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EU hands back Kabel BW decision

The European Commission has handed the decision over the acquisition of Kabel BW by Liberty back to the domestic regulator the Bundeskartellamt which had requested jurisdiction. Most observers think this reduces the chances of a clearance. Liberty Global announced in March its intention to buy Kabel BW from Swedish fund EQT for €3.16 billion. Liberty […]

June 17, 2011

Warner Bros films on China cable TV

Warner Bros Entertainment has confirmed plans to offer its movies via cable television in China, the first such venture by a major studio. Warner Bros expects as many as three million Chinese households to have access to its recently released films and older titles as early as this summer through pay-per-view and on-demand services. Ultimately, […]

June 16, 2011

Synacor TV Everywhere for Mediacom

Synacor, a specialist in powering personalised homepages and online entertainment services for high-speed Internet subscribers, has announced it will enable Mediacom, the eighth largest cable television company in the US, to offer TV Everywhere services for their subscribers. When the services launch later this year, authenticated and entitled Mediacom subscribers will access TV Everywhere content […]

June 16, 2011

Conax offering entry level security

At Communicasia, Conax will launch its new entry level security solution for content distribution: Conax Contego Lite. The provider of advanced solutions for protecting digital content launched the completely new Conax Contego platform last year at IBC. Details of the “Lite” version will be announced at a press briefing on the Conax stand at Communicasia. […]

June 16, 2011

Motorola, Time Warner team for advanced gateway

Motorola Mobility has revealed at the NCTA Cable Show in Chicago that it has teamed up with Time Warner Cable to develop a video gateway platform capable of delivering an advanced consumer in-home entertainment experience. Incorporating the latest set-top and gateway-related technologies is designed to enable Time Warner Cable to continue to enhance its video-based […]

June 16, 2011

Pace, thePlatform, Intel power Comcast’s next-gen TV experience

Digital TV technology specialist Pace is working with Comcast, one of the world’s leading providers of entertainment, information and communications products and services, to launch a new hybrid DVR set-top box with tru2way and IP capabilities that delivers an advanced personalised TV viewing experience. Comcast is using the Pace set-top box platform in a market […]

June 15, 2011By Colin Mann

Research: Americans could give up cable

Over three-quarters of Americans (77 per cent) have watched a TV show on the Internet rather than on a traditional television, according to a poll by Harris Interactive. Over half of those with cable met (56 per cent) would stop paying for cable, if certain stipulations were met. Other findings in this poll include: – […]

June 14, 2011

Spectrum solution could generate €54bn for EU economy

A study published in the wake of the European Parliament Resolution shows significant benefits could flow from use of 1.4 GHz band for a supplemental mobile downlink for enhanced multi-media and broadband services There could be up to eight times as much data being downloaded than is being uploaded in mobile networks. And this imbalance […]

June 14, 2011

Ericsson to acquire Telcordia

Ericsson, the specialist in telecommunications technology and service, has reached an agreement with Providence Equity Partners and Warburg Pincus to acquire 100 per cent of the shares of Telcordia, a global expert in the development of mobile, broadband and enterprise communications software and services, for $1.15 billion. Closing anticipated to Q4 2011 with full effect […]

June 14, 2011

Televation in-home streaming from Motorola

At the NCTA Cable Show in Chicago, Motorola Mobility has unveiled another tool aimed at allowing cable operators to provide their customers with the ability to watch live TV on a connected IP device anywhere around the home. Motorola Televation is a broadband device that works with a Wi-Fi router, and employs a 1GHz digital […]

June 14, 2011