Comcast, which is pitching MSOs like Cox Communications the idea of licensing the X1 platform for their cable systems, sees an opportunity to use the Sochi games to demonstrate how X1 could benefit other distributors. Will its strategy draw in other operators or spur competition instead?
DirecTV and Dish Network struck a deal which will see the satellite TV rivals pitch targeted ads to political media buyers working on statewide campaigns.
In a big victory for broadband providers such as Verizon and Comcast, the U.S. Court of Appeals ordered the FCC Tuesday to rewrite network neutrality rules that have prevented ISPs from discriminating against traffic from Netflix and other online video providers.
Cox Communications is deploying its new "Record 6" DVR in about 40,000 subscriber homes monthly, President Patrick Esser said last week at the Consumer Electronics Show.
In a move that could help it compete with mobile video apps from rivals Cox Communications, Comcast and DirecTV, CenturyLink said it is beginning to offer its Prism TV subscribers the ability to stream 25 live TV networks on Apple's iPad and Google Android devices outside their homes.
Netflix is producing the second season of "House of Cards," the original drama series starring Kevin Spacey, in 4K Ultra HD format, Chief Product Officer Neil Hunt said in a story published by Stuff magazine on Wednesday.
Cablevision's Lightpath division said Wednesday that it is beginning to offer its commercial customers a service called Firebar, which can be used during a crisis to quickly set up an emergency audio conference by dialing a single phone number.
Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications and other MSOs that use iControl's home automation platform may be able to offer subscribers several new devices through an initiative iControl announced Tuesday, including smart light bulbs, motion detectors and door locks.
NEW YORK--Canoe Ventures struck a deal with Walt Disney Co.'s ABC broadcast network and ABC Family that will see the networks deliver dynamic ads in video-on-demand programming, a top executive at the advertising technology consortium backed by Comcast and Time Warner Cable said here Wednesday at The TV of Tomorrow Show.
Philippe Dauman, Viacom's CEO, said Monday that he expects that a virtual pay TV distributor could launch next year. "I think there's a very strong chance of that," Dauman said at the end of the UBS Global Media and Communications Conference in New York, when asked if 2014 would be the year that a virtual MVPD would finally debut.