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Comcast, Netflix Experiment with Streaming
News Analysis  | 
12/31/2013  |  10 comments
Comcast and Netflix test out services that either add to or take away from the streaming experience.
Why Cable Needs a Personalization Playbook
Column  | 
12/31/2013  |  3 comments
Just as mobile providers have done, cable operators must find ways to target and serve individuals, rather than entire households.
FCC Data: Fixed Broadband Still Growing
News Analysis  | 
12/30/2013  |  21 comments
The latest FCC broadband report showed fixed broadband subscriptions still growing at the end of 2012, while mobile broadband rose rapidly.
Cable's Pay TV Share Slips Again
News Analysis  | 
12/26/2013  |  4 comments
Cable's share of pay TV market revenues slides again in first half of year while telecom and satellite TV providers gain more ground.
ESPN Hosts Happy Holiday Hackathon
News Analysis  | 
12/24/2013  |  10 comments
The sports programmer holds a 48-hour hackathon for developers to come up with the best new sports app for 2014.
Cisco Maintains Video Dominance
News Analysis  | 
12/24/2013  |  2 comments
Cisco keeps lead in most video infrastructure market segments, but Arris pulls away in client hardware and software, according to new report.
TW Cable Beams UI to Cloud
News Analysis  | 
12/23/2013  |  4 comments
TWC joins Comcast in offering cloud-based program guide to video customers, setting stage for other cloud-based services.
Northern Exposure for 1 Gig
News Analysis  | 
12/23/2013  |  5 comments
Alaskan cable and telecom provider GCI intends to launch 1 Gbit/s service in the Anchorage area by 2015.
Samsung Gives Smart TVs the Finger
News Analysis  | 
12/23/2013  |  4 comments
Consumer electronics giant plans to introduce "finger gesture" controls for its new line of web-connected TV sets.
Cable's Search for Advanced Advertising Treasure
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
12/20/2013  |  5 comments
Dynamic advertising insertion (DAI) is available in 30 million homes and expected to be in 40 million homes by the end of 2014.
Euronews: Huawei Boasts 400G Breakthrough
News Analysis  | 
12/20/2013  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: AlcaLu sells government-focused unit; French say oui to more data-snooping; Telefónica/E-Plus deal under scrutiny.
MobiTV Takes Aim at the… TV
News Analysis  | 
12/20/2013  |  8 comments
That company aims to join the pay TV market by powering a service that would easily transfer online content to the TV set.
Hulu Flexes Fresh Muscles
Breznick Unbound  | 
12/19/2013  |  8 comments
Hulu reveals new financial and customer figures indicating that it has become another major force in the quickly evolving pay TV market.
TW Cable Says: Just Keep Streaming
News Analysis  | 
12/19/2013  |  3 comments
Second largest US MSO extends TV Everywhere reach to Amazon Kindle Fire tablets while also streaming more fare to Roku and Xbox 360 boxes and Samsung Smart TVs.
The Big Telecom Event: Have Your Say
Rewired  | 
12/19/2013  |  3 comments
We're already months into planning our 'Specs & Plugs & Rock & Roll' show, but there's still plenty of time to tell us what you'd like to see at The Big Telecom Event (BTE) in June 2014.
Startup Automates TV Apps for Devices
News Analysis  | 
12/19/2013  |  1 comment
1 Mainstream seeks to make impact in pay-TV market by automating app creation, video streaming, and more.
Euronews: Krause Is AlcaLu CMO – Again!
News Analysis  | 
12/19/2013  |  5 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT security guru exits; Telecom Italia board on tenterhooks; Swiss SPIT; Austrian LTE roaming.
Ensequence Lands First ITV Ad Partners
News Analysis  | 
12/18/2013  |  1 comment
Interactive TV vendor signs up Samsung, AMC Networks, and ReelzChannel for new national interactive TV ad platform.
FiOS Snags Xbox One First
News Analysis  | 
12/18/2013  |  10 comments
Verizon's pay-TV upstart beats all other service providers to the punch by scoring a slot on the new Microsoft gaming console.
Dish Taps Sprint for 4G Trial in Texas
News Analysis  | 
12/17/2013  |  20 comments
Dish will use Sprint 4G technology for a Texas fixed broadband trial in mid-2014 that, in theory, could deliver up to 60 Mbit/s downloads.
ThinkAnalytics Does Cloud
News Analysis  | 
12/17/2013  |  2 comments
Video search and recommendation specialist expands cloud-based hosted recommendation solution for service providers and programmers.
AT&T-Frontier Deal: A Sign of Things to Come?
Rewired  | 
12/17/2013  |  15 comments
Sale allows AT&T to exit from a wireline footprint that no longer fits in with its long-term business ambitions.
Icontrol Embraces New Devices
News Analysis  | 
12/17/2013  |  1 comment
Cable's preferred smart home platform opens up to connected devices from other hardware makers.
Euronews: BroadSoft Buys in Germany
News Analysis  | 
12/17/2013  |  3 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Greater UK scrutiny for Huawei; EE strikes roaming deal with AT&T; M2M World Alliance makes its move.
DOCSIS 3.0 Device Shipments Soaring
News Analysis  | 
12/16/2013  |  3 comments
Rival VDSL and fiber-optic CPE shipments are also growing rapidly, according to a new ABI report.
Mediacom Builds on Backhaul Boom
LRTV Interviews  | 
12/16/2013  |  Post a comment
Dan Templin, senior vice president at Mediacom Business, tells Light Reading's Dan Jones about the challenges and opportunities, including cellular backhaul, associated with the provision of services in rural US markets.
Euronews: TeliaSonera Revamps Top Team
News Analysis  | 
12/16/2013  |  4 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone sued in Greece; Ericsson does 4G in Slovakia; BT Sport launch balls-up prompts wave of complaints.
Canoe Deal Signals Hope for VoD Ads
News Analysis  | 
12/16/2013  |  4 comments
Canoe's deal with Disney's ABC networks and Comcast's engagement with Nielsen signal some progress in the video-on-demand advertising sector.
Aereo Fight Heats Up in DC
News Analysis  | 
12/13/2013  |  18 comments
Cablevision, Charter blast broadcasters for linking cloud DVR to Aereo case while Aereo urges the Supreme Court to settle issue.
Euronews: Bezeq Upgrades With AlcaLu's Vectoring Tech
News Analysis  | 
12/13/2013  |  4 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU legal bigwig slams data retention directive; Telefonica's takeover of German KPN unit to be probed; major Russian mobile merger.
thePlatform Hits Nordic Ski Trails
News Analysis  | 
12/12/2013  |  1 comment
Comcast-owned media publishing unit strikes deal with OTT provider Viaplay to deliver multiscreen video services in Scandinavia.
AT&T Plays Big Brother
News Analysis  | 
12/12/2013  |  18 comments
Big US telco requires Austin 1-Gig subscribers to share their web browser information with advertisers.
Could Cable, Telco Unite on Gig Services?
Rewired  | 
12/12/2013  |  31 comments
A cable exec admits he's never considered partnering with neighboring telcos on gigabit networks – should he?
Euronews: Liberty Global Back in Takeover Talks With Ziggo
News Analysis  | 
12/12/2013  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Samsung placates EU on patents; Brits pay less for comms; Zayo provides fiber for SSE.
Why Voice Still Matters
LRTV Interviews  | 
12/12/2013  |  7 comments
Comcast Business Services vice president John Guillaume explains to Light Reading's Sarah Reedy why voice is still such an important part of the cable operator's business services portfolio.
AT&T's Austin GigaPower Debuts at 300 Mbit/s
News Analysis  | 
12/12/2013  |  9 comments
AT&T's 1-Gig fiber project in Austin is live now, but starts with 300 Mbit/s service and won't hit 1 Gbit/s until 2014.
Samsung Goes RDK Route
News Analysis  | 
12/11/2013  |  2 comments
The big consumer electronics maker becomes the latest vendor to sign a license agreement for cable's IP set-top software bundle.
Elemental Shows Off 4K
News Analysis  | 
12/11/2013  |  3 comments
Video encoding specialist displays "full frame rate" processing of 4K video in London as it preps for Winter Olympics in Sochi.
Forget Google Fiber, Think Cable Fiber
News Analysis  | 
12/11/2013  |  37 comments
Small cities and towns that are craving gigabit speeds should start by talking to their cable operator, says Mediacom.
Comcast Throws House Party in Valley
News Analysis  | 
12/11/2013  |  5 comments
MSO's Silicon Valley Innovation Center shows off product demos from Twitter and other tech partners.
Euronews: Spain's ONO Mulls IPO
News Analysis  | 
12/11/2013  |  4 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Court upholds EU decision on Microsoft/Skype deal; Vodafone tests LTE-Advanced in Madrid; Keymile buys into smart grid smarts.
G.fast Chip Startup Raises $10M
News Analysis  | 
12/10/2013  |  10 comments
Sckipio unveils four initial investors as it gears up to support the first G.fast 1 Gig modems in 2014.
AT&T 1-Gig Fiber Live This Week in Austin
News Analysis  | 
12/10/2013  |  19 comments
AT&T CEO says it will launch 1-Gig service on schedule in Austin, Texas, this week, beating Google Fiber to the punch.
FiOS Expansion Is Finito
News Analysis  | 
12/10/2013  |  29 comments
Verizon CEO McAdam re-affirms to analysts that telco will not expand FiOS' fiber footprint further.
What's Driving Cable Business Services?
LRTV Interviews  | 
12/10/2013  |  1 comment
Light Reading's cable expert Alan Breznick talks to Carol Wilson about the momentum in the cable business services market.
Euronews: DT Bolsters Mobile Voice Security
News Analysis  | 
12/10/2013  |  2 comments
Also in today's regional roundup: Alcatel-Lucent wins optical deal in Brussels; Norway banks $290 million from spectrum auction; Swisscom buys unified comms specialist.
Silence of the ISPs
DOS Attack  | 
12/9/2013  |  16 comments
As the IT and web giants raise questions about personal data collection, communications service providers stay silent.
Verizon Scoops Up CDN Provider
News Analysis  | 
12/9/2013  |  9 comments
In its second recent deal, Verizon swings deal for EdgeCast as it continues to beef up Digital Media Services unit.
Google Nexus Set-Top Near?
News Analysis  | 
12/9/2013  |  5 comments
Media reports suggest that Google could shortly debut a new game console that doesn't support live TV.
ESPN Reveals Surprising Mobile Stats
News Analysis  | 
12/6/2013  |  6 comments
Usage data shows significant use of smartphone video app while users are on the move.
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