Articles by Steve Donohue
John Malone's Liberty Global has bought an equity stake in RDK Management, the joint venture Comcast and Time Warner Cable launched last summer to license software that can power subscription video delivered through IP video devices and hybrid set-tops.
The pay-TV sector has seen some significant announcements since last fall, when FierceCable picked "Profiting from IP video" as the topic for a breakfast panel we'll host on April 8, during the NAB show in Las Vegas.
Comcast's $45.2 billion agreement to acquire Time Warner Cable could make the idea of a potential DirecTV merger with Dish Network more attractive to regulators, DirecTV CEO Mike White suggested at an investor conference Tuesday.
U.S. programmers and wireless carriers will likely be paying close attention to a pilot test that KPN plans to kick off on March 20 in the Netherlands, where it will use its LTE network to deliver a package of 16 live TV network to subscribers using tablets and smartphones.
Comcast could face more competition for its commercial broadband services from Wave Broadband, which bought a Metro Ethernet provider that operates in Washington, Oregon and California.
Arris scored a deployment for its E6000 Converged Edge Router, announcing that Liberty Global's Unitymedia KabelBW cable operation in Germany deployed the product.
Charter Communications CEO Tom Rutledge said Monday that he sees opportunities within the next five years for the MSO to offer a broadband product that would rely on both unlicensed spectrum such as Wi-Fi and licensed spectrum that the company could purchase.
Comcast continues to expand the number of TV shows and movies that can be purchased from its Xfinity On Demand store, announcing on Monday that it struck an electronic sell-through deal with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
Broadband subscribers may be able to find Wi-Fi hotspots with an "augmented reality" application that combines images captured from mobile devices with data detailing the strength of Wi-Fi access points, 4G networks and other wireless signals, according to a recent CableLabs patent application.
Cable overbuilder RCN said that it doubled the upload speeds for its two most popular broadband tiers, and that it won't charge subscribers additional fees for the upgrade.