Verizon Tackles Telco TV
- Advice: Cable best avoid digital razzle dazzle. Hall, Lee // Electronic Media;08/17/98, Vol. 17 Issue 34, p3
Reports on the development of interactive television by cable operators in the United States. Failure of early efforts; Introduction of innovative television set-tops; Processing handled by servers at the system headend; Distribution agreements between cable systems and content suppliers.
- FOR THE RECORD. Spangler, Todd // Multichannel News;9/13/2010, Vol. 31 Issue 34, p40
The article offers news briefs related to telecommunication, including the access of Verizon Communications FiOs television customers, subscribing to Cinemax, to MaxGo.com and Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers' announcement of speaker lineups for the two upcoming discussion panels at...
- Cable goes wireless. Berger, Robin // Electronic Media;05/08/2000, Vol. 19 Issue 19, p34
Reports that some cable television operators in the United States are turning to wireless devices for a boost in revenue. Ways that AT&T Broadband plans to make money off of wireless services; Wireless standards; Services networked inside the home.
- Wireless on the wane? Rathbun, Elizabeth A. // Broadcasting & Cable;04/20/98, Vol. 128 Issue 17, p50
Focuses on the poor performance of wireless cable operators in the United States. Demise of Bell Atlantic Corporation, Nynex Corporation and Pacific Bell Corporation; Amount of money that the nation's largest wireless cable company, Heartland Wireless Communications Incorporated owes in debt;...
- Wireless cable digital alliance formed. // Broadcasting & Cable;6/27/94, Vol. 124 Issue 26, p36
Lists the members of the Wireless Cable Digital Alliance, a research and development alliance enabling the delivery of up to 300 channels over the air.
- C4 tests talking video posters. Bentley, Stephanie, // Marketing Week;11/6/1997, Vol. 20 Issue 32, p15
Reports that Channel 4 in Great Britain will test huge interactive video posters showing live broadcasts and trailers that commuters can listen to using their mobile phones. Commuters' dialing of an 0800 number shown next to the screens; Development of the posters by the firm Red Fig.
- Wharf docks video-on-demand fight. Halligan, Fionnuala // Variety;5/6/96, Vol. 363 Issue 1, p226
Reports that Wharf cable, Hong Kong's sole pay television operator, has backed down from its legal battle with the government over the classification of video-on-demand (VOD). Plans by Hong Kong Telecom to launch VOD in 1997; Judicial review sought by Wharf; Wharf's arguments that VOD would...
- Sega Channel sets gradual rollout. Fitzgerald, Kate // Advertising Age;10/10/1994, Vol. 65 Issue 43, p19
Reports on the joint venture between Sega of America, Time Warner and Tele-Communications Inc. to launch the interactive videogame channel called Sega Channel. Delays in launching the cable television network; Consumer test showing enthusiastic response from children; Offer of different...
- Verizon Hedges Its Bets. Eggerton, John // Broadcasting & Cable;1/16/2006, Vol. 136 Issue 3, p39
This article reports that Verizon has struck a deal with Howard County in Maryland to deliver video service. It says that Verizon has negotiated, as part of the deal, a three-year "out" clause with the county. Howard County Cable Administrator says that Verizon insisted on the ability to get out...