After generating increased subscribers and engagement for Redbox Instant in the third quarter, owners Verizon and Outerwall plan to step up marketing efforts in Q4, Outerwall CEO J. Scott Di Valerio said Thursday.
aioTV, a startup technology firm whose board members include longtime Time Warner Cable engineer John Callahan, said three of the top five major MSOs are testing its new IP video set-top, which can deliver both live TV and online video content.
Time Warner Cable said Wednesday that it signed a carriage deal to launch Al Jazeera America on its digital basic programming packages in New York, Los Angeles and Dallas "over the next six months."
Comcast is letting other cable operators kick the tires on the platform it has built for its cloud-based Xfinity X1 platform and could eventually develop relationships that would see its Xfinity brand used by other distributors, Comcast Cable EVP and COO Dave Watson told FierceCable here at the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo.
AT&T doesn't flip the switch on its first 1-Gig Internet market until December. But with U-verse broadband gaining 655,000 net subscribers in the third quarter, the telco showed it can still squeeze more life from copper plant through IP-DSLAM upgrades that have allowed it to market a 45 Mbps tier.
In today's spotlight, FierceTelecom takes a look at the biggest news coming out of this year's Telecommunications Industry Association trade show, held in National Harbor, Md.
The Wellness Network, which is backed by the company that bought Cablevision's Mag Rack video-on-demand service in 2008, said Wednesday that it acquired telehealth provider Logicare Corp.
Advertising software startup Integrate received a $7 million boost in funding from Foundry Group, Comcast Ventures and Liberty Global Ventures. The company, which makes software to help media buyers plan and manage ad campaigns, has raised a total of $22.25 million. Both Comcast and Liberty also participated in the company's $11 million funding round in 2012.
Cox Communications is looking at using cloud-based servers to offer cable subscribers with DVR set-tops in their homes extra storage capacity, CTO Kevin Hart told FierceCable Wednesday here at the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo.
A new report from Digital TV Research predicts that revenues from Europe's top pay-TV channels will grow 31 percent to $5.52 billion by 2018.
British set-top maker Pace Plc purchased equipment maker Aurora Networks for $310 million in a deal that is expected to produce $8 million in synergies by year-end and boost the company's 2014 earnings. Pace also will pay an additional $13 million in tax benefits upon closing the deal.
Setting the stage for virtual cable distribution, iN DEMAND, the pay-per-view and video-on-demand distributor owned by the nation's largest cable operators, is moving to an all-IP, terrestrial platform to deliver multiscreen programming to cable subscribers watching content on TVs, tablets and other IP-connected devices.
Demonstrating a remote control that could let a cable subscriber who sees a Pizza Hut ad on TV receive a coupon by tapping his remote to a smartphone, top Comcast remote control supplier Universal Electronics is offering a glimpse at some of the next-generation applications that could be deployed by major pay TV distributors using near field communication (NFC) technology.
The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) named Tony Werner, EVP and CTO of Comcast, as its program committee chairman and said the association's annual conference will be held in Denver, Sept. 23-26, 2014.
Investments in installing new Wi-Fi gear in subscriber homes will give cable operators a long-term competitive advantage over pay TV rivals, Comcast Cable EVP and COO Dave Watson said Tuesday.
AT&T expanded the reach of its U-verse live TV to include Google's Android devices and Uverse.com. The company now offers more than 100 live TV channels via its U-verse app, which is available on more than 30 devices. Of those 100 live TV channels, AT&T said more than 20 are available to watch outside the home.
Comcast has completed a live field trial of a 1 Terabit per second optical transmission network that spans nearly 1,000 km. The trial occurred in early October over Comcast's long-haul fiber network connecting Ashburn, Va., to Charlotte, N.C.
Netflix is in preliminary discussions with cable operators, including Comcast, about becoming an app on the set-top box, according to CEO Reed Hastings. Speaking during the company's third quarter earnings report, Hastings confirmed reports that circulated last week about Netflix working with cable companies, but he noted there are several issues that would need to be resolved first.
Comcast's RDK software platform could help enable the delivery of IP video to subscribers nationwide connected to a virtual cable platform used by multiple broadband providers, according to the Comcast executive running its RDK LLC joint venture with Time Warner Cable.
Time Warner Cable said Monday that it is deploying CCAP (Converged Cable Access Platform) gear from Casa Systems and Arris.