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Sony Sells Crackle, Teams on New 'Crackle Plus' JV
News Wire Feed | 3/29/2019

CSS Entertainment, Sony create new venture that will feature 38,500 hours of programming.

Cox Brings Tubi's Free OTT Service to 'Contour' Set-Tops
News Wire Feed | 3/29/2019

Ad-based Tubi service features more than 12,000 movies and TV shows.

Cheddar Streams to Charter
News Wire Feed | 3/29/2019

Cheddar Business offered across Charter's Spectrum TV footprint, will be offered on coming OTT service, Spectrum TV Essentials.

Huawei Boasts of Bullish Growth in 2018 Annual Report
News Wire Feed | 3/29/2019

Huawei reports 19.5% year-on-year increase in revenues and 25.1% increase in net profit.

Ericsson Reflects on 2018, Boasts Leading 5G Position
News Wire Feed | 3/29/2019

At its AGM, Ericsson CEO highlights a 'year of financial turnaround, increased efficiency and customer centricity' and says the company is now 'turning to growth' and 'leading the way in 5G commercialization.'

LFN Unveils OpenDaylight Neon
News Wire Feed | 3/29/2019

Neon is the tenth release of the open source SDN Controller.

WICT Rocky Mountain Announces 2019 Honorees
News Wire Feed | 3/28/2019

They'll be fêted May 9 in Denver.

Epix Now Streams Onto Roku, Fire TV Devices
News Wire Feed | 3/28/2019

Direct-to-consumer OTT service costs $5.99 per month.

Brightcove to Live Stream NAB Sessions
News Wire Feed | 3/28/2019

Video-focused show gets underway on April 6 in Las Vegas.

NCTC Program Aims to Lower Broadband Access & Transport Costs
News Wire Feed | 3/28/2019

Under initiative, NCTC will negotiate master service agreements for its membership of more than 750 cable and broadband operators.

Friend MTS Tracks Online Piracy Consumption
News Wire Feed | 3/27/2019

Video security company launches Piracy-iQ, expands presence in North America.

ON Semiconductor to Buy Quantenna
News Wire Feed | 3/27/2019

ON Semiconductor is to acquire Quantenna Communications for $1.07 billion to combine the former's expertise in power management and Bluetooth technologies with the latter's WiFi and software capabilities.

Cable Center IDs 2019 HoF Committee
News Wire Feed | 3/27/2019

22nd-annual Cable Hall of Fame event set for May 2 in New York.

Pitsch Tapped to Lead C-Band Alliance
News Wire Feed | 3/27/2019

Heads up 5G-focused lobbying group formed by Intelsat, SES, Eutelsat and Telesat.

TiVo Paves Path to Android TV Operator Tier
News Wire Feed | 3/27/2019

CubiTV for Android TV billed as modular, pre-integrated offering for operators.

Delta Fiber Netherlands Picks Metrological to Power TV Apps
News Wire Feed | 3/27/2019

New app store available to all Delta and Caiway TV subs.

Eurofins Launches ATSC 3.0 Test Suite
News Wire Feed | 3/27/2019

New tools verify device implementation and conformance for emerging over-the-air TV signaling standard.

Broadband Forum Unveils BNG Disaggregation Project
News Wire Feed | 3/27/2019

New Broadband Forum project addresses the traffic management challenges created by the rise in customer bandwidth demand driven by video consumption.

EC Pushes for Common EU Approach to 5G Network Security
News Wire Feed | 3/26/2019

The European Commission has recommended a common European Union approach to the security of 5G networks.

Dish, Univision Make Peace
News Wire Feed | 3/26/2019

Sign new long-term deal that restores Univision channels on Dish and DishLatino, ends pending litigation.

Discovery Joins ACE's Legal Fight Against Piracy
News Wire Feed | 3/26/2019

Argentina's Telefe, UK's Channel 5 also join legal group focused on sinking online piracy.

Markup of the Save the Internet Act Signals Partisan 'Dead End,' NCTA says.
News Wire Feed | 3/26/2019

Argues that subcommittee is resisting a bipartisan approach to resolving decades-old issue.

SCTE-ISBE Launches Critical Facilities Course
News Wire Feed | 3/26/2019

Says new 'VirtuLearn' offering addresses shifts in cable network architectures.

Sky UK, ATX Team on Hotel TV
News Wire Feed | 3/26/2019

ATX's MD16 anchors satellite TV provider's new service for hospitality industry.

Plume Launches Direct Sales in UK
News Wire Feed | 3/26/2019

Whole-home WiFi and IoT specialist also debuts AI-powered security offering and 'PowerPod' hardware.

AT&T Boasts Affiliation With Online E-Sports Fans
News Wire Feed | 3/26/2019

AT&T says it can reach 22 million e-sports fans online each month through its sponsorship agreements.

Enghouse to Acquire Espial for C$56.5M
News Wire Feed | 3/25/2019

Espial develops and sells multiscreen video software and services to range of cable operators and other service providers.

QTS Deploys Ciena's Waveserver AI Platform for Multi-Use Interconnection
News Wire Feed | 3/25/2019

Waveserver Ai supports QTS's new software-defined interconnection platform.

Red Hat Rakes In $3.4B in FY2019, Up 15%
News Wire Feed | 3/25/2019

Enterprise hybrid cloud migration is contributing to strong growth, says CEO Jim Whitehurst, as the company awaits consummation of a $34 billion acquisition by IBM.

Mojo Vision Lands $58M 'B' Round
News Wire Feed | 3/25/2019

Startup led by Drew Perkins focused on 'invisible computing' and AR has raised $108 million.

Nagra, MTM Debut 2019 Pay-TV Innovation Forum
News Wire Feed | 3/25/2019

Aims to help service providers and content owners identify strategic opportunities in quickly changing industry, 'flagship report' to be presented at IBC 2019.

Indonesia's Telkomsel Signs MOU With Huawei to Cooperate on Building a Fully Connected Digital Indonesia
News Wire Feed | 3/25/2019

Indonesia’s leading mobile operator Telkomsel and Huawei signed a memorandum of understanding during this year’s Mobile Word Congress in Barcelona.

CBRS RAN Investments to Run Past $1B by 2023
News Wire Feed | 3/25/2019

Short-term delays won't impact long-term demand for CBRS solutions, Dell'Oro predicts.

NTT DoCoMo Invests in Cloud Gaming Firm
News Wire Feed | 3/25/2019

Influential Japanese mobile operator NTT DoCoMo has made an investment in cloud gaming specialist Hatch Entertainment, which offers a 'made-for-5G game streaming service,' and is supporting the service in Japan.

Consolidated Partners to Bring FTTP to Rural New Hampshire
News Wire Feed | 3/22/2019

Teams with Chesterfield on broadband network buildout.

New Group Forms to Create Specs for Immersive Media
News Wire Feed | 3/22/2019

Group will launch at the 2019 NAB Show with the goal of creating a suite of royalty-free specifications that address all immersive media formats, including emerging light field technology.

BT Calls For Open Access to UK 'Street Furniture'
News Wire Feed | 3/22/2019

BT says current concessions model for locating mini mobile masts on street furniture such as lampposts are a barrier to 4G and future 5G investments.

WOW, eero Team on WiFi Mesh Service for Biz Customers
News Wire Feed | 3/21/2019

Launch of business-focused offering starting at $19.99 per month follows WOW's recent rollout of eero-based whole-home WiFi service for residential subs.

Comcast Sets Launch of 'Xfinity Flex'
News Wire Feed | 3/21/2019

New streaming offering for Internet-only subs will cost $5 per month and be marketed within Comcast's footprint.

24i Media Buys StreamOne
News Wire Feed | 3/21/2019

Video app developer acquires startup that counts TMG, a big publisher in the Netherlands, among its clients.

Atlantic Broadband Expands Enhanced WiFi Service Areas
News Wire Feed | 3/21/2019

Residential and business customers in New Hampshire, Maine, Eastern Pennsylvania, Southern Maryland and Virginia service areas that were acquired from MetroCast last year should feel the benefit.

Kaltura & 3SSTeam on Personalized Cloud TV Services
News Wire Feed | 3/21/2019

The collaborative offering brings together Kaltura's Cloud TV Platform with 3SS's 3READY front end.

Telkomsel to Cooperate With Huawei on Building a Connected Digital Indonesia
News Wire Feed | 3/21/2019

MoU signed during Mobile World Congress.

ETSI MEC Group Releases Phase 2 Specs
News Wire Feed | 3/21/2019

ETSI's Multi-access Edge Computing group (MEC ISG) has released its first set of Phase 2 specifications.

American Cable Association Renamed ACA – America's Communications Association
News Wire Feed | 3/20/2019

Trade organization represents more than 700 small and midsized independent MSOs and communications companies.

CBRS Alliance Takes Aim at 5G
News Wire Feed | 3/20/2019

Group says it will develop new technical specs to complement 3GPP's interface for 5G services delivered in the 3.5GHz band.

AT&T, Comcast Team to Target Fraudulent Robocalls
News Wire Feed | 3/20/2019

Following recent trial, the companies will begin to exchange authenticated voice calls between networks to customers later this year.

Huawei Demos NCE for 5G Wireless Transport Interoperability
News Wire Feed | 3/20/2019

Dirst time that an Interoperability Test has been performed on the Northbound Interface of an NCE Controller, says vendor.

Colt Deploys Cisco Gear to Bolster Its 5G Backhaul Offer
News Wire Feed | 3/20/2019

Colt is deploying Cisco's segment routing and Ethernet VPN technology in its IQ network in an effort to differentiate its backhaul offering to mobile operators as they transition to 5G.

Gravitas Launches SVoD Service on Comcast's X1, Other Streaming Platforms
News Wire Feed | 3/19/2019

Gravitas Movies service fetches $4.99 per month.

Charter Starts to Issue $62.5M in Settlement Credits to NY Subs
News Wire Feed | 3/19/2019

Follows December 2018 settlement agreement between Charter and state over claims that Time Warner Cable had under-delivered on promised broadband speeds.

MediaKind to Debut 'Universe' Portfolio at NAB
News Wire Feed | 3/19/2019

Elements of the new, integrated offering span areas such as targeted advertising, content discovery, cloud DVR services, content security, and multiscreen video.

Ssimwave Taps Sales Director
News Wire Feed | 3/19/2019

Jim Daves previously was with Verizon Media's Volicom division.

You.i TV Hires Sales Leads for Europe & the Middle East
News Wire Feed | 3/19/2019

Privately held user interface company says it posted record sales in 2018.

Disney Seals Fox Deal
News Wire Feed | 3/19/2019

Acquisition of media and entertainment giant will be used to help fuel Disney's direct-to-consumer streaming initiatives.

Cable-Backed TV Ad Company Extends Online Reach
News Wire Feed | 3/18/2019

NCC Media, a company owned by Comcast, Charter and Cox, has added new digital buying capabilities to its TV ad platform.

Infovista Enhances Ipanema SD-WAN With Application Intelligence
News Wire Feed | 3/18/2019

Upgraded Ipanema SD-WAN boosts application performance across WANs, to control quality of experience for business-critical applications.

NBCU, Sky Unify Advanced Ad Efforts
News Wire Feed | 3/18/2019

Expansion of 'AdSmart' combines NBCU's targeted solutions with Sky's addressable ad tools.

SCTE Foundation Seeks Applicants for $3,500 Oakes Scholarship
News Wire Feed | 3/18/2019

Application deadline is May 1, 2019.

Matrixx Software Appoints New CTO
News Wire Feed | 3/18/2019

Matrixx Software has named Marc Price, formerly of Openet, as its Global Chief Technology Officer (CTO).

CommScope IDs Lifetime Achievement Award Winners
News Wire Feed | 3/15/2019

In its second annual Lifetime Achievement Awards, CommScope has honored Thomas Kummetz and Erik Peeters.

CUJO AI Joins the RDK Community
News Wire Feed | 3/15/2019

CUJO AI joins the RDK community to enable its suite of digital network protection applications on the RDK open source platform.

Arista Debuts 7360X Series, for Double Density, Reduced Power & Cost
News Wire Feed | 3/14/2019

Arista says the new switch helps operators address demand for higher bandwidth with reduced capex and opex.

Oracle Revenues Decline, as Cloud Sputters
News Wire Feed | 3/14/2019

Revenues were $9.6 billion down 1% year-over-year for the third quarter, with total cloud services and license support plus cloud license and on-premise license revenues flat at $7.9 billion in a rapidly expanding market.

Microsoft & Facebook Launch Co-Packaged Optics Collaboration
News Wire Feed | 3/14/2019

The two companies look to reduce power consumption of switch-optic electrical I/O.

AirSonics, AirTies Team on Operator WiFi Deployments
News Wire Feed | 3/14/2019

AirTies says more than 30 regional operators in North America have deployed its 'Smart Wi-Fi' platform.

AT&T's CFO Provides Q1 Update
News Wire Feed | 3/12/2019

AT&T's CFO John Stephens provided some 'color' (as Wall Street analysts might say) on the operator's first-quarter numbers, including details of lower handset revenues and the impact of a strong dollar.

Honoring Ciena's Kim Roberts, Recipient of the 2019 John Tyndall Award
News Wire Feed | 3/12/2019

At OFC 2019, Ciena's Kim Roberts will be presented with the John Tyndall Award. In an article from Gazettabyte, Roy Rubenstein takes an in-depth look at the career and talents of this networking industry pioneer.

DirecTV Now Debuts 2 Packages With HBO for New Subs
News Wire Feed | 3/12/2019

DirecTV Now Plus runs $50 per month, while DirecTV Now Max costs $70 per month.

Comcast's FreeWheel, AT&T's Xandr, Disney in Group Pursuing Addressable Ad Standard
News Wire Feed | 3/12/2019

Vizio, Turner, Discovery, Hearst Television, AMC Networks and Inscape also part of 'Project OAR' consortium.

WOW Expands in Cleveland
News Wire Feed | 3/12/2019

Extends service to 10,500 potential customers in Wickliffe and Willowick.

F5 in $670M Deal to Acquire NGINX Open Source Application Delivery Server
News Wire Feed | 3/12/2019

The two organizations will combine on multicloud application services, with F5 maintaining the NGINX brand and company leadership sticking with F5.

Orange Business Services Lands $25M SD-WAN, Security Deal
News Wire Feed | 3/12/2019

Global engineering and infrastructure advisory company Aurecon has handed Orange Business Services a five-year deal to manage its global comms platform, including the provision of SD-WAN connectivity.

Huawei 5G Outdoor CPE Wins Red Dot Design Award
News Wire Feed | 3/11/2019

Huawei's 5G CPE 2.0 won the award for its 'cutting-edge design concept' and 'unparalleled innovation.'

Sonic Broadens Gigabit Reach in The Bay
News Wire Feed | 3/8/2019

Says fiber-based service is available on pre-order for 19 new San Francisco Bay Area neighborhoods.

MadHive Uses AI, Blockchain to Key on Ad Fraud
News Wire Feed | 3/8/2019

Tenga's OTT-focused ad unit, Premion, using MadHive's tech to validate and link data across the advertising supply chain.

WOW Revenues Dip 2.9% to $1.15B for 2018
News Wire Feed | 3/8/2019

Also posts full-year net loss of $90.6 million due in part to financial impact of Hurricane Michael.

Netflix CMO Steps Down
News Wire Feed | 3/7/2019

Kelly Bennett joined Netflix in 2012.

Top US ISPs Added 2.4M Broadband Subs in 2018
News Wire Feed | 3/7/2019

That's up from about 2.1 million in 2017, according to Leichtman Research Group.

Adtran, Zzoomm Team on 10G Fiber in UK
News Wire Feed | 3/7/2019

New XGS-PON fiber network to serve suburbs and towns across the United Kingdom.

Charter's New Spectrum Originals Unit Picks Up 'Mad About You' Reboot
News Wire Feed | 3/7/2019

Limited series from Sony Pictures Television to star Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt in reprised roles.

Huawei Unveils Next-Generation DCI Offering
News Wire Feed | 3/6/2019

Supporting full-mesh DCI through 600G commercialization and all-optical OXC.

Monaco Telecom & Huawei Sign New Agreement on IoT
News Wire Feed | 3/6/2019

Strategic partnership aims to accelerate deployment of 'Smart City' services in the the Principality, in line with the '5G Smart Nation' project initiated by Monaco.

Maxis & Huawei Sign MoU on 5G Acceleration Program
News Wire Feed | 3/6/2019

Both parties will collaborate to accelerate 5G in Malaysia.

Huawei Releases Telco Cloud Networking Solution
News Wire Feed | 3/6/2019

Solution delivers the highest-density 400G data center network in the industry, claims vendor, and enables carriers to offer innovative services.

Top US Pay-TV Providers Lost 2.87M Subs in 2018
News Wire Feed | 3/6/2019

That's up from 1.51 million video losses in 2017, according to Leichtman Research Group.

Atlantic Broadband Offers Amazon Alexa Integration
News Wire Feed | 3/6/2019

Amazon Alexa voice control functionality is now available through Atlantic Broadband's TiVo-powered video platform.

Huawei Releases Symmetric 10G PON ONT, Claims Industry's Highest WiFi Rate
News Wire Feed | 3/6/2019

EchoLife V5 X Pro delivers 10Gbit/s bidirectional ultra-fast transmission, zero-freezing WiFi experience and seamless coverage of an entire home.

Synamedia Adds Two to Senior Team
News Wire Feed | 3/5/2019

Mark Billinge named VP of ops and services product management, Avidan Lamdan named VP of platform product management.

Charter Goes National With SD-WAN
News Wire Feed | 3/5/2019

Spectrum Enterprise unit has integrated its managed SD-WAN offering into its fiber network across the US.

Harmonic Nets NCTC Hunting License for 'CableOS'
News Wire Feed | 3/5/2019

Under deal, Harmonic can pitch its virtualized cable access solution to the NCTC's membership of hundreds of independent cable ops.

Ciena Reports Fiscal Q1 Revenue Hike of 20%
News Wire Feed | 3/5/2019

Ciena has reported fiscal first-quarter revenues of $778.5 million, an increase of 20.5% year-over-year.

Zinier Hauls In $22M Funding Round
News Wire Feed | 3/5/2019

The field service automation startup said it could help telco service techs use data to increase productivity, reduce costs and boost customer satisfaction.

Telia Carrier Test Drives Infinera's AIT
News Wire Feed | 3/4/2019

Telia Carrier and Infinera have successfully completed a network field trial of autonomous intelligent transponder (AIT) technology.

Juniper to Buy Mist for $405M
News Wire Feed | 3/4/2019

Juniper adds enterprise wireless LAN vendor to its roster of networking capabilities.

Windstream Touts Broadband Gains
News Wire Feed | 3/4/2019

Said it added 14,400 'Kinetic' Internet subs in 2018, and has seen growth continue through the first two months of 2019.

Viacom Closes Pluto TV Buy
News Wire Feed | 3/4/2019

$340 million deal announced on January 22.

John Chambers Joins Averon Advisory Board
News Wire Feed | 3/4/2019

Former Cisco chairman & CEO is founder and CEO of JC2 Ventures.

Akamai Enhances the Edge
News Wire Feed | 3/4/2019

Enhancements aim to improve cloud security, streamline operations for cloud applications.

Charter Promotes Two Programming Execs
News Wire Feed | 3/4/2019

David Lange named SVP, programming acquisition; Julie Unruh promoted to SVP, programming financial operations & analytics.

Verizon Buys ProtectWise for Cloud-Based Security Smarts
News Wire Feed | 3/1/2019

Technology from ProtectWise, which provides cloud-delivered network protection and response, will be integrated into Verizon’s existing offerings. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Cox Wins 10-Year Deal With Las Vegas Stadium
News Wire Feed | 3/1/2019

Cox will supply WiFi and Internet connectivity and TV service to the future home of the NFL's Raiders.

Whale Cloud Announces Digital Telco Maturity Map at Camp Nou
News Wire Feed | 3/1/2019

Digital Telco Maturity Map offers a practical approach to guide the digital transformation journey.

Former IAB & Oath Exec Named COO of Comcast's FreeWheel
News Wire Feed | 3/1/2019

Carl Kalapesi will oversee FreeWheel's global business operations and three primary business units.

Comcast Hires SVP & General Counsel
News Wire Feed | 3/1/2019

Thomas Reid to join Comcast in April from Davis Polk & Wardell, report to Comcast CEO Brian Roberts.

Inside Secure Closes $138M Verimatrix Buy
News Wire Feed | 3/1/2019

Says combined company is poised to deliver software-based security and analytics across entertainment, mobile and IoT industries.

Huawei Helps China Telecom Sichuan Launch Commercial SRv6 Network
News Wire Feed | 3/1/2019

At MWC 2019, China Telecom Sichuan and Huawei jointly announced the launch of what they say is the industry's first commercial SRv6 network, realizing interoperability of video surveillance services across multiple cities.

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