The push for multi-screen video services is creating new players in the digital content value chain, including over-the-top providers, and creating opportunities and challenges for service providers, advertisers, content providers and consumers.
Populating the annals of the digital media business are hundreds of individuals who were ahead of their time. They’re the early-stage impresarios and on-the-cusp dreamers who introduced grand ideas and evangelized categories before getting steamrolled by the realities of the day: limited technology footprints, a skeptical investment community or the inability to captivate mainstream consumers.
When the curtain goes up on Expo and a companion event, the Capacity Management Symposium, during the week of Nov. 14, it will mark the culmination of a year of intense discussion among CTOs, other industry thought leaders, the Cable-Tec Expo Program Committee and SCTE officials.
In late August, the FCC released new rules for “video description.” This is the audio track for visually impaired viewers that carries both the main program audio and a narrative description of the onscreen action of a TV program or movie.
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AT&T has signed a three-year extension with DirecTV to continue to be able to resell the latter's TV service across the 22 states where AT&T offers residential broadband and voice service.
DirecTV Group, the country's largest satellite TV broadcaster, raked in more subscribers than ever in the third quarter, helped by the NFL Sunday Ticket.
Comcast is still mulling the fine print of its Xcalibur service, including price point and whether it will be a premium-only offering, but the IP- and cloud-based service is headed to a major market next year.
While the OTT threat seems to be waning, satellite and IPTV video service providers are gaining ground on cable operators' share of the video pie, according to a recent report.
Rather than keeping over-the-top streaming videos from the likes of Netflix, Hulu and Amazon at arm's length, Charter is embracing them.
Following up on its iPad app release from March, Time Warner Cable is putting the finishing touches on a similar app for Android tablets.
On the day their extended retransmission contract ran out, Fox Networks and DirecTV reached an agreement.
Bright House Networks’ iPad app lets digital basic service or higher subscribers watch up to 100 live channels.
Cable video gateway deployments will grow from less than 700,000 units in North America and Europe to more than 10 million by 2016.
YouTube is making a bold step into original programming in an entertainment venture with some 100 content creators.
As Netflix struggles, Amazon's streaming service has inked brand new deals with major studios to bring more content to its Kindle Fire tablets.
Virgin Media has consolidated 20 different equipment inventories onto a single inventory control system provided by Convergys.
But Cablevision’s revenues did get a boost from the inclusion of the former Bresnan Communications customers.
DirecTV is accusing Fox of creating misleading advertising as the two renegotiate their retransmission contract.
MobiTV is banking on its cloud-based video platform to provision TV Everywhere-type services for cable, satellite and IPTV video providers.
Samsung Electronics said quarterly profit slid 23 percent as weaker demand for flat panels and computer chips offset booming smartphone shipments.
Redbox's DVD rental kiosks are attracting movie lovers fed up with Netflix's video subscription service.
Cablevision chief operating officer Tom Rutledge said the company is on track to complete a fiber ring in the former Bresnan Communications systems by year’s end.
BigBand has taken the wraps off of a targeted advertising application that lets IPTV video providers use “virtual zoning” to deliver ads to ad zones over linear TV.
To borrow a phrase from an infamous actor, Time Warner Cable’s high-speed Internet services were “winning” in the third quarter.