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Cablevision sues Verizon over accuracy of ads

December 9, 2011 3:10 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Cablevision Systems is suing rival Verizon Communications in an effort to stop an advertising campaign deriding the speed of Cablevision's Internet service.

Suddenlink tunes in VOD, Caller ID in Ariz. communities

December 9, 2011 3:08 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Suddenlink has dropped video-on-demand services and TV Caller ID features into some Arizona communities that were formerly served by NPG Cable.

SeaChange adds a half-dozen multi-screen customers

December 9, 2011 3:07 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Drama in its boardroom may have dominated recent headlines, but the big story at SeaChange International is that it is finding singular success with its evolution to a multi-screen strategy.

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Maple Leafs and Raptors sold to Rogers and BCE

December 9, 2011 2:56 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Canada's largest telecommunication companies have agreed to buy the NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs and NBA's Toronto Raptors; the fierce telecom rivals seek live content for their sports channels, digital properties and smartphones.

Ensuring Network Performance in the TV Everywhere Era

December 9, 2011 1:38 pm | by James Welch, senior consulting engineer at IneoQuest Technologies | Articles | Comments

Most service providers currently deliver MPEG transport streams to their customers, although on at least one leg of their journeys, those streams are likely to travel on a packet network. As streaming services gain popularity, that's guaranteed to happen more often. There are new standards available that operators can use to assure their networks are able to properly handle the traffic.

On-LiVe Asia - April 27, 2012

December 8, 2011 4:35 pm | by CED Magazine | Events

On-LiVe Asia is the region's only event that brings together innovative businesses searching for ways to maximize the use of online video solutions. They come together to evaluate strategies and technologies to successfully deploy online video across a range of business activities.

SeaChange's ODG launches SVOD service with Mexico's Cablevision

December 8, 2011 2:30 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

SeaChange International subsidiary On Demand Group is powering a premium subscription video-on-demand service that was recently launched in Mexico by Cablevision.

Hollywood flubs movie system launch, miffs users

December 8, 2011 2:28 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Warner Bros. is learning a hard lesson about launching an ill-conceived product in the age of social media.

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Netflix sharing on Facebook may be coming to U.S.

December 8, 2011 2:25 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

It may not be much longer before there's an easier way for Netflix's U.S. subscribers to share their taste in movies on Facebook.

Game streaming service OnLive coming to tablets

December 8, 2011 2:22 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

OnLive, the start-up whose technology streams video games over an Internet connection, is expanding its service to tablets and mobile devices.

Microsoft launches Xbox app for iOS

December 8, 2011 2:20 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Microsoft launched Xbox Live apps for both Windows Phone 7 (WP7) and Apple's iPhone.

In the media: Verizon down with OTT

December 7, 2011 2:12 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Verizon Communications is working on an over-the-top service that would stream movies and TV shows to customers outside of its FiOS video service footprint.

Humbled Netflix CEO still thinking, talking big

December 7, 2011 2:04 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

To hear Netflix CEO Reed Hastings tell it, the bone-headed decisions that have dragged down the Internet's leading video subscription service during the past five months eventually will be forgotten like a bad movie made by a great film director.

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CED Video & Product Showcase - November 2011

December 6, 2011 7:01 pm | by CED Magazine | CED | Product Releases | Comments

Motorola's APEX3000 Universal Edge QAM, ATCi's TE-2000 Spectrum Analyzer HD, Tektronix's MTS4000 MPEG Analyzer, Sunrise Telecom's CM3 Series Cable Network Analyzer, Lindsay Broadband's HFC Wi-Fi Access and much more.

Cablemas phasing out VOD for streaming

December 6, 2011 2:18 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Last May, Cablemas bought more than a quarter million hybrid set-tops. The other shoe just dropped: Cablemas is going to phase out its traditional video-on-demand (VOD) system for a quarter of its TV subscribers in favor of a broadband-based streaming service managed by Avail-TVN.

NXP adds integrated gateway tuner

December 6, 2011 2:06 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

NXP Semiconductors announced a silicon tuner that can handle any terrestrial TV signal anywhere in the world, as well as cable TV reception.

Cox's iPad app lifts off

December 5, 2011 2:11 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

At SCTE Cable-Tec Expo, Cox President Pat Esser said his company would deliver on its iPad app during the holiday season. The free app, which Cox calls Cox TV Connect, is available for downloading from the Apple App Store.

Comcast's Smit, TWC's Britt saddle up on Verizon Wireless deal

December 5, 2011 2:09 pm | by Mike Robuck | Blogs | Comments

While the shockwaves from Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks' decision to sell their wireless spectrum - through their joint venture of SpectrumCo – continue to settle, company execs hit their respective blogs to provide additional insights.

Verizon sees opportunity with online ID service

December 5, 2011 2:04 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Verizon has achieved a certification for a digital credentials program that in the short term will give the company a big advantage competing for work with the federal government, and in the long term might point the way toward the establishment of secure digital IDs in the consumer market.

Microsoft rolls out Xbox TV platform

December 5, 2011 1:58 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Microsoft is rolling out a new interface for its Xbox game console, one that allows you to navigate through music, movies, TV shows and games with the wave of your hand or the sound of your voice.

Deal with Verizon Wireless could have many implications

December 2, 2011 1:46 pm | by Mike Robuck | Blogs | Comments

The $3.6 billion sale of AWS spectrum by Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks to Verizon is mind-boggling on many levels, so here are a few additional thoughts.

Ad watchdog slaps Verizon for FiOS quality claim

December 2, 2011 1:42 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Comcast challenged Verizon Communications’ claim and asked the National Advertising Division of the Council of Better Business Bureaus to investigate it.

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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