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Tribune, Digitalsmiths pitch MSOs solution for multiscreen program guides

Tribune Media Services and Digitalsmiths are teaming up to pitch cable operators technology that could make it easier to deliver TV listings and other data to cable subscribers using tablet computers

AT&T puts U-verse TV on Xbox on indefinite hiatus

Hoping to use an Xbox to access AT&T's (NYSE: T) U-verse TV? You may be in for a bit of a wait, as the telco has pulled the hardware kit that allowed users to use the game console as a "spare"

AT&T launches U-verse TV and Internet service in Ottawa, Kan.

AT&T (NYSE: T) U-verse Internet and U-verse TV are now available in Ottawa, Kan., continuing the telco's expansion in the Sunflower State. The company said the service now passes more than

Ensequence gets $26M in latest funding round

The concept of smart TVs and their potential to connect with consumers has been fueling venture capital investment in the space of late, especially in the area of app development. The latest company

ClearWire eyes 168 Mbps peak download speeds

ClearWire (Nasdaq: CLWR) CTO John Saw boasts that the company may be able to deliver peak download speeds of 168 Mbps by 2014 through a new LTE Advanced network that it plans to deploy by June 2013.

Jinni to demonstrate recommendation engine at The Cable Show

Israel-based Jinni plans to demonstrate its recommendation engine technology for interactive program guides at The Cable Show convention in Boston this month. Jinni's recommendation engine

Foxconn denies that CEO said company will produce Apple TV

Foxconn is attempting to downplay speculation that it is building a connected TV for Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL), saying Monday that reports that it is producing a "specific product for any customer are not

NBC, Fox execs rip Dish's 'Auto Hop' commercial skipper

Dish Network's (Nasdaq: DISH) move to make it easier for subscribers to use a its new multiroom DVR to avoid watching commercials in primetime shows from the Big Four broadcast networks has drawn

EchoStar prepares to launch satellite for 'Gen4' broadband Internet service

EchoStar Corp. (Nasdaq: SATS) and SpaceSystems/Loral Space & Communications (Nasdaq: LORL) on Monday said a satellite that will power the new HughesNet Gen4 broadband Internet service has arrived

Elemental lands Columbus Communications for video play in LatAm, Caribbean

Transcoding vendor Elemental Technologies, which last year added Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) and Avail-TVN to its customer roster, today said it would power Columbus' multiscreen video roll out in Latin

Broadband cap doesn't slow Suddenlink's cable modem subscriber growth

Suddenlink's decision to place caps on broadband usage isn't stopping the MSO from growing its cable modem subscriber count. It reported Friday that it added 31,200 broadband customers during the

Comcast, Dish pursue radically different advertising strategies

If every multichannel provider were to deploy DVRs containing technology similar to the "Auto Hop" commercial skipper that Charlie Ergen's Dish Network (Nasdaq: DISH) unveiled Thursday, there would

Slideshow: Comcast's alternate advertising patent

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Comcast finds way to deliver ads to subscribers who skip commercials on DVR

Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) has developed technology that would allow the nation's largest cable operator to deliver advertising to subscribers who skip commercials contained in TV shows recorded on a

AT&T expands U-verse rollout in Kansas, taking on Allegiance Communications

AT&T (NYSE: T) launched its U-verse TV and U-verse Internet services in Ottawa, Kan., challenging incumbent cable operator Allegiance Communications. The telco, which added more than 200,000

Mediacom reduces subscriber losses in Q1 2012

Mediacom reported that it lost 5,000 basic video subscribers during the first quarter of 2012, while it gained 21,000 high-speed Internet and 9,000 telephone customers during the period. Its basic

SeaChange wraps up spinoff of broadcast server, storage unit

Video-on-demand software specialist SeaChange International (Nasdaq: SEAC) said it has closed the sale of its broadcast server and storage business to XOR Media, completing its first major step

NCTA to spotlight interactive apps at The Cable Show

The National Cable & Telecommunications Association said it will expand the "Imagine Park" exhibit at The Cable Show convention in Boston. In addition to several panel sessions, the park will

Ensequence to expand into connected TVs, mobile with $26M investment

Interactive TV technology provider Ensequence said Thursday that it secured commitments for about $26 million from investors in a funding round that was led by Myrian Capital. The company also named

Infonetics: 79% of mobile providers will deploy WiFi hotspots by 2013

Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA), Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC), Cablevision (NYSE: CVC) and other cable MSOs that are deploying WiFi hotspots could face increased competition from mobile phone providers.