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On deck: TWC brews On Channel On Demand

November 17, 2009 8:03 am | by Mike Robuck | Blogs | Comments

At last month’s CTAM Summit in Denver, Time Warner Cable executive Peter Stern mentioned that the nation’s second-largest cable operator was working on the next step for subscribers after Start Over and Look Back.

DOCSIS 3.0 vs. DOCSIS 3.0

November 3, 2009 8:26 am | by Mike Robuck | Blogs | Comments

Yesterday’s news that RCN, through its RCN Business Services division, was launching a DOCSIS 3.0 service for small- to medium-size businesses was noteworthy for several reasons, not the least of which was that it appears competing DOCSIS 3.0 services will be available in the same areas for the first time in North America.

Despite economy, RCN Metro Optical finding sweet spot

October 7, 2009 9:27 am | by Mike Robuck | Blogs | Comments

While the economy is still a dark cloud, RCN Metro Optical Networks has found a ray of sunshine with its new network ring that will connect colocation facilities and financial exchanges in New York and New Jersey.


Clarifying Comcast’s 100 Mbps deployment in Seattle

September 30, 2009 10:22 am | by Mike Robuck | Blogs | Comments

Comcast is in the process of deploying its DOCSIS 3.0-enabled, 100 Mbps downstream tier for businesses in the Seattle area, but the nation’s largest cable operator isn’t saying when it will be launched.

TV here, there, everywhere on Internet

September 11, 2009 10:24 am | by Mike Robuck | Blogs | Comments

For now, at least, AT&T has decided that Hulu is the lesser of two evils when it comes to launching its own Web portal for Internet video.

Rogers has own flavor for D3 deployment

August 20, 2009 9:53 am | by Mike Robuck | Blogs | Comments

While DOCSIS 3.0 deployments have yet to fall into the “ho hum” category, they are becoming more common with the larger cable operators, but give Rogers Communications credit for coming up with its own forward-looking twist on its recent D3 rollout.

Comcast shoots, scores with Apple app

July 23, 2009 1:20 pm | by Mike Robuck | Blogs | Comments

Comcast has struck a nerve with its Apple App Store application that lets its subscribers access features of their triple-play services on the go through their iPhone or iPod Touch devices.

Now that’s long-tail content…

July 7, 2009 11:21 am | by Mike Robuck | Blogs | Comments

So in the course of cruising for cable-related news this morning, I found an item from the Charlotte Sun Herald in Florida about a new offering from Comcast that lets subscribers adopt cats via an on-demand channel.


No new tru2way deadline for MSOs

July 2, 2009 9:56 am | by Mike Robuck | Blogs | Comments

After missing the deadline on Tuesday, there isn’t going to be a new one for the five cable operators who signed a memorandum of understanding with some of the leading consumer electronics companies.

Heavy lifting begins on TV Everywhere

June 25, 2009 11:00 am | by Mike Robuck | Blogs | Comments

Yesterday’s announcement that Time Warner and Comcast were consummating their relationship for TV Everywhere probably wasn’t much of a surprise given that Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes has been talking up the concept for most of this year.

IPv6 train barreling down the tracks

June 19, 2009 9:48 am | by Mike Robuck | Blogs | Comments

There always seems to be a major engineering project looming on the horizon for cable operators. Two years ago it was the separable security mandate from the Federal Communications Commission; more recently it was the digital transition.

CableLabs gets its man

June 15, 2009 6:07 am | by Mike Robuck | Blogs | Comments

Roberts, who is also CableLabs’ board chairman, said that Liao, who is wrapping up a few final projects at Panasonic, brings a blend of intellectual, technological and real-world experience to his new position as CableLabs’ second president and CEO.

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