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Broadband remaking the telcoTV industry

Changes are coming to the world of telcoTV. Last week a rumor started to circulate at TVConnect in London that Microsoft was in negotiations to sell its Mediaroom IPTV software platform to  Ericsson. This rumor was picked up by Bloomberg this week. I discuss the reasons why Microsoft might want to sell the platform […]

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Google Fiber expands while YouTube Shrinks, TV-Everywhere delivers while Netflix doesn’t

This week we discuss Google’s announcement that it will expand Google Fiber to Olathe, Kansas. Does this minor expansion of the service justify the claim by Larry Page, Google’s CEO, that the service is “not a “hobby”? Comscore released February online streaming numbers and Google monthly views were down 32% over the same month last year. […]

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Can Intel’s deal with Hillcrest help it more than pay-TV operators?

This morning, Hillcrest Labs announced that Intel’s Media Server Reference Design (MSRD) for set-top boxes based on the company’s CE5300 Atom based processors will include the Freespace® MotionEngine™ software. This will allow operators with STBs based on MSRD to design more advanced interfaces that can be controlled with mouse-like precision from the […]

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