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Closed captioning's role becomes more complex in multiscreen world

In the wake of FCC rules that require TV programs, movies, and clips to have closed captions even in the online video space, OTT providers are scrambling to make sure their online catalogs are captioned. Can startups do it better than established caption providers?

Huawei expands lead in broadband CPE market, says Infonetics

Huawei broke further away from the broadband CPE pack in Q1 2013 as revenues rose 26 percent, according to a new Infonetics report. Much of Huawei's broadband CPE revenue came from its service provider customers in China, Singapore and Malaysia.

Technicolor, Entropic build set-top based on Comcast RDK

France's Technicolor and chip vendor Entropic said they are teaming up to build a thin client set-top that is based on Comcast's Reference Design Kit software.

Arris, Pace, Technicolor among bidders for Motorola Mobility set-top unit

Set-top vendors Arris, Pace and Technicolor are among potential bidders for Motorola Mobility's set-top division, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday.

A look at advanced guides from Cablevision, DirecTV, AT&T, and the future of channel surfing

Cablevision, AT&T and DirecTV are deploying smarter IPGs that rely on technology such as recommendation engines and voice recognition to make it easier for subscribers to find programming they may be interested in. 

Mediacom deploys DTAs from Pace and Technicolor for digital conversion

Mediacom is deploying digital terminal adapters (DTAs) from Pace and Technicolor to subscribers on systems in Iowa that it is converting to an all-digital platform, VP of public and legal affairs Tom Larsen told FierceCable Monday.

Comcast expands 305 Mbps tier to Boston, Philadelphia, New Jersey, D.C.; touts fastest wireless gateway

Comcast said Tuesday that it expanded the availability of its $299.95 monthly Extreme 305 Mbps wideband Internet service to several major markets in the Northeast.

Despite partnerships with cable MSOs, Verizon pushes FiOS innovations

Critics of Verizon's partnerships with Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications and Bright House Networks have expressed concerns that it will no longer use its FiOS TV service to compete with cable operators. But Verizon could soon add some very innovative features to FiOS that no other pay TV provider is offering subscribers, including an Android tablet designed to be used as a "FiOS companion."

Technicolor, Entropic showcase Comcast Skype technology

One of the most popular demonstrations at The Cable Show this week in Boston is sure to be that of the technology behind Comcast's (Nasdaq: CMCSA) Skype on Xfinity HD video conferencing service for

Ericsson to acquire Technicolor for $25M

Ericsson (Nasdaq: ERIC) continues its acquisition streak, agreeing to buy French technology manufacturer Technicolor for $25 million. The deal follows an agreement it struck last month to acquire