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Content tagged with Cable posted in January 2013
Comcast's DTAs Begin to Pay Their Way
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
1/30/2013  |  6 comments
With its all-digital transition complete, Comcast is now starting to charge $1.99 per month for the simple channel-zappers that helped make it possible
Cox Turns Up Wi-Fi Heat in the East
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
1/30/2013  |  1 comment
Also: Comcast targets hotels; ex-SeaChange exec resurfaces at Envivio; Elemental knows its HEVCs; Comcast invests in fantasy sports startup
Harmonic Banks on UltraHD & CCAP
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
1/30/2013  |  Post a comment
But will the market for HEVC encoding and cable's new access platform ramp up fast enough for the vendor to turn in a rosy 2013?
Charter Bemoans CableCARD Costs
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
1/29/2013  |  6 comments
Charter says it will be saddled with millions in extra costs if it's forced to develop boxes that support both the CableCARD and a new downloadable security system
Comcast Web TV Unit Prefers HTML5 Over Flash
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
1/29/2013  |  3 comments
Also: Netflix to set cash aside for 'potential acquisitions'; LodgeNet seeks quick Chapter 11 exit; ThinkAnalytics does Comcast's RDK; Funai buys Philips's video biz
Docsis 3.1 Rides the Wireless Wave
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
1/28/2013  |  2 comments
What's good for WiMax and LTE will soon be good for cable's new, speedier data platform, as well
ITU Blesses Bandwidth-Saving Video Codec
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
1/28/2013  |  2 comments
Also: Japan speeds up 4K broadcasts; Miranda nabs Softel; Comcast Media Center expands its VoD stable
Cisco's Farewell to Consumers
Craig's A-List  | 
1/25/2013  |  5 comments
Linksys was the last soldier standing in Cisco's fight to catch a consumer electronics transition
Comcast Sharpens Network Vision With Lancope
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
1/25/2013  |  Post a comment
Also: Less than 1 percent of Cisco revenues come from Linksys; UltraHD to get rolling in 2013; Cable ONE's money back guarantee
Cisco Unloads Linksys Unit
News Analysis  | 
1/24/2013  |  2 comments
Belkin's set to buy the home networking unit as Cisco exits yet another consumer-facing business
China Primed for Ethernet-Over-Coax Explosion
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
1/24/2013  |  Post a comment
And that could be good news for Broadcom, Qualcomm and Entropic as they chase a market that could be worth $804 million in 2016
TW Cable Centralizes (Almost) Everything
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1/23/2013  |  Post a comment
TWC says there are 'no mandated position eliminations' as MSO moves from an East/West operational setup to a central one that divides the company into three biz units
Sizing Up the CCAP Players
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
1/23/2013  |  2 comments
Arris, Casa, Cisco, CommScope, Harmonic and Moto all want a piece of the CCAP pie. Here's how they're going after it
1-Gig Google Fiber Project Is 'Not a Hobby'
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
1/23/2013  |  7 comments
Also: Dr. Malone buys into Caribbean cable; two old-time cable operators combine; Cox expands its home security footprint
Verizon's Copper Migration Will Be Slow Going
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
1/22/2013  |  6 comments
Verizon wants 300,000 customers off copper in 2013; can it speed up the process with 4G?
FCC Prods More Cities to Go Big With 1-Gig
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
1/22/2013  |  6 comments
Also: Most pay-TV subs still don't use TV Everywhere services; Blockbuster to close another 300 stores; WOW's got a new CFO
CDNs Can Still Go Virtual, OnApp Says
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
1/18/2013  |  Post a comment
The build-it-yourself CDN hasn't taken off before, but cloud-software provider OnApp thinks it knows why.
Closing the Door on Motorola Home
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
1/18/2013  |  1 comment
Motorola Home is now considered 'discounted operations' – in the eyes of Google's accountants, anyway
Netflix: We're Not Seeking Special Treatment
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
1/18/2013  |  Post a comment
Also: NCTA prez says usage-based pricing keeps broadband costs in check; SCTE calls off 2013 Canadian Summit; Comcast X1 simplifies the remote
TW Cable Slams Netflix's 'Super HD' Policy
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
1/17/2013  |  4 comments
TWC says Netflix is 'seeking unprecedented preferential treatment from ISPs' by forcing them to join Open Connect in order to gain access to its highest-quality streams
Arris CEO: Cable Operators Urged Moto Home Buy
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
1/16/2013  |  1 comment
Also: Comcast might speed up rest of NBCU buy; US cable TV homes takes a dip; Cox lights up $250-million startup incubator
Shaw Offloads Assets to Rogers
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1/15/2013  |  Post a comment
Shaw calls time on its wireless ambitions; analysis of Comcast's Arris investment; Liberty Global strengthens Euro portfolio; and more
Comcast to Plow $150M Into Arris
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
1/15/2013  |  5 comments
A deal for 10.6 million shares will give Comcast and Google an equal 7.85% stake in Arris when its $2.35 million acquisition of Motorola Home is closed
Who's on Board With Comcast's Set-Top Kit?
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
1/14/2013  |  6 comments
More than 50 suppliers – set-top vendors, chip makers, app developers, and integration/testing firms – have joined Comcast's expanding lineup of reference design kit licensees
Anti-Social TV: GetGlue Scraps Viggle Merger
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
1/14/2013  |  1 comment
Also: Ex-Ericsson exec gets Com Hem CTO post; Big Data startup lands big bucks; Liberty's Horizon expands to Switzerland
What Mattered at CES
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
1/11/2013  |  3 comments
Sure, I wasn't even there, but I heard all about multi-screen gateways, bring-your-own-device models, UltraHD and being Netflix-like
Who's Got the Hots for Google Fiber?
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
1/11/2013  |  3 comments
Also: Tricked-out, Moto-made FiOS TV servers near launch; Liberty's Horizon gateway cracks open more apps; Netflix 'Super HD' demo doesn't impress
Comcast's X1 Flies Into Philly
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
1/11/2013  |  Post a comment
Comcast brings X1 to its corporate backyard, marking the sixth market to get the IP-capable video platform
Pay-TV Majors Forge CE Links
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
1/10/2013  |  1 comment
Also: Digitalsmiths gets personal with TWC; Aereo CEO makes market share prediction; Comcast braces for whatever Apple's actually doing
Sling Media Opens the TiVo Playbook
The Bauminator  | 
1/9/2013  |  Post a comment
10:45 AM The place-shifting pioneer might open up a new revenue stream as it gets sue-happy. The strategy worked for TiVo, anyway
Analyst: Dish's Clearwire Bid Has 'Slim Chance'
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
1/9/2013  |  3 comments
Also: Verizon eyes broadcast TV via LTE; Google tags NYC with Wi-Fi; Arris stirs in Entropic's MoCA; ActiveVideo activates apps program
Netflix Connects With Cablevision
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
1/8/2013  |  2 comments
Also: Dish Sling-loads the Hopper DVR; Entropic, Humax team on Comcast IP-only box; AT&T's home security play; Cox targets second screens
Will Broadcom Go for More Than 1-Gig?
The Bauminator  | 
1/8/2013  |  2 comments
11:00 AM Broadcom exec says we shouldn't rule out the development of a 32-channel Docsis 3.0 chip
Broadcom Matches Intel With 1-Gig D3 Chipset
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
1/8/2013  |  1 comment
Broadcom launches Docsis 3.0 chips for modems and gateways that can bond 24 downstream channels and reach max speeds of about 1 Gbit/s
AT&T's Broadband Bravado
The Philter  | 
1/7/2013  |  13 comments
Execs say AT&T's U-verse locations are heading for 100Mbit/s, with big wireline improvements reaching its other broadband customers, too
Comcast All-Service Gateways Go 'Headless'
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
1/7/2013  |  2 comments
Arris and Pace have unleashed versions of the XG5, a Comcast-specified gateway that ships IP services all around the home
Roku Tunes In TW Cable's Live TV Streams
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
1/7/2013  |  4 comments
Also: Broadcom and Pace team on the Xi3, Dish unleashed second-screen app; Charter & Suddenlink rise in the Netflix ISP rankings
Comcast's X1 Gets a Multi-Room Partner
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
1/6/2013  |  1 comment
The Broadcom-powered RNG150N will access recorded content from the primary X1 box and support Comcast's new cloud-based user interface
STMicro Reveals Its Docsis 3.0 Play
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
1/4/2013  |  3 comments
But its 16-channel chipsets are already behind Intel's Puma6, which can bond 24 downstream channels and approach 1 Gbit/s
CommScope Puts Docsis on Its CCAP Roadmap
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
1/3/2013  |  4 comments
CommScope expects to add Docsis capabilities to its CCAP by year-end as it gears up to compete with Cisco and Arris
Broadcom Shields Set-Tops From Hackers
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
1/3/2013  |  1 comment
Also: TW Cable reups with CSG; Sling Media founder sells another startup; Alticast adds video smarts; TW Cable makes a small buy
Intel's OTT Video Plan Hits a Snag
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
1/2/2013  |  3 comments
Also: TW Cable bids for ex-Bresnan systems; Netflix CEO gets a fat raise; FCC OKs airline broadband rules; CSG, Comcast extend their deal

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