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Charter sponsors 2nd Battle of the Bands

June 22, 2012 2:36 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

For the second year, Charter Communications is hosting Charter Center Stage 2012 Battle of the Bands, with the winner performing at the Taste of St. Louis.

Comcast offers Verizon Wireless in more markets

June 21, 2012 3:25 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

The MSO has begun offering the wireless service in several areas in Michigan and in a number of cities in states across the Southeast.

Verizon CEO: Video is 'the future' of wireless

June 21, 2012 3:24 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Verizon's top executive is aiming to use the company's spectrum deal with the cable industry as a key entry point for what he sees as the next major part of its business: mobile video.


LG, TP Vision offer smart TV developers kit

June 21, 2012 3:23 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

The two argue that TV makers need to create a common development ecosystem for smart TVs, similar to development platforms in the PC and cable industries.

South Korea sees big demand for fastest mobile network

June 21, 2012 3:12 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

South Korea is forecasting blistering growth in the use of a network technology that gives the fastest speeds for connecting to the Internet from a mobile device.

Shaw Direct bows streaming VOD service

June 20, 2012 1:53 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Shaw Direct is laying claim to being the first direct-to-home provider in Canada to use adaptive streaming technology to deliver video-on-demand content directly to subscribers’ set-top boxes.

SeaChange snaps up iTV software developer Flashlight

June 19, 2012 3:14 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

SeaChange International is continuing in its evolution as a software-based company with the purchase of interactive TV software developer Flashlight Engineering and Consulting.

Netflix appears to be eating into pay-TV VOD

June 19, 2012 3:12 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

A new report suggests that even with limited viewing options, Netflix remains a highly viable option for many viewers vis-à-vis VOD.


Chunghwa doubles down on Envivio equipment

June 19, 2012 3:11 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

The Taiwanese service provider expands its Envivio infrastructure to enable the delivery of Olympics content to subscribers viewing on PCs, tablets and smartphones.

Cable broadband pioneer wins Marconi Prize

June 19, 2012 3:03 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Broadcom co-founder Henry Samueli is recognized for his development of analog and mixed-signal circuitry that helped enable cable modem technology.

Liberty Global hits refresh on corporate identity

June 19, 2012 3:01 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

International cable operator Liberty Global announced that all of its corporate offices will now operate under the Liberty Global banner.

Microsoft's long and tortured history in tablets

June 19, 2012 2:57 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Microsoft has been trying to introduce a successful tablet for years. Maybe this time it’s done it.

Connections Europe - Nov. 13-14, 2012

June 18, 2012 5:48 pm | by CED Magazine | Events

Connections Europe, produced by Parks Associates, offers high-level analysis and consumer research, networking opportunities, and information on emerging connected home services and technologies.


Xfinity Home surfaces in Arizona, Virginia

June 18, 2012 3:01 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Comcast has introduced the home security, monitoring and control services in four more markets.

Q&A: Breaking down AT&T’s cloud services

June 18, 2012 2:58 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

As vice president of hosting and cloud services for AT&T, Steve Caniano knows a thing or two about the cloud.

Phones gain ability to learn by touching

June 18, 2012 2:40 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

There's a form of extrasensory perception called psychometry, whose practitioners claim to learn things about objects by touching them.

In the media: CenturyLink gears up for video service in Colorado Springs

June 15, 2012 2:44 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

CenturyLink is working on franchise agreements in order to offer an IPTV service to communities near Colorado Springs, Colo., which are currently being served by Comcast.

Disney rolls out more live TV apps with Comcast

June 15, 2012 2:40 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Disney rolled out three more apps that enable pay-TV subscribers of Comcast to watch live TV on the go.

Anga Cable Show a bigger draw for foreign attendees

June 15, 2012 2:34 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

The Anga Cable Show in Cologne, Germany, increased its number of foreign attendees from 43 percent to 50 percent.

NBC to stream events, but only to subscribers

June 15, 2012 2:32 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Given that NBC pays a premium to air the Olympics, it will allow only authenticated cable and satellite subscribers to view streamed coverage on

Cablevision offers self-provision tool to business customers

June 14, 2012 2:20 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

The online tool will enable small business customers to manage many aspects of their own services, including provisioning services and features.

Democrats push FCC, DOJ to scrutinize Verizon AWS deal

June 14, 2012 1:59 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

A group of House Democrats are urging the FCC and Justice Department to closely scrutinize Verizon Wireless' purchase of a nationwide block of AWS spectrum from four cable operators.

FCC mulls best use of 4.9 GHz band

June 14, 2012 1:56 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

The FCC has adopted rules allocating 50 MHz of spectrum in the 4.9 GHz band for fixed and mobile wireless services.

Sprint hikes fiber backbone to 100G, plans 400G trials

June 14, 2012 1:54 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

The operator said it hired Ciena to upgrade its optical backbone network to 40 Gbps and 100 Gbps and that it plans to conduct trials of 400 Gbps links next year.

WD expands connected home offerings with My Net routers

June 14, 2012 1:47 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | CED | Product Releases | Comments

Western Digital has released a new line of in-home routers aimed at mitigating performance problems related to the increasing number of wireless devices connecting to home networks.

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