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March Madness online traffic declines, thanks to pay wall

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Just like in previous years, the 2012 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament was once again streamed live online. But a few things were different for this year’s March Madness on Demand: For one thing, this was the first time users had to pay for access — or prove that they were pay...
March Madness online traffic declines, thanks to pay wall
Netflix is withholding high-quality content to push Open Connect initiative, says Time Warner Cable

Comcast: VOD ad impressions set to increase “tenfold”

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The pay TV business thinks it’s about to cash in on a new revenue stream. Comcast predicts that advertising impressions served within free video-on-demand content will increase tenfold over the next year. This would be a major evolution for a nascent cable/satellite VOD programming sector that, according to a March...
Comcast: VOD ad impressions set to increase “tenfold”

Time Warner Cable Doesn't Think There's Demand For Google Fiber

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It's sometimes cute to see the big broadband providers in denial about what consumers want (and how little they do to provide it). With Google Fiber getting so much attention in Kansas City, Time Warner Cable has been looking rather dated lately. In trying to compete, it's offering cheaper service...
Time Warner Cable Doesn't Think There's Demand For Google Fiber

TWC: Netflix Is Withholding Content to Gain 'Unprecedented' Access to ISPs

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Operator Says It Is in Discussions on Connecting Into Netflix's Private CDN Operator Says It Is in Discussions on Connecting Into Netflix's Private CDN Todd Spangler Time Warner Cable said it is currently in discussions with Netflix on terms for connecting into the video streamer's private content delivery network,...
TWC: Netflix Is Withholding Content to Gain 'Unprecedented' Access to ISPs
TimeWarner, net neutrality foes cry foul over Netflix requirements for Super HD

TiVo co-founder, CTO Jim Barton resigns

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Co-founder of TiVo and CTO Jim Barton has long outlasted our deathwatch, but his time as an executive at the DVR maker quietly came to an end this week according to documents filed with the SEC. CEO Tom Rogers thanked Jim for his "commitment to innovation" in a statement, and...
TiVo co-founder, CTO Jim Barton resigns

Time Warner pushes broadband tiered pricing across Texas

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Time Warner Cable, which has been the earliest and one of the most aggresive proponent of usage-based broadband tiered pricing is offering a $5 price break for its light Internet users in more Texas cities, including Austin and Dallas, reports Multichannel News. The Essentials tier entitles customers that use less...
Time Warner pushes broadband tiered pricing across Texas

Boxee, Comcast agree to a workaround for encrypted basic cable channels on third party boxes

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Boxee usually doesn't get along with the existing media / pay-TV conglomerates, but now it's telling the FCC it has come to an agreement with Comcast. The solution agreed to lets live TV-friendly Boxee access encrypted basic cable channels thanks to a DLNA-controlled high definition digital transport adapter that...
Boxee, Comcast agree to a workaround for encrypted basic cable channels on third party boxes

No Buyers, No Mags: RBI Shuts Down 23 U.S. Trades

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Reed Business Information is shutting down 23 controlled circulation titles (listed below) in the United States, the almost-final phase of an often painfully slow divestiture effort that started last July after earlier attempts fizzled. Almost, because the company still has intellectual property and other assets to disperse. A Reed...
No Buyers, No Mags: RBI Shuts Down 23 U.S. Trades

TiVo, Motorola / Google settle DVR patent lawsuit

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TiVo's patent lawsuit against Motorola (formerly owned by Google, then sold to set-top box maker Arris) had been scheduled to start June 10th, but now it's reported the parties have reached a settlement. There are no details available and representatives for the companies involved had no comment at this...
TiVo, Motorola / Google settle DVR patent lawsuit
Time Warner Cable says Netflix is holding Super HD & 3D content hostage

Hulu Joins Trademark Battle Against Dish's 'TV Everywhere' Claim

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Hulu has joined Time Warner (NYSE: TWX) Inc. and the nation’s five biggest cable service providers in a fight to stop Dish Network (NSDQ: DISH) from trademarking the term “TV Everywhere.” As first reported by Multichannel News, which has been tracking this story ever since Dish applied to trademark...
Hulu Joins Trademark Battle Against Dish's 'TV Everywhere' Claim

BitTorrent lands deals with 20 TV makers for peer-to-peer video

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The file sharing crew at BitTorrent has so far taken only tentative footsteps into the living room with its certification program. If CEO Eric Kinkler's comments to Multichannel News are any indicator, though, the company is ready to make itself at home. He reveals that BitTorrent has signed pacts...
BitTorrent lands deals with 20 TV makers for peer-to-peer video

In The Fight Between Netflix And Cable Operators, High-Quality Streaming Video Is Being Held Hostage

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Last week at CES, Netflix announced that a number of ISPs had adopted its Open Connect technology, which provides a more direct connection between it and a cable operator, lowering the cost of delivery and increasing the quality of its streaming video. And for those who do participate, Netflix has...
In The Fight Between Netflix And Cable Operators, High-Quality Streaming Video Is Being Held Hostage

Netflix draws fire for Open Content campaign

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Netflix was taken to task on Wednesday by Time Warner Cable for seeking preferential treatment from cable TV providers for its Open Connect network that delivers Super HD and 3D streaming content to users. "While they call it 'Open Connect,' Netflix is actually closing off access to some of...
Netflix draws fire for Open Content campaign
Time Warner Cable expands usage-based billing in Texas

HBO Go on Xbox 360 may be coming soon for Comcast customers

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The rollout of HBO Go to connected TV devices hasn't been entirely smooth, while a lack of surround sound leaves Ben-o-vision incomplete many users are locked out because their providers don't allow access. Last week the new Xbox 360 app was the most recent casualty but the New York...
HBO Go on Xbox 360 may be coming soon for Comcast customers

Cable Considers Faster Broadband Standard

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CableLabs, the standard-setting organization for the cable industry, is pondering a next-generation cable broadband technology that could deliver up to 5 gigabits per second down, according to Multichannel News. Not only are the speed gains significant, but the standard would be more efficient by doing away with the current way...
Cable Considers Faster Broadband Standard
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