A federal judge has tossed a lawsuit filed by Boston NBC affiliate station WHDH-TV against Comcast.
Charter Communications has completed its acquisitions of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks, creating the second biggest U.S. cable provider which go by the name Charter.
BOSTON -- As it continues to try to distance itself from the leased set-top business, Comcast is considering making its upcoming Xi5 box available for retail sale, a company rep told FierceCable.
BOSTON -- Here at the INTX show, there's plenty of discussion about "the future of TV." The issue in question, of course, is how the nation's cable operators will continue to play in the market they once dominated but that is now in a state of upheaval due to the large and growing number of streaming players like Netflix, Amazon, Roku and others. AT&T may have an answer. The carrier in the fourth quarter of this year will release the first version of what I'll call DirecTV 2.0, essentially the combination of AT&T's U-verse and DirecTV video businesses.
BOSTON -- Dismissing their FCC Commission colleagues' claim that the current "Unlock the Box" set-top debate represents a healthy exchange of ideas, Republican Commissioners Ajit Pai and Michael O'Rielly described the discussion as a sham with an outcome already pre-determined by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler.
Both Verizon and AT&T have undergone high-profile trials to show off LTE-Broadcast as an efficient means of delivering mobile video. But, as AT&T seemingly lost interest, Verizon is still pushing forward with the technology and finding new use cases.
BOSTON -- Cable vendor Technicolor plans to bring a working VR demonstration to next year's INTX show, a further indication of the cable industry's increasing interest in the virtual reality space in general.
Nokia Bell Labs is claiming a world's first with its demonstration of 10 Gbps symmetrical download and upload speeds over a hybrid fiber coax (HFC) cable plant.
BOSTON -- WOW Internet, Cable and Phone has made the first deployments of Evolution Digital's TiVo-powered eBox hybrid set-tops for its low-cost "Swivel" video service.
BOSTON -- Premium cable provider Starz is keen to offer HDR content to its viewers, said Ray Milius, the company's EVP of programming and operations, here on the sidelines of the INTX show. However, he declined to provide any kind of a timeframe for that launch because of the many issues he said continue to hinder HDR technology.
BOSTON — It's feasible for cable operators to still be running DOCSIS 3.1-powered networks over copper cables as far out as 2040, according to Tom Cloonan, CTO of Arris's network and cloud business.
BOSTON-- Comcast will make an unprecedented amount of Summer Olympics coverage on its NBCUniversal channels a showcase for the advanced capabilities of its X1 set-top.
BOSTON -- NCTA Chairman Michael Powell, in the opening keynote here, lauded the cable industry's shift into "high gear" in terms of innovation and change during a "transformative period," but held fast to his view that Washington regulators are stifling that progress through dramatic policy changes.
Cisco and Roku announced a collaboration that will bake the Cisco VideoGuard Everywhere video service protection solution into Roku streaming players and Roku TVs.
BOSTON-- The FCC has launched a 'relentless government assault" of regulation against the cable industry that has overturned decades of media case law, said Michael Powell, president and CEO of the National Cable Telecommunications Association.
Reference Design Kit (RDK) is using INTX 2016 in Boston to tout some growth numbers within the global pay-TV market, announcing that more than 15 million devices are now running RDK, a software stack for IP set-tops, gateways and other devices.
Comcast, The Weather Company, Sling TV say mobile platforms drive changing TV Everywhere viewing behaviors
BOSTON -- While the chatter for months has revolved around the way that millennials – that coveted, 18-36 year old age demographic – view out-of-home video content, industry players Comcast and The Weather Company are finding that different TV Everywhere platforms, such as smartphones or tablets, are driving viewer behavior more than age groups do.
AT&T today announced it's buying OTT and TV Everywhere specialist Quickplay to support the upcoming launch of its DirecTV streaming services.
While Cablevision investors watch and wait for the inevitable close of Altice NV's $17.7 billion purchase of the company, they can take heart in the performance of another recent Altice cable acquisition.