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Content tagged with Cable posted in December 2009
2009 Top Ten: Most Popular Cable Stories
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
12/28/2009  |  Post a comment
M&A speculation, Comcast's bandwidth buster, and anything about Huawei got your index fingers a-clickin' in 2009
The Set-Top Files (Part II)
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
12/28/2009  |  Post a comment
Verizon, Cablevision, Cisco, and Moto all pitch ideas on how the FCC can help spark innovation in the video device market
TiVo Gives Cable Both Barrels
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
12/24/2009  |  3 comments
TiVo may be biting the hand that's feeding it by whining to the FCC that cable discriminates against retail boxes and hinders product innovation
CableCARD Update
The Bauminator  | 
12/23/2009  |  Post a comment
3:15 PM Leased CableCARDs are drubbing the retail modules by a score of 17.75 million to 456,000
Can One Middleware Rule European Cable?
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
12/23/2009  |  Post a comment
Cable Europe Labs aims to unify a fragmented digital video market with a pan-European middleware spec, but it needs MSOs to buy in
HomeGrid Aims for the Smart Grid
News Analysis  | 
12/23/2009  |  Post a comment
Backers of the universal G.hn standard for home networking also promise service providers a path into the smart grid market
The Set-Top Files (Part I)
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
12/22/2009  |  Post a comment
Cable and CE giants and their lobbying arms are telling the FCC how it can help spur video device innovation. Here's a sampling of what's been said so far...
Apple Video Play May Hurt Boxee, Roku
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
12/22/2009  |  2 comments
It's stylish to label Apple's purported subscription TV service as a 'cable-killer,' but it's the Web TV players that could face the most risk
Who's Saying Hello to Moto?
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
12/21/2009  |  Post a comment
Report says Arris and a handful of private equity firms are eyeing Moto's set-top unit, though Arris will likely need financial help to land it
Consumer Groups to FCC: Redo the Set-Top Rules
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
12/18/2009  |  1 comment
Group calls on the FCC to open a new rulemaking process for a standard 'gateway' that can accommodate video from all sources, including the Web
Videotron Trots Out Tru2way
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
12/17/2009  |  Post a comment
Tru2way's future in Canada brightens with Videotron's commitment to support Samsung HD-DVRs and sell the boxes via the MSO's retail chain
FCC: Retail Set-Top Is Possible, at Least
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
12/16/2009  |  Post a comment
As the cable industy pushes for the development of a network-agnostic, retail set-top, it may have found a champion at the Commission
DirecTV Disses Cable's 'All-MVPD' Plans
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
12/16/2009  |  Post a comment
Claims retail box that's agnostic to all network types would be 'cost-prohibitive,' and that most customers prefer to lease set-tops
Comcast's 'Xfinity' to Go Mobile in 2010
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
12/15/2009  |  Post a comment
Comcast's 'Xfinity' lineup is presently limited to broadband-connected PCs, but access to mobile devices is in store for 2010
Comcast's 'Xfinity' Goes Live
The Bauminator  | 
12/15/2009  |  3 comments
9:35 AM MSO's Web TV service, and its initial stab at the 'TV Everywhere' concept, appears to be available on a national level this morning UPDATED 11:25 AM
Cablevision Eyes T-Commerce Launch in 2010
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
12/14/2009  |  Post a comment
Following its interactive-ad launch in '09, the MSO plans to let TV subs buy products directly from the set-top box sometime next year
CastleNet Tunes In to IPTV
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
12/14/2009  |  Post a comment
CastleNet's modem with on-board IPTV capabilities is one of six Docsis 3.0 products to get stamps from CableLabs in Cert Wave 71
Cable's Got Ideas for a Universal Retail Box
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
12/11/2009  |  Post a comment
A retail set-top that works across video industries doesn't exist yet, but a common interfaced based on HDMI-CEC is a possible candidate
BigBand Acquires Arris's M&A Guy
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
12/10/2009  |  1 comment
Hiring of Rajive Dhar indicates BigBand may use an acquisition strategy to fuel revenue growth and diversify its customer base
Box Maker Blames FCC for Everything
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
12/9/2009  |  Post a comment
IPCO claims waivers for integrated security boxes are destroying its ability to get funding and sell its CableCARD-compliant set-tops
Porting Tru2way
The Bauminator  | 
12/9/2009  |  Post a comment
12:45 PM ADB touts tru2way box's porting from a Cisco/TWC network to a Moto/Comcast environment – you know, what it's supposed to do
Roll Video: The Boxee Box Event
Contentinople  | 
12/9/2009  |  Post a comment
9:00 AM More time with Boxee's CEO, the crash of the Boxee Box beta demo, and Boxee's solution to video piracy
Facing Dumb Pipe Fears
Rewired  | 
12/8/2009  |  Post a comment
5:45 PM Qwest is taking the road less traveled when it comes to video services
Heavy Reading: How Cable Will Expand Biz Services
LRTV Interviews  | 
12/7/2009  |  Post a comment
Cable has just scratched the surface of the massive business services market, and Heavy Reading's Alan Breznick offers some perspective on how far cable has come and what it will have to do to compete for enterprise dollars
Whither the CableCARD?
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
12/7/2009  |  Post a comment
The FCC admits its CableCARD rules have failed to create a vibrant retail market for set-tops and is now seeking fresh ideas that encourage innovation
Panasonic Appeals Over 'Set-Back' Ruling
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
12/4/2009  |  4 comments
Consumer electronics giant is developing a tru2way 'set-back' box, but believes the device shouldn't have to contain an analog tuner
Optimum Lightpath's Glenn Calafati: Disruptive Data Services
LRTV Interviews  | 
12/4/2009  |  Post a comment
Glenn Calafati, director of product marketing and development at Optimum Lightpath, discusses how his firm compares itself to telcos by offering simplified pricing and more flexible services
Cox's Phil Meeks: On the Road to $1B
LRTV Interviews  | 
12/3/2009  |  Post a comment
The business market for cable companies is still growing. Cox Business VP Phil Meeks says his company's business service group will hit $1 billion in revenues next year and could double that in six years
Google, Skype Put Cable Biz Phone Service at Risk
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
12/3/2009  |  11 comments
Enhanced phone services will help MSOs juice up their business services revenues, but they must be wary of over-the-top VoIP foes
Sigma Doesn't Blame Broadcom
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
12/3/2009  |  Post a comment
A sudden revenue shortfall isn't a sign of long-awaited competition from Broadcom, the chipmaker insists
Getting Down to Virtual Business
The Bauminator  | 
12/2/2009  |  Post a comment
11:40 AM Even if you won't be in NYC for our BIG cable biz event Thursday, you can still catch part of it live via the Intertubes
Cedar Point Snags Growth Funds
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
12/2/2009  |  Post a comment
A near-term sale of Cedar Point appears unlikely after VoIP vendor taps into newly available debt finance to help it chase global deals


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