News & Views
Content posted in May 2008
The Friday Five
The Bauminator | 5/30/2008 | Post a comment
Dish fires back at TiVo, Comcast.net hackers speak... and a handful of other items that caught our attention as the week draws to a close
Wayne Crawford, Executive Director, NXTcomm
LRTV NXTcomm | 5/30/2008 | Post a comment
NXTcomm is replacing Supercomm, and the shows executive director explains that NXTcomm is truly different because its a 'convergence marketplace.' It is still built on core telco technologies and companies but has an eye on the applications and content that will spur those core technologies to greater growth.
Matt Polka, President, American Cable Association
LRTV Interviews | 5/30/2008 | Post a comment
Matt Polka is in touch with the small and mid-sized cable operator and, interestingly, their concerns are too terribly different from that of Comcast and others. The telcos and satellite operators are going hard after their core video businesses, forcing them to branch out and be more creative.
India Wrap: Tensions & Tribunals
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/30/2008 | 1 comment
Tensions between Department of Telecom and the regulator, plus news of Spice Telecom and RIM, round out a week of activity in India
PBT Sidelined at BT
News Analysis | 5/29/2008 | 41 comments
The verdict is in at BT: PBT has been found guilty of being a one-trick pony, so it's being sidelined in favor of MPLS
LRTV Documentaries | 5/28/2008 | Post a comment
The promise of tru2way is closer to becoming a reality. This move to a common software platform could let cable companies, programmers, and gadget makers provide a real interactive TV experience, even without requiring a set-top box. The transition might be painful at first, but the payoff should be huge if the services come anywhere close to measuring up to the hype. In this video, hear perspectives from Cox Communications Inc., Comcast Corp., CableLabs, and the editors of Cable Digital Ne
Sony Supports tru2way
LR Cable News Analysis | 5/27/2008 | Post a comment
Sony and six major US MSOs sign a memo involving tru2way that could result in TVs that get cable services with no need for a set-top
Cable vs Telco
LRTV Documentaries | 5/27/2008 | Post a comment
Cable companies have more reach, deeper video-on-demand (VOD) plans, and the ability to install services faster in residential neighborhoods. But not everyone thinks the cable companies have the long term advantage. From The Cable Show in New Orleans, we get perspectives from Heavy Reading, Cox Communications Inc., and The American Cable Association (ACA), as well as the outspoken editors of Cable Digital News and Light Reading
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