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Homes set for Multi-Gigabit cable broadband

A successful first interoperability test for new cable DOCSIS 3.1 equipment means that the industry is on schedule to deliver multi-Gbps connections to the home. CableLabs – the non-profit research and development consortium for the cable industry – has confirmed that six technology companies have completed the first successful interoperability test of DOCSIS 3.1 products for a new generation of […]

NBCUniversal launches TV Everywhere campaign

NBCUniversal is launching an overarching cross-portfolio consumer marketing campaign spanning 14 cable networks and brands to bring awareness and engagement to the media and entertainment company’s TV Everywhere initiative. From drama and comedy to sports and news, viewers will be reminded how they can ‘Watch TV without the TV’, which the company says is a bold tagline that simultaneously embraces […]

Roku confirms Comcast HBO GO and Showtime Anytime


Streaming media platform Roku has confirmed that just in time for the holidays, Comcast has been added to the list of participating television providers that support HBO GO and Showtime Anytime on Roku devices. This long-awaited feature is now available to Xfinity TV customers. According to Roku, its customers say they get more value out of their pay-TV subscriptions when they […]

Australian NBN boosts roll-out via pay-TV


The roll-out of Australia’s National Broadband Network is set to accelerate following the acquisition of elements of pay-TV operator Optus’s hybrid fibre coaxial (HFC) cable network. The agreement will see NBN Co progressively take ownership of elements of Optus’s coaxial access network in those parts of the country where it represents the fastest and most cost-effective way to deliver fast […]

US subs avoiding costly bundling

New data from Marchex, a mobile advertising technology company, reinforces the perception that Americans are increasingly tending to ‘shave’ or ‘cut the cord’ with cable providers in order to stream their favourite shows over the Internet To understand at scale what kinds of TV services Americans are willing to pay for, Marchex used its Call Analytics platform, which has processed […]

Liberty, Searchlight acquire Choice Cable TV

Liberty Global has announced that, together with investment funds affiliated with Searchlight Capital Partners, it has entered into an agreement to acquire 100 per cent of the parent of Puerto Rico Cable Acquisition Company, Choice Cable TV, the second largest cable and broadband services provider in Puerto Rico. Choice’s operations will be combined with Liberty Cablevision of Puerto Rico and […]

Vodafone Spain-Ono to axe 1,000 jobs

Vodafone Spain is reportedly set to dismiss 1,000 workers over the coming months as a result of its acquisition of Spanish cable provider Ono earlier this year. Combined the two companies currently have around 6,000 workers, with Vodafone accounting for 3,500 employees and Ono the remaining 2,500.  The aim is to implement this measure by the end of the first […]

upc cablecom 3-in-1 cable connection

The new 3-in-1 cable connection is available now – not from January 2015 as originally planned – throughout the company’s entire footprint and for all customers. The new 3-in-1 cable connection includes television, Internet and telephone for at home and on the go and radio, too –for the less than CHF 30 per month. All services in the basic package […]

Bell Media launches CraveTV SVoD service


Canadian multimedia company Bell Media has unveiled its next-generation subscription on-demand video streaming service. Formerly given the working title ‘Project Latte’, Kevin Crull, President, Bell Media introduced Canada to CraveTV, which the company says costs about as much as a latte, offering premium television, for $4/month, bringing simplicity, ubiquity, accessibility, and premium content to Canadian TV lovers at an unbeatable […]

Stop Mega Comcast Coalition ‘aims to protect consumers’


US public interest group Public Knowledge has joined the Stop Mega Comcast Coalition to urge policy-makers to reject Comcast’s attempt to acquire Time Warner Cable. The Coalition includes private companies, public interest groups, and industry associations that believe the merger would cause substantial harm to consumers. John Bergmayer, Senior Staff Attorney at Public Knowledge, claimed that, if approved, the Comcast/Time […]

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