Comcast is recruiting engineers for a project called Excalibur Back Office, according to a job listing it posted recently on its Comcast Careers site.
While cable subscriber numbers are still much higher at 93 million worldwide, IPTV is posting steady gains, an Infonetics Research report says. The largest boost is in Asia, with China Telecom boasting 22 million IPTV subscribers.
CenturyLink will start offering its Prism IPTV service in Highlands Ranch, Colo., marking its first move into the Denver-area market, reports the Denver Business Journal. After introducing the service earlier this summer in Colorado Springs, Highlands Ranch becomes the telco's thirteenth IPTV market.
Telco companies are adding IPTV subscribers, most likely at the expense of cable companies, which are experiencing a drop in their video customer base. This conclusion, from market research firm Infonetics, is based upon first quarter 2013 data but is not necessarily a big surprise for industry watchers.
Bell Aliant's IPTV service continues to be a major growth engine as Q3 revenue grew 56 percent year-over-year to $11.5 million with the addition of 19,300 new FibreOP TV customers.
As some fear and others hope, fourth generation high-speed wireless services will indeed be invading the IPTV space, Renub Research contends in a new report, "4G (LTE and WiMAX) Service/Revenue Market Analysis and its Opportunities for Industries."
EchoStar and Vivendi subsidiary GVT are combining resources in a proposed pay TV joint venture in Brazil that would leverage GVT's IP network and EchoStar's satellite and video technology expertise.
Sometimes things have to break and be put back together before they work correctly. As OTT content and traditional video entertainment providers vie for consumer attention, the IP-based market model is being strained. But the results promise to be a little better than what happened with the dot-com bubble a decade ago.
Siminn, an Iceland-based IPTV service provider, will launch over-the-top service as part of its video entertainment package later this year, using its own content delivery network to ensure quality of service and experience.
Arris has enhanced the wireless capabilities of its IPTV set-tops to enable better whole-home IP connectivity, the company said in a press release issued as part of its IBC 2013 display announcements.