Growing Sector Hits Tech Maturity
- Time for Cable to Take a Step Up to 'VOD 2.0'. Verma, Sangita // Television Week;10/16/2006, Vol. 25 Issue 39, p11
The author reflects on cable technology. She cites the advantages and features of Apple's iTV, a device that allows the use of a personal computer in watching movies on television (TV). She wants a device that will allow her to bring activities like photo sharing and playing games to the TV. She...
- Video on Demand: Update, Trends and Cases. Tombes, Jonathan; Rinaldi, Jennifer // Communications Technology;Dec2007, Vol. 24 Issue 12, p38
The article presents updates, trends and cases of video on demand (VOD) technology. Comcast has clocked 1.5 billion VOD views during the first seven months, putting it on track to reach 3 billion for the year. Meanwhile, Time Warner Cable expects to reach one billion VOD viewers for 2007. The...
- 'Quick Clips' Expands. Donohue, Steve // Multichannel News;10/2/2006, Vol. 27 Issue 39, p13
The article focuses on the Quick Clip product of Time Warner Cable Inc. that allows digital-cable subscribers to access Internet video content from CNBC, CNN, and The Weather Channel in the U.S. Quick Clips which debuted in August 2006 in Time Warner's South Carolina systems is applicable on all...
- Charter Gets Its Way, Consumers Lose. // Multichannel News;4/22/2013, Vol. 34 Issue 16, p34
A letter to the editor is presented in response to the article "Charter Scores Set-Top Waiver" in the April 18, 2013 issue.
- How to Reel In VOD Viewers. // Multichannel News;10/10/2011, Vol. 32 Issue 38, p5
The article discusses the tactics used by cable operators in the U.S. to increase the pay portion of the video-on-demand (VOD) business such as sending fight fans on a free trip before a big bout and offering the first 10 minutes of a VOD movie.
- CABLE DOMINATES VOD STREAMS. Wallenstein, Andrew // Daily Variety;9/25/2012, Vol. 316 Issue 60, p2
The article reports on the domination of cable companies in video-on-demand (VOD) movie rental market.
- Consumers Use Web to Vent 'Cable Rage' HAUGSTED, LINDA // Multichannel News;10/15/2007, Vol. 28 Issue 41, p8
The article reports that U.S. consumers are finding new and creative ways to express their "cable rage" over botched installations, price increases and rude customer service personnel. They favor the use of the Internet for everything from personal blog rants to virtual petitions to whole Web...
- The Consequences of Content Pricing. ZAGER, MASHA // Rural Telecom;May/Jun2014, Vol. 33 Issue 3, p14
The article discusses how smaller telecommunication and cable companies are preparing customers for increased rates given the increased power of broadcast stations in dictating retransmission consent fees with no negotiating actually going on. Topic discussed include efforts of most telcos to...
- 10 STORIES THAT MATTER. // Multichannel News;11/4/2013, Vol. 34 Issue 42, p3
The article reports on developments in the U.S. cable and television industry as of November 4, 2013 including the move of patent claims from traditionally targeted tech firms to cable providers, the spike in customer disconnects across the service spectrum triggered by Time Warner Cable's...