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Content tagged with Cable posted in October 2008
BigBand Tunes Up Q3
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
10/31/2008  |  Post a comment
Revenues jump as a new deployment with Bright House Networks allows BigBand to tout gains in the switched digital video category
Chi-Town Bound?
The Bauminator  | 
10/29/2008  |  1 comment
Comcast subs in the Windy City are next in line to get the cable-TiVo combo
Arris Tempers Q3 CMTS Sales Surge
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
10/29/2008  |  2 comments
Vendor beats Wall Street expectations but says 2009 outlook is murky
Harmonic Casts a Cautious Eye on '09
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
10/28/2008  |  12 comments
Vendor holds firm on Q4 forecast, but warns the 'picture is less clear' for next year as customers reassess capex plans
Will VueKey Trump Tru2way?
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10/27/2008  |  Post a comment
The ATIS-led security platform isn't expected to derail cable's efforts, but its impact on retail TVs and set-tops remains unknown
Vecima Box Lets MDU Residents Keep Old TVs
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10/24/2008  |  Post a comment
Vendor says a leading US cable MSO has signed a contract to deploy Terrace, a bulk digital-to-analog decoder for MDU settings
More 'Quiet Period' Noise
The Bauminator  | 
10/23/2008  |  Post a comment
Two lawmakers weigh in on retrans negotiations ahead of the DTV transition... and they appear to be on cable's side
Investment Group Extends Vyyo Tender
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
10/23/2008  |  2 comments
Vision Acquisition Corp. has extended a tender offer for the struggling 3 GHz overlay vendor to midnight tonight
Broadcom Hot on MoCA
The Bauminator  | 
10/22/2008  |  Post a comment
Stirring it into chips that power broadband modems, home routers, set-tops, and digital TVs
Comcast Takes 'Wideband' Wider
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
10/22/2008  |  6 comments
MSO is taking aim at telcos with two new Docsis 3.0 tiers in the Twin Cities, Philadelphia, and portions of New England and New Jersey
Conax: Blankom Must Go Through Evolution
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10/21/2008  |  Post a comment
UPDATE: Conax now says Blankom must obtain the vendor's conditional access technology through its exclusive North American cable partner
Top Five Telco TV Threats
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
10/21/2008  |  Post a comment
With TelcoTV 2008 just around the corner, here's a handful of things the Verizons, AT&Ts, Qwests, and SureWests of the world should worry about
BBT Loads Up for First Field Test
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10/20/2008  |  Post a comment
The first field trial of a downloadable conditional access system gets underway later this month
Comcast Media Center Buffs Up for EBIF
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
10/20/2008  |  2 comments
Adds itaas as a partner as Comcast unit ramps up to deliver EBIF-based 'enhanced TV' applications to MSOs via a centralized platform
Red Alert!
The Bauminator  | 
10/20/2008  |  Post a comment
'Emergency request' from broadcasters urges more comment and evaluation before FCC votes on 'White Spaces' proposal on Nov. 4 UPDATED 6:30 PM
2007 Leading Lights: Where Are They Now?
News Analysis  | 
10/20/2008  |  1 comment
The good, the bad, the ugly: Here's what became of last year's award winners
EchoStar Blazing Way to Tru2way
The Bauminator  | 
10/17/2008  |  Post a comment
EchoStar president drops a few hints about what cool, new features will grace the company's forthcoming tru2way gear
TWC Scaling Up 'HBO on Broadband'
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
10/17/2008  |  Post a comment
MSO chief strategy officer says operator ready to scale broadband-fueled premium video service to 'many millions of customers'
Evolution, Blankom Scrum Over Conax
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
10/17/2008  |  1 comment
Evolution says exclusive tie to CA vendor Conax prevents Blankom from pitching Conax-based digital systems to North American MSOs
FCC Levies More SDV-Related Fines
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
10/16/2008  |  3 comments
Time Warner Cable and Cox get hit with three $20,000 fines over the switch to switched digital video
Denver, Chicago First to Get Tru2way TVs
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
10/15/2008  |  3 comments
Comcast subs will be the first to try out new Panasonic HDTVs that can pipe in interactive services, including VOD, sans set-tops
Kabel-X Goes on the Pull
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10/15/2008  |  Post a comment
Startup looks to extract dollars from MSOs with patented system that can rapidly extract old coax for repairs and upgrades
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
10/14/2008  |  2 comments
Welcome the VueKey, a removable security device that aims to comply with the FCC's ban on integrated set-top security
Exclusive: Gilo Offers $45M for Vyyo
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10/14/2008  |  Post a comment
Former chairman and CEO offers 17 cents per share for struggling supplier of 3 GHz overlay technology
Hobbled Holiday?
The Bauminator  | 
10/14/2008  |  3 comments
Thanks in part to a fragile economy, the tru2way TV era probably won't get off to a furious start this holiday season
Virgin Territory
The Bauminator  | 
10/13/2008  |  Post a comment
UK MSO makes Canoe-like maneuvers across the pond
Blankom Plays US Digital Video Card
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
10/13/2008  |  Post a comment
German firm joins crowded field of suppliers targeting small- and mid-sized operators seeking to upgrade their video platforms
The SlingCatcher Is Here!
The Bauminator  | 
10/10/2008  |  Post a comment
Should cable fear it?
Leading Lights Startups Gain Ground
News Analysis  | 
10/10/2008  |  7 comments
Some of our 'Best Startup' finalists have had quite a busy year, some are hoping for a big 2009, and some just aren't sayin'
Arris Absorbs Auspice Assets
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
10/10/2008  |  Post a comment
Arris has quietly expanded its service assurance portfolio, added 28 Auspice engineers, and landed more business with Comcast
Verizon Tests Internet Video on FiOS
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
10/9/2008  |  1 comment
Watching YouTube on your TV is finally easy – and it took a telco to make it happen!
Comcast Tunes Up SDV Tuning Adapters
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
10/8/2008  |  1 comment
TiVo is saved in Cherry Hill, NJ, as Comcast starts deploying devices to access switched-tier channels
TWC Activates ActiveVideo
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10/8/2008  |  Post a comment
Time Warner's Oceanic division gives ActiveVideo a coveted showcase market for its interactive television platform
Jury Clears Cox in Verizon VOIP Row
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
10/7/2008  |  2 comments
The MSO is off the hook regarding Verizon's VOIP patents, a decision that may bode well for other cablecos
Canoe Ventures Paddles Ahead
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
10/3/2008  |  Post a comment
The latest Cable Industry Insider says the cable industry's interactive ad venture should have its first products rolled out early next year
Vidiom Founders Launch iTV Startup
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10/2/2008  |  Post a comment
Timothy Wahlers and Walden Miller buy pieces of Vidiom back from ADB and the cable-focused elements of Solekai Systems to spawn enableTV
LR Names 2008 Leading Lights Finalists
News Analysis  | 
10/1/2008  |  10 comments
Here are the finalists for the fifth annual Light Reading Leading Lights Awards
Cable Gets Some Leading Lights Love
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
10/1/2008  |  1 comment
Comcast, RGB Networks, Casa Systems, and Cisco (of course) are in the finals
RFOG Comes Rolling In
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10/1/2008  |  Post a comment
Despite a lack of standards, cable operators are slowly starting to adopt RF Over Glass in targeted situations

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