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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.

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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.

Charter Communications narrows net loss

May 8, 2012 3:03 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

With new CEO Tom Rutledge at the helm, the company also reports an unexpected surprise – its first gain in video subscribers in years.

Comcast pushes play on WatchESPN

May 8, 2012 2:57 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Comcast’s landmark deal with the Walt Disney Co. is starting to bear fruit with the news that WatchESPN is now available to Comcast’s subscribers.

Elemental Technologies picks up $13M in funding

May 8, 2012 2:51 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

The video processing specialist also named Kevin O’Hara, CEO of Integra Telecom, as its chairman of the board.

AT&T announces IP-based remote home monitoring

May 7, 2012 2:35 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

AT&T said it plans to begin trials in Atlanta and Dallas this summer.

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Avail-TVN, AdGorilla partner to bring Spanish programming to U.S.

May 7, 2012 2:29 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

TVC+Latino is a new linear channel that features Spanish-language programming from Mexico.

Time Warner Cable to carry 4 Star TV channels in select markets

May 4, 2012 1:47 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Time Warner Cable has struck a carriage deal with News Corp. subsidiary Star TV and International Media Distribution to broadcast four Star TV channels.

Manly Videotron viewers now have Spike TV in HD

May 4, 2012 1:45 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Videotron has added an HD version of Spike TV to its channel lineup.

O’Carroll announces retirement from Rogers Cable

May 3, 2012 6:09 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

After 17 years and a nearly complete overhaul and integration of the company’s wireline and wireless networks, O’Carroll said he’s looking forward to time on his own.

Cablevision adds video subs in Q1

May 3, 2012 2:38 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

The achievement aggravates analysts, however, since it was based on promotional pricing that compromised cash flow.

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Cox Business cues up social media site for small businesses

May 3, 2012 2:36 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Cox Business has launched a new website in order to help small businesses foster and coordinate their social media efforts.

TWC partners with American Express to promote SignatureHome

May 3, 2012 2:34 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Time Warner Cable is enticing American Express cardholders to sign up for its premium SignatureHome Premium View tier thorough an exclusive partnership.

Bloomberg wins FCC dispute with Comcast

May 3, 2012 2:32 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Comcast plans to appeal the decision forcing it to change channel assignments for Bloomberg TV.

Cox pushes play on Korean music videos

May 3, 2012 2:23 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Cox Communications, in partnership with International Media Distribution and Korean broadcaster tvK24, has launched a video-on-demand service that features Korean music videos.

TV's double vision: When 1 screen isn't enough

May 3, 2012 2:20 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Social networking is wreaking a profound change in TV-viewing habits.

Data additions drive Comcast’s Q1 revenue; video losses lessen

May 2, 2012 2:35 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

En route to a nearly 30 percent profit increase in the first quarter, Comcast slowed the bleeding of its basic video subscriber losses while it continued to add high-speed data customers.

Ergen says Dish will make the bundle mobile

May 2, 2012 2:26 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The company’s 10-year plan will focus on providing services both in the home and on the go – if it can capitalize on its wireless acquisitions.

Minerva Networks goes on a hiring spree

May 2, 2012 2:21 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Minerva Networks announced a slate of hires to fill out its management ranks. Todd Clayton, Chuck Morris, Chuck Yort and Pancrazio Auteri have joined the company.

Former Cablevision exec Bickham joins Rutledge at Charter

May 1, 2012 3:04 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Charter Communications President and CEO Tom Rutledge went with the tried and true with the recent hiring of John Bickham as the MSO’s new chief operating officer.

Dish enters into TV Everywhere deal with regional carrier

May 1, 2012 2:55 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Being “restricted” to satellite distribution is merely encouragement for Dish to pursue novel strategies for providing advanced services.

SeaChange names Rau permanent CEO

May 1, 2012 2:52 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Rau, who will continue as a member of SeaChange’s board of directors, took over as interim CEO when founder, chairman and CEO William Styslinger retired.

Preventing a broadband meltdown

April 30, 2012 9:27 pm | by Cam Cullen, vice president of global marketing at Procera Networks | Articles | Comments

The broadband market is experiencing major upheaval, and MSOs are at the center of the storm.

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