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T-Mobile report slams VZW’s use of spectrum

June 1, 2012 1:05 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

A new study conducted by Roberson and Associates and commissioned by T-Mobile USA refutes Verizon Wireless' claim that it is the most efficient of the major U.S. carriers in its use of spectrum.

Bright House TV App up and running on iPhone, Android devices

June 1, 2012 1:00 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

After launching on iPads last year, Bright House Networks’ app for live streaming in customers’ homes is now available on iPhones and Android devices that use the Ice Cream Sandwich operating system.

Need for speed: Kabel Deutschland uses Arris gear to hit 4.7 Gbps

May 31, 2012 2:33 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Arris and Kabel Deutschland proved there’s plenty of mileage left in DOCSIS 3.0 by reaching a downstream speed of 4.7 Gbps in a field trial that used existing standards, technology and hardware.

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CMC’s Hits signs deal to distribute In Demand’s VOD movies

May 31, 2012 2:28 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Cable operators will now be able to tap into video-on-demand movies from In Demand Networks.

Aereo CEO: News Corp.’s lawsuit could kill us

May 31, 2012 2:26 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Aereo accuses News Corp. of deliberately waiting to sue until after it began operations, because waiting was the more damaging course of action.

TiVo swings to $20M Q1 loss

May 31, 2012 2:25 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

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.

Windstream to cull up to 400 management positions

May 31, 2012 2:18 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

After buying nine companies since 2006, Windstream said that it is streamlining management positions by cutting 375 to 400 jobs.

Verizon to unleash 300 Mbps broadband tier

May 30, 2012 3:11 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Starting next month, Verizon will push its broadband speed needle up to 300 Mbps on the downstream, with 65 Mbps on the upstream.

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RCN taps thePlatform to back TV Everywhere service

May 30, 2012 3:09 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

RCN plans to roll out the service later this year, accessible through its TiVo set-tops.

A zettabyte a year on the Internet by 2016

May 30, 2012 3:08 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Surprise! Internet traffic continues to increase, according to a pair of forecasts. The question in some quarters will be how to monetize the growth.

Charter adds 20 more HD channels in Great Lake state

May 30, 2012 3:06 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Charter drops in 20 more HD channels in Michigan, for a total of 100.

TWC engineers IP workaround for Fleet Week in NYC

May 30, 2012 3:04 pm | by Mike Robuck | Blogs | Comments

Time Warner Cable posted a blog and video yesterday about how the cable operator overcomes the frequency noise that is associated with Fleet Week in New York City.

Comcast debuts app for on-demand streaming to Android devices

May 29, 2012 1:53 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Comcast has added on-demand streaming capabilities to Android devices on its free Xfinity TV Player app.

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Report: Residential gateways boost broadband revenue

May 29, 2012 1:46 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Residential gateways are adding to service providers’ bottom lines by enabling new services.

U.S. campaigns mine online data to target voters

May 29, 2012 12:54 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The 2012 election could be decided by the campaign that better exploits voters' Internet data.

UXP Systems, Motorola winners of CIO.IT | Competition 2012

May 25, 2012 2:31 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

UXP Systems and Motorola Mobility bested 35 other companies to win The Cable Show’s CIO.IT | Competition 2012 in Boston.

Cox CTO Hart shares thoughts on Cable Show, big picture at MSO

May 25, 2012 2:01 pm | by Mike Robuck | Blogs | Comments

Cox Communications CTO Kevin Hart outlines the company’s key projects and initiatives.

Xfinity Home coming to Sacramento

May 25, 2012 12:20 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Comcast is set to expand the home monitoring and control service in California’s state capital.

Broadcasters sue Dish over ad-skipping DVR service

May 25, 2012 12:15 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Broadcasters Fox, NBC and CBS sued Dish Network Corp. on Thursday over a service that offers commercial-free TV.

New Google data show Microsoft's piracy problems

May 25, 2012 12:08 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Google's Internet search engine receives more complaints about websites believed to be infringing on Microsoft's copyrights than it does about material produced by entertainment companies pushing for tougher online piracy laws.

SeaChange sells media services company

May 24, 2012 2:21 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Avail-TVN has purchased SeaChange International’s On Demand Group (ODG) for $27 million.

Yahoo seeks to shake up search, Web browsing

May 24, 2012 2:07 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Joining the battle to redefine Internet search, Yahoo is taking aim with a new browser enhancement it calls "Axis."

New ad zapper has TV networks worried about sales

May 23, 2012 11:42 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Dish Network is letting consumers zap away broadcast TV commercials at the touch of a button with its Auto Hop feature on its new DVRs.

Azuki, Arris team on TV Everywhere platform

May 23, 2012 11:41 am | by Brian Santo | Product Releases | Comments

Service providers can now use the combination of the Azuki Media Platform and the Arris ConvergeMedia Management Suite (CMM) software to deploy on-premise, multi-screen video services to their subscribers.

Pace, TiVo partner on multi-tuner video gateway

May 23, 2012 11:09 am | by Mike Robuck | Product Releases | Comments

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.

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