Charter Communications will launch Wi-Fi in 2014, initially targeting local businesses with wireless gateways that can transmit dual SSIDs, CEO Tom Rutledge said Tuesday, when the MSO reported that it gained 86,000 high-speed Internet subscribers in the third quarter.
Multiple customers of Arris will soon deploy network-based DVRs that will be used to "augment in-home DVR functionality," Arris CEO Bob Stanzione told analysts last week.
Netflix said it plans to add 4K Ultra HD content to its streaming video library next year. The move could have an impact on broadband providers that are members of its Open Connect content delivery network, including Cox Communications, Cablevision and Suddenlink Communications.
During last week's SCTE Cable-Tec Expo, Steve Donohue, editor of FierceCable, sat down with Kevin Hart, EVP and CTO of Cox Communications, to talk about Cox's FlareWatch virtual cable trial as well as plans to launch next-generation services such as 1-Gig Internet and cloud-based DVRs.
Comcast subsidiary NBCUniversal said Monday that it'll distribute 124 hours of 2014 Winter Olympics programming on cable networks CNBC, MSNBC and USA Network.
Cox Communications is developing a next-generation video service similar to the FlareWatch virtual cable product it tested recently in California, EVP and CTO Kevin Hart told FierceCable.
Time Warner Cable said Friday that it is launching Comcast-backed kids network Sprout in several cities, including Dallas, Austin and San Antonio, Texas; Honolulu; Kansas City, Mo.; and Syracuse, Rochester and Albany, N.Y.
Other cable operators have expressed interest in licensing Comcast's X1 platform, Neil Smit, CEO of its cable unit, told analysts this morning.
Recent reports suggest cable operators are considering building their own version of Aereo--or potentially partnering with Aereo itself. The thinking, expressed by cable industry veteran and investor Leo Hindery, goes something like this: If Aereo can carry local TV stations without paying for the privilege, can't cable operators do it too?
Weeks after rivals Verizon FiOS TV and AT&T U-verse TV added out-of-home streaming capabilities to their mobile video apps, Comcast said Tuesday that it will soon let subscribers watch 35 live networks on Apple iOS and Google Android devices.