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TW Cable Ships Live TV to the iPhone

Jeff Baumgartner
LR Cable News Analysis
Jeff Baumgartner
1/20/2012
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Welcome to the cable news roundup, T.G.I.F. edition.

  • Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC) has launched an app for the iPhone that lets subs stream more than 130 live TV channels to the device about 10 months after the MSO debuted similar capabilities for the iPad. The caveat is that live TV streaming is limited to the reach of a customer's home Wi-Fi signal. The app also lets subs use the iPhone as a fancy remote control and to manage their DVRs remotely. TWC has introduced an app for Android devices, but will lack the live TV feature until support is extended to the Ice Cream Sandwich OS. (See TW Cable Puts Android in the Picture.)

  • Sprint Corp. (NYSE: S), DirecTV Group Inc. (NYSE: DTV) and T-Mobile US Inc. are among a group that's urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to seek and disclose more detail on Verizon Wireless 's proposed deal to acquire Advanced Wireless Services (AWS) spectrum from four MSOs so they can assemble their comments to the Commission. The Verizon-cable side, meanwhile, told the FCC they will provide more detail on a confidential basis, but said that the spectrum and commercial components of their multi-faceted deal "are not contingent upon each other," noted the International Business Times. (See Comcast: We Had AWS Plans, Honest! and MSOs Sell AWS Spectrum to Verizon for $3.6B .)

  • Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) is downplaying the effects the pole-attachment issues are having on its fiber network build in Kansas City, Kan., telling Multichannel News that it's on track to hook up its first customers in the first half of 2012. Google has also extended its plan to string fiber in Kansas City, Mo. (See Google's Fiber Project Hits a Snag .)

  • Netflix Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX) will show it rebounded in the fourth quarter of 2011 and added about 400,000 domestic subscribers, predicts B. Riley & Co. Inc. analyst Eric Wold. Netflix, which stumbled badly amid price hikes and a temporary decision to split out its DVD and streaming business, is slated to report fourth-quarter numbers on Tuesday, Jan. 24. (See Netflix's Customer Satisfaction Dips .)

  • SeaChange International Inc. (Nasdaq: SEAC) hired Michael Bornack as CFO. Bornack, late of Tollgrade Communications Inc. , succeeds Kevin Bisson, who left the company to join another publicly traded company, and joins SeaChange amid a bit of a shakeup at the video software specialist. (See SeaChange Off the Block, CEO Exits and SeaChange CFO Quits.)

    — Jeff Baumgartner, Site Editor, Light Reading Cable



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