Light Reading

Cable ONE, TiVo to Blend TV & OTT

Jeff Baumgartner
LR Cable News Analysis
Jeff Baumgartner

Welcome to today's broadband and cable news roundup.

  • TiVo Inc. (Nasdaq: TIVO) announced Cable ONE Inc. , a top ten incumbent cable operator that serves more than 740,000 customers, as its latest new customer on Tuesday. Cable ONE, which once tested Sling-loaded boxes from EchoStar Corp. LLC (Nasdaq: SATS), will use TiVo as its exclusive software provider for all new DVRs and expects to start deploying the platform in the first half of 2013. (See CableOne Unplugs EchoStar .)

    Cable ONE will also use TiVo to integrate over-the-top content with the operator's own VoD service, and extend access to tablets, IP-only set-tops and other connected devices. Cable ONE didn't identify who will make the primary DVR/media hub, but it'll have a few choices, as TiVo has already licensed its Hardware Porting Kit (HPK) to Pace plc , Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO), Samsung Corp. and Technicolor (Euronext Paris: TCH; NYSE: TCH). TiVo has inked similar deals with other small and mid-sized U.S. MSOs of late, including Midcontinent Communications and Mediacom Communications Corp. (See TiVo Stays On a Tier 2 Tear and Mediacom Goes With TiVo .)

  • OneAccess has introduced a Docsis 3.0 interface for its family of One Series multi-service routers, starting with its One700 PRI platform. The vendor says the D3 integration, which is based on a CableLabs -certified embedded cable modem module (eCMM), trims operating and capital expenditures for cable operators by reducing the number of appliances required to deploy managed cloud services to business customers. The new configuration will be ready for lab tests by the first quarter of 2013, with general availability slated for the second quarter, the company said.

  • Mediacom has launched a customer care app for iOS- and Android-powered smartphones and tablets. The resulting MediacomConnect app, powered by Synchronoss Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq: SNCR)'s cloud-based SmartCare platform, supports a general service troubleshooter, and lets customers schedule appointments and view or pay bills. The app also has the ability to reset Mediacom cable modem routers and set-top boxes.

  • Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) has inked a new carriage and retransmission deal with NBCUniversal LLC that covers local NBC and Telemundo-owned TV stations, and grants TV Everywhere rights to NBCU's stable of cable networks, including Bravo, USA, E!, CNBC, MSNBC, NBC Sports Network, Oxygen, SyFy and Golf Channel.

    — Jeff Baumgartner, Site Editor, Light Reading Cable

    (1)  | 
    Comment  | 
    Print  | 
  • Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View        ADD A COMMENT
    Jeff Baumgartner
    Jeff Baumgartner,
    User Rank: Light Beer
    12/5/2012 | 5:17:01 PM
    re: Cable ONE, TiVo to Blend TV & OTT

    While Comcast continues to rally support among major operators for the RDK when it comes to operators-supplied devices with IP capabilities, it seems like TiVo is having much success with adoption among the tier2 operators, almost making it a defacto standard for that group when it comes to next-gen video projects.  But I suppose Arris, which has a few Moxi wins among that group, might have something to say about that, though. JB

    From The Founder
    The comms industry is rallying to the cause of open, independent interoperability testing.
    Flash Poll
    Live Streaming Video
    CLOUD / MANAGED SERVICES: Prepping Ethernet for the Cloud
    Moderator: Ray LeMaistre Panelists: Jeremy Bye, Leonard Sheahan
    Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
    Tail-f, Cisco & What the Future Holds

    10|9|15   |   8:17   |   (0) comments

    Steve Saunders meets with Tail-f's Director of Technology, Carl Moberg, in Stockholm to discuss becoming part of Cisco, ETSI MANO, virtualization and the need to combine science and business in order to create opportunities for service providers.
    LRTV Interviews
    Broadband Forum Embraces SDN & NFV

    10|9|15   |   02:42   |   (0) comments

    At Gigabit Europe 2015, Robin Mersh and Kevin Foster from the Broadband Forum explain how the industry body is adapting to meet the SDN, NFV and cloud needs of the access network sector.
    LRTV Interviews
    Top Tips for FTTH Operators

    10|8|15   |   02:26   |   (0) comments

    At Gigabit Europe 2015, Ventura Team co-founder Richard Jones talks about some of the key business case considerations for FTTH network operators.
    LRTV Interviews
    M-net Calls for FTTx Unity

    10|8|15   |   03:45   |   (0) comments

    At the Gigabit Europe event, Jörn Schoof from M-net, the Munich city network operator, calls for industry collaboration on fiber broadband access rollouts.
    LRTV Documentaries
    The Business Case Challenge for NFV

    10|7|15   |   03:47   |   (0) comments

    Virtual CPE is one of the early success stories for network functions virtualization, as service providers are finding flexible, programmable CPE solves a lot of logistics problems and reduces their cost. But even here, Masergy Communications faced a business case challenge, says CTO Tim Naramore.
    LRTV Interviews
    JT Offers Some Gigabit Lessons

    10|7|15   |   4:08   |   (1) comment

    Barna Kutvolgyi, managing director, Global Consumer, at JT, the incumbent operator on the island of Jersey, talks about how other service providers can learn from his company's gigabit broadband rollout experiences.
    LRTV Interviews
    AT&T's Chiosi on the Potential of Open Source

    10|6|15   |   06:27   |   (0) comments

    AT&T Distinguished Network Architect Margaret T. Chiosi talks to Light Reading's Carol Wilson about the potential for open source technology to liberate communications service providers.
    LRTV Interviews
    Network Security in a Gigabit World

    10|6|15   |   05:52   |   (0) comments

    Masergy's James Harrison talks about some of the network security and data center issues network operators need to consider as they expand their broadband services portfolios.
    LRTV Documentaries
    Telefónica: In Search of Virtual Simplicity

    10|5|15   |   07:30   |   (0) comments

    Francisco-Javier Ramon Salguero, head of Telefónica's NFV initiative, admits virtualization initially means greater complexity, but with the right abstraction layer, it is possible to create a services-driven network architecture. He explains how Telefónica's current trials and initiatives are aimed at doing that, and what his company and other carriers need to ...
    LRTV Interviews
    Gigabit Europe Takeaways

    10|5|15   |   03:47   |   (0) comments

    Participants from the inaugural Gigabit Europe event in Munich share their key takeaways from the conference.
    Women in Comms Introduction Videos
    Intel Urges Women to Take Advantage of Their Seat at the Table

    10|5|15   |   4:27   |   (1) comment

    Have inclusive and constructive conversations, attach a bigger meaning to your work and get involved in the cause, Intel's Monique Hayward advises women in comms.
    LRTV Interviews
    BT Updates on Plans

    10|2|15   |   03:16   |   (2) comments

    Peter Bell, CIO at Openreach, the access network division at UK incumbent BT, provides an update on the operator's trials and how Openreach is planning to deploy the broadband technology in its street cabinets.
    Upcoming Live Events
    October 14-15, 2015, New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA
    November 5, 2015, Hilton Santa Clara, Santa Clara, CA
    November 17, 2015, Santa Clara, California
    December 1, 2015, The Westin Times Square, New York City
    December 2, 2015, The Westin Times Square, New York City
    All Upcoming Live Events
    Network appliances have a strong value proposition in today's networks and will continue to do so in the NFV and SDN-enabled networks of tomorrow.
    Hot Topics
    M&A Speculation Swirls Around Juniper
    Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 10/6/2015
    Cisco's Chambers Rules Out Political Bid
    Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 10/6/2015
    Cord Cutting? 'Fraid so.
    Brett Sappington, 10/7/2015
    Infinera Fleshes Out Its Metro 100G Story
    Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 10/7/2015
    Cisco Makes 'Martian' Connection
    Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 10/9/2015
    Like Us on Facebook
    Twitter Feed
    Webinar Archive
    BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
    With so many new and exciting communications technologies now under development, it's easy to get caught up in the industry's escalating hype cycle. That's why the ...
    Last week saw a big day in the 15-year history of Light Reading when Editor-in-Chief Ray Le Maistre and I were invited to interview the Deputy Chairman and Rotating ...
    Cats with Phones
    "What?! I'm on with Finisar about their stock price tanking" Click Here