ZoneTV: OTT Content Integration is Key to Pay-TV Success

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In order to adapt to the changing pay-TV landscape, operators must embrace OTT content integration with the traditional channel line-up, says ZoneTV CEO Jeff Weber. Weber made his comments at Telecompetitor’s recent broadbandTV event. Weber, who has a long history in the video business, having...Learn More

Altice Cablevision Purchase Completed; Investment Plans Include New CPE, WiFi

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Cable industry consolidation continues with the Altice Cablevision purchase completed yesterday. The news comes just weeks after completion of a deal that made Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks part of Charter Communications. Altice is now the fourth largest U.S. cable operator, having previously...Learn More

Skinny Bundles, OTT Upset the Programming Landscape for Pay-TV

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Video operators are seeing dynamic change in the pay-TV marketplace as consumers embrace skinny bundles, OTT, and other emerging video products. That was one conclusion from Telecompetitor’s recent broadbandTV event. Madeleine Forrer, Vice President of Video Services for NRTC and Stewart Myers, VP of Programming...Learn More

Neustar Announces Intention to Separate into Two Independent Publicly Traded Companies

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June 21, 2016  — STERLING, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Neustar, Inc. (NYSE:NSR) today announced its intention to separate into two independent and publicly traded companies. One company will consist of the majority of Neustar’s Information Services, while the other will focus on providing Order Management & Numbering Services....Learn More

Local Ad Insertion Must Evolve to Meet the Multiscreen Challenge

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Cable and IPTV providers have long known about the advantages of offering TV advertising for their local businesses on popular cable TV networks. Besides generating additional revenue for their cable/IPTV operation, local ad insertion helps stimulate local economies and keeps ad spending local. While television...Learn More

DISH Media Sales Scales Its ONPOINT Programmatic TV Platform with BidSwitch

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NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)– TodayDISH Media Sales and BidSwitch announced an agreement to integrate DISH’s ONPOINT Programmatic TV Platform into BidSwitch’s real-time partner ecosystem. The integration will mark BidSwitch’s first entry into offering TV inventory, introducing the big screen to the platform’s more than 150 demand...Learn More

Comcast, NCTC Agreement Paves Way for DOCSIS 3.1

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A new Comcast, NCTC Agreement will provide the NCTC’s small cableco members with advanced technology that reduces the bandwidth and equipment needed to support video services. As Comcast Wholesale explains in a press release, the cablecos can use the reclaimed bandwidth and equipment to offer...Learn More

FTTH and Apartment Rentals: Tenants Will Pay 5% More for Fiber

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Fiber broadband connectivity increases the market value of rentals in multiple-dwelling-units (MDUs) by 8 percent, according to the results of a new Fiber to the Home (FTTH) Council Americas study about FTTH and apartment rentals. The study also found that FTTH increases the value of...Learn More

TV Everywhere Standard to Include Single Sign-on

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Non-profit industry group CTAM (the Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing) on June 10 announced the launch later this year of portions of an open TV Everywhere standard that will enable pay-TV subscribers to sign in just once to access vendor platforms in and outside...Learn More

DISH Loses Tribune Stations in 33 Markets

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Enlewood, Colorado —  June 12, 2016 — DISH reported today that Tribune Broadcasting Company chose to black out DISH customers’ access to 42 local channels in 33 markets across 34 states and the District of Columbia, intentionally harming and exploiting millions of innocent consumers in...Learn More

TDS Named to Fortune 500

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CHICAGO, June 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. (NYSE: TDS), a leading provider of telecommunications services, announced today that the company has been named to the Fortune 500, Fortune’s annual list of the largest corporations in the United States ranked by revenue....Learn More

WOW! Selects Evolution Digital for IP Video Platform

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CENTENNIAL, Colo., June 7, 2016 – Evolution Digital today announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with WOW! Internet, Broadband and Cable to deploy Evolution Digital’s newly developed eVUE-TV™ IP video solution. Through eVUE-TV, WOW! customers will be able to choose from thousands of...Learn More