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Cablevision, AMC accuse Dish Network of pushing for mistrial in Voom battle

Attorneys representing Cablevision and AMC Networks accused Dish Network Tuesday of attempting to cause a mistrial in their breach-of-contract dispute involving the Voom HD networks by delaying the proceeding.

Liberty Cablevision launches beIN SPORT

Liberty Cablevision said it launched new independent network beIN SPORT on its cable systems in Puerto Rico.

A look at advanced guides from Cablevision, DirecTV, AT&T, and the future of channel surfing

Cablevision, AT&T and DirecTV are deploying smarter IPGs that rely on technology such as recommendation engines and voice recognition to make it easier for subscribers to find programming they may be interested in. 

SeaChange claims victory in patent dispute with Arris

Video-on-demand technology vendor SeaChange International said Tuesday that a U.S. District Court in Delaware ruled in its favor in a patent dispute with Arris that dates back to 2001.

Cable One scores HBO Go, Max Go

Cable One struck a licensing deal with Time Warner's HBO subsidiary that will allow it to offer its subscribers access to the HBO Go and Max Go mobile applications and TV Everywhere websites.

Comcast names Hank Fore regional SVP for California

Comcast said Tuesday that it promoted Henry "Hank" Fore to regional SVP for California. Fore, who had been regional SVP of Comcast's Oregon/ Southwest Washington region, succeeds Curt Henninger.

Time Warner Cable, Cisco, Edgeware veterans join ad insertion firm This Technology

Dynamic ad-insertion technology vendor This Technology Inc. said it opened a Denver office that will be staffed by former Time Warner Cable executive Bryan Santangelo, former Cisco executive John Mick and Edgeware and BigBand veteran Sean Rooney.

Competitive service providers get a break on RSNs as cable access rules expire

The FCC may or may not have opened a can of competitive worms when it failed to renew rules requiring cable operators to share programming with their competitors. But, according to the fine print in the decision, the commissioners made sure the changes won't impact the rights of citizens to watch sports on whatever service they want.

Keeping an eye on CLECs at COMPTEL Fall 2012

With cable operators like Time Warner Cable, Cox and Comcast moving to capture a piece of telcos' voice customers through their own business services offerings, the doings of the competitive telecom industry are catching their interest.

The little things still make a big difference

More than a decade ago at an SCTE Cable-Tec cable trade show in Orlando, I was lured, tricked, cajoled or otherwise persuaded to visit a company with a small booth on a side aisle. The enticement of the invitation was that this company had "revolutionary technology" that I would be foolish to ignore.

Mediacom deploys DTAs from Pace and Technicolor for digital conversion

Mediacom is deploying digital terminal adapters (DTAs) from Pace and Technicolor to subscribers on systems in Iowa that it is converting to an all-digital platform, VP of public and legal affairs Tom Larsen told FierceCable Monday.

Comcast trademarks DOWNLOAD2GO for mobile video product

Comcast has filed a trademark application for the brand DOWNLOAD2GO that the company says could be used to market a mobile video service and software for downloading video to smartphones and tablet computers.

Frontier adds AT&T mobile phone service to TV, phone, Internet bundle

Frontier Communications will be able to market a quadruple play of TV, high-speed Internet and landline and wireless phone service in several markets, after announcing Monday that it would begin reselling AT&T's mobile phone service.

Dish Network, Gannett agree to long-term retransmission deal

Dish Network said Monday that it signed a long-term retransmission-consent deal with Gannett Co., which had threatened to pull its TV stations in 19 cities after its contract expired on Sunday.

IPTV players applying competitive heat to Bright House in Central Florida

Bright House Networks is apparently feeling the competitive heat coming from increasingly aggressive IPTV players AT&T U-verse and CenturyLink Prism TV in the Central Florida marketplace.

FCC program access rules expire

The FCC let its program access rules expire on Friday, which could make it easier for pay TV distributors to strike exclusive deals to carry cable networks.

Verizon to cover local political debates on FiOS1

Verizon said Monday that it will use its FiOS1 channel to offer subscribers in Northern New Jersey and New York's Long Island live coverage of local political debates.

Google prepared to cut more jobs at Moto Mobility

Those who questioned why Google wanted to get into the hardware business when it acquired Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion in May are getting their answer in a roundabout way. Google doesn't really want to be in the hardware business.

Shazam beats cable ITV platforms to the plate with Major League Baseball deal

Shazam said it struck a deal with MLB Advanced Media which will allow baseball fans watching games on TV to receive interactive content on their smartphones and tablet computers.

Sports news: U-verse snags the Padres; Time Warner controls the Lakers

AT&T U-verse subscribers are finally going to get to see Fox Sports San Diego--as the service provider and network reached a carriage agreement on the last day of Major League Baseball season for the hometown Padres.