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Apple's set-top-box plans include cloud DVR

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Apple’s plans to turn its Apple TV into a cable set-top box involve a cloud DVR feature that would allow viewers to tune into shows any time they want, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal. Other demands made by Apple apparently include extended windows for VOD content....
Apple's set-top-box plans include cloud DVR

Cisco adds 'cloud DVR' to video offering for cable companies

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At this year's CES, Cisco unveiled new functionality that will let cable operators roll out new services such as cloud-based TV recording. [Read more]...
Cisco adds 'cloud DVR' to video offering for cable companies

MediaNama MustReads From January 2011

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Just in case you missed something important on MediaNama in January, here’s a list of 20 posts we think you should have read, in no particular order: - Indian Government Begins Online Advertising Pilot Via DAVP; Rates & Empanelment Terms - The Lowdown: The RIL – Network18 Deal - Amazon To...
MediaNama MustReads From January 2011

Apple reportedly launching streaming TV service by Christmas, despite content provider reluctance

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Apple is pursuing a plan to introduce a streaming TV service by Christmas this year, in spite of the “tough time” it is having bringing media and content producers on board, according to a New York Post article. The report claims that Apple’s insistence in controlling “all aspects” of the...
Apple reportedly launching streaming TV service by Christmas, despite content provider reluctance

TiVo adds new ways to consume content with dedicated mobile streaming services, access via multiple TVs

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TiVo announced two new major products which will make it all that much easier and convenient for viewers to keep up with their favourite programming, both at home and while out and about. The two products take TiVo content beyond the existing platform. The first, the TiVo IP set-top box,...
TiVo adds new ways to consume content with dedicated mobile streaming services, access via multiple TVs

Thoughts On Apple's Latest TV Efforts

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Earlier this week, a few reports emerged about Apple’s upcoming plans to disrupt the TV market. The first mentioned that Apple was trying to work with cable providers on finding new ways to distribute TV through its hardware, rather than trying to license content itself. The second report gave a...
Thoughts On Apple's Latest TV Efforts

Is DSL Dead? Cable Operators Keep Stealing Phone Companies' Internet Users

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In the game of Internet connectivity, it appears that size does indeed matter: size of the Internet pipe, that is. And in this game, the phone companies keep losing. A new report from the Leichtman Research Group reveals cable operators acquired 330,000 new subscribers in the second quarter of 2012,...
Is DSL Dead? Cable Operators Keep Stealing Phone Companies' Internet Users

Brits Apparently Feel Zero Need to Take Advantage of High-Speed Internet

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Not to stereotype or anything. (Photo: flickr.com/s_w_ellis/) America loves, wants, needs high-speed Internet access. Witness, for example, the gnashing of teeth over Silicon Alley’s poor connectivity. Rural communities are clamoring for it. The prospect is even enough to inspire outright underhandedness on the part of some cable operators. However, across the pond, they...
Brits Apparently Feel Zero Need to Take Advantage of High-Speed Internet

For Consumers, Cisco's Vision For TV Means Paying A Lot More

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Cisco grabbed some of the limelight at the Consumer Electronics Show by unveiling a cloud-based video platform for service providers like cable TV companies. A lot of hubbub was made over technology, which would deliver movies and TV shows on any device at any time. But in all the oohing...
For Consumers, Cisco's Vision For TV Means Paying A Lot More

Boxee Looks to Reinvent Itself with Cloud-Based DVR Box

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Boxee, the New York-based start-up that introduced the irregular-shaped Boxee Box for streaming Web video to TV sets, is betting with its new box that users are going to want to DVR a lot of basic TV. The company’s new device — simply called Boxee TV, not Boxee Box 2...
Boxee Looks to Reinvent Itself with Cloud-Based DVR Box

Verizon wins FCC approval for spectrum deals

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The Federal Communications Commission followed the lead of the Department of Justice and approved Verizon's bid to buy wireless spectrum from cable operators. But the agency also included a few conditions. [Read more]...
Verizon wins FCC approval for spectrum deals

Report: U.S. Broadband Providers' Pay-TV Focus May Be Killing The Next Wave Of Web Innovation

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The U.S. risks falling behind on online product innovation because it isn’t gaining a critical mass of subscribers to superfast broadband services (of 25Mbps+). That’s the scenario being painted by the Broadband Stakeholder Group, an advisory group to the U.K. government, writing in a new report examining global demand for...
Report: U.S. Broadband Providers' Pay-TV Focus May Be Killing The Next Wave Of Web Innovation

Carriers, policy groups join up to (sort of) stop Verizon-cable deal

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T-Mobile, Sprint, rural carriers and advocacy group Public Knowledge have teamed up to create a mobile version of the Super Friends, their sole mission to battle the Verizon-cable Legion of Doom. Called the Alliance for Broadband Competition, the loose-knit group of companies and organizations is committed to opposing Verizon’s multi-faceted...
Carriers, policy groups join up to (sort of) stop Verizon-cable deal

FCC proposal would allow the encryption of basic cable programing, Boxee cries foul

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Last month Boxee released its Live TV dongle, which allows Boxee Box owners to integrate live television into their programming options. A recent proposal from the FCC could limit the device's functionality, however, and it has the company calling on its customers to speak out against what it calls...
FCC proposal would allow the encryption of basic cable programing, Boxee cries foul

Apple in talks with cable networks to use Apple TV device as set-top-box

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The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple is in talks with cable television networks to use an Apple TV device as a set-top-box. Instead of Apple building their own TV show database to compete with the cable networks – as Apple has discussed with show creators in the past –...
Apple in talks with cable networks to use Apple TV device as set-top-box

When DVRs sleep, do they dream about energy-saving chips?

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Ranked by the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) as a domestic electrical power hog on gluttonous par with the refrigerator, the HD DVR is about to be put to sleep. Don’t worry. It’ll wake up in time to record Jersey Shore. But the question is, how deep a sleep will...
When DVRs sleep, do they dream about energy-saving chips?
TiVo Stream transcoder and IP-based set-top box detailed

Verizon to use cable spectrum for LTE starting this year

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Verizon Wireless CTO Nicola Palmer told Fierce Wireless in an interview that the company is on track to begin using the 20MHz of AWS spectrum it bought last year from the major cable operators to help boost capacity on its 4G LTE network. [Read more]...
Verizon to use cable spectrum for LTE starting this year

FCC frees up cable operators from program access rules

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The Federal Communications Commission on Friday decided to free cable operators from obligations to provide the cable channels they own to competitors with competing video services, such as satellite and phone companies. Read full article >>...
FCC frees up cable operators from program access rules

Apple's New Front in Battle for TV

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Apple is in talks with some of the biggest U.S. cable operators about letting consumers use an Apple device as a set-top box for live television and other content....
Apple's New Front in Battle for TV

Netflix reportedly in talks with cable operators to deliver its streaming service via their boxes

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Netflix‘s CEO Reed Hastings has been quietly connecting with cable TV companies, Reuters reports. The purpose of these supposed meetings would be to discuss the possibility to add Netflix’s online film & TV streaming service to their cable offer. Besides Reuters’ credibility and the fact that it mentions four different sources,...
Netflix reportedly in talks with cable operators to deliver its streaming service via their boxes

A Fresh Season of Apple Television Rumors

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Now that the iPad mini has successfully transitioned from rumor to reality, Apple-watchers are turning their attention back to another of the company’s mythical products: the Apple Television. According to a new report out of Jefferies, Apple’s much-rumored breakthrough TV is not only in the company’s product pipeline, it’s nearly...
A Fresh Season of Apple Television Rumors
Nielsen Redefines "TV" To Include Your iPad And Xbox

Today in Tech: Lenovo trash-talks Microsoft's Surface tablet

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Apple's new front in battle for TV [THE WALL STREET JOURNAL] Apple is in talks with some of the biggest U.S. cable operators about letting consumers use an Apple device as a set-top box for live television and other content, according to people familiar with the matter. The talks represent Apple's most...
Today in Tech: Lenovo trash-talks Microsoft's Surface tablet
Verizon, Comcast prepare for Senate showdown
Will Apple TV be a glorified cable box? Cable companies sure hope so

Netflix Said to Be Aiming for a Cable Partnership

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Netflix's chief executive, Reed Hastings, has often compared his company's Web streaming service to HBO. That comparison is inching closer to reality. Over the last several weeks, Mr. Hastings and his top lieutenants are said to have met with major cable operators to discuss a way for Netflix to appear...
Netflix Said to Be Aiming for a Cable Partnership
CBS CEO Moonves says he could take network cable-only in 'a few days' if Aereo prevails
CBS CEO the latest to threaten dropping broadcast TV in response to Aereo

THE GOOGLE INVESTOR: Can Google Fiber Compete With The Cable Companies? (GOOG)

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The Google Investor is a daily report from SAI. Sign up here to receive it by email GOOG Wavering With Tech Markets are bouncing around in early trading as Spain releases awful numbers while both the Chicago PMI and housing prices beat expectations. Shares of GOOG were up modestly in...
THE GOOGLE INVESTOR: Can Google Fiber Compete With The Cable Companies? (GOOG)
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