- VERIZON ADDS 75 NEW CHANNELS TO FIOS TV LINEUP. // Telephone IP News;Sep2008, Vol. 19 Issue 9, p5
The article reports that Verizon FiOS TV is launching 75 new channels in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, which include 55 additional high-definition(HD) channels. As a result of the enhancement, Verizon is now offering consumers in the areas more HD than any of the local cable companies. Verizon...
- Comcast Converts Detroit Cluster. Haugsted, Linda // Multichannel News;11/10/2008, Vol. 29 Issue 44, p40
The article reports on Comcast's plan to convert its preferred basic customers in Detroit, Michigan to digital service by the end of 2008. The move is part of the company's efforts to recover bandwidth in order to launch more high-definition television channels. According to spokesman Patrick...
- 500 HD CHOICES, COMCAST DECLARES. Dickson, Glen // Broadcasting & Cable;5/26/2008, Vol. 138 Issue 21, p23
The article reports that Comcast Corp. in the U.S. has boasted its 500 on-demand programming choices in high definition (HD) including movies and television shows. The proclamation shows that the country's largest cable operator is following through the "Project Infinity" initiative to expand...
- Cable Upping HD as Revenue Growth Ebbs. Gruenwedel, Erik // Home Media Magazine;12/30/2007, Vol. 29 Issue 51, p12
The article reports on the plan of multiple system cable TV operators (MSOs) to advance high-definition (HD) platforms come 2008 in a bid to address the decline in subscriber growth and increased competition from satellite and telephone carriers. Cox Communications is providing five free...
- Verizon Talks Terms With Locals. Haugsted, Linda // Multichannel News;11/15/2004, Vol. 25 Issue 46, p39
Reports of the efforts of Verizon Communications Inc. in negotiating with several localities in the U.S. regarding cable television franchising terms, as of November 2004. Background on a proposed franchise pact between the company and Beaumont, California; Offerings of the franchise, including...
- Cable's digital dilemma. Griggs, Robyn // Broadcast Engineering;Mar1998, Vol. 40 Issue 3, p150
Focuses on the United States-based cable industry's ambivalence about plans to provide high-definition television to consumers. Concerns about the possibility of digital must-carry rules; Cable companies' preference to use digital compression to squeeze more channels down the same coax.
- HDTV and more. Ciciora, Walter S. // CED;Jun2003, Vol. 29 Issue 6, p68
Focuses on the discussion on high definition television (HDTV) at the National Cable and Telecommunications Association. Appeal of HDTV to high-end subscribers; Advantages of HDTV; Political benefits of HDTV.
- Up-Converting the Nonbelievers. Mundy, Alicia // MediaWeek;3/4/2002, Vol. 12 Issue 9, p24
Comments on the digital technology packages offered by cable television operators in Washington, D.C. Complaints of some customers to their local cable franchise regulators; Possible debut of high-definition television in the area; Controversy over the availability of prime-time network shows...
- FCC Chairman Cajoled Cablers on HDTV Transition. Mundy, Alicia; Kramer, Staci D. // Cable World (10427228);3/25/2002, Vol. 14 Issue 12, p7
Reports that the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is pushing U.S. cable television networks toward high definition television (HDTV). Factor that influences the cable industry attitude to HDTV; Concern of the FCC and the U.S. Congress about the issue; Companies with HDTV plans.