IPTV, both directly and peripherally, proved to be a good business for connected media platform developer and system-on-a-chip provider Sigma Designs in the first quarter. The company reported net revenues that were up $8.3 million to $52.5 million, 19 percent higher than the previous quarter and 31 percent higher year-over-year.
IPTV is finding utility in the hospital rooms of St. Mary's Medical Center in Indiana as a tool to deliver both targeted patient information and traditional entertainment to patients.
Results from the last two fiscal quarters show that cord-cutting is real for Canada's cable, satellite and telephone companies, according to research and consulting firm Boon Dog Professional Services. On a positive note, IPTV providers saw their market share increase from 8 percent to 12 percent year-over-year.
CenturyLink is now offering customers its new Prism TV service in the Omaha, Neb. metro area over a new pilot fiber to the premises network that replaces a legacy HFC system serving 48,000 homes and business its predecessor US West built.
CenturyLink appears to be moving ahead with the announced "soft launch" of its Prism IPTV service in Omaha, building hopes among both local officials and a telecom analyst that the telco will bring not only competition, but innovation to the market.
Intel is so eager to get into the IPTV business that it's "offering to pay as much as 75 percent more than traditional cable rates" for content, sources familiar with the situation told Reuters.
Robert Reich, CFO of Hawaiian Telcom, told investors that providing IPTV and 25 Mbps broadband speeds will enable it to take a big chunk of market share from Oceanic Time Warner Cable.
FierceTelecom has crunched the first quarter 2013 numbers for the nation's top incumbent local exchange carriers into a quarterly chart that summarizes how the top 13 performed in terms of revenue, access lines, and subscriber additions.
French IPTV and VOD software provider EONA is using Arris technology to secure premium content that it's delivering to 45 hotels and hospitals in seven countries.
CenturyLink has extended the reach of Prism IPTV into Phoenix and three surrounding markets, including Queen Creek, Ahwatukee, San Tan Valley and Mesa--marking the first of its legacy Qwest markets to receive its IPTV service.