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ActiveVideo touts $1 per sub virtual STB solutions

San Jose technology company ActiveVideo, a provider of virtual set-top box solutions for top pay-TV operators including Charter Communications, is touting improvements in scalability and efficiency for its CloudTV product that it says can lower operators' data center capital expenditure to as low as $1 per subscriber.

Vyve Broadband to deploy network DVR powered by TiVo, ActiveVideo

Vyve Broadband, the Purchase, N.Y.-based cable MSO founded last year by former Bresnan Communications executives, plans to deploy a network-based DVR this spring which will be powered by software from TiVo and ActiveVideo, a source told FierceCable Wednesday.

Charter offers glimpse at cloud-based interactive program guide

While Charter Communications hasn't yet commercially deployed a cloud-based interactive program guide, the MSO offered a glimpse last week at the user interface that it has been testing since late last year on its cable system in Fort Worth, Texas.

TiVo execs eye potential Charter rollout, U.S. launch of network DVRs

Tom Rogers, CEO of TiVo, and EVP Jeff Klugman talk with FierceCable Editor Steve Donohue about how cable consolidation could impact TiVo, and how Comcast has become both a competitor and a partner for the DVR hardware and software vendor.

Who were the biggest pay-TV winners and losers at CES?

Analyzing the impact of cable consolidation will likely be a key focus for us this year, but here some of the stories and ideas that we believe are worth keeping an eye on after the trip to the Consumer Electronics Show.

Charter-TWC merger potential cheered by chiefs of TiVo, ActiveVideo

On the eve of Charter's offer to acquire Time Warner Cable, top executives at technology vendors TiVo and ActiveVideo told FierceCable that a Charter-TWC marriage could drive growth for their companies as the major MSOs look to introduce new products, including cloud-based program guides capable of delivering Netflix content on TV.

ActiveVideo teams with Brightline to deliver interactive ads to legacy set-tops

LAS VEGAS-- Pay TV subscribers using both advanced set-tops and legacy boxes may be able to navigate interactive TV advertising, if distributors deploy a product ActiveVideo and BrightLine unveiled Monday here at the Consumer Electronics Show.

Rutledge: Charter to target businesses with initial Wi-Fi rollout

Charter Communications will launch Wi-Fi in 2014, initially targeting local businesses with wireless gateways that can transmit dual SSIDs, CEO Tom Rutledge said Tuesday, when the MSO reported that it gained 86,000 high-speed Internet subscribers in the third quarter.

Welcome to the IBC Preview Issue

Welcome to FierceCable's IBC 2013 Preview Issue! In this issue, we take a look at some of the trends and topics that will rear their heads at this annual showcase for Europe's broadcast industry. Plus, we chat with a few of the exhibitors about their view of the top trends at IBC.

Deutsche Telekom tests ActiveVideo on virtual set-top platform

German cable operator Deutsche Telekom said Wednesday that it has been testing a virtual set-top platform that relies on cloud TV technology from San Jose, Calif.-based ActiveVideo.