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Time Warner Cable launches wide-scale HotSpot 2.0

Time Warner Cable has taken the nationwide plunge and is making HotSpot 2.0 technology available on most of the 33,000-plus access points where it has also launched TWCWiFi-Passpoint security.

Peoples Communication uses Skitter to push IPTV into East Texas

Peoples Telephone Cooperative subsidiary Peoples Communication, in the midst of a 600-mile fiber transport network expansion in East Texas, has chosen Skitter TV's advanced IPTV platform as the way it plans to offer a mix of television services.

Cable operators ally to chase cloud-based Wi-Fi, as Los Angeles resurrects its citywide plan

Large businesses are the primary target of an alliance of Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Charter Communications, Google, Microsoft and the CEA, which have banded together as WifiForward with the goal of freeing up spectrum to more efficiently manage wireless services across adjoining networks.

IP video's moneymaking potential

We've seen a lot of momentum in the IP video space over the past few months as major players in the space race to stake their claim in this rapidly shifting area.  Programmers and distributors are forming alliances with each other and with device makers in the hope of finding the best avenue to the consumer.

SeaChange revenue drops to $35.6M, but tops Q4 projections

Video-on-demand technology vendor SeaChange International generated $35.6 million in revenue in its fiscal fourth quarter of 2014, down significantly compared to the $44.6 million in revenue that it posted this time last year.

Tribune bolsters program guide with TV by the Numbers acquisition

Tribune Digital Ventures said that it acquired TV by the Numbers, the firm that has supplied its Zap2it program guide with editorial content since 2010.

Audible Magic, SportsData pitch ACR product to broadcasters

Audible Magic said it has developed a product with a sports data provider which could allow broadcasters to use automatic content recognition technology to deliver play-by-play statistics during live and recorded sports programs to viewers using devices ranging from IP-connected TVs to smartphones.

Multiscreen over-the-top video to dominate NAB 2014

With multiscreen over-the-top video moves expected to generate buzz at next week's National Association of Broadcasters convention in Las Vegas, the list of 200 first-time exhibitors includes IP video technology vendors ranging from stealth startup SeeSpace to electronics giant Fujitsu.

Xfinity prototype box with GreenPeak controller revealed in Samsung FCC test report

Samsung has built a prototype set-top for Comcast's Xfinity service which can support Bluetooth and contains a system-on-a-chip from GreenPeak Technology that can be used to power smart home devices using the ZigBee wireless specification, according to a test report released by the FCC earlier this month.

Comcast debuts Cloud DVR in Philadelphia, Chicago will be next

Comcast rolled out its network-based cloud DVR technology in Philadelphia this week and plans to launch the technology in Chicago next week.  Speaking at the Light Reading Cable Next-gen Strategies & Technologies event here, Comcast VP of IP Video Engineering Allen Broome said that the MSO's cloud DVR service is part of the company's bigger migration to IP video and its X1 platform.