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AT&T announces IP-based remote home monitoring

May 7, 2012 2:35 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

AT&T said it plans to begin trials in Atlanta and Dallas this summer.

Verizon Wireless home broadband service goes national

May 2, 2012 2:22 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless’ HomeFusion LTE-based broadband service is targeted at markets that are unserved or underserved.

Dish enters into TV Everywhere deal with regional carrier

May 1, 2012 2:55 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Being “restricted” to satellite distribution is merely encouragement for Dish to pursue novel strategies for providing advanced services.

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Home automation: The new frontier for service providers

April 30, 2012 7:38 pm | by Mike Robuck | Articles | Comments

Home automation services have a long way to go before they reach the level of comfort portrayed in “The Jetsons,” but service providers are ramping up their efforts to provide their subscribers with home automation creature comforts that go beyond simple security cams.

Memory Lane - Getting game

April 30, 2012 6:14 pm | by Stewart Schley, media and technology writer | Articles | Comments

Sega Channel broke new ground in several ways: Not only did it suggest a networked future for the delivery of entertainment content, it forced cable companies to recognize the need to fine-tune their networks to accommodate new types of digital content.

LG beta program takes to the clouds

April 30, 2012 2:48 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Electronics is setting up shop on the cloud, with the beta opening of the LG Cloud service.

CED’s 2012 CTO Roundtable

April 29, 2012 11:26 pm | by Brian Santo | Articles | Comments

In this year’s Roundtable, our participants talk about how the ongoing evolution of the HFC network is nowhere near complete, with years of technological innovations yet to come that will support any number of new services and features.

CCAP: More than just box replacement

April 29, 2012 9:22 pm | by Jorge Salinger, vice president of access architecture, and Ty Pearman, director of access engineering, of Comcast | Articles | Comments

Many people have by now heard of the CCAP, so here is a quick summary of what CCAP is and does.

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Social TV is in your future

April 27, 2012 11:19 pm | by Alper Turgut, CEO of Anvato | Articles | Comments

TV is already in the process of transforming from one-way broadcast to a community platform where viewers can interact not only with each other, but also with the content owners and the brands that advertise on TV.

Orchestrating the gateway of the future

April 27, 2012 8:43 pm | by Brian Santo | Articles | Comments

Many of the most important features of any electronics product are implemented directly in the silicon processors that orchestrate everything those products do. So what’s next?

SeaChange lands another customer for its Adrenalin platform

April 26, 2012 2:13 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

SeaChange International recently chalked up another win for its multi-screen video back office and client platform, Adrenalin.

Netgear readies router based on new Wi-Fi spec

April 26, 2012 2:10 pm | by Brian Santo | Product Releases | Comments

The new 802.11ac router will enable transmission rates in excess of 1 Gbps.

Wireless standards groups agree on home networking goals

April 24, 2012 2:26 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Companies that expect mobile and fixed devices to play a part in home network environments realize they need open APIs and other forms of connectivity.

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EchoStar’s Aria platform fades to black

April 24, 2012 1:52 pm | by Mike Robuck | Blogs | Comments

EchoStar is abandoning its efforts to serve Tier 2 and Tier 3 cable operators in the United States with its Aria platform, which included its own brand of set-top boxes.

Bright House locks up home automation deployments in Fla.

April 23, 2012 1:03 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Bright House Networks has hit the ground running in Florida with a feature-rich home automation and security system.

Cable Europe Labs certifies Cisco, Samsung, Technicolor products

April 20, 2012 2:03 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

The Cable Europe Labs Certification Board also announced that a CMTS from Motorola has been granted a “verified for base feature set” label.

Hiawatha Broadband experiments with Amino hybrid box

April 19, 2012 2:26 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

The Minnesota service provider is trying out the integration of OTT content.

Study: Set-top box shipments up, revenue largely flat

April 19, 2012 2:25 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Worldwide set-top box shipments spiked upwards by 13.7 percent compared with the previous year, but revenue was nearly flat, according to a recent study by Infonetics Research.

WOW buys Knology for $1.5B

April 18, 2012 2:04 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

With Knology’s 275,000 subscribers, WOW becomes the country’s 13th-largest multichannel video programming distributor.

Dyyno blows down cost barrier for TV Everywhere

April 17, 2012 2:23 pm | by Brian Santo | Blogs | Comments

Using low-cost servers, Android-based set-tops and a cloud-based partner, Dyyno puts TV Everywhere within the reach of small operators.

Time Warner Cable, Verizon Wireless debut cross-promotional bundles

April 12, 2012 3:03 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Time Warner Cable and Verizon Wireless are now offering cross-promotional bundles in Raleigh, N.C.; Kansas City; and Columbus and Cincinnati, Ohio.

Wal-Mart debuts $60 OTT box from D-Link

April 12, 2012 2:50 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

You do that Vudu that you do so well – Wal-Mart gets an exclusive on a box that will support its video service.

NCTC announces new hires, expanded agenda

April 11, 2012 2:45 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

The organization makes a series of moves that will help its members better deal with IPTV, OTT and other recent networking issues.

Entone fuels hybrid TV deployment in Oklahoma

April 11, 2012 2:37 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Entone has hooked up with BTC Broadband to help provision a new hybrid TV service in Bixby, Okla.

Home automation: Comcast to add Technicolor touchscreen

April 9, 2012 2:14 pm | by Mike Robuck | Blogs | Comments

While Comcast has opened the floodgates on its Xfinity Home service, with plans to have it launched in virtually every system by year’s end, it will also start using a second touchscreen from Technicolor.

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