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Former Comcast Exec Named CTO of MediaKind

Allen Broome comes on board as the video software company explores the development of a virtualized, software-as-a-service model for the OTT and pay-TV service provider market.

Charter Envisions a Fixed Wireless Triple-Play With CBRS

Charter's Craig Cowden expands on the MSO's interests and intentions involving the CBRS band and provides updates on the company's recent set of fixed wireless, mobile-facing 'dual-SIM' market trials.

TiVo Debuts Pricey Connected DVR Lineup, Ad-Supported Streaming Service

Company adds TiVo Edge models for cable customers and cord-cutters, tags content partners for soon-to-launch ad-based OTT service called TiVo+.

Looking Back: Comcast's Breakthrough X1 Video Service Turns 10

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.

Shout It Out Loud: 'NEXTGEN TV' Is ATSC 3.0's Go-To-Market Brand

New name and logo will adorn devices that conform to an emerging next-gen broadcast TV signaling standard designed to support 4K interactivity and aimed for widespread deployment in 2020.

Another Cable Operator Gives Pay-TV the Heave-Ho

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.

TiVo Rolling Out Skippable Pre-Roll Ads for Retail DVRs

New ad inventory, to be inserted in front of DVR recordings, will be rolled out to eligible retail devices within 90 days, company says.

Comcast's Trojan Horse for Pay-TV

Xfinity Flex, now offered for free to broadband-only subs, provides streaming apps and smart home capabilities – but it's also something else.

Comcast offers 'Xfinity Flex' for free to broadband-only subs

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.

Comcast snares set-top app specialist Metrological

Comcast pulls more engineering and software development expertise in-house for its X1 and Xfinity Flex video and smart home platforms.

Charter Seeks Buy-In for Piracy Plan

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.

Orby TV Links Up With Eutelsat for New Prepaid Satellite TV Service

Launched earlier this year, Orby TV's prepaid offering is renting transponder space to power a prepaid offering that starts at $40 per month.

Comcast sparks streaming app for LG TVs

Beta of Xfinity Stream app for LG supports Comcast's live TV, VoD and cloud DVR services and works on 4K and HD models from 2017 to 2019.

Amazon Stokes Up Fire TV Platform as Active Users Surpass 37M

Amazon introduces 15 smart TVs that run Fire TV, alongside a new 'Cube' device with 4K and Dolby Vision support.

TiVo Hones 'Edge' DVR Ahead of Company Split

New family of connected devices for cable TV customers and cord-cutters will reportedly pack six tuners, 2 terabytes of storage and support 4K and Dolby Atmos.

Getting Ready for the Visual Cloud

In a half-day conference at IBC in Amsterdam next week, Intel and partners will show off the visual cloud and demonstrate how it can deliver rich, immersive, interactive video experiences and graphics-based workloads.

OSTV Now Stalls on the Launchpad

Countdown to the debut of a new video streaming service connected to Omniverse CEO Jason DeMeo featuring 50 'top' US TV channels starting at $50 leads to nothing... so far.

Videotron Pulls Out Comcast's Playbook

Canadian MSO debuts 'Helix' platform featuring broadband gateways, IP video clients, WiFi extenders and home networking management software originating from Videotron's X1 syndication deal with Comcast.

Frndly TV Seeks Subs in an Unfriendly Pay-TV World

Former Sling TV exec starts up family-friendly OTT service that aims to pull a batch of consumers back into the pay-TV fold.

Hollywood Studios Fire Back at Omniverse

Studios urge the court to deny Omniverse's request for a forced mediation and a halt on discovery on a case centered on allegations that Omniverse distributed streaming TV services without authorization.

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