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Verizon shifts top FiOS execs to Redbox Instant team

Verizon has reassigned the leadership team that built its FiOS-TV platform to the streaming video joint-venture it plans to launch later this year with Coinstar's Redbox division.

Comcast launches 305 Mbps Xfinity Platinum Internet tier, doubles speed of 'Blast!' and 'Extreme' packages

Comcast said Tuesday that it will double the speeds of its Xfinity Blast! and Extreme 50 tiers, and that it will launch a $299.95 monthly 305 Mbps tier called Xfinity Platinum Internet in several markets.

Video: AT&T's Q2 2012 earnings highlights

AT&T on Tuesday announced its earnings results for the second quarter of 2012. In addition to its usual investor presentation webcast, the IPTV provider released this video highlighting its quarterly performance.

AT&T second quarter: U-verse driving 'amazing' revenue growth

AT&T added 155,000 U-verse TV and 553,000 U-verse Internet subscribers during the second quarter of 2012, growing its total U-verse subscriber count to 6.8 million.

U-verse drives AT&T wireline business

U-verse revenues were up 38 percent year-over-year and 10.2 percent versus the previous quarter and total subscribership reached 6.8 million, according to AT&T's second-quarter 2012 financial results released today.

OpenVault pitches prepaid broadband, usage meters to small operators

Wayne, N.Y.-based technology company OpenVault is pitching several new high-speed data products to small cable operators, including a tool that could allow operators to offer pre-paid broadband services to subscribers.

Videos tell the story behind U-verse bills

A service that breaks down complex AT&T U-verse bill details and turns them into personalized videos is so popular among subscribers that the carrier will next introduce it for its wireless subscribers.

Verizon doesn't make a very good case for deal with cablecos

A Verizon FiOS-festooned van recently parked just outside the 104-home enclave where I live. Presumably, some techs were messing with the telco's equipment hidden in a little wooded area there. They were not, I know, doing anything about connecting FiOS from the fiber running down the nearby county road and into my fiber-rich, FiOS infrastructure-prepared community.

News Corp. shuffles leadership team

News Corp. has shuffled its leadership team, as it prepares to split its entertainment and publishing divisions, promoting Peter Rice from chairman of Fox Networks Group to chairman and CEO of FNG. 

Buckeye takes TV Everywhere with Azuki

Buckeye CableSystem is leaning on Azuki Systems to provide the technology it needs to drive its video-on-demand (VoD) and linear programming lineups onto multiple screens--both inside and outside the residence--as it becomes part of the TV Everywhere movement.

TriCounty Telecom uses Enton for 'hybrid TV' service

TriCounty Telecom's IPTV subscribers in Eastern North Carolina soon have access to a hybrid-TV service that combines broadcast-TV and OTT and cloud-based services. 

BendBroadband deploys Evolution Digital's HD uDTAs

Evolution Digital, which has had some success selling universal digital terminal adapters (uDTAs) to cable TV carriers, says that Oregon's BendBroadband is the first U.S. service provider to deploy its new low-cost HD uDTAs.

Comcast unveils Xfinity multiscreen Olympics coverage

As expected from the cable TV operator that controls the TV networks broadcasting the 2012 London Olympics, Comcast has announced big multiscreen distribution plans for NBCUniversal's Olympics coverage.

ZCorum debuts Broadband Policy Enforcer

ZCorum, a vendor primarily known for its cable modem management, monitoring and diagnostics capabilities has developed a tool to help service providers enforce broadband usage policies and notify customers of when they are reaching their usage limits.

IPTV in the second quarter of 2012

How are key players in the IPTV industry perform in the second quarter of 2012? Check here throughout the Q1 earnings season for news on providers of IP television, including the status of their IPTV deployments, triple- and quadruple-play subscribers, and technology like IP multimedia subsystems (IMS). Online video providers are included in this continuously updated summary.

Buckeye gets TV Everywhere boost from Azuki

Buckeye CableSystem of Toledo, Ohio, will be getting a boost in its TV Everywhere ambitions from multiscreen platform vendor Azuki Systems, under a new agreement between the two companies.

Simulmedia taps FourthWall Media for demographic data

Advertising insertion technology vendor Simulmedia has announced a new deal with interactive TV widget developer and data collection vendor FourthWall Media to plug the data that FourthWall collects from set-top boxes into Simulmedia's targeted advertising platform.

NCTC smooths TV Everywhere rollout for 80 small cable operators

The National Cable Television Cooperative, Inc. (NCTC) has announced that its successfully enabled more than 80 of its small cable TV operator member companies with TV Everywhere authentication technology, a bit of news that comes as the NCTC's The Independent Show kicks off in Buena Vista, Fla. this week.

ABI: Connected TV penetration to hit 50% by 2017

The penetration rate for connected TVs from Samsung, Panasonic, Sony and other consumer electronics manufacturers will reach 50 percent in North America and Western Europe by 2017, ABI Research predicted.

NBC to deliver taped Olympics 3D programming to 80% of TV homes

Comcast's NBC Olympics division said that it has struck carriage deals with cable and satellite TV affiliates that will put 3D programming from the Summer Olympics in London in about 80 percent of U.S. TV homes, but that it won't offer any live coverage in 3D.