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Time Warner Cable spiffs up iTV with new brand, targeting features

March 8, 2012 2:59 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Time Warner Cable Media launched a new brand, Enhanced iTV, and new targeting features for its iTV suite of services.

Apple lets movies into iCloud, upgrades Apple TV

March 8, 2012 2:56 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Movies from Sony and Disney will work on iCloud, but films from Comcast's Universal Pictures and 20th Century Fox won't, at least initially.

New iPad will connect to LTE broadband

March 8, 2012 2:54 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The new iPad unveiled comes with improvements that may not be readily apparent to the casual observer.

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SCTE Canada names Arris VP Professional of the Year

March 8, 2012 2:52 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

This is the first time that an engineering resource of a technology supplier company has been honored with the SCTE Canada award.

Comcast to build TV studio in Houston

March 8, 2012 2:50 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

The facility will house production facilities for a sports network that focuses on Houston pro sports teams.

In the media: Netflix cozying up to cable?

March 7, 2012 2:07 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings is reportedly in discussions with some of the largest cable operators in the nation in regard to adding Netflix's streaming service to the MSOs' on-demand services.

Apple set to unveil iPad 3

March 7, 2012 2:00 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Apple is set to unveil its next-generation iPad at an event in San Francisco, and analysts and news outlets also have speculated that the company could take the wraps off of a new Apple TV product.

Google aggregates content into Google Play Store

March 7, 2012 1:45 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Google launched Google Play, a media hub that aggregates all of its many content storefronts – Google Music, Android Market, Google eBookstore – into one central entertainment hub.

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Cox's Brennan to retire; Campbell will replace him as new COO

March 6, 2012 3:08 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

With Leo Brennan set to retire, Cox Communications promoted Jill Campbell to Brennan's former roles of executive vice president and chief operating officer.

Alticast tees up Windmill iTV ecosystem

March 6, 2012 3:03 pm | by Mike Robuck | Product Releases | Comments

Alticast has launched an end-to-end digital interactive ecosystem for TV operators with support for cable, satellite, DTT, IPTV and hybrid systems.

Bright House reels in Spanish language movie channel in Fla.

March 6, 2012 3:00 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Bright House Networks launched ViendoMovies – a 24-hour, commercial-free film channel that features contemporary and originally produced Spanish movies – in its Florida markets.

TWC selects Nagra-OpenTV’s next-gen billing platform

March 5, 2012 1:58 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Time Warner Cable Media is the first cable operator to pick Nagra-OpenTV’s EclipsePlus/xG Billing offering, which is the vendor’s first module in its forthcoming line of next-generation advanced advertising products.

Cablevision: Despite Canoe, advanced advertising alive, well

March 5, 2012 1:55 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Cablevision announced that its advanced advertising platform has delivered nearly 4 billion impressions in the New York metropolitan market that it serves.

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Suddenlink finishes 20 Mbps data rollout in Arizona

March 5, 2012 1:49 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Suddenlink Communications has largely completed the launch of its 20 Mbps broadband service in the former NPG Cable systems it bought last year.

Itaas brings icueTV into its fold

March 5, 2012 1:47 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Itaas customers now have access not just to EBIF apps, but to an app authoring platform via icueTV.

3-D sans those pesky glasses

March 2, 2012 7:33 pm | by Craig Kuhl, Contributing Editor | Articles | Comments

Glasses-free (autostereoscopic) 3-D TV has been demonstrated, but it has limitations that compromise it as a practical solution for the consumer market – at least for now.

Upfront - March 2012

March 2, 2012 7:15 pm | by CED Magazine | Articles | Comments

Comcast, Verizon come out punching; Canoe Ventures shuts down iTV business; Cable closes in on universal support for TV apps; IP-based home security on the rise ...

Memory Lane - Mix message

March 2, 2012 5:32 pm | by Stewart Schley, Media & technology writer, Denver, Colo. | Articles | Comments

The legendary singer Bing Crosby died in 1977, the same year YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley was born. But through the lineage of media technology, the two are practically blood brothers.

Open Mic - Smaller ops can regain an edge

March 2, 2012 5:25 pm | by Joseph Nucara, CEO of Adara Networks | Articles | Comments

Popular demand for high-definition TV and the need to migrate to Internet protocol video delivery pose severe challenges, particularly for smaller operators with constrained resources.

Broadcast networks gang up on Aereo

March 2, 2012 1:46 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The start-up based its approach on the network DVR concept that Cablevision established as legally defensible.

Rogers shoots, scores on Toronto Raptors live streaming

March 2, 2012 1:43 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

NBA fans will be able to watch Sportsnet's live coverage of Toronto Raptors hoops games on their computers and smartphones.

Q&A: CableLabs CEO Liao weighs in on Canoe, industry initiatives

March 1, 2012 4:05 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

There's a busy year ahead for Liao and CableLabs before he leaves in December.

Microsoft, Adobe, others line up behind MPEG DASH

March 1, 2012 4:02 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Support for a universal streaming video technology is growing, but Apple's refusal to play along could be problematic.

Cisco preps next-gen Wi-Fi hotspots

March 1, 2012 4:00 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | Product Releases | Comments

Cisco is taking aim at the burgeoning small cell market with a new generation of hotspots that will bring a cellular-type roaming experience to Wi-Fi.

FCC to vote on 700 MHz interoperability, MSS

March 1, 2012 3:59 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Small wireless operators whose LTE services can't roam onto the networks of national providers because of interoperability problems could see some progress on the issue at the FCC's next open meeting.

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