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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 […]

Bewkes “OTT HBO will open a new audience”

Time Warner chairman and CEO Jeff Bewkes says HBO’s OTT channel will open up the premium channel not only to the 10 million broadband-only homes in the country, but will attract many of the 70 million basic cable customers that don’t subscribe to the channel. HBO will initially market the channel (that launches next year) in conjunction with distribution partners […]

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 […]

Broadband CPE shipments to reach 151.9m

Worldwide broadband customer premise equipment (CPE) shipments are expected to reach 151.9 million by the end of 2014, according to findings from ABI Research. “The residential gateway segment continues to grow at a rapid pace: ABI Research expects global shipments will grow more than 9 per cent in 2014,” comments Jake Saunders, VP and Practice Director. Although DSL and cable […]

Envivio upgrades head-end Guru

Software-based video processing and delivery solutions specialist Envivio has introduced a new option for its Guru head-end monitoring solution  – a new ‘service-oriented’ approach to monitoring that results in faster and more efficient troubleshooting of video delivery networks, including cable, IPTV, satellite and OTT. This new option, available only through separate purchase, incorporates a service-driven, graphical, drill-down process of monitoring […]

Ubee selects Ikanos for next-gen multi-mode gateway products

Ikanos Communications, a provider of advanced broadband semiconductor and software products for the connected home, has extended its partnership with Ubee Interactive, a global provider of broadband connectivity products and solutions, to develop next-generation CPE products for deployment by global carriers. Building on Ubee’s existing installed base of Ikanos-based triple-play gateways in Europe, the company plans to integrate Ikanos’ latest Vx500 family of gateway […]

ITU approves G.fast standard

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ITU members have confirmed final approval of G.fast, the new ITU broadband standard designed to deliver access speeds of up to 1Gbit/s over existing telephone wires. The ITU suggests the standard answers service providers’ need for a complement to fibre to the home (FTTH) technologies in scenarios where G.fast proves the more cost-efficient strategy. According to the ITU, G.fast, within […]

Academics urge FTC net neutrality action

A group of US academics, under the auspices of the International Center for Law and Economics, has urged the nation’s Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to warn the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) of the adverse effects of adopting restrictions on potentially pro-competitive conduct such as paid prioritisation as it considers its rule-making on the Open Internet. They say the FTC should, […]

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

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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 […]

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