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CTO Watson leaves Virgin

Virgin Media has confirmed that its chief technology officer Howard Watson has left the company to pursue other business interests. Watson joined Telewest in 1993. When Telewest merged with NTL…

8% of broadband users are “extreme techies”

Research conducted by The Nielsen Company reveals the “extreme techies” subscriber segment stream significantly more online video content, watching up to 91 minutes (1.5 hours) per week, compared to the…

Cabovisão to introduce 100 Mbps offer

From Branislav Pekic in Rome Portuguese cable operator Cabovisão plans to introduce a 100 Mbps broadband offer soon, enabling it to compete more effectively with other cable operators on the…

KDG sees revenues rise

Kabel Deutschland (KDG) has posted its fiscal results for the year ended 31 March 2009, recording a 14.5 per cent rise in revenue to E1.37 billion. The German cable operator…

Edgeware, Teleste target high-growth global markets

From Colin Mann in Cologne On-demand TV server systems provider Edgeware and broadband cable networks specialist Teleste have inked a partnership and global reseller agreement under which Teleste will resell…

Time Warner to spin off AOL

Time Warner is close to spinning off all of its AOL Internet business, according to several reports. Although a decision has not been finalised, executives prefer spinning off the whole…

German cable hit by switch-off inertia

From Colin Mann in Cologne Despite much of the cable network in Germany already being upgraded to digital, industry executives have criticised the lack of clear policy surrounding analogue switch-off.…

Cablevision keeps remote DVRs

Despite threats from programmers that network DVRs violate their copyrights, Cablevision plans to begin offering its Remote Storage-DVR this summer. According to programmers the technology essentially turns their content into…

ONO profits up, revenues and subs fall

From David Del Valle in Madrid The largest Spanish cable operator, ONO, ended the first quarter with a net profit of E12.06 million, 61.4 per cent up than the same…

Record Number participate in Tru2way event

A record turnout of more than 20 suppliers representing content and hardware sectors participated in a successful CableLabs-hosted tru2way interoperability event. Application developers and hardware manufacturers joined together for a…