Cablevision Systems Corp. (NYSE: CVC) has launched its Optimum App on select Android devices, extending the reach of a platform that delivers the MSO's live TV lineup to tablets and smartphones that are within reach of the subscriber's home Wi-Fi network. The app, already supported on the iOS platform, the Kindle Fire and PC Web browsers, also lets customers use the devices as fancy remote controls and manage DVR settings.
Ensequence Inc. and Sony Corp. (NYSE: SNE) have struck a multi-year deal to offer clickable banners, trivia, games, polls and other interactive apps on connected Sony TVs, in the latest attempt by a TV maker to squeeze more revenues out of the boob tube. The deal calls for Sony to embed Ensequence's platform software on all Sony connected TVs starting in the first quarter of 2013. Sony will also offer the software, which uses auto content recognition (ACR) technology to trigger the apps, as an update on its 2011 and 2012 TV models.
Universal Sports Network is relocating its production and broadcast operations from Southern California to corporate cousin's Comcast Media Center (CMC) in Centennial, Colo. Universal Sports, a multi-screen "destination for Olympic and endurance sports programming," will be fully operational at the CMC at the start of 2013. The move will create 44 new jobs in the area, said the network, a partnership between NBC Sports and InterMedia Partners LP.
Light Reading is spending much of this year digging into the details of how automation technology will impact the comms market, but let's take a moment to also look at how automation is set to overturn the current world order by the middle of the century.
Understanding the full experience of women in technology requires starting at the collegiate level (or sooner) and studying the technologies women are involved with, company cultures they're part of and personal experiences of individuals.
During this WiC radio show, we will talk with Nicole Engelbert, the director of Research & Analysis for Ovum Technology and a 23-year telecom industry veteran, about her experiences and perspectives on women in tech. Engelbert covers infrastructure, applications and industries for Ovum, but she is also involved in the research firm's higher education team and has helped colleges and universities globally leverage technology as a strategy for improving recruitment, retention and graduation performance.
She will share her unique insight into the collegiate level, where women pursuing engineering and STEM-related degrees is dwindling. Engelbert will also reveal new, original Ovum research on the topics of artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, security and augmented reality, as well as discuss what each of those technologies might mean for women in our field. As always, we'll also leave plenty of time to answer all your questions live on the air and chat board.