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Cablevision promotes Kanouff to EVP of corporate engineering, tech

May 18, 2012 2:46 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Kanouff worked her way up to president at SeaChange International prior to leaving the company to join Cablevision.

Azuki, D-Link partner on OTT sidecar

May 18, 2012 2:41 pm | by Brian Santo | Product Releases | Comments

The partners have devised a means to enable MSOs to provide multi-screen services without major upgrades to their existing QAM and set-top environment.

SeaChange, Avail-TVN to demo VOD ad insertion

May 18, 2012 2:39 pm | by Brian Santo | Product Releases | Comments

The two have integrated their products to create a system that can place ads at any place within a VOD stream.

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Comcast connects with Skype in 10 markets

May 17, 2012 2:03 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Comcast’s HD video Skype service will be available to its subscribers in 10 markets, and it’s using an adapter box from Technicolor to provision the service.

Arris supports HTML5 in whole-home solution

May 17, 2012 1:58 pm | by Brian Santo | CED | Product Releases | Comments

The Moxi box is getting an HTML5 browser, and the company is releasing a software development kit with the relevant APIs.

Affinegy, Sigma Systems bring TR-069 to DOCSIS

May 17, 2012 1:55 pm | by Brian Santo | CED | Product Releases | Comments

The two companies have combined their products to create a means of upgrading deployed DOCSIS 2.0 and DOCSIS 3.0 devices for management control.

Time Warner Cable blends Vutopia into TV Everywhere mix

May 16, 2012 2:41 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Time Warner Cable MoviePass subscribers now have access to Vutopia’s movie service on their PC and Mac computers and laptops across the cable operator’s entire footprint.

Avail-TVN bows DAI tools

May 16, 2012 2:37 pm | by Mike Robuck | CED | Product Releases | Comments

Avail-TVN has come up with some new dynamic ad insertion (DAI) tools to help content providers monetize VOD viewing.

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SeaChange, Tellabs cue up OTT ad targeting demo at Cable Show

May 16, 2012 2:34 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

SeaChange and Tellabs will jointly demonstrate a new ad-targeting technology for over-the-top video that is based on Web browser activity.

Unity Telecom preparing another OTT challenger

May 16, 2012 2:32 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Based on Entone’s FusionTV platform, Unity TV will unite Web-based content with free-to-air channels using a scheme designed to avoid retrans agreements.

Olympics coverage to air on MSNBC, CNBC and Bravo

May 16, 2012 2:27 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

All three networks are owned by Comcast's NBCUniversal, which will use NBC and NBC Sports Network as the central platforms for the London Games.

Cox, Verizon Wireless debut cross-promotion in Oklahoma

May 15, 2012 2:47 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

After previous deployments by Comcast and Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications is on the scoreboard now that it has rolled out its cross-promotional effort with Verizon Wireless in Oklahoma.

ACA to FCC: Over-the-top companies are not MVPDs

May 15, 2012 2:41 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

The legal distinction would give companies like Hulu and Netflix rights to programming they have not earned, the ACA argues.

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Rogers launches SIP trunking for enterprise businesses

May 14, 2012 2:08 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Rogers Business Solutions is now offering its SIP trunking services to enterprises in Canada that are seeking scalable voice services while using less equipment.

This Technology adds former Broadbus CEO to its board

May 14, 2012 2:03 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Dynamic ad insertion vendor This Technology has added former Motorola and Broadbus Technologies executive Jeffery Binder to its board of directors.

Cable gets the lead out

May 11, 2012 3:00 pm | by Brian Santo | Blogs | Comments

CableLabs’ booth at the upcoming Cable Show will demonstrate how cable is moving at a gallop to innovate, with everything from augmented reality to a new way to tag and ID video content.

Cox teams up with hospital to launch a patient channel

May 11, 2012 2:56 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Cox Communications has developed a new internal channel for Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

SeaChange sticks a fork in broadcast and storage unit sale

May 11, 2012 2:54 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

After passing regulatory muster, SeaChange announced that it had completed the sale of its broadcast server and storage unit to a private investment group that has named the newly formed company XOR Media.

Elemental picks up another customer

May 11, 2012 2:52 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Leveraging its success with Comcast, the transcoder vendor will power multi-screen services from Columbus Communications.

Bing to duel Google with Facebook-friendly format

May 11, 2012 2:48 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Microsoft hopes leveraging the data it gets from partner Facebook will allow it to craft a search engine that really does provide more relevant results.

Mediacom adds more data subs to help offset video losses

May 10, 2012 2:33 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Mediacom Communications released unaudited financial results for the first quarter, which included a boost in data subscribers that somewhat offset its basic video subscriber losses.

Cablevision doubles movie rental window

May 10, 2012 2:30 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

iO subscribers will be able to rent some movies for two days, with no additional charge, but only on some movies.

CenturyLink adds 89K broadband subs in Q1

May 10, 2012 2:27 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

The carrier is also making some modest progress with its DSL-based video product, Prism TV, adding 15,000 subs in the quarter.

SeaChange’s Nitro Now breathes new life into older set-tops

May 9, 2012 3:24 pm | by Mike Robuck | Product Releases | Comments

SeaChange International has extended the shelf life of older, QAM-based set-top boxes with the release of its Nitro Now software.

Windstream making push in data business

May 9, 2012 3:21 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Business services are the future for the Alltel spin-off, which expects to spend $1B this year on data centers and other infrastructure investments.

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