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Verizon, cable companies spar with Sprint, T-Mobile over deal details

Verizon Wireless (NYSE:VZ) and its newly minted cable partners have argued--over the objections of Sprint Nextel (NYSE:S), T-Mobile USA and others--that the details of their marketing agreements

Will Shazam's ACR technology leave cable's ExpandTV platform in the dust?

By the end of next month's Super Bowl broadcast on NBC, TV viewers will be very familiar with Shazam, a London-based company that has developed automatic content recognition (ACR) apps for mobile

RCN undercuts Comcast with wideband Internet offer in D.C.

RCN is challenging Washington D.C. incumbent cable MSO Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) with a new wideband Internet offer, charging subscribers $49.99 monthly to access a 50 Mbps Internet service. The cable

Comcast patents technology for recommending alternative TV programming to subscribers

A U.S. patent issued to Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) shows how it may use interactive overlays displayed on TV screens to recommend TV shows and movies to subscribers based on factors such as ratings or

WealthTV launches 3D network, hunts for distributors

Independent cable network WealthTV said it is launching a 24-hour 3D channel, but the network doesn't have any distribution deals with cable or satellite affiliates. Targeting wealthy viewers with

Comcast looks similar to satellite, telco rivals with 2-year contracts

By requiring subscribers who respond to a promotion it launched this week with Verizon Wireless (NYSE: VZ) to keep their cable services for two years, Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is pursuing a strategy

DirecTV awarded patent for real-time ratings system

DirecTV (Nasdaq: DTV) was issued a U.S. patent Tuesday for technology that would allow the satellite TV provider to use data collected from subscriber set-tops to provide ratings to broadcasters and

Comcast rate hike prompts Boston mayor to renew calls for rate regulation

In response to a rate hike earlier this week from Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA), Boston Mayor Thomas Menino is pushing the FCC to give the city the power to regulate pricing for the subscription packages

White House opposes antipiracy legislation

Top White House officials said Sunday that they would oppose legislation that could force Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA), Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) Verizon (NYSE: VZ) and other broadband ISPs to block

Verizon, Comcast get service partnership going in Portland and Seattle

Verizon (NYSE: VZ) and Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) have begun to sow the seeds of their new co-selling bundled service partnership, naming Portland and Seattle as its initial markets. At this point, the