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Live From Cable-Tec Expo - Fujitsu

November 29, 2011 10:07 pm | by CED Magazine | Videos | Comments

Fujitsu's cable-ready, carrier-grade optical and professional services solutions are helping MSOs across North America deliver video, data and telecom services over a single, high-speed network.

Live From Cable-Tec Expo - VeEx

November 29, 2011 10:01 pm | by CED Magazine | Videos | Comments

VeEx builds products that blend advanced technology and vast technical expertise with the discerning measurement needs of customers. VeEx's core expertise is embodied in an array of products that test DSL, metro Ethernet, cable TV and transport networks.

Cloud traffic changing the network

November 29, 2011 1:49 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Internet-based content pouring through your pipes is certain to increase; the only question is by how much? And the answer is: to just under trillions of hours a year by 2015.

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Cox drops more international programming into Hampton Roads

November 29, 2011 1:43 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

With the expansion of the new digital international programming offerings, Cox subscribers now have access to more than 25 international channels.

Qualcomm pushes FCC to move on Flo deal approval

November 29, 2011 1:39 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

It's been nearly a year since AT&T announced it would pay $1.93 billion for the airwaves used in Qualcomm's discontinued Flo TV mobile television service.

Comcast's metro E service easy as 1, 2, 3

November 28, 2011 2:24 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Comcast's decision to throw its hat into the medium-size business sector is paying off in spades, and its metro Ethernet service is at the heart of that success.

Verizon has 6 months to re-engineer FiOS VOD

November 28, 2011 2:18 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

In the latest development in its long-running patent infringement case brought against it by ActiveVideo, a U.S. District Court decided to grant ActiveVideo's request for an injunction against FiOS VOD.

Comcast's Augusta GM slides over to Knology

November 23, 2011 1:50 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Comcast's general manager in Augusta, Ga., is set to join rival over-builder Knology as its new general manager in the same market.

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In the media: Samsung lining up for Google TV

November 23, 2011 1:46 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Two weeks after Logitech declared its experience with Google TV was a $100 million debacle, rumors are swirling that Samsung is about to pick up the Google TV ball and start running with it.

Amino promotes Lingley to chief technologist

November 23, 2011 1:34 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Lingley, for the last two years, has been Amino's head of OTT strategy, helping to devise the company's Amino Freedom OTT platform and product range and developing the company's relationship with Intel.

Boxee Box adds support for SlingPlayer

November 22, 2011 2:03 pm | by Mike Robuck | Product Releases | Comments

Boxee users will be able to take their content with them on the road now that the Boxee Box supports SlingPlayer.

Netflix seeks to raise at least $400M

November 22, 2011 2:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Netflix raised $400 million Monday as the video subscription service tries to recover from a customer backlash that has battered its stock and tarnished its brand.

Microsoft buys video search start-up

November 22, 2011 1:58 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Microsoft said it is going to buy VideoSurf, with the intent of incorporating the start-up's video-based search and discovery technology into its Xbox Live.

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Super committee flop dashes spectrum auction hopes

November 22, 2011 1:53 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

The "super committee" charged with cutting $1.5 trillion from the federal deficit over the next decade was unable to break its bipartisan gridlock, triggering major cuts to the nation's spending on defense, Medicare and other programs.

More cowbell for Canada: Shaw inks deal to offer SNL in VOD

November 22, 2011 1:51 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Shaw Cablesystems said it's the first TV provider in Canada to offer full seasons of "Saturday Night Live," commercial-free, through its video-on-demand platform.

Comcast goes full-footprint with Dory gateway

November 21, 2011 2:24 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Comcast is preparing wider commercialization of its home gateway that combines an embedded multimedia terminal adapter (EMTA), a cable modem and a Wi-Fi router.

Expo leftovers

November 21, 2011 2:03 pm | by Mike Robuck | Blogs | Comments

Musings, observations and some notes that didn't make it into last week's coverage of the SCTE's Cable-Tec Expo in Atlanta.

Charter Communications adds 3-D VOD to viewing choices

November 18, 2011 2:39 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Charter Communications has joined the ranks of cable operators that are offering 3-D viewing to their subscribers with its Charter 3-D On Demand service.

TWC serves up ESPN3 hoops games on Sports Pass

November 17, 2011 1:50 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Time Warner Cable is serving up a slate of ESPN3 college basketball games to multi-screens through its Sports Pass tier.

BendBroadband launches FourthWall's EBIF on Moto boxes

November 17, 2011 1:48 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

BendBroadband will be the first cable operator to roll out FourthWall Media's EBIF platform on Motorola set-top boxes.

Wal-Mart ready to settle Netflix case for $27.5M

November 17, 2011 1:44 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

More than 25 million current and former Netflix subscribers are being offered a sliver of a $27.5 million payment to settle allegations that the video subscription service and Wal-Mart illegally conspired to inflate prices to rent and buy DVDs.

Harmonic server gets SSD; company rehires Aden

November 17, 2011 1:36 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Harmonic updated its mid-range multichannel media server with solid-state drive (SSD) storage. Separately, the company rehired Matthew Aden to head up sales to MSOs in North America.

CommScope helps ops with high-bandwidth services

November 17, 2011 1:34 pm | by Traci Patterson | News | Comments

CommScope is ready to assist cable operators that are deploying technology to support their customers' ever-increasing demand for new and higher-bandwidth services.

Incognito, Applied Broadband ally on IP device management

November 17, 2011 1:26 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Incognito Software and Applied Broadband said they are partnering on a subscriber consumption management solution for cable operators, which are struggling with the issue of provisioning the growing number of IP devices being used by consumers.

CED’s 2011 Pacesetter Awards

November 16, 2011 8:03 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

The 2011 class of Pacesetter Award recipients represent innovators in a number of endeavors crucial to the competitive viability of cable operators around the world, including business services, optical networking and multi-screen delivery.

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