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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.

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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.

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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.

Britt, White appeal for retrans consent reform

April 24, 2012 2:18 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

The CEOs of Time Warner Cable and DirecTV add their voices to those who say the retransmission rules are outdated and broken.

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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.

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.

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.

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