DISH Goes All in on Voice Control; New Voice Remote Ships with All Hopper DVRs

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November 14, 2017 — ENGLEWOOD, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–DISH today released a new voice remote that ships with all Hopper DVRs. Upgraded with motion-activated backlighting and two customizable buttons, the remote interprets natural language to control navigation, search and content selection on compatible set-top boxes. New DISH...Learn More

Cox Brings Netflix To Cox Contour, Providing Seamless Video Experience

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ATLANTA, Nov. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Today Cox Communications and Netflix announced the integration of Netflix on Cox Contour nationwide.  Accessing Netflix movies and shows is now as easy as speaking into the remote for Cox Contour video customers. Cox customers with a Netflix subscription can access Netflix...Learn More

AT&T: With 800K Subs, We Now Know Enough About DirecTV Now to Take it To the Next Level

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The next AT&T DirecTV Now platform will provide cloud DVR capability and will support pay-per-view and digital ad insertion, said John Stephens, AT&T senior executive vice president and chief financial officer, at a financial conference today. DirecTV Now is the company’s over-the-top video offering launched...Learn More

Research: Rural Consumers Still See Value in Pay TV and Internet, Spending on the Rise

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Recent research with rural consumers highlights interesting video and internet trends for rural America. The study, sponsored by Innovative Systems, reveals that rural consumers served by independent telcos are more technology‐driven than last year and eager to adopt advanced services. The research, obtained through a...Learn More

Comcast Introduces Netflix in 4K on Xfinity X1

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania — October31, 2017 –Just in time for season two of Stranger Things, Comcast today announced the availability of Netflix Ultra HD (UHD) 4K programming on Xfinity X1. Featuring seamless access to the entire Netflix catalog of UHD 4K in the most stunning picture quality, Xfinity...Learn More

DISH Introduces Whole-Home 4K Netflix Experience

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Englewood, Colorado — September 29, 2017 — DISH is now the first major U.S. pay-TV provider to offer a whole-home 4K Netflix experience. After offering Netflix Ultra HD titles on its Hopper 3 DVR since April 2016, the company added the app to its 4K Joey...Learn More

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

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