TV Japan is a Japanese language channel from Japan-based NHK. TV Japan broadcasts many of its live news programs with English translation as a secondary audio service or with English crawl.
Comcast was in an elite group when it recently scored an engineering Emmy for its Xfinity TV iPad app. The Xfinity TV app also works with iPhone and Android devices.
Time Warner Cable has bolstered programming for its iPad app with the addition of 37 Spanish-language channels.
The company has long talked about being in the TV business. The issue was whether it would voluntarily restrict itself to over-the-top (OTT) content or attempt to compete with multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs).
New consumer research from Leichtman Research Group (LRG) found that 44 percent of TV households in the United States have at least one DVR, and one-third of DVR households have more than one DVR.
At a keynote address at TelcoTV, during the last question he fielded at the concluding Q&A session, the last thing Verizon senior vice president of consumer product management Eric Bruno said immediately before thanking the audience and leaving the stage was an offhand-sounding comment that Verizon might start offering Home Control nationally.
In the old days, “video display” used to mean “the TV” – more specifically, an analog input standard-definition TV. But that has all changed now. Today's new televisions are digital, and video viewing is becoming more popular on PCs, tablets and smartphones, creating a broader category of video display devices. These new devices are different from the old one in many ways, but one way in particular is that they’re not designed to support an interlaced (i) video format.
With the launch of new consumer services, companies face business and technical challenges that impede time to market and successful deployments. Multi-screen app development for the cable TV industry is no different. Some unique business and technical challenges must be addressed to take advantage of the “appmania” that is sweeping the CE industry.
The push for multi-screen video services is creating new players in the digital content value chain, including over-the-top providers, and creating opportunities and challenges for service providers, advertisers, content providers and consumers.
Populating the annals of the digital media business are hundreds of individuals who were ahead of their time. They’re the early-stage impresarios and on-the-cusp dreamers who introduced grand ideas and evangelized categories before getting steamrolled by the realities of the day: limited technology footprints, a skeptical investment community or the inability to captivate mainstream consumers.
When the curtain goes up on Expo and a companion event, the Capacity Management Symposium, during the week of Nov. 14, it will mark the culmination of a year of intense discussion among CTOs, other industry thought leaders, the Cable-Tec Expo Program Committee and SCTE officials.
In late August, the FCC released new rules for “video description.” This is the audio track for visually impaired viewers that carries both the main program audio and a narrative description of the onscreen action of a TV program or movie.
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AT&T has signed a three-year extension with DirecTV to continue to be able to resell the latter's TV service across the 22 states where AT&T offers residential broadband and voice service.
DirecTV Group, the country's largest satellite TV broadcaster, raked in more subscribers than ever in the third quarter, helped by the NFL Sunday Ticket.
Comcast is still mulling the fine print of its Xcalibur service, including price point and whether it will be a premium-only offering, but the IP- and cloud-based service is headed to a major market next year.
While the OTT threat seems to be waning, satellite and IPTV video service providers are gaining ground on cable operators' share of the video pie, according to a recent report.
Rather than keeping over-the-top streaming videos from the likes of Netflix, Hulu and Amazon at arm's length, Charter is embracing them.
Following up on its iPad app release from March, Time Warner Cable is putting the finishing touches on a similar app for Android tablets.
On the day their extended retransmission contract ran out, Fox Networks and DirecTV reached an agreement.
Bright House Networks’ iPad app lets digital basic service or higher subscribers watch up to 100 live channels.
Cable video gateway deployments will grow from less than 700,000 units in North America and Europe to more than 10 million by 2016.
YouTube is making a bold step into original programming in an entertainment venture with some 100 content creators.
As Netflix struggles, Amazon's streaming service has inked brand new deals with major studios to bring more content to its Kindle Fire tablets.
Virgin Media has consolidated 20 different equipment inventories onto a single inventory control system provided by Convergys.