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TVs are hot sellers this holiday season

December 2, 2011 1:38 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

In an unexpected twist, TVs are topping many Christmas shopping lists this year.

Armstrong Cable cues up Funimation Channel in VOD

December 2, 2011 1:36 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

The Funimation Channel, which is an anime digital cable network, has struck a deal with Armstrong Cable to put its video content on Armstrong’s VOD platform.

Comcast, TWC, Bright House sell wireless spectrum to Verizon for $3.6B

December 2, 2011 12:11 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Strange days indeed. Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks announced that they are selling their wireless spectrum, which was held under the guise of joint venture SpectrumCo, to Verizon Wireless for $3.6 billion.

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Rogers Cable signs carriage agreement with Shaw Media

December 1, 2011 2:22 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Rogers Cable has inked a long-term distribution deal with Shaw Media that covers on-demand, online, mobile (through linear) VOD and mobile content rights.

Styslinger retires from SeaChange

December 1, 2011 2:19 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

SeaChange International founder, chairman and CEO William Styslinger, 65, has retired, and board member Raghu Rau will take over, serving on an interim basis.

Pace to offer hybrid gateway with Rovi guide

December 1, 2011 2:15 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Rovi and Pace said they are teaming to develop a hybrid gateway featuring the former's Total Guide, which emphasizes search and discovery capabilities.

Game on: Verizon, Longhorn Network launch live online streaming

December 1, 2011 2:08 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Verizon has launched a national online simulcast of the Longhorn Network's University of Texas-related sports programming.

Comcast Business Services to hook up San Mateo with faster data

November 30, 2011 3:23 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

San Mateo's Chamber of Commerce has partnered with Comcast Business Services to upgrade the broadband network in San Mateo's downtown underground utility district.

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Time Warner Cable's Android app out of the starting blocks

November 30, 2011 3:21 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

For now, the Android version of the app doesn't support live streaming. A spokesman said there wasn't a timeframe for when live streaming would become available on the Android tablets.

Flingo creates smart TV app for Linkin Park

November 30, 2011 3:06 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

The inevitable is happening as apps start coming directly to smart TVs. Linkin Park is releasing its own app specifically for smart TVs to distribute its own content directly to fans.

Congressman: 'Sooner the better' on spectrum inventory

November 30, 2011 3:04 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Republican Congressman Cliff Stearns called the United States' standing in global broadband deployment and speeds "embarrassing."

Live From Cable-Tec Expo - Alpha Technologies

November 29, 2011 10:26 pm | by CED Magazine | Videos | Comments

Alpha Technologies, a member of The Alpha Group, provides the cable industry with the most reliable, technologically advanced and cost-effective powering solutions available.

Live From Cable-Tec Expo - EchoStar

November 29, 2011 10:22 pm | by CED Magazine | Videos | Comments

EchoStar is a multiple Emmy Award-winning company that has pioneered advancements in the TV industry for nearly 30 years. Over the last three decades, EchoStar’s focus on video technology has been a major contributor to shifts in the way consumers view, receive and interact with TV content.

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Live From Cable-Tec Expo - Fujitsu

November 29, 2011 10:07 pm | by CED Magazine | Videos | Comments

Fujitsu's cable-ready, carrier-grade optical and professional services solutions are helping MSOs across North America deliver video, data and telecom services over a single, high-speed network.

Live From Cable-Tec Expo - VeEx

November 29, 2011 10:01 pm | by CED Magazine | Videos | Comments

VeEx builds products that blend advanced technology and vast technical expertise with the discerning measurement needs of customers. VeEx's core expertise is embodied in an array of products that test DSL, metro Ethernet, cable TV and transport networks.

Cloud traffic changing the network

November 29, 2011 1:49 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Internet-based content pouring through your pipes is certain to increase; the only question is by how much? And the answer is: to just under trillions of hours a year by 2015.

Cox drops more international programming into Hampton Roads

November 29, 2011 1:43 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

With the expansion of the new digital international programming offerings, Cox subscribers now have access to more than 25 international channels.

Qualcomm pushes FCC to move on Flo deal approval

November 29, 2011 1:39 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

It's been nearly a year since AT&T announced it would pay $1.93 billion for the airwaves used in Qualcomm's discontinued Flo TV mobile television service.

Comcast's metro E service easy as 1, 2, 3

November 28, 2011 2:24 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Comcast's decision to throw its hat into the medium-size business sector is paying off in spades, and its metro Ethernet service is at the heart of that success.

Verizon has 6 months to re-engineer FiOS VOD

November 28, 2011 2:18 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

In the latest development in its long-running patent infringement case brought against it by ActiveVideo, a U.S. District Court decided to grant ActiveVideo's request for an injunction against FiOS VOD.

Comcast's Augusta GM slides over to Knology

November 23, 2011 1:50 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Comcast's general manager in Augusta, Ga., is set to join rival over-builder Knology as its new general manager in the same market.

In the media: Samsung lining up for Google TV

November 23, 2011 1:46 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Two weeks after Logitech declared its experience with Google TV was a $100 million debacle, rumors are swirling that Samsung is about to pick up the Google TV ball and start running with it.

Amino promotes Lingley to chief technologist

November 23, 2011 1:34 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Lingley, for the last two years, has been Amino's head of OTT strategy, helping to devise the company's Amino Freedom OTT platform and product range and developing the company's relationship with Intel.

Boxee Box adds support for SlingPlayer

November 22, 2011 2:03 pm | by Mike Robuck | Product Releases | Comments

Boxee users will be able to take their content with them on the road now that the Boxee Box supports SlingPlayer.

Netflix seeks to raise at least $400M

November 22, 2011 2:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Netflix raised $400 million Monday as the video subscription service tries to recover from a customer backlash that has battered its stock and tarnished its brand.

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