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Sky Angel has FCC questioning definition of an MVPD

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is no longer sure just how to define a multichannel video programming distributor (MVPD), and its final decision on the matter could have major

Verizon adds mobile video promise to spectrum deal debate

Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) chairman and CEO Lowell McAdam told The Wall Street Journal that if its deal to buy spectrum from and partner with major cable TV companies gets approved by the

Major league TV rights battle next after Dodgers sale

The $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Dodgers has gotten a lot of attention over two bits of info: The new ownership team includes hoops legend Magic Johnson, and the $2 billion price tag is the

Time Warner Cable exec: Cable TV's future looks a lot like Pandora

Is the cable TV industry ready for Pandora's box to be opened? Speaking at a Multichannel News innovation event, Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) executive Peter Stern said cable TV is on course to

DirecTV eyes Latin America growth

DirecTV (Nasdaq: DTV) is looking to conquer Latin America with a plan to double revenue and subscribers in the region over the next five years. The satellite TV company was recently able to add about

Informa survey: TV execs say video quality guarantees will win advertisers

A new survey from Informa Telecoms & Media found that 75 percent of TV advertising and programming executives believe that their advertisers are willing to pay more to support online video with

SeaChange plans to sell On Demand Group

After reporting fiscal fourth quarter earnings that put its new CEO in the spotlight, struggling SeaChange International (Nasdaq: SEAC) appears set to make more cuts and divestitures, including the

Time Warner Cable upgrades regional sports production with ZEPLAY

Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) will start using a multichannel instant replay system from Tightrope Media Systems in the mobile production trucks covering regional sports in some of its markets. The

Dish taps TOA for mobile workforce management

Dish Network (Nasdaq: DISH) has deployed a cloud-based mobile workforce management solution from TOA Technologies to help centralize operational processes and improve efficiency for its field

Netflix cable TV idea fades, but isn't forgotten

A few weeks ago, some curious rumors about Netflix (Nasdaq: NFLX) began making the rounds. Word had it that Netflix was talking to some of the cable TV companies about the possibility of partnering

Modem glitch causes Comcast IPv6 delay

Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) has run into problems with its IPv6 migration because of a technical issue with the Netgear (Nasdaq: NTGR) cable modems its uses. The issue has caused the cable TV giant to

SeaChange plans more divestitures as it morphs into pure-play software provider

SeaChange International (Nasdaq: SEAC), which has gone through a tumultuous year, today reported fourth quarter revenue of $51.7 million and non-GAAP per share income of 18 cents, down from $57.9

Clash of the titans? News Corp. plans challenge to ESPN

ESPN has pretty much had an open field to run in as the preeminent sports broadcaster in the United States. But, ESPN has begun to see some challengers crop up, including NBCUniversal, with its

Cox says it isn't charging overages, billing on usage

Cox Communications cleared the air on speculation that it might launch usage-based billing and charge overage fees on its broadband caps, saying it has no such plans. The speculation arose after a

News Corp., NDS: Hacking accusations are false

Both News Corp. (Nasdaq: NWSA) and NDS over the last two days have slammed the report from BBC Panorama--as well as a related report from the Australian Financial Review--that NDS played a

Netgem sets sights on Tier 1 operators in aggressive 2012 strategy

European IPTV middleware provider Netgem reported a full-year operating profit of $16.7 million on revenues of $112.5 million, which the company said represented a 14.9 percent margin. But the big

S&P: Cable could face telco-like voice erosion

Cable TV operators have found a quick payday in residential voice services. They have been stealing telephone customers from the telcos for many years now, and regularly finish at the top of phone

Videotron taps Cisco for HD-DVRs

There has been some recent buzz about the possibility that Cisco Systems (Nasdaq: CSCO) may want to sell off its set-top box business, but the vendor just snared a major deal with Canadian cable TV

BlackArrow rolls advanced ads with Rogers

Advanced advertising solutions vendor BlackArrow formally announced that Canada's Rogers Communications (NYSE: RCI) is deploying the BlackArrow Advanced Advertising System to support video-on-demand

Hillcrest Labs aims remote control at smartphone segment

Hillcrest Labs, widely known in the TV services sector as an innovator of TV navigation software and devices, is now targeting the mobile smartphone market. The company is starting to sell its