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Comcast kicks off TiVo VoD rollout in San Francisco By Steve Donohue FierceCable April 10, 2012 Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) customers who own a TiVo (Nasdaq: TIVO) Premiere DVR in San Francisco are the first in the nation to receive a software download that will allow subscribers use the TiVo box to navigate the MSO's Xfinity On Demand library. TiVo has also been working with Charter Communications (Nasdaq: CHTR) and other cable MSOs to let cable subscribers that...
Comcast to test IPTV network at MIT By Steve Donohue FierceCable April 10, 2012 Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) plans to test an IP-based pay TV platform on the campus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology this fall, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. The MSO still hasn't begun to deploy X1, a hybrid video product that will use gateway devices to combine cable programming from Comcast's QAM-based infrastructure with IP-based applications. But Comcast is already...
Comcast access to the HBO Go app on Xbox 360 is live Engadget - April 9, 2012 "After a short delay, Comcast subscribers are now on the list of users able to access the HBO Go streaming app via their Xbox 360s. Although some HBO content was already included in the Xfinity TV app, it wasn't all there however a change in the policy was rumored and then eventually confirmed late last week. We're still left to ponder what exactly caused the hold up, and why there's...
Inside the Comcast RDK, Part Two by Leslie Ellis MultiChannel News April 9, 2012 This week’s Translation steps further into the parts of the Comcast “RDK” (reference development kit), the software effort aimed at shaving a year off the time it takes to launch new cable gateways, hybrid set-tops and all-Internet protocol hardware and services. Quick refresher: RDK is a bundle of software drivers and source code that gets preloaded into chips so manufacturers can...
Comcast may offer Web access through cable set-tops By Steve Donohue FierceCable April 9, 2012 Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) has developed technology that could allow subscribers to use cable set-tops to search the Web for video and buy products featured in TV programs with their remote controls, according to a patent application obtained by FierceCable. Subscribers could use a virtual keyboard displayed on their TV screens to search Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) and other...
Comcast, TWC Still Bullish On Interactive TV Two Biggest Operators See New Opportunities for EBIF Platform By Todd Spangler -- Multichannel News, 4/5/2012 11:54:08 AM New York — Canoe Ventures may have mothballed its interactive TV ad efforts, but Comcast and Time Warner Cable remain firmly committed to using cable's ITV technologies not only for advertising but also to boost viewer engagement with shows. Execs from the two biggest U.S. cable operators spoke on a...
Comcast Sizes Up All-IP Set-Top LR Cable News Analysis April 4, 2012 | Jeff Baumgartner Comcast Corp. (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) has its first all-IP set-top box on the roadmap, Light Reading Cable has learned. Industry sources say the model, referred to as the X3, is an IP-based, HD client device that's capable of running Comcast's new cloud-based navigation system and handling future services, including a network DVR. (See Comcast Explores Network DVRs...
In Houston, the new second half-hour of "Face the Nation" airs at 2:35 am CT early Monday morning. The Sunday morning lineup and air times were not changed (times are CT): 08:00 - 09:30 "Sunday Morning" 09:30 - 10:00 "Face the Nation" 10:00 - 10:30 "Joel Osteen"
Cable Plots Its IP Video Path By Alan Breznick Light Reading Cable - March 30, 2012 TORONTO -- With the cable industry clearly headed toward an IP video future, the big question for cable engineers now is how to make that transition as smooth and easy as possible. Speaking at the fourth annual Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) Canadian Summit here this week, top engineering executives from Rogers Communications Inc. (Toronto: RCI), Comcast...
Comcast, Time Warner Cable don't go for HBO Go on Xbox By Dan O'Shea Fierce Cable March 28, 2012 Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) subscribers undoubtedly were happy this week when they found out that Xfinity on Demand content delivered over their Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) Xbox would not count toward their bandwidth usage caps. But, it turns out that Comcast and Microsoft may not be best buddies just yet, and that Comcast still wants to maintain control over what content Xbox...
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