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U-verse TV adds 200K subs in Q1

April 24, 2012 2:13 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

The company is gaining success with the U-verse bundle, with high TV-data attachment rates

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.

Time Warner Cable boosts data speeds across New England, adds D3

April 24, 2012 1:47 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Time Warner Cable has ramped up the data speeds for residential subscribers across Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts, and it added DOCSIS 3.0-based tiers.

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Midcontinent connects with Synacor on TV Everywhere

April 24, 2012 1:44 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Midcontinent Communications has signed on with Synacor to help provision its TV Everywhere services, which include HBO Go and Max Go, to its subscribers.

Knology adds more HD channels in Ala., Ga. systems

April 24, 2012 1:36 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

While WOW works on the details of its impending purchase of Knology, Knology is sticking with its plan of offering more HD channels to its subscribers.

NimbleTV testing Sling-like cloud service

April 23, 2012 2:06 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

The aim is to connect individuals to their subscription services from anywhere, on any device.

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.

TWC fields live local, regional sports for iOS, Android devices

April 20, 2012 2:09 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Time Warner Cable subscribers in New York City, Dallas and Charlotte, N.C., can tune into their favorite sports networks for live programming of local and regional sporting events on a range of devices.

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Netflix's Q1 expected to include rare loss

April 20, 2012 1:58 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

While aggravation over the streaming/DVD split is abating, a looming problem is the rising cost of content licensing.

Windstream opens new data center in Little Rock

April 20, 2012 1:57 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Alltel spin-off is preparing for offering more cloud services.

Cablevision connects more viewers with Optimum App for Macs, PCs

April 19, 2012 2:32 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Cablevision’s march to push content to more multi-screens continued with the release of its Optimum App for Laptop.

Verizon holds steady, adding 180K FiOS TV subs

April 19, 2012 2:31 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

The company said it now has more than 5 million FiOS Internet customers.

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.

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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.

Cox slams Sprint with patent countersuit

April 18, 2012 2:01 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Cox Communications is suing former business partner Sprint for patent infringement, a countersuit aimed at deflating a patent suit Sprint filed against Cox and three other companies.

Time Warner Cable streaming live to some Android devices

April 18, 2012 1:59 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Time Warner Cable has followed through on its promise to deliver live streaming video content to Android-based smartphones and tablets, but the catch is that those devices need to be running the Ice Cream Sandwich operating system.

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.

Synacor fuels MetroCast’s TV Everywhere Web portal

April 17, 2012 2:18 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Synacor is provisioning MetroCast Communications’ new Web portal that will give the cable operator’s customers access to its TV Everywhere service and other video content.

FCC chief defends spectrum auctions at NAB

April 17, 2012 2:15 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

The head of the FCC tried to convince broadcasters to sell off their spectrum in voluntary auctions during a speech at the National Association of Broadcaster's annual conference in Las Vegas.

Cox bows TEDTalks On Demand

April 17, 2012 2:03 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Cox Communications has laid claim to being the first cable operator in the nation to offer TEDTalks On Demand, which features lectures from well-known scientists, adventurers, artists, designers and storytellers.

New Starz, DirecTV deal adds in online sites

April 16, 2012 2:32 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Starz Entertainment and DirecTV struck a new multi-platform deal that adds online access to movies and other video content to the satellite provider’s TV Everywhere stable.

Streaming service for rocket launches lifts off with CMC

April 16, 2012 2:30 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

The Comcast Media Center (CMC) has inked a deal with United Launch Alliance to provide live and on-demand coverage of rocket launches across various media platforms.

Provider taps Minerva, Edgeware for enhanced IPTV

April 16, 2012 2:28 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Indiana telecom company Smithville has enhanced its IPTV service by putting into place a system that records live broadcast TV and enables on-demand and restart viewing.

OptiComm picks Casa Systems’ CMTSs

April 16, 2012 2:26 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Australia-based OptiComm will use cable modem termination systems from Casa Systems to build out the country’s first wholesale, DOCSIS 3.0-based HFC network to deliver data services.

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