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Baja: Smaller operators having trouble obtaining digital terminal adapters

Baja Broadband says it is having trouble obtaining digital terminal adapters (DTAs) from set-top vendors, and asked the Federal Communications Commission for a waiver that would allow it to continue...

DirecTV, Turner, ESPN make shortlist of finalists for IBC's Innovation Awards

DirecTV (Nasdaq: DTV), ESPN and Turner Broadcasting are among the finalists for the Innovation Awards that the International Broadcasting Convention plans to present at its annual convention in...

Charter president of operations Steve Apodaca resigns

Charter Communications (Nasdaq: CHTR) said that nine-year company veteran Steve Apodaca has resigned as president of operations. Thursday's announcement came three days after St. Louis, Mo.-based...

Huawei to manage Swiss IPTV network

Swiss operator Sunrise wants Huawei to manage its fixed and mobile IPTV and Internet operations for the next five years and has awarded the Chinese firm a contract to provide design and planning, network build, performance management, network operations and spare parts management for its new networks.

Report: North American IPTV market growing, cable declining

A report from Digital TV Research predicts that 2013 will be a very good year for pay-TV revenues in North America. It will also be the point from which revenues subsequently drop off almost $91 billion, to $88.2 billion, by 2017.

Cox promotes Paul Cronin to SVP of customer experience

Cox Communications said it promoted 25-year cable industry veteran Paul Cronin to senior VP of customer experience. Cronin, who reports to new Cox EVP and COO Jill Campbell, joined the MSO's...

CEA forms '4K' working group to push next-gen HDTVs

The Consumer Electronics Association said Thursday that it formed an industry working group focused on developing giant "4K" HDTVs featuring higher resolution than those available to...

Cox: 68% of parents monitor children's web surfing habits

Cox Communications commissioned a "Tween Internet Safety Survey" that found that while 68 percent of parents monitor their child's Internet behavior on mobile devices, only 17 percent...

Comcast launches mobile site, will let subscribers use smartphone cameras to pay bills

Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) said Thursday that it will launch a new payment feature for a mobile version of its Comcast.com website that will allow subscribers to pay their bills by taking photos of...

Time Warner Cable settles retransmission dispute with Block Communications

Hours after the general manager of Louisville, Ky.-based Fox affiliate WDRB-TV complained that Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) was bullying his company in retransmission-consent negotiations, the cable...

Reviewer unimpressed with Comcast's Xfinity X1 service

Comcast's (Nasdaq: CMCSA) new Xfinity X1 is "a work in progress," The Boston Globe technology columnist Hiawatha Bray wrote Thursday in the first review of the digital video service....

HBO goes first to Kindle Fire

Kindle Fire owners will be the first Android-based tablet users to get to see HBO GO--if, of course, they subscribe to a pay-TV service and HBO. But that's secondary to the fact that the Fire has...

Broadcaster : Decision to pull stations from Dish not related to Hopper ad-skipping DVR

While Dish Network (Nasdaq: DISH) is suggesting that Hoak Media pulled 14 TV stations from its subscribers Wednesday to protest the ad-skipping technology in its new multi-room DVR, the broadcaster...

Alpha Networks launches IPTV and multi-screen OTT in Belgium

Belgian telco Alpha Networks left no stone unturned when it launched a managed-network IPTV service, an OTT video service and hosted service offerings for international operators. To accomplish the...

Google again said to be preparing set-top box

Once again--this time perhaps with a bit more street cred--Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) is said to be in the market to build a set-top box. Rumors of a Google box have been around since the search engine...

Study: Average adult watches 5.2 hours of TV daily

The average adult watches 5.2 hours of TV each day, and spends 3 hours daily surfing the Internet, according to a study conducted by Knowledge Networks. The study, which was commissioned by the...

Samsung to launch cloud-based gaming service for smart TVs

Samsung said Wednesday it will launch a cloud-based gaming service that viewers will be able to access through smart TVs. The service, "Samsung Cloud Gaming," is another product that the TV...

BrightLine powers interactive liquor advertising for DirecTV

DirecTV (Nasdaq: DTV) kicked off a unique ad campaign for Skinnygirl Cocktails that includes a dedicated interactive-advertising channel where subscribers can use their remote controls to access...

Dish confirms plans to market 'Dish Smart Home Services' to subscribers

Dish Network (Nasdaq: DISH) plans market home-automation services to subscribers under the "Dish Smart Home Services" brand, spokesman Aaron Johnson told FierceCable. Last month, Dish filed...

Humax tests Google Fiber set-top

Humax may supply Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) with an IP set-top that could be used to distribute cable programming for its Google Fiber project in Kansas City, Mo. The South Korean set-top manufacturer...