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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.

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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.

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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.

Broadband paces Time Warner Cable’s Q1

April 26, 2012 2:16 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Time Warner Cable reported an 18 percent increase in first-quarter net income as acquisitions and new broadband customers boosted revenue.

Rogers Cable to go full-IP within 2 years

April 26, 2012 2:14 pm | by The Canadian Press | News | Comments

To keep up with IPTV rivals, the MSO plans to shift video delivery entirely to broadband.

SeaChange lands another customer for its Adrenalin platform

April 26, 2012 2:13 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

SeaChange International recently chalked up another win for its multi-screen video back office and client platform, Adrenalin.

Netgear readies router based on new Wi-Fi spec

April 26, 2012 2:10 pm | by Brian Santo | Product Releases | Comments

The new 802.11ac router will enable transmission rates in excess of 1 Gbps.

Rovi extends IPG patent license agreement with NDS

April 25, 2012 2:40 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Rovi announced that it has extended its license agreement with NDS Group to allow NDS to continue to use its interactive program guide (IPG) patent portfolio for an additional five years.

Rogers posts Q1 revenue of $2.95B

April 25, 2012 2:37 pm | by The Canadian Press | News | Comments

Rogers Communications is reporting a slip in revenue and profit for the first quarter in the face of fierce competition in its cable and wireless divisions.

LG Electronics returns to profit on mobile, TVs

April 25, 2012 2:33 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LG Electronics posted its first profit in three quarters, beating expectations thanks to a revival in its mobile business and demand for high-end TVs.

Report: Mobile space will help DPI market hit $2B by 2016

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

Spurred on by the build-out of LTE networks, the deep packet inspection market is projected to reach $2 billion in revenues in four years.

Google launches storage service for personal files

April 25, 2012 2:29 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Google is hoping to build the world's largest digital filing cabinet in the latest attempt to deepen people's dependence on its services.

Epix adds original programming to its video mix

April 25, 2012 2:26 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Multi-platform video vendor Epix will be serving up its own original programming, including documentaries, movies, comedies and sporting events.

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