The FCC has denied a petition from the NAB and Public Knowledge to not consider what constitutes “effective competition” in the MVPD market.
Vivendi has submitted an offer for the YouTube rival to Orange - the former France Telecom. Orange has been looking for someone to take DailyMotion off its hands for more than two years.
Comcast is using Elemental Technologies’ software based encoders to prepare live video for delivery on its X1 DVR with cloud technology. Comcast is creating infrastructure that mimics the mechanics of cloud delivery, but entirely within its own managed network.
Telus in Canada plans to upgrade all wireless sites in Alberta to 4G LTE, to utilize Telus’ newly acquired AWS-3 spectrum within the province, and to increase wireline internet speeds to 100 Mbps.
Comcast and Verizon have had success pumping up their VOD viewership numbers by giving subscribers free access to their VOD library for a week or more at a time, and so they're going to keep doing it.
The MSO's CCAP deployment, using Casa System’s C100G system, is the first announced production deployment by any North American MSO that can run both QAM and IP data through the same port.
The 4.0 generation of the company's Muse video compression software is designed to improve the quality of MPEG-2 and H.264 video, and also improve the statistical rate control of VBR data streams for broadcast video.
RDK Management has partnered with Metrological to deploy the reference design kit app emulator. Licensing is now free, with the intent of encouraging more developers to create apps that run on RDK products.
Tacoma, whose Click service is one of the first modern municipal broadband networks, is considering leasing operations to Wave Broadband, which would introduce gigabit service and VoIP.
Vyve Broadband continued consolidating systems in Oklahoma with the completion of its acquisition of Alliance Communications Network’s Buford Media system in Pryor.
Comcast’s independent subsidiary thePlatform will be providing video services for Australian SVOD provider Stan, and also for Canada’s Shomi.
CJ Hellovision in South Korea is using Alticast’s content protection systems to secure content for its ongoing rollout of both live and on-demand Ultra HD (4K) programming to all of its more than 4.3 million subscribers, the vendor said.
Add Twitter to the list of companies streaming video. Meerkat was one of the big surprise hits of SXSW earlier this month. The app initially let users automatically tweet live streams to their followers.
Quickplay has attracted another $45 million in capital. The new infusion ups the amount of financing the company has attracted since it was founded in 2003 to $150 million.
Multiplatform VOD online movie channel Epix hopes to reach more people by introducing its app on Xbox One.
Elemental Statmux is a multi-codec, multi-resolution statistical multiplexer that operators can use to optimize bandwidth while delivering linear and OTT services.
Sony's new PlayStation Vue online TV service launched in three cities last week with more than 50 channels starting at $50. Additional channels can be had for $10 to $20 more, and the service comes . . .
Would you pay to see some of the Internet's best video clips first? Vessel, a new service trying to change the way that short video pieces make money on the Internet and mobile devices, is betting . . .
Telefonica, BT, and Orange, have wrapped lab trials of G.fast technology, in which they were able to accelerate DSL on local loops to 170 Mbps. BT is about to move into field trials, and a group of companies is looking to adapt the technology for cellular backhaul.
The CRTC has backed off a plan to order Canadian MVPDs to offer their subscribers full a la carte choice, and instead has ordered Canadian operators to establish basic service bundles that can be supplemented with additional tiers.
Piksel said it has fully redesigned its cloud-based asset management system with a new interface and a process that enables video companies to create single-page workflows.
In the media: HBO, Showtime, and Sony are all proposing to pay MVPDs to have their services prioritized as they are distributed, The Wall Street Journal is reporting today. The trick would be to call this something other than "paid prioritization."
Out of the 20 industries covered in the fifth annual Temkin Experience Ratings, TV service, and ISP’s received the lowest ratings with Comcast scoring the lowest in the industry.
Sony released its cloud-based TV service PlayStation Vue today, with programming bundles that range from $50 to $60 to $70 per month -- roughly what traditional MVPDs charge.
Canoe said its video on demand dynamic ad insertion technology is now available in over 130 DMAs, including 48 of the top 50, reaching approximately two-thirds of all cable TV households.