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Content tagged with Cable posted in January 2010
Au Revoir, Thomson – Bonjour, Technicolor
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
1/28/2010  |  6 comments
French vendor Thomson changes its name to Technicolor as it prepares to exit its restructuring program
A 'BOLD' Move
The Bauminator  | 
1/26/2010  |  Post a comment
5:05 PM Jones/NCTI and partners give at-risk kids a shot at becoming cable techs and earning some college credits
Comcast Lights Up DTA Encryption
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
1/26/2010  |  Post a comment
MSO confirms that channel zappers serving customers in Portland and Seattle are its first to have content protection activated
Brightcove Tunes Up for 'TV Everywhere' Pilots
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
1/25/2010  |  Post a comment
Brightcove says cable nets will start testing its 'TV Everywhere' by March or April, a move that puts pressure on Comcast-owned thePlatform
DirecTV Preps Multiroom DVR
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
1/25/2010  |  6 comments
Entropic apparently beats out Broadcom for the business as DirecTV gets ready to introduce a new line of MoCA-based boxes in Q1
KDDI Commands Cable Market With $4B Deal
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
1/25/2010  |  Post a comment
KDDI is buying a 38% stake in J:COM, Japan's leading cable operator, from Liberty Global for $4 billion in cash
Cable ITV Watch: Comcast, NBC Gear for a Grillin'
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
1/22/2010  |  Post a comment
The feds to put Comcast and NBC on the hotseat, ITV vendors get ready to play nice at CableLabs, a possible name for Discovery's 3D channel, and more
Intel Puts 3D Inside 'Atom'
The Bauminator  | 
1/21/2010  |  Post a comment
12:55 PM Intel wants to put the chip in next-gen cable boxes, but France Telecom has its hands on the first commercial implementation
Boxee Urges TV Nets to 'Experiment'
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
1/20/2010  |  Post a comment
New pay platform could encroach on cable's turf, but Boxee insists it simply wants TV networks to give its Internet distribution outlet a shot
FCC Tightens 'Terrestrial Loophole'
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
1/20/2010  |  2 comments
MSOs must share some vertically integrated, regional sports nets with rivals, though the FCC will look at grievances on a case-by-case basis
Cox Bets on IPTV in Vegas
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
1/19/2010  |  1 comment
CityCenter deal marks Cox's first-ever linear IPTV deployment. New residences not likely to have a tiger in every bathroom
New Service Provider Experiences
The Philter  | 
1/18/2010  |  Post a comment
1:00 AM Thanks to advanced gateways, service providers could begin selling an experience, not just a connection
Zodiac Flirts With M&A Play
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
1/15/2010  |  Post a comment
ITV firm looking to pursue acquisitions this year as its organic growth rate shows signs of slowing
Arris Swirls With MSO 'Budget Flush'
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
1/14/2010  |  1 comment
Arris bumps Q4 guidance after MSOs take on more product inventory late in 2009
Moto Streamlines EMEA Biz With Compal
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
1/13/2010  |  Post a comment
Moto exec says sale of its EMEA Docsis CPE business to Compal Broadband Networks will help trim costs as MSOs gear up for big wideband rollouts
Moto Sells EMEA Docsis Modem Biz
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
1/12/2010  |  2 comments
Sources say Compal Broadband Networks has taken control of sales and support for Moto's EuroDocsis modems, EMTAs, and WiFi gateways
Comcast to Expand 'Xfinity' to DSL Subs
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
1/12/2010  |  1 comment
Comcast video subs who bring their own broadband could get access to the MSO's 'Xfinity' lineup within six to eight months
Ceton Pitches Cable Set-Top Alternative
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
1/11/2010  |  5 comments
Ceton could give CableCARDs new life at retail with a quad-tuner product that fits inside Microsoft Media Center PCs
FCC Lets Cablevision Lock Up Its Basic TV Tier
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
1/8/2010  |  6 comments
The catch is that Cablevision must agree to provide free boxes and CableCARDs to basic subs and report back any consumer complaints
Cable's Tru2way Build Continues
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
1/8/2010  |  Post a comment
Cox is the first to confirm that all its headends are tru2way-ready, while other major US MSOs say they are nearing the finish line
Broadcom Breaks Out HD-DTA Chipset
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
1/8/2010  |  Post a comment
Broadcom is first out of the gate with silicon that will power a new breed of low-cost, hi-def channel zappers, but Zoran's close behind
Analyst: US Capex to Inch Up in 2010
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
1/7/2010  |  Post a comment
After a hefty fall in 2009, capital expenditure by the US carriers is set to increase this year, but only slightly
SeaChange Snags VividLogic for $12M
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
1/7/2010  |  Post a comment
Buy of tru2way middleware specialist gives SeaChange a software path to next-gen set-tops and video gateway devices
Dish Slings Its 'TV Everywhere' Strategy
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
1/6/2010  |  Post a comment
New devices will help Dish set its 'TV Everywhere' agenda in Q2
New Year Vows Reignite Home-Networking Faceoff
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1/6/2010  |  Post a comment
HomePlug-MoCA alliance could lead to gear based on a combination of the two home-networking standards, and a new skirmish with rival G.hn
Discovery Prez: New 3D Net Will Need 6MHz
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
1/6/2010  |  Post a comment
MSOs may need to dedicate 6MHz of spectrum to carry an apparently bandwidth-hungry 3D network Discovery and its partners intend to launch in 2011
Breathing New Life Into the CableCARD?
The Bauminator  | 
1/5/2010  |  Post a comment
3:40 PM Microsoft's Steve Ballmer reportedly to highlight a new CableCARD tuner that feeds digital cable to the PC
ESPN Jumps Into the 3DTV Game
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
1/5/2010  |  10 comments
ESPN 3D to offer at least 85 live events during its first year, but the network will shut down between 3D events to ensure it's not a bandwidth buster
Cox, CableLabs Give DECE More Cable Cred
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
1/5/2010  |  Post a comment
Cox and CableLabs join Comcast in the Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem, a move that may allow MSOs to get a cut of the lucrative retail DVD market
Consumer Groups Want 'TV Everywhere' Probe
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
1/4/2010  |  Post a comment
Group alleges that MSOs and programmers may be colluding on 'TV Everywhere' in an attempt to kill off Internet-fed video competition


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