retail to its website for European markets. The online store will help consumers to research and compare Linksys products and purchase directly for home delivery.
CableLabs employees will be better able to rub elbows with software developers, venture capitalists and other high-tech entities with the opening of its new office in San Francisco.
Comcast is preparing wider commercialization of its home gateway that combines an embedded multimedia terminal adapter (EMTA), a cable modem and a Wi-Fi router.
From a field of 28 contestants, Comporium Group's Greg Brakefield emerged as the overall winner of the SCTE International Cable-Tec Games earlier this week.
While there may not be a clear theme emerging from this week's Cable-Tec Expo, it was standing room only at the IP Video Transition technical workshop.
Arris and Cisco are pursuing a common wavelength management plan in the C-band (1550 nm), hoping that together they can head off potential problems as operators start migrating to multi-wavelength delivery using that band.
The MSO CTO Panel gave an overview of where the cable industry is at in terms of battling the competition, serving the customers and building out new networks.
Only six months after introducing its APEX1500 edge QAM, Motorola has delivered a new version with even greater port density.
This follows a 2008 installation of Hunter in the Tampa market of the nation's sixth-largest operator.
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Logitech calculates that mistake cost it more than $100 million in operating profit in the year since the product was introduced.
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.
Cisco Systems is showing signs of pulling a turnaround, exceeding analyst sales expectations for the second quarter in a row.
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.
Charter Business will be offering its business customers in the Dallas/Forth Worth area more interconnection choices, thanks to a deal to use Cologix's Dallas-based data center.
The Comcast Business wideband tier features up to 100 Mbps on the downstream and 10 Mbps on the upstream, which is up to 60 times faster than download speeds for a T1 line.
The company has long talked about being in the TV business. The issue was whether it would voluntarily restrict itself to over-the-top (OTT) content or attempt to compete with multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs).
Outdoor Wi-Fi is the new black when it comes to data services for cable operators. Not only does Wi-Fi reduce customer churn in the face of increased competition from telcos, it does so by leveraging the existing DOCSIS plant while laying the groundwork for new revenue services in the future.
At a keynote address at TelcoTV, during the last question he fielded at the concluding Q&A session, the last thing Verizon senior vice president of consumer product management Eric Bruno said immediately before thanking the audience and leaving the stage was an offhand-sounding comment that Verizon might start offering Home Control nationally.
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.
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.