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Comcast super speed

Comcast the largest US cable operator has started offering a super-fast premium service launched in Minneapolis-St. Paul. The new service offers speeds starting at 50 megabits per second, compared with…

US cable mulls WiFi

Comcast and Time Warner Cable, the two largest US cable operators, are discussing funding a new wireless company that would be run by Sprint Nextel and Clearwire. Comcast is expected…

BitTorrent, Comcast co-op on OTT speeds

The companies are in talks to collaborate on ways to run BitTorrent’s technology more smoothly on Comcast’s broadband network, and allow Comcast to transport video files more effectively over its…

Beijing Olympics boosts China's cable market

Screen Digest’s ‘China Television Market: Assessment and Forecast to 2012' has concludes that the world's largest TV market is enjoying a period of strong growth and despite regulatory hurdles still…

Verizon wants easier sub transfer

Verizon Communications said that it asked the Federal Communications Commission to make it easier for consumers to switch from cable providers to video services offered by phone companies. The move…

Google seeks ‘white space’ wi-fi

Google is pressing the US government to allow the unlicensed frequencies of TV “white space” to be used for wi-fi. The Internet giant has written an open letter to regulators…

Irdeto selected by Shanxi

Irdeto has announced that Shanxi Cable Broadcasting Network has chosen the Irdeto Digital TV conditional access solution to accelerate their digital migration process. Under the agreement, Irdeto will deliver one…

Cable main broadband competitor

Figures from industry body Cable Europe, claim broadband Internet connections via cable grew 22 per cent in 2007, cementing the sector as the main competitor to telcos. Cable Europe says…

Cable must get interactive act together

Interactive television won’t succeed until cable companies reach agreement on measurement standards, according to Starcom MediaVest executives. The initiative undertaken by six major cable companies, called Canoe, is a step…

Neilsen in cable STBs

Nielsen will offer a new service that uses cable set-top boxes to shed light on people’s TV-viewing habits. Under the deal with Charter Communications, Nielsen receives information from 320,000 households…