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Report: Market for mobile gear near $250B mark

December 22, 2010 8:23 am | by Traci Patterson | Blogs | Comments

It’s driven by the cell phone market in general and smartphones in particular.

Former Sunflower exec starts consulting firm

December 9, 2010 8:57 am | by Mike Robuck | Blogs | Comments

Patrick Knorr, Sunflower Broadband's former COO, is testing the cable industry waters as a consultant.

Comcast's 'Watch with Xfinity' button enables better online searches

December 3, 2010 8:57 am | by Mike Robuck | Blogs | Comments

Comcast's Watch with Xfinity browser extension cuts through online search clutter.

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Cox tests managed services for data with premium tech support

December 1, 2010 10:23 am | by Mike Robuck | Blogs | Comments

Cox Communications has deployed a premium technical support team for its data customers in Connecticut and Rhode Island.

A few details on TWC's Signature Home tier

November 29, 2010 9:35 am | by Mike Robuck | Blogs | Comments

Time Warner Cable CEO Glenn Britt spoke about the service in a story by Bloomberg.

Dude, check out the Yule Log in 3-D

November 23, 2010 9:11 am | by Mike Robuck | Blogs | Comments

Comcast is claiming an industry first by showing the iconic Yule Log in 3-D this holiday season.

CTAM study: Cord keepers, not cord cutters

November 15, 2010 9:07 am | by Mike Robuck | Blogs | Comments

Over-the-top video streaming and downloadable Internet videos are not leading to "cord cutting."

Tale of the tape: Tallying video subscriber losses

November 9, 2010 9:51 am | by Mike Robuck | Blogs | Comments

Cable operators continued to bleed video subscribers in the latest round of earnings reports, but they maintained that the losses were related more to the economy rather than over-the-top competition.

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Time Warner Cable: No evidence of cord cutting

November 4, 2010 10:22 am | by Mike Robuck | Blogs | Comments

Despite the operator losing 155,000 video subscribers in the third quarter.

Cablevision’s loss is ivi TV’s gain

October 29, 2010 8:39 am | by Traci Patterson | Blogs | Comments

Cablevision is calling on governmental entitles and non-profits to retransmit Fox’s coverage of the World Series for free over the Internet.

Last call from NoLa

October 27, 2010 10:42 am | by Traci Patterson | Blogs | Comments

While nature abhors a vacuum, reporters abhor unused notes. And on that note, here are a few final lagniappes from last week’s SCTE Cable Tec Show in New Orleans During the “Technology Leadership Roundtable,” moderator Leslie Ellis asked the panelists

Expo draws a bead on engineering

October 19, 2010 10:14 am | by Mike Robuck | Blogs | Comments

The whole evolution of the SCTE is really about going back to its technology roots.

Time Warner Cable hits refresh button on branding

October 7, 2010 10:15 am | by Mike Robuck | Blogs | Comments

Time Warner Cable is kicking off a major rebranding effort to tie in its services with its subscribers.

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More on CoBridge purchase of Charter systems

October 5, 2010 11:45 am | by Mike Robuck | Blogs | Comments

The cable industry could be headed for more sales or swaps of systems.

Comcast touts convergence with SmartZone Calendar

September 29, 2010 9:42 am | by Mike Robuck | Blogs | Comments

Comcast is offering its customers another avenue to set DVR recordings online.

Update: Videotron bonding 4 channels on upstream with 64 QAM

September 23, 2010 10:39 am | by Mike Robuck | Blogs | Comments

Cable's in no rush on upstream channel bonding.

Comcast's Xfinity brand rolls into Twin Cities; 105 tier next?

September 20, 2010 9:27 am | by Mike Robuck | Blogs | Comments

Comcast dropped yet another hint that it will soon offer a residential D3 tier with a download speed over 100 Mbps.

TWC: No timetable for ESPN3 launch

September 16, 2010 10:51 am | by Mike Robuck | Blogs | Comments

One of the more intriguing provisions of the recent carriage agreement between Walt Disney and Time Warner Cable, as well as Bright House Networks, was the inclusion of Disney's ESPN3.

Report: STB sales soften; pockets of opportunity exist

August 24, 2010 10:43 am | by Mike Robuck | Blogs | Comments

The softened economy has caught up with the set-top box sector.

Charter sends up trial balloon on TV Everywhere

August 3, 2010 12:46 pm | by Mike Robuck | Blogs | Comments

Charter is testing the TV Everywhere waters with last week's trial launch.

D3 update: Suddenlink's 50 Mbps tier hits Kingwood, Tex.

July 27, 2010 10:43 am | by Mike Robuck | Blogs | Comments

Suddenlink's aggressive DOCSIS 3.0 rollout continues with the recent launch of its Max 50.0 service in Kingwood, Texas.

Report: Customers will pony up $ for TV Everywhere

July 15, 2010 9:16 am | by Mike Robuck | Blogs | Comments

While cable operator subscribers are currently enjoying free TV Everywhere-type services, a new report says the salad days of "free" will eventually come to an end as MSOs start charging for online video consumption.

ATT's side of carriage dispute with Rainbow Media

July 13, 2010 8:54 am | by Mike Robuck | Blogs | Comments

In yesterday's news, I wrote about AT&T threatening to pull shows such as AMC's "Mad Men" over its carriage dispute with Rainbow Media.

Update on Shaw's FTTH trials

July 2, 2010 10:09 am | by Mike Robuck | Blogs | Comments

Shaw Communications is refining its RFoG and FTTH strategies through four trials that are currently underway

More on Cablevision’s purchase of Bresnan

June 15, 2010 9:17 am | by Mike Robuck | Blogs | Comments

To add a few more details to yesterday’s story, Comcast’s 30 percent stake was part of the $1.365 billion deal between Providence Equity Partners Inc. and Cablevision, which will lead to Bresnan being an unrestricted subsidiary of Cablevision once the deal passes regulatory muster near the end of this year or early next year.

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