Recent Articles

August 13, 2014 12:40 am
Mike Robuck
Wi-Fi has become the wireless play that cable operators have long yearned for, and it doesn’t require the costly build out of LTE networks or flaky partnerships that ultimately failed. From homes, to stadiums, to trains, to metro areas with heavy foot traffic, Wi-Fi has been a shining star.
August 12, 2014 11:45 pm
Craig Kuhl, contributing editor
Multi-screen delivery apparently leads to deeper engagement with viewers. Service providers might have expected that’s putting the cart ahead of the horse, but it’s turning out that viewer engagement is the factor that’s inspiring advertisers to shift ad dollars to second and third screens.
August 13, 2014 12:12 am
Jim Anderson, COO, aio TV
We hear talk of “cord cutters” and “cord nevers,” but the bottom line is that people actually like TV, with individual TV shows being a big part of people’s lives, regardless if it comes from traditional cable or an OTT source. So consumers are forming their loyalties to programming, not providers.
August 13, 2014 12:17 am
Duncan Potter, product and regional marketing, Arris
How are service providers solving the challenge of making multiscreen profitable? Manifest manipulation enables you to better control, scale and monetize pay TV on multiple screens, particularly when it comes to targeted ad insertion and content substitution.
August 13, 2014 12:27 am
Brian Santo
Telemedicine is still in its infancy, just beginning to be a commercial endeavor. The limited amount of activity conducted today doesn’t register as even a blip in broadband usage statistics, but practitioners could end up being some of the most exacting broadband customers.
August 12, 2014 11:37 pm
Ralph Bachofen, vice president of sales and marketing, Triveni Digital
Cable operators are transitioning to a 10 Gigabit Ethernet networking infrastructure. However, the complexity of this new environment creates a challenge for operators trying to quickly and cost-effectively reduce, locate, and eliminate transport stream errors.
August 12, 2014 11:24 pm
Brian Santo
In Perspective: I am here to ask for the curtailment – if not the total cessation – of a particularly pernicious practice that has taken over the public relations industry in the last three years. It’s leading in the lede, like so: “TecTronTelVision, a leader in blah blah blah…”
August 12, 2014 11:18 pm
Stewart Schley, Media & technology writer
Memory Lane: The long warfare between the cable and broadcast television industries obscures a fundamental consensus. Cable providers have always embraced a mainstay of the broadcasting world: the concept of a TV “channel.”
August 12, 2014 11:16 pm
John Carlucci, CTO, Alticast U.S. operations
Open Mic: The FCC has recommended striking the “integration ban” portion of the Telecommunications Act of 1996. Given the success that Cablevision and Charter have had getting the necessary waivers to sidestep the ban, it’s not unrealistic to hope for a change.
August 12, 2014 11:06 pm
Mark Dzuban, President & CEO, SCTE
Engineering-Wise: Lindsay Johnston joined us earlier this year as SVP, operations. She’s taken on a variety of responsibilities – our new Corporate Alliance Program (CAP), SCTE organizational leadership and industry ambassadorship, among others – with a gusto that gets results.
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