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Minerva Networks goes on a hiring spree

May 2, 2012 2:21 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Minerva Networks announced a slate of hires to fill out its management ranks. Todd Clayton, Chuck Morris, Chuck Yort and Pancrazio Auteri have joined the company.

Former Cablevision exec Bickham joins Rutledge at Charter

May 1, 2012 3:04 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Charter Communications President and CEO Tom Rutledge went with the tried and true with the recent hiring of John Bickham as the MSO’s new chief operating officer.

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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SeaChange names Rau permanent CEO

May 1, 2012 2:52 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Rau, who will continue as a member of SeaChange’s board of directors, took over as interim CEO when founder, chairman and CEO William Styslinger retired.

Preventing a broadband meltdown

April 30, 2012 9:27 pm | by Cam Cullen, vice president of global marketing at Procera Networks | Articles | Comments

The broadband market is experiencing major upheaval, and MSOs are at the center of the storm.

New Products – May 2012

April 30, 2012 7:58 pm | by CED Magazine | Product Releases | Comments

Harmonic announced it is bringing its video compression tech to the integrated receiver-decoder (IRD) market with the introduction of the ProView 7100, while Motorola Mobility has introduced a family of combo IRD-transcoders.

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.

Open Mic - Advertising to the TV and IP-connected devices

April 30, 2012 6:35 pm | by Jeff Brooks, vice president of business development at Arris | Articles | Comments

Cable operators are by now very aware of the shifting landscape in content consumption and delivery technologies, as well as the potential changes this will drive in advertising on linear TV and IP-connected devices.

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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.

Comcast Sports offers second-screen interactivity

April 30, 2012 2:53 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

The company adds Web-based features for viewers watching baseball games with their tablets in their hand.

Time Warner Cable targets on-demand niches

April 30, 2012 2:52 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

The operator bundles food and exercise videos to appeal to health-conscious viewers – and the advertisers that want to target that market.

Hulu might move to authentication model

April 30, 2012 2:50 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Can the broadcast networks make a case that their content is premium 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.

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CTIA Wireless 2012 transforms itself

April 30, 2012 2:47 pm | by Monica Alleven, Wireless Week | News | Comments

As the wireless industry gets ready to descend on New Orleans for the annual CTIA convention May 8-10, attendees will bear witness not only to the transformation the city went through, but also to the transition the trade show went through itself.

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.

Ciciora's Corner - Fast history: Part I

April 29, 2012 9:55 pm | by Walt S. Ciciora, expert on cable and consumer electronics issues | Articles | Comments

I have just finished reading “High Definition Television: The Creation, Development and Implementation of HDTV Technology” by Philip J. Cianci.

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.

Capital Currents - High-risk spectrum plays

April 29, 2012 8:41 pm | by Jeffrey Krauss, president of Telecommunications and Technology Policy | Articles | Comments

In light of recent legislation allowing the FCC to auction off TV broadcast spectrum, it might be instructive to review some ill-fated radio spectrum plays.

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.

In Perspective - HBO’s Tywin Lannister maneuvers

April 27, 2012 10:53 pm | by Brian Santo | Articles | Comments

How much is “Game of Thrones” worth? Worth paying for? Or only worth pirating?

New Products - April 2012

April 27, 2012 9:47 pm | by CED Magazine | Product Releases | Comments

Imagine has reengineered its ICE video platform, Exfo recently launched a portable version of its iPro Intelligent Network Analysis Probe and Convergys has introduced CRM 2.0.

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?

TWC, Verizon Wireless could have joint products this year

April 27, 2012 3:20 pm | by Mike Robuck | Blogs | Comments

The current marketing effort between the two includes a $200 prepaid debit card for customers that choose to add Verizon Wireless’ service and upgrade at least one of their Time Warner Cable services.

Providence to sell stake in Hulu for $200M

April 27, 2012 3:08 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A person familiar with the matter says Providence Equity Partners has agreed to sell its 10 percent stake in online video service Hulu for $200 million to other shareholders.

Hubbub over content rights greets Google Drive

April 27, 2012 3:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Internet search leader may need to win more trust based on the suspicions swirling around Google Drive, a new online storage service for personal documents, photos and other content.

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