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Court says U-verse IS cable service

AT&T failed to convince a federal judge to vacate a legal precedent declaring that U-verse TV is a cable service. The telco had petitioned the US District Court of Connecticut…

J:COM subs

Jupiter Telecommunications, the largest multiple system operator in Japan, has announced that the total subscribing households as of June 30, 2008 served by J:COM's 20 managed franchises reached 2.87 million,…

TRAI seeks to restructure cable TV industry

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has recommended a separate licensing framework for local cable operators and multi system operators, in its draft recommendations to restructure cable television services.India’s…

OPTA forces Dutch cable TV to allow resellers

Dutch cable television operators will be forced to allow rivals to resell TV subscriptions under a draft decision by telecoms regulator OPTA. At the same time, OPTA plans to free…

Operators take more STB risks

Faced with stiff competition in the cable market and from telcos vying for TV viewers, traditionally risk-averse cable operators are becoming increasingly ‘bipolar’, supporting a roadmap that may require the…

OPTA forces Dutch cable TV to allow resellers

Dutch cable television operators will be forced to allow rivals to resell TV subscriptions under a draft decision by telecoms regulator OPTA. At the same KPN has long complained that…

TRAI seeks to restructure cable TV industry

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has recommended a separate licensing framework for local cable operators and multi system operators, in its draft recommendations India’s cable television industry, which…

Triple play “not enough”

From Colin Mann in Cologne Operators need to go beyond the triple play of voice, video and data, according to Bob McIntyre, CTO of Cisco's Service Provider Group. “Triple play…

Cable and DTH bloom in Portugal

As at the end of March, the services of subscription television which use cable and satellite technologies registered around 2 million users in Portugal, representing around 18.8 subscribers per 100…

Sony to eliminate cable STBs?

Sony has signed a deal with six major cable TV operators in the US that will pave the way for digital TVs that can receive cable programmes without the need…