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.
From the evil Dr. Caligari of the silent film era to the freaky Ghostface of the modern “Scream” film series, Hollywood has produced an impressive lineup of scary characters over a 90-year run of horror movie-making. But no fictitious villain ever elevated Hollywood’s chill meter as high as a real-life industry entrant that made its premiere 13 years ago at CES.
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.
The company is beta testing an iPhone app aimed at making it easier to store and share personal video.
Cable operators will now be able to tap into video-on-demand movies from In Demand Networks.
TiVo posted a $20.8 million fiscal first-quarter loss, reversing a profit in the same quarter last year, as hefty costs more than offset a jump in revenue.
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.
The company includes a dual-stack approach that will enable operators to support both IPv4 and IPv6 equipment.
Residential gateways are adding to service providers’ bottom lines by enabling new services.
Cox Communications CTO Kevin Hart outlines the company’s key projects and initiatives.
Broadcasters Fox, NBC and CBS sued Dish Network Corp. on Thursday over a service that offers commercial-free TV.
Avail-TVN has purchased SeaChange International’s On Demand Group (ODG) for $27 million.
Pace and TiVo have collaborated on a six-tuner, hybrid QAM/IP video gateway, which is known as the XGI, that also features TiVo’s user interface.
Is anyone ready for expanding the spectrum on their HFC networks to 1.7 GHz? DOCSIS transport at 1 Gbps? QAM modulation at 4,096 channels?
FourthWall Media has inked a licensing agreement with Microsoft Advertising for set-top box data collection and a report processing system from Microsoft.
Even though HTML5 is still evolving, creating user interfaces using the Web-based markup language are perfectly feasible today.
There’s definitely a need for speed when it comes to the innovation cycles for new products and services.
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.