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Imagine hooks up with Verizon DMS, HP

April 10, 2015 1:56 pm | by Brian Santo, @CEDmagazine | News | Comments

Imagine Communications announced two high-profile partnerships, one with Verizon Digital Media Services (VDMS), the other with HP. Both relationships are aimed at helping participants in the video industry set up multi-screen delivery services.  

Civilization in decline: credit cards and the culture of auto-pay

April 9, 2015 8:21 pm | by Gene Hoffman, chairman and CEO, Vindicia | Articles | Comments

Subscription IQ: The pricing models that succeed do so because they bill you in a way that makes services feel free. You’re free-wheeling, free-dealing, free-riding until for some inane technicality, your credit card doesn’t go through.

Have means, will steal: Memory Lane

April 9, 2015 4:53 pm | by Stewart Schley, columnist | Articles | Comments

The $500 million impact of signal theft in the early 80s ran all the way up to $4.7 billion by the early 90s. However, ambiguity reigned as no one was able to track the exact toll of . . . 

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Malone, Risley invest in UXP

April 9, 2015 1:35 pm | by Brian Santo, @CEDmagazine | News | Comments

John Malone and John Risley have invested in UXP Systems, a company that has developed a platform that bridges disparate back office systems to provide a single view not only of customer accounts, but every user behind each account.

ACA petitions FCC to help control content costs

April 8, 2015 1:46 pm | by Brian Santo, @CEDmagazine | News | Comments

Armed with a new study showing a direct correlation between rising programming costs and diminished infrastructure investment, the organization has petitioned the FCC to rein in skyrocketing content costs, which would free capital for service improvements.

SCTE releases Cable-Tec session schedule

April 7, 2015 2:24 pm | by Brian Santo, @CEDmagazine | News | Comments

Technologies that can help cable operators avoid costs, deploy new revenue-generating services and increase the quality and reliability of services throughout the evolving cable network will dominate the workshops agenda announced by the SCTE for Cable-Tec Expo this fall in New Orleans.

FCC to proceed with "effective competition" review

April 7, 2015 2:07 pm | by Brian Santo, @CEDmagazine | News | Comments

The FCC has denied a petition from the NAB and Public Knowledge to not consider what constitutes “effective competition” in the MVPD market.

Vivendi confirms offer for video sharing site Dailymotion

April 7, 2015 1:42 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Vivendi has submitted an offer for the YouTube rival to Orange - the former France Telecom. Orange has been looking for someone to take DailyMotion off its hands for more than two years. 

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Elemental drives live video on Comcast's private cloud

April 7, 2015 12:59 pm | by Brian Santo, @CEDmagazine | News | Comments

Comcast is using Elemental Technologies’ software based encoders to prepare live video for delivery on its X1 DVR with cloud technology. Comcast is creating infrastructure that mimics the mechanics of cloud delivery, but entirely within its own managed network.

Telus tabs $4B to upgrade wireless, wireline networks in Alberta

April 6, 2015 2:26 pm | by Helena Fahnrich, @CEDmagazine | News | Comments

Telus in Canada plans to upgrade all wireless sites in Alberta to 4G LTE, to utilize Telus’ newly acquired AWS-3 spectrum within the province, and to increase wireline internet speeds to 100 Mbps.

Comcast, Verizon rev up watchathons

April 6, 2015 2:17 pm | by Brian Santo, @CEDmagazine | News | Comments

Comcast and Verizon have had success pumping up their VOD viewership numbers by giving subscribers free access to their VOD library for a week or more at a time, and so they're going to keep doing it.

Time Warner Cable first to integrate video, data through CCAP

April 6, 2015 1:10 pm | by Brian Santo, @CEDmagazine | News | Comments

The MSO's CCAP deployment, using Casa System’s C100G system, is the first announced production deployment by any North American MSO that can run both QAM and IP data through the same port.

Envivio has new rev of Muse encoder

April 3, 2015 12:34 pm | by Brian Santo, @CEDmagazine | News | Comments

The 4.0 generation of the company's Muse video compression software is designed to improve the quality of MPEG-2 and H.264 video, and also improve the statistical rate control of VBR data streams for broadcast video.

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RDK, Metrological present free RDK app emulator

April 2, 2015 2:27 pm | News | Comments

RDK Management has partnered with Metrological to deploy the reference design kit app emulator. Licensing is now free, with the intent of encouraging more developers to create apps that run on RDK products.

Wave Broadband in talks to take over Click operations

April 1, 2015 2:26 pm | by Brian Santo, @CEDmagazine | News | Comments

Tacoma, whose Click service is one of the first modern municipal broadband networks, is considering leasing operations to Wave Broadband, which would introduce gigabit service and VoIP.

Vyve picks up another OK system

April 1, 2015 1:36 pm | by Brian Santo, @CEDmagazine | News | Comments

Vyve Broadband continued consolidating systems in Oklahoma with the completion of its acquisition of Alliance Communications Network’s Buford Media system in Pryor.

thePlatform’s powering SVOD in Australia and Canada

March 31, 2015 6:21 pm | by Helena Fahnrich, @CEDmagazine | News | Comments

Comcast’s independent subsidiary thePlatform will be providing video services for Australian SVOD provider Stan, and also for Canada’s Shomi.  

Korean MSO using Alticast to protect 4K content

March 30, 2015 2:58 pm | by Brian Santo, @CEDmagazine | News | Comments

CJ Hellovision in South Korea is using Alticast’s content protection systems to secure content for its ongoing rollout of both live and on-demand Ultra HD (4K) programming to all of its more than 4.3 million subscribers, the vendor said.

Meerkat vs. Periscope: Live-streaming app battle & buzz

March 27, 2015 1:49 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Add Twitter to the list of companies streaming video. Meerkat was one of the big surprise hits of SXSW earlier this month. The app initially let users automatically tweet live streams to their followers.

Quickplay draws another $45M

March 26, 2015 12:57 pm | by Brian Santo, @CEDmagazine | News | Comments

Quickplay has attracted another $45 million  in capital. The new infusion ups the amount of financing the company has attracted since it was founded in 2003 to $150 million.

Epix pops up on the Xbox

March 25, 2015 12:47 pm | by Helena Fahnrich, @CEDmagazine | News | Comments

Multiplatform VOD online movie channel Epix hopes to reach more people by introducing its app on Xbox One.

Elemental adds software-based statmuxing

March 25, 2015 12:24 pm | by Brian Santo, @CEDmagazine | News | Comments

Elemental Statmux is a multi-codec, multi-resolution statistical multiplexer that operators can use to optimize bandwidth while delivering linear and OTT services.

Details on PlayStation Vue, comparison with Sling TV

March 25, 2015 12:02 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Sony's new PlayStation Vue online TV service launched in three cities last week with more than 50 channels starting at $50. Additional channels can be had for $10 to $20 more, and the service comes . . .

Internet video - free or fee?

March 24, 2015 12:32 pm | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Would you pay to see some of the Internet's best video clips first? Vessel, a new service trying to change the way that short video pieces make money on the Internet and mobile devices, is betting . . .

Euro carriers accelerate DSL to 170 Mbps

March 23, 2015 1:19 pm | by Brian Santo, @CEDmagazine | News | Comments

Telefonica, BT, and Orange, have wrapped lab trials of G.fast technology, in which they were able to accelerate DSL on local loops to 170 Mbps. BT is about to move into field trials, and a group of companies is looking to adapt the technology for cellular backhaul.

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