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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

New Products – May 2012

April 30, 2012 7:58 pm | by CED Magazine | Product Releases | Comments

Harmonic announced it is bringing its video compression tech to the integrated receiver-decoder (IRD) market with the introduction of the ProView 7100, while Motorola Mobility has introduced a family of combo IRD-transcoders.

Home automation: The new frontier for service providers

April 30, 2012 7:38 pm | by Mike Robuck | Articles | Comments

Home automation services have a long way to go before they reach the level of comfort portrayed in “The Jetsons,” but service providers are ramping up their efforts to provide their subscribers with home automation creature comforts that go beyond simple security cams.

Open Mic - Advertising to the TV and IP-connected devices

April 30, 2012 6:35 pm | by Jeff Brooks, vice president of business development at Arris | Articles | Comments

Cable operators are by now very aware of the shifting landscape in content consumption and delivery technologies, as well as the potential changes this will drive in advertising on linear TV and IP-connected devices.

Memory Lane - Getting game

April 30, 2012 6:14 pm | by Stewart Schley, media and technology writer | Articles | Comments

Sega Channel broke new ground in several ways: Not only did it suggest a networked future for the delivery of entertainment content, it forced cable companies to recognize the need to fine-tune their networks to accommodate new types of digital content.

Comcast Sports offers second-screen interactivity

April 30, 2012 2:53 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

The company adds Web-based features for viewers watching baseball games with their tablets in their hand.

Time Warner Cable targets on-demand niches

April 30, 2012 2:52 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

The operator bundles food and exercise videos to appeal to health-conscious viewers – and the advertisers that want to target that market.

Hulu might move to authentication model

April 30, 2012 2:50 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Can the broadcast networks make a case that their content is premium content?

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