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New Products - July 2012

July 2, 2012 7:41 pm | by CED Magazine | CED | Product Releases | Comments

Haivision’s new CoolSign 5.0 digital signage system; Miranda Technologies' expanded Kaleido-IP advanced IP-based multi-viewer platform; and TriQuint's new DOCSIS 3.0 amplifier, the TAT2814A.

Swiss wholesaler using Edgeware IPTV platform

July 2, 2012 5:07 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Netstream will use the Edgeware system to resell IPTV services to other service providers in Switzerland.

AT&T reaches agreement with AMC Networks

July 2, 2012 1:54 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

AT&T has reached an agreement with AMC Networks and will keep showing its AMC, IFC Sundance and WE channels.


Eastern U.S. storm hobbles Netflix

July 2, 2012 1:27 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Netflix, Instagram and Pinterest used Twitter and Facebook to update subscribers after violent storms across the eastern U.S. caused server outages for hours.

Incognito offers CPE management server

June 29, 2012 12:12 pm | by Brian Santo | CED | Product Releases | Comments

The software-based system uses the TR-069 protocol to manage customer equipment, regardless of the type of network.

Comporium pulls in local advertisers with widget

June 29, 2012 12:09 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

A new Yellow Pages app that provides EBIF-based targeted advertising proves popular with advertisers new to TV.

Comcast has Mexico presidential election covered

June 29, 2012 11:49 am | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Comcast will serve up extensive coverage of the presidential election in Mexico to its Xfinity MultiLatino subscribers.

Dish vows to replace AMC channels in fee dispute

June 29, 2012 11:33 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Dish Network said it would replace AMC Networks' channels with HDNet channels, ratcheting up a fee dispute.


Southwest will try out live TV on 5 planes

June 29, 2012 11:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Southwest Airlines plans to sell live television service on five planes and expand it to more aircraft.

Comcast dinged with $800K fine

June 28, 2012 2:28 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The MSO agrees to pay a fine levied by the FCC for failing to fully comply with a condition of its merger with NBCUniversal.

ThinkAnalytics serves up recommendation engine to 70M customers

June 28, 2012 2:26 pm | by Mike Robuck | Blogs | Comments

ThinkAnalytics’ recommendation engine serves 70 million subscribers in eight languages.

TWC, Bright House subs get HBO Go on Kindle Fire

June 28, 2012 2:18 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks and Insight Communications customers were slated to get HBO Go on their Kindle Fire tablets.

Sportsman HD draws a bead on Charter systems

June 28, 2012 2:10 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Sportsman Channel’s HD offering is slated for rollouts in Charter Communications’ Northern California, Oregon, Minnesota and New England markets.


Motorola intros denser optical terminal

June 27, 2012 2:02 pm | by Brian Santo | Product Releases | Comments

The new product in the company’s optical LAN portfolio for business users handles a higher concentration of users – both human and machine.

Tiny Andorra offers fastest Internet

June 26, 2012 2:35 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

The national communications provider is using equipment from Aurora Networks to provide both the fastest upstream and downstream service currently available.

Falcon to resell Imagine video equipment

June 26, 2012 2:24 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

One of the first installations of Imagine’s Ice products performed by Falcon is with Media Three.

Senior living channel RLTV launches on some Mediacom systems

June 26, 2012 2:21 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

RLTV, a cable network that provides news and entertainment for viewers over the age of 50, has launched in several of Mediacom Communications’ markets.

Penthouse cozies up to Kabel Deutschland for VOD deal

June 26, 2012 2:19 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Penthouse has struck a deal to provide Kabel Deutschland with 3-D, HD and SD adult content for viewing on the German cable operator’s VOD platform.

Espial appoints VP of smart TV

June 26, 2012 2:17 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

The company intends to work with consumer electronics manufacturers to get broadband-based TV integrated into a wide range of consumer products.

Sony readies Google TV box

June 25, 2012 2:43 pm | by Brian Santo | CED | Product Releases | Comments

Sony will double down on the Google TV concept with a similar box that also incorporates a Blu-ray player, due during the holiday season.

Cable still king of pay TV; satellite, IPTV usurpers plot takeover

June 25, 2012 2:40 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Cable operators still rule the roost when it comes to the number of worldwide pay-TV subscribers, but satellite and IPTV providers are poised for a takeover.

Knology adds 11 HD channels in Auburn; WOW vote tomorrow

June 25, 2012 2:38 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

The cable over-builder recently added 11 HD channels in its Auburn, Ala., system.

DirecTV’s 3-D channel going part-time

June 25, 2012 2:35 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Between a lack of content and a lack of consumer interest, the 3-D juggernaut is looking more like an M1 Abrams body on a Yugo chassis.

Study: N. Amer. No. 1 in home networking devices, thanks to MoCA

June 25, 2012 2:30 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

When it comes to home networking devices, North America is the worldwide leader.

Analyst upgrades Netflix

June 25, 2012 2:29 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A low share price coupled with a favorable competitive environment could make the company a good buy.

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