I’ve got an idea on how to improve the regulatory environment for video and other communications services that no one else seems to be suggesting, though I’m sure it will work. I am equally sure it isn’t being suggested because it’s unthinkable.
“Switching is easy, oh it’s essential. And you know, when you flick it, you can start a new episode.”
The march of technology continues to accelerate, and we must respond. The response has to be: Feed the screens.
For most cable operators, usage-based billing has long been on the list of “things we ought to get around to.” You know it makes sense, but how do you begin without customers coming after you with torches and pitchforks?
Several news items recently made me think about the technology involved with skipping commercials.
S3 Group announced that it has licensed the Comcast Reference Design Kit (RDK) and will now provide its professional services to help integrate the RDK onto various set-top box platforms.
With AT&T and Verizon de-emphasizing DSL, net subscriber losses become more likely.
Cox Communications is serving up fitness and yoga programming from Mag Rack for free on its video-on-demand platform.
Cox Communications recently announced that Jim Morse was named as its director of field systems engineering for its New England/Cleveland region.
The company says customers in the U.S. and Europe are pulling back on spending due to the economy.
Video management and publishing vendor thePlatform is deepening its commitment in Australia and New Zealand with the addition of two new employees.
NBCUniversal delivered more than 100 million video streams during the recent London Olympic Games, and the almost across-the-board coverage of the events further underscored the value of TV Everywhere services.
The Pac-12 said it is unlikely it will have distribution agreements in place for its new television networks with all four of the major satellite and telco providers in time for launch.
Comcast sports fans can now tap into more live sports action now that the cable operator has added support for Android devices on the WatchESPN app.
Hawaiian Telcom said its profits were down nearly 18 percent in the second quarter as depreciation costs rose because of investments in its broadband network.
RF semiconductor vendor GreenPeak Technologies is rolling out new radio chips to support a range of ZigBee networking technologies that will enable more home automation services.
Comcast is somewhat easing the burden of moving for its customers with its new Movers Edge Program, which offers various amenities and options for keeping subscribers connected to their triple-play services.
Cablevision has unleashed its Optimum App for the Kindle Fire to give subscribers access to live and on-demand programming.
SeaChange International has hired cable operator industry veteran Andrei Noppe as senior vice president and general manager of its EMEA/APAC region.
The mobile wallet is coming, and it could be closer than you think.
Charter Communications narrowed its revenue loss, improved on the number of basic video subscribers it had lost over the previous quarter a year ago and added 29,000 new data subscribers.
It was no surprise that Cablevision added data and phone customers in the second quarter, but the nation’s fifth-largest cable operator also managed to retain its basic video subscribers, as well.
IMJ Corp. emerged as the winner of an informal poll during CableLabs’ Innovation Showcase event that was part of the Summer Conference in Keystone, Colo.
In time for the Olympics, MetroPCS is selling the first phone that can receive local TV signals, potentially lending TV stations some relevance in the age of the smartphone.
Broadcom will be showing its full suite of remote monitoring and diagnostic tools at the CableLabs Summer Conference in Keystone, Colo.