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By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 10/3/2019
Both sides declare victory in mixed court opinion centered on a TiVo video search patent.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 10/2/2019
Company adds TiVo Edge models for cable customers and cord-cutters, tags content partners for soon-to-launch ad-based OTT service called TiVo+.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 9/27/2019
Whispers about Comcast's next-video platform began to spread a decade ago at Cable-Tec Expo in Denver. Here's a look back at its journey from a secretive project originally called 'Excalibur' to a widely deployed product under the X1 banner.
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By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 9/24/2019
TiVo counters expiration of two patents have 'no impact' on the company's licensing deals and reinstatement of feature is 'implicit admission' of value of TiVo's tech.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 9/24/2019
Massachusetts municipal cable operator Beld Internet said 'out-of-control' programming costs left it no choice but to dump its pay-TV service and direct broadband subs to OTT options.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 9/20/2019
New ad inventory, to be inserted in front of DVR recordings, will be rolled out to eligible retail devices within 90 days, company says.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 9/20/2019
Xfinity Flex, now offered for free to broadband-only subs, provides streaming apps and smart home capabilities – but it's also something else.
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By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 9/18/2019
Cable op has quietly launched the Contour Stream Player, Cox's twist on Comcast's Xfinity Flex video streaming product for broadband-only subs.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 9/18/2019
Video streaming platform features a video client, voice remote and integration with Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, Amazon Prime Video and, soon, an upgrade path to Comcast's full pay-TV service.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 9/17/2019
Mitchko, a former Cadent exec and engineer who worked on Cablevision's pioneering remote-storage DVR service, succeeds the retired Jay Rolls.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 9/16/2019
Comcast pulls more engineering and software development expertise in-house for its X1 and Xfinity Flex video and smart home platforms.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 9/12/2019
In addition to working with Disney, Charter is urging other programmers and MSOs to get behind a common set of 'authentication principles' designed to clamp down on password sharing, CFO says.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 9/12/2019
Launched earlier this year, Orby TV's prepaid offering is renting transponder space to power a prepaid offering that starts at $40 per month.
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