Comcast has lowered the cost for upgrades to its cloud based X1 operating system from $49.99 to $19.99 for certain customers. In early March, the company quietly began offering the price drop to customers in Philadelphia, New Jersey, or Connecticut.
The company addressed several controversies, including one associated with its its new pick-and-pay plans for FiOS TV, and the other about AT&T’s response to the FCC’s reclassifying broadband under Title II.
CenturyLink is assisting Utah Education and Telehealth Network (UETN) in constructing fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) network to deliver broadband connectivity at gigabit speeds.
Justice’s formal review of the deal is not due until next week, but Bloomberg – relying on unnamed sources – is reporting that that those reviewing the case at Justice are disinclined to approve the deal even with conditions.
Verizon FiOS is breaking down its programming bundle, offering the option to subscribe to a basic tier of channels which can be supplemented with mini-bundles of channels – essentially theme-based tiers – for an incremental fee.
The carrier today revealed new deals with ESPN, CBS Sports, 120 Sports, ACC Digital Network and Campus Insiders that will all center around NCAA content.
In Missouri, Mediacom is upgrading its TV service to all-digital. The transition will begin next month and end in early June.
The lengths that operators are willing to go in order to successfully migrate to an all-IP network speak volumes about the rewards that that can be reaped once the journey is finished. At every turn . . .
Dish is building Rovi Conversation Services into its Explorer iPad app, Hopper Voice remote, and Dish Anywhere app for viewing from mobile devices. Dish customers will be able to use voice commands to search for live and on-demand content.
Cloud computing has been around for years, but only recently has it begun playing a significant role in the video workflow as operators turn cloud-based management, processing and distribution of . . .
Organic light emitting diode (OLED) technology provides amazing picture quality, but OLED displays have the added benefit of conserving energy. Yet, the OLED market is not pushing forward due to . . .
The key benefit of Ultra HD, or 4K, is that it offers twice the resolution of HD. However, this may not be as big of a deal as originally assumed. What may be considered the most impressive . . .
Imagine Communications now offers a cloud-based video platform for multi-screen video distribution. The CloudXtream enables the delivery of VOD, cloud DVR, and live video. Components of the modular . . .
Version 3.0 introduces several new features for MVPDs and programmers including Audit Central, a tool for event verification and audit reporting; Map View for zone creation and event execution mapping; and an Event Dashboard for monitoring event execution status and system health management.
The new gigabit service will be deployed across four counties in south central Minnesota. A total of ten cities and seventeen townships will be included in the network.
Arris and Charter formed a joint venture for the purpose of buying ActiveVideo. Arris will own 65 percent of the venture. Current ActiveVideo management, including CEO Jeff Miller, will continue to run the operation.
Over the next few months, Mediacom will be reclaiming all channels except for the basic tier in the Illinois counties of Morgan, Sangamon, and Menard. The company is looking to compete with demands for HD and faster internet speeds.
Elemental Technologies has added statistical multiplexing to its bag of tricks with a software-based, multi-codec, multi-resolution statmuxer. The company is positioning the Elemental Statmux as a . . .
The AC1600 modem router by Netgear is for VDSL/ADSL networks, and is compatible with ADSL2+ connections. It can support more than ten devices including smartphones, laptops, smart TVs, and Blu-ray . . .
Harmonic's ProView 7100 is a multi-format integrated receiver-decoder, MPEG stream processor and transcoder that supports the HEVC standard. The new model offers MPEG-2 and AVC transcoding within . . .
Ericsson already had live, linear and on-demand video capabilities, as well as traditional DVR capabilities with its Mediaroom TV Platform. But with the $95 million acquisition of cloud-based video specialist Fabrix Systems last fall, the company picked up the ability to help operators shift all DVR functions from the home to the cloud.
Disney/ABC is in the process of shifting its linear broadcast operations to an IP-based architecture, using technology from Imagine Communications. The company is ditching the classic broadcast center model in favor of running operations out of data centers.
Ciciora compares the differences, and similarities, between cable companies and newspapers when debating network neutrality by drawing comparisons between operators and editors . . .
Energy management has been identified as a strategic concern within the cable industry. Key enablers of continued growth and increased reliability are access to reliable local power sources and an . . .
So much for the home field advantage. The City of Philadelphia, preparing to renegotiate Comcast's franchise agreements, released a long-awaited report that shows that Comcast's hometown customers are less happy with their service than Comcast customers elsewhere.