Biography for Jim Barthold
Jim Barthold, editor of FierceIPTV, has been around the telecommunications space since advanced engineers used two tin cans and a string to communicate. A longtime freelance writer, he has worked over the years with General Instrument Corp. in public relations, Cable World, Telephony Magazine, Telecommunications Magazine, Communications Technology Magazine, CED Magazine and a few other publications that have nothing to do with cable TV, as well as a short stint as a senior analyst with NPD Connected Intelligence. An avid golfer, Barthold follows the advice of the professional staff at Running Deer Golf Club and keeps his day job. He can be reached at email@example.com and found on LinkedIn.
Articles by Jim Barthold
Multi-screen Internet TV solutions provider TelVue had a good third quarter--at least compared to a year ago--with revenues that were up 73 percent, the company said in a news release.
Cogeco-owned Atlantic Broadband will roll out a leased version of TiVo's latest Roamio DVR to about 250,000 customers scattered in western Pennsylvania, Miami Beach, Fla., Aiken, S.C. and parts of Maryland and Delaware.
As some fear and others hope, fourth generation high-speed wireless services will indeed be invading the IPTV space, Renub Research contends in a new report, "4G (LTE and WiMAX) Service/Revenue Market Analysis and its Opportunities for Industries."
Chinese communications and technology provider Huawei has unveiled what it calls the world's first G.fast over coax multi-user access prototype compatible with cable TV signals on existing coaxial networks, essentially modifying a standard built for telecom twisted pairs.
In yet another example of why pay TV providers seem anxious to work out a complementary arrangement with Netflix, the over-the-top video content delivery company said it has cut a TV production deal with Sony Pictures Television.
There's no reason to consider confidential the reasons that led AT&T to drop Al Jazeera from its U-verse IPTV lineup, a Delaware Chancery Court judge has ruled. As a result, Judge Sam Glasscock III ordered Al Jazeera to release most of the contract details within five business days.
Comedy Central has centralized the departments in charge of its programming delivery options, effectively tearing down a wall that existed between digital content and linear programming. The end game is to more directly serve an end user who doesn't differentiate between IP-enabled digital content and linear.
Nebraska City, Neb., has chosen Spiral Communications to build a 1 Gbps fiber optic network to serve the 7,277 citizens of the town and business customers.
Maintaining that "operators continue to face the looming pressure to provide customers with increased upstream bandwidth capacity," Aurora Networks said it will use next week's SCTE Cable-Tec Expo to introduce an upgradable node that it says will double the capacity of the return path.
While there are still multiple details to work out, Netflix could go from over-the-top to into-the-box if a reported deal with cable operators, including Comcast and Suddenlink, comes to fruition.