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Agama Unveils v4.7 of DTV Monitoring Solution
August 28, 2014 - 2:14 PM - Enabling real-time monitoring of OTT, IP and cable video services in multiplatform and multiscreen environments, Agama Technologies has announced some upgrades to its DTV monitoring solution.
Thomson Video Launches new Broadcast, Multiscreen Services Platform
August 28, 2014 - 11:11 AM - The new "Behind Every Screen" platform by Thomson Video Networks is a unified and intelligent video delivery solution to support broadcast and multi-screen services, ensuring accessibility for consumers.
Time Warner Cable Suffers Nationwide Downtime
August 27, 2014 - 3:24 PM - A major service outage at Time Warner Cable knocked millions of customer offline on Wednesday morning, but the company says service are now being returned to normal with most people back online.
Movius Targets Cable MSOs for Mobiizing Content and Services
August 26, 2014 - 4:50 PM - Movius is looking to give cable MSOs a leg up on mobile operators with a split voice line and converged messaging service called myIdentities. It enables cable companies to leverage their Wi-Fi footprints to mobilize their fixed customers, and port content assets and user context, preferences and associated services to their mobile phones.
LG Forges Ahead with Pricey OLED 4K TVs
August 26, 2014 - 12:31 PM - LG has announced two new 4K UltraHD OLED TVs, which will come with the eye-popping starting price tag of $11,765.
TiVo Steps in Where Aereo Left Off with New DVR
August 25, 2014 - 4:27 PM - The loss of Aereo was pretty hard-felt for many, particularly for those who lived in areas where it wasn't always easy to get a television signal due to certain geographic constraints. But now, TiVo is looking to step in where Aereo left off thanks to the recent introduction of its new Roamio OTA, an over-the-air (OTA) mechanism that allows users to take over-the-air television with a mobile device of choice.
About 25 Percent of Internet Users Globally Watch Internet Video Each Day
August 25, 2014 - 11:59 AM - Among other enabling trends, smartphone adoption, availability of 3G and 4G networks and carrier pricing of data plans account for adoption patterns in various regions. According to Sandvine data, mobile phone users in the Asia-Pacific region had the highest data consumption, on average, in 2013.
Cable Technology Week in Review
August 23, 2014 - 7:20 AM - You know what they say: Little ones grow into big ones. That's true for puppies, alligators and future consumers of telecom services. No. 1 U.S. cable MSO Comcast has launched Xfinity On Campus, a service that lets college students watch live TV and on-demand content on their IP-enabled devices, including, laptops, tablets and smartphones while on campus. The hope, of course, is to snag new Xfinity customers before they're even out of school and paying rent (and signing up for TV service).
Eyeing 'Cord-Nevers,' Comcast Launches On-Campus TV
August 22, 2014 - 2:24 PM - Comcast's move here is a hybrid business model that it hopes will stave off the "cord-never" phenomenon that MSOs are running into-that is, the propensity for younger consumers to use only over-the-top (OTT) services for entertainment, eschewing a cable subscription from the beginning. According to a Verizon Digital Media study, 106 million Americans watch TV online today, and that number is expected to grow to 145 million by 2017. Millennials are by far the largest generation in the U.S. and are watching more TV on computers, tablets and smartphones than ever before.
Netflix Signs Interconnection Deal with Time Warner Cable
August 20, 2014 - 2:23 PM - The deal means that Netflix now has direct peering arrangements with the top four U.S. ISPs, having signed deals with Comcast, Verizon and AT&T over the last few months.
2V App Gets Proactive with Second-Screen Engagement
August 20, 2014 - 2:18 PM - 2V also has a content management system (CMS) for content creators, studios and networks that are looking to deliver compelling companion experiences for shows and media assets. The 2V CMS captures and curates big data analytics for insight into audience habits, trends and usage, and allows content owners to moderate comments.
Over 820 Channels of UltraHD Content via Satellite by 2025
August 20, 2014 - 12:44 PM - There will be more than 820 channels of UltraHD content via Satellite by 2025, according to a new report by NSR. Reportedly, Direct to Home (DTH) technology will lead to higher ARPUs, and greater customer retention.
Roku-Powered Television Lands in Stores
August 19, 2014 - 12:58 PM - The production of Chinese companies Hisense and TCL, the new Roku-driven televisions are set to arrive in a variety of different screen sizes, and will hit over the course of the next several weeks, according to reports. Originally shown off at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the Roku-driven televisions begin with options for streaming services, as opposed to options for antennas or cable boxes. While a simple trip through the setup menu can switch up the order, the key point is that, out of the box, the Roku-driven televisions will start a focus on streaming rather than on traditional programming options.
And the Emmy goes to...Tivo
August 14, 2014 - 6:22 PM - The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) announced they are awarding an Emmy to Tivo and, their subsidiary, Digitalsmiths. The award comes in recognition of the company's role in creating the next generation of technology for home entertainment and revolutionizing the television experience. Tivo and Digitalsmiths were honored in the Television Enhancement Devices category and the Personalized Recommendation Engines for Video Diversity for Multichannel video Programming Distributors (MVPDs) category, respectively.
Flytxt, Smaato Team to Offer Ad Monetization Solutions to CSPs
August 14, 2014 - 12:35 PM - Big data analytics solution provider, Flytxt, has recently inked a new partnership agreement with Smaato, the U.S. based company operating a global independent real-time bidding (RTB) mobile ad exchange. This partnership will allow CSPs to use Flytxt's monetization service, mADmart, through Smaato's RTB ad exchange.
The Future of TV? Ask a Teen (the Right Questions)
August 14, 2014 - 10:20 AM - Millennials, which the Pew Research Center classifies as being 18-33 years of age, provide important data as they are watching video - and paying the monthly tab for it - whether it's traditional TV services and/or OTT services such as Netflix et al, or something completely different.
Microsoft Gets TV-licious with Xbox One Upgrades
August 12, 2014 - 5:27 PM - Ahead of its Gamescom event this week, Microsoft unveiled a passel of new features for the Xbox One gaming console, about half of them with a decidedly TV-centric bent.
LG Debuts Latest Curved OLED TV in US
August 11, 2014 - 6:19 PM - LG Electronics is skating around on the bleeding edge of television display technology with the U.S. launch of its next-generation OLED TV, a 55-inch class LG curved model.
Cable Technology Week in Review
August 9, 2014 - 7:30 AM - This week's news starts off with TV Everywhere innovation: DISH has announced an update for its DISH Anywhere app on iPad, Android and Kindle tablets enabling customers to watch and record their favorite content from their smartphones.
Netflix Passes HBO in Revenue, But There's Still Work to Do
August 8, 2014 - 5:42 PM - Netflix CEO Reed Hastings quietly made an announcement this week, via his Facebook page: "Minor milestone: last quarter we passed HBO is subscriber revenue ($1.146B vs $1.141B). They still kick our ass in profits and Emmy's, but we are making progress. HBO rocks, and we are honored to be in the same league. (yes, I loved Silicon Valley and yes it hit a little close to home.)"
DISH Anywhere App Updated with New Interface
August 7, 2014 - 2:58 PM - Enabling customers to watch and record their favorite content from their smartphones, DISH has announced an update for its DISH Anywhere app on iPad, Android and Kindle tablets. The update includes modernized user interface and various other new capabilities that makes watching DISH content on the go easy and fun.
Alston Elliot Selects Snell 2RU Vega Router
August 7, 2014 - 1:16 PM - Alston Elliot (AE) Graphics, the U.K.'s leading sports graphics company, has selected the Snell 2RU Vega router to create a flexible, web-enabled workflow environment for sports production in its new OB trucks.
DISH Sees Q2 Profit Gain, Subscriber Drain
August 7, 2014 - 9:09 AM - No. 2 satellite provider DISH Network saw second-quarter revenue that climbed 5.8 percent to $3.69 billion, just missing analyst expectations. However, it saw pay-TV subscriber losses even as broadband sales ramped up.
Comcast Boosts Internet Essentials Offer with 6 Mos. Free Service
August 7, 2014 - 9:07 AM - Comcast has announced it will include up to six months of complimentary service for any new family that has not yet applied for Internet Essentials, it's low-cost, no-frills broadband offer for the disadvantaged that it agreed to offer as part of its mega-merger with NBCUniversal.
Justin.tv Sacrifices Itself for Twitch
August 7, 2014 - 9:06 AM - Justin.tv, which pioneered live video on the Internet seven years ago, has literally been eaten by its young. After spawning Twitch, an online game streaming juggernaut and one of the largest video platforms of all time, the comparatively weak parent company is giving up its resources to help Twitch continue to grow.