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Comcast unveils DOCSIS 3.1 gateway with advanced capabilities

US cable giant Comcast has unveiled its own home-built DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem and said it will go into production this year ahead of deployment in 2016. Comcast, which has been a driving force behind development of a number of the cable industry’s next-generation technologies, including the Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP) and the RDK […]

ZenithOptimedia ranks top media companies

Media agency ZenithOptimedia ranked the world’s top media owners with Disney, Comcast, Fox and CBS all in the top five. They sit after Google, which takes the number one slot and extended its lead. “Google is now 136% bigger than the second-largest media owner (Disney), up from 115% a year earlier,” Zenith noted. “It is […]

Cisco launches CCAP platform, names Altice as key customer

Cisco has begun commercialising its new cBR-8 CCAP-based, DOCSIS 3.1-ready cable platform and has revealed that Altice and Comcast are among the first customers for the product.  According to Cisco, the cBR-8, which it describes as a hub-in-a-box, integrates previously standalone functions required in a cable hub. The company claims the product could enable savings […]

Apple reportedly planning autumn web TV launch

Apple is reportedly planning to launch an online TV service this autumn in partnership with broadcasters including ABC, CBS and Fox.  According to a Wall Street Journal report, Apple is in talks with US programmers and plans to offer a “slimmed-down” cable-style bundle of roughly 25 channels that will be available to view across Apple […]

Apple retains global brand lead

Apple was the most valuable brand of 2015 with a total brand value of US$128.3 billion (€112.8 billion), according to Brand Finance’s Global 500 ranking.  The annual report shows that last year’s top five global brands all kept their rankings in 2015, but each grew their value with number two-ranked Samsung now holding a brand […]

Comcast customers get HBO and Showtime access on Roku

Comcast Xfinity TV customers in the US are now able to access HBO Go and Showtime Anytime via Roku video streaming devices.  Xfinity customers can now link their HBO or Showtime accounts by logging in and activating them through the channels’ Roku apps. Those that subscribe to HBO or Showtime through US providers including AT&T […]

US pay TV losses rise in third quarter

The 13 top US pay TV operators lost 150,000 TV subscribers in the third quarter, compared with a loss of only 25,000 for the same period in 2013, according to research by Leichtman Research Group. Satellite was worst hit, with satellite TV operator losing 40,000 customers in the quarter, compared with a net gain of […]

Streaming video alliance forms to help guide future of online video

A consortium of content providers, network operators, content delivery networks and technology providers have joined together to form the Streaming Video Alliance. The alliance is designed to encourage deeper collaboration and the development of open architecture and interoperability for streaming video. It aims to help create standards and best practices that will scale the infrastructure for […]

thePlatform launches mpx Replay to take linear channels online

Comcast-owned video management and publishing firm, thePlatform, has launched a new service to help broadcasters publish their linear TV channels online. Mpx Replay is a premium service that thePlatform will offer as part of its mpx video publishing system. “Mpx Replay provides instant asset creation for publishing and distribution, automated metadata to support richer search […]

US cable and telcos angrily reject Obama net neutrality call

US cable and telecom operators have responded angrily to President Barack Obama’s call for the strongest form of net neutrality and the implementation of new regulations to ensure that all internet traffic should be given equal treatment.  Obama has called for a reclassification of broadband providers as common carriers under Title II of the country’s […]

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