Regional IPTV Head End Selects Innovative Systems Middleware Platform

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Technology advances in IPTV video have changed drastically since 2001 when Midwest Video Solutions started offering regional IPTV headend services, and in a move to provide consumers with more competitive features, MVS has added Innovative Systems’ IPTV Middleware platform. MVS provides multiple IPTV and Cable video...Learn More

STB Energy Efficiency Grows as Parties Work to Extend Agreement

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Time is running out on the voluntary agreement (VA) between pay TV operators, set-top box (STB) makers and energy advocates that has resulted in significant energy and cost reductions. Hopes are high, however, that the 15 organizations can strike a new STB energy efficiency deal,...Learn More

DIRECTV NOW Cloud DVR Will Come Courtesy of New Unified AT&T Entertainment Platform

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AT&T is working on a unified platform for all of its video services, including DIRECTV, DIRECTV NOW, and U-verse TV. A DIRECTV NOW Cloud DVR will be the first feature to show up from this new platform evolution, coming this summer, the company announced. Currently,...Learn More

New England Municipal Video Provider Upgrades IPTV Middleware

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June 2, 2017 — Burlington VT – Competing against one of the largest cable providers in North America has gotten easier for Vermont-based municipal video provider Burlington Telecom. According to Abbie Tykocki, Director of Marketing and Public Relations, the conversion to the APMAX IPTV Middleware solution has customers commenting about...Learn More

Sling Cloud DVR First Look Will Now Include Android and Roku Devices

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Back in November, OTT video services providers Sling TV and Roku said they were planning the December launch of an “invitation only” trial of a joint cloud DVR beta program. Under the Sling Cloud DVR First Look program, the virtual MVPD provider has been steadily ...Learn More

Cloud DVR Becomes New Battleground in OTT Wars

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OTT video is evolving, and emerging virtual pay-TV operators are in a pitched battle to grow their subscriber base. Increasingly, cloud DVR is seen as a necessary weapon. The virtual pay-TV landscape is getting quite crowded. There are at least four current virtual providers of...Learn More

Sling TV Gives Amazon Customers ‘First Look’ at Cloud DVR

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March 9, 2017 —  “Many customers have requested Cloud DVR since our launch, and as more consumers cut the cord, we know Cloud DVR is a must-have feature for many consumers” ENGLEWOOD, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sling TV today widened availability of its Cloud DVR to new customers...Learn More

LRG: Households with Netflix Now Surpass Those With DVR

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Just over 8 in 10 U.S. TV households have a DVR, a Netflix or cable or telco pay-TV video-on-demand (VOD) subscription, according to new consumer research from LRG (Leichtman Research Group). Thirty percent of the 82 percent use two of these services, while 14 percent...Learn More

My Fios App Ties to Facebook Messenger, Diagnoses Wi-Fi Performance

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Verizon introduced a new, redesigned My Fios App Jan. 17, one that makes use of Facebook Messenger as a customer service and engagement tool and enables customers to further and more easily improve their home Wi-Fi network performance, according to a news release. Now available...Learn More

DISH and Amazon Deliver Alexa Voice Control on Hopper DVR

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January 03, 2017 — LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–DISH customers can soon watch hands-free, voice-controlled TV by pairing a Hopper DVR with the Amazon Echo or Echo Dot, both Alexa devices. DISH is the first TV provider to announce direct compatibility with Amazon Alexa. “We constantly evaluate...Learn More

TDS Launches New TV App

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December 29, 2016 – A new, free TDS TV Companion App from TDS® Telecom, turns smartphones and tablets into personal TV remote controls. The new functionality comes as part of a user interface upgrade, which also brings an updated look and feel to the TDS...Learn More

Sling TV Opens Cloud DVR Beta Trial

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A cloud DVR beta trial is now underway for the OTT video service from Sling TV. Invitations to select participants are being issued today, according to a company blog post. The cloud DVR beta features Roku devices only for now, including Roku players and Roku...Learn More

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