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Bright House partners with BlackArrow for dynamic ad insertion into VOD

Bright House Networks has signed an agreement with BlackArrow, Inc. to manage the execution dynamic ad insertion into the video-on-demand products of the sixth biggest cable operator in the United States.

Comporium, Service Electric sign on for Arris Sling-equipped streaming platform

Set-top giant Arris has announced that two small cable operators, Pennsylvania's Service Electric Cable TV and South Carolina's Comporium Communications, have signed onto offer its Sling Media-enabled video gateway to their subscribers.

Comcast expands X1 eligibility as it seeks to further accelerate deployment

Comcast is looking to more aggressively accelerate deployment of its next-generation X1 video platform amid an early performance that has seen marked decreases in churn and significant upticks in VOD transactions and DVR usage compared to legacy platforms.

Arris teams with startup Wurl to create new OTT platform for set-tops

Arris is teaming with a Silicon Valley startup to create a new pay TV set-top software platform designed to mix traditional broadcast and cable network programming with content from over-the-top services.

Verizon to debut LTE multicast in 2015

Verizon Communications will commercially launch its LTE broadcast network in 2015 enabling it to broadcast events, such as sporting events, to a large number of subscribers at the same time. Fran Shammo, Verizon's CFO, said that the company will have the LTE broadcast network ready in third quarter with commercial launch next year. Shammo announced this development during the company's second quarter earnings call today.

TiVo embeds switched digital video support into new software client

As part of its new software client, TiVo has embedded support for cable switched digital video (SDV) without the need for a separate tuning adapter.

IHS: Global set-top revenue hit all-time high in 2013, will peak in 2015

Revenue from pay TV set-top box sales hit an all-time high of $20.3 billion in 2013, up 3 percent from 2012, and will peak at around $22.8 billion in 2015, a new IHS Technology report says.

Court doesn't buy Fox's Aereo argument, won't block Dish's Hopper

Fox has failed in its attempt to leverage the Supreme Court's Aereo verdict into a preliminary injunction on Dish Network's Hopper DVR.

World Cup reveals TV Everywhere issue: latency

While the nearly completed World Cup soccer tournament has delivered TV Everywhere its highest usage to date, it has also laid bare an issue related to any kind of video delivered over the Internet: latency.

Comcast's Salinger, Cisco's Chapman headline SCTE Wireless & DOCSIS 3.1 Symposium

Technologists including Comcast's Jorge Salinger, Cisco's John Chapman and CableLabs' Belal Hamzeh, Mark Poletti and Vivek Ganti will headline the SCTE's pre-conference Wireless and DOCSIS 3.1 Symposium on Sept. 22.