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Content tagged with Cable posted in August 2013
MSOs Slash Hardware Spending Again
News Analysis  | 
8/30/2013  |  1 comment
CMTS/Edge QAM revenues plunge once more in Q2 as cable operators rely more on cheaper software upgrades.
The Greening of the US Sports Ecosystem
Column  | 
8/30/2013  |  11 comments
Money makes the sports world go around, leading to glut of choices and lower value for all but most avid fans.
While Ray's Away, You Can Play: We're Extending the Leading Lights Deadline
Rewired  | 
8/30/2013  |  5 comments
Leading Lights hopefuls now have until September 4 to submit their entries.
Why Pay for Free TV?
Column  | 
8/29/2013  |  14 comments
Broadcast TV retransmission consent rules just punish cable subscribers now.
Comcast Debuts Family Messaging App
News Analysis  | 
8/29/2013  |  10 comments
Comcast quietly introduces Family Point, a free text messaging and calendaring app for subscribers.
What OTT Can Learn From Big Telecom
Column  | 
8/29/2013  |  14 comments
Hey, it goes both ways!
AT&T U-Verse to Get More Mobile in 2014
News Analysis  | 
8/28/2013  |  12 comments
AT&T is gearing up to bring smartphone photo streaming directly to TV and more mobile features to the U-Verse universe in 2014.
What’s Next for Cable Tech?
Column  | 
8/28/2013  |  12 comments
From DOCSIS 3.0, to CCAP, to DOCSIS 3.1, cable engineers keep finding new lives for coax.
TiVo Scores Big Profits
News Analysis  | 
8/28/2013  |  4 comments
A major legal settlement and strong cable revenues counter retail subscription losses in TiVo's second quarter.
AT&T: A Day at the Foundry
Slide Shows  | 
8/28/2013  |  28 comments
As AT&T opened its fourth foundry in Atlanta, Light Reading was on hand for innovation in the sun.
The Promise of SDN
News Analysis  | 
8/27/2013  |  8 comments
SDN offers a new paradigm with the potential to change the fundamental laws of networking physics.
Cable's Next Big OTT Battle
News Analysis  | 
8/27/2013  |  7 comments
Cable operators sense opportunity in home automation and security services but they could have a fight on their hands.
Cox Joins Cable WiFi Club
News Analysis  | 
8/27/2013  |  5 comments
Cox customers gain free access to nearly 150,000 cable WiFi hotspots throughout US.
AT&T U-verse Steps on Gas
News Analysis  | 
8/26/2013  |  8 comments
AT&T’s fiber-enabled broadband service boosts top download speeds to 45 Mbit/s across the US.
What’s Bad About TV? Just Ask Apple.
News Analysis  | 
8/26/2013  |  10 comments
Apple’s reported plan to strip commercials from TV programs is a worthy successor to its iPhone innovation.
Free TV Antennas, Anyone?
News Analysis  | 
8/26/2013  |  7 comments
Time Warner Cable offers free over-the-air TV antennas to soothe subscribers affected by CBS blackout.
Open is the Way to Go
Rewired  | 
8/26/2013  |  7 comments
In an OTT world, network operators need to consider a different business model, accepting their physical networks as a commodity to sell.
Chromecast: Playing Hard to Get
News Analysis  | 
8/26/2013  |  8 comments
Many respondents to our poll say they're still finding Google's streaming TV dongle is sold out all over.
Cisco 'Heats' Up Hotspots
News Analysis  | 
8/23/2013  |  12 comments
Cisco unveils WiFi analytics technology, including a 'heat map' of connected wireless devices, to help cable operators monetize hotspots.
Cable Goes on Ethernet Roll
News Analysis  | 
8/22/2013  |  4 comments
US MSOs capture 20% Ethernet market share, install more Ethernet ports than incumbent telcos.
Cable Customer Service Still Stinks
News Analysis  | 
8/22/2013  |  12 comments
In new study, US consumers rate cable TV providers at bottom of the pack for customer service.
iOS 7: The Next-Gen Hotspot Game Changer
Column  | 
8/22/2013  |  1 comment
Apple’s iOS 7 supports Hotspot 2.0, which could fuel faster, more widespread next-gen hotspot adoption.
Another Day, Another Domestic Spying Revelation
DOS Attack  | 
8/21/2013  |  3 comments
A Wall Street Journal report says the NSA can collect emails between US citizens, reaching 75 percent of domestic Internet traffic.
New TiVo DVRs Top Cable Efforts
News Analysis  | 
8/21/2013  |  2 comments
TiVo's latest line of 'Roamio' DVRs put cable's current TV Everywhere offerings to shame.
Cable Rules Broadband Roost
News Analysis  | 
8/21/2013  |  4 comments
Despite robust FiOS & U-verse growth, cable operators extend their dominance in US broadband market in Q2.
Leading Lights Awards: Have You Entered?
Shades of Ray  | 
8/21/2013  |  1 comment
Time is running out…
Organizing for Data Excellence
Column  | 
8/21/2013  |  4 comments
Telcos need to adapt to a 'DataCo' model to operate efficiently and effectively in a world dominated by video and data traffic.
Cox Business Wins Big Vegas Bet
News Analysis  | 
8/20/2013  |  1 comment
The MSO has landed a seven-year, $84 million contract with the Las Vegas Convention Center and Cashman Center.
Euronews: BT Sets Date for CEO Handover
News Analysis  | 
8/20/2013  |  Post a comment
Also today's EMEA roundup: Ericsson's South Korean gig; Kudelski's H1; and 4G behavioral studies in the UK.
Pay-TV Providers Bleed Subs
News Analysis  | 
8/19/2013  |  11 comments
Even with solid telco TV gains, the US pay-TV sector suffers bigger customer losses in second quarter.
Motion Control UI Scores Big
News Analysis  | 
8/19/2013  |  9 comments
YOUi Labs wins best in show prize at CableLabs' summer confab, claims Tier 1 MSO deal.
Google Fiber, Comcast Prep for Battle
News Analysis  | 
8/16/2013  |  5 comments
Google Fiber prepares Provo pricing plans while Comcast prepares competitive salvo.
Sony, Viacom Strike Streaming Pact
News Analysis  | 
8/16/2013  |  3 comments
Sony reportedly reaches 'preliminary deal' with Viacom to run its channels on new Internet TV service.
Making TV Apps Count
Column  | 
8/16/2013  |  7 comments
In the growing universe of TV apps, how do you get yours to stand out?
Comcast, TWC Unite on IP Video STBs
News Analysis  | 
8/15/2013  |  1 comment
Two biggest US MSOs form joint venture to manage RDK software for new IP video set-tops.
Roku Tops Apple TV
News Analysis  | 
8/15/2013  |  4 comments
The Roku settop ranks as most popular box as streaming media players go mainstream.
Cisco Caution Leads to Job Cuts
News Analysis  | 
8/15/2013  |  2 comments
The numbers look impressive, but the growth projections are tempered, thousands of jobs are being cut, and investors are nervous.
Euronews: O2 Lands £1.5B Smart Meter Rollout
News Analysis  | 
8/15/2013  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA roundup: TIC takes 100G to Slough; Telefónica e-commerce plan gets Brussels green light; Virgin takes BT's sport content
Twitter Tests Trending TV Tool
News Analysis  | 
8/15/2013  |  2 comments
Social networking giant plays with pop-ups to promote popular programs.
Light Reading's Extreme Makeover
Shades of Ray  | 
8/14/2013  |  27 comments
Out with the old, in with the new Light Reading
Azuki, LG Counter Google Chromecast
News Analysis  | 
8/14/2013  |  Post a comment
Two vendors join forces to offer Chromecast-like streaming media stick solution to pay-TV providers
TWC Moves Wireless Needle
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
8/13/2013  |  Post a comment
Big US MSO chalks up more cell backhaul, WiFi hotspot gains
CableLabs Goes Global
News Analysis  | 
8/13/2013  |  Post a comment
R&D consortium expands worldwide, absorbs Cable Europe Labs, takes over all DOCSIS specs and kicks 'forking' off the cable menu
GCI, Pace Boost TiVo's Software Aspirations
News Analysis  | 
8/12/2013  |  Post a comment
TiVo's transition to software licenser progresses as GCI of Alaska becomes the first MSO to offer Pace gateway that integrates TiVo user interface
Cable Commands Major Slice of Ethernet
News Analysis  | 
8/9/2013  |  Post a comment
Cable operators now account for about a quarter of the US Ethernet services market, finds new report
Chromecast & the Battle for the Living Room
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
8/7/2013  |  5 comments
Google's Chromecast could be a threat to cable providers and streaming TV rivals while providing the search giant the most direct route to its users' family rooms or man caves
Liberty Spies Greater Virgin Synergies
News Analysis  | 
8/2/2013  |  1 comment
As it unveils its Q2 results, Liberty Global says it can gain greater efficiencies from the integration of Virgin Media, but it has revenues issues at Virgin to address, too
Broadband Saves TWC's Sales
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
8/1/2013  |  2 comments
Time Warner Cable lost residential customers during Q2 but generated more revenues thanks to its broadband service revenues

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