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 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.
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.
Looking to boost sales for its CloudTV platform, ActiveVideo said this week that most cable subscribers can't notice differences in the speed of cloud-based interactive program guides compared traditional guides run from a cable set-top.
Charter Communications will use ActiveVideo's CloudTV H5 platform to power a new cloud-based interactive program guide, making it the biggest U.S. cable customer for the company.
ActiveVideo said Thursday that it recruited Cisco and Alcatel-Lucent veteran Murali Nemani, naming him senior VP and chief marketing officer.
Discovery Communications and CBS Corp. are supplying programming to Net2TV, a startup looking to distribute ad-supported shows on connected TVs through a programing lineup called Portico TV.
Verizon will pay out more than $500 million ($510 million and change, to be exact) to settle a pair of lawsuits filed against its FiOS TV service. The deep-pocketed telco will pay TiVo more than $250.4 million in a DVR dispute and cloud TV developer ActiveVideo more than $260 million in a VoD spat.
Verizon said Monday that it will pay more than $510 million to settle separate patent infringement disputes that it has been waging with interactive TV technology firm ActiveVideo Networks and TiVo Inc.
ActiveVideo said Thursday that Dutch cable operator Ziggo agreed to deploy its CloudTV H5 virtual set-top box platform.