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Atlantic Broadband

Atlantic B'Band Deploys TiVo Android App

September 30, 2014

Atlantic Broadband customers with TiVo (NASDAQ:TIVO) service can now stream live TV and recorded shows on Android phones and ...


Linux Group Taking NFV Open Source

September 30, 2014

The Linux Foundation announced the founding of the Open Platform for NFV Project (OPNFV). OPNFV is intended to be a carrier-grade ...


Civolution Upgrades Ad Platform for Multiscreen

September 30, 2014

Civolution has upgraded its real-time TV-Synced Ads platform to offer category targeting across product categories, including automotive ...


Comcast AdDelivery Reaches into Both Linear, VOD

September 30, 2014

Comcast Wholesale has developed a new solution to support advertising placements into both linear and VOD programming. Accomplished ...


Cisco Takes Aim at Gigabit

September 30, 2014

Cisco (NASDAQ:CSCO) has introduced a software upgrade intended to help cable operators use their existing broadband infrastructure to offer ...

Google Fiber

Google Fiber Starts Austin Build

September 29, 2014

Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) Fiber has begun construction of its fiber network in Austin, TX. The network is planned to eventually cover 3,000 ...


WOW! Plans 110-Meg Web in KS

September 29, 2014

WOW! is upgrading its network in the Lawrence, KS, area to support faster Internet services. Beginning in January, the company plans to ...


BTR Video Show Daily Day 3 - The Show Wraps Up

September 25, 2014

BTR Founder and Publisher Tim Hermes presents the editors' last picks of the week of must-see technology. If you're not at the show or didn't make the floor today, be sure to watch the program!

BTR Video Show Daily Day 2 - Cable-Tec EXPO

September 24, 2014

Welcome to Day 2 of BTR's Cable-Tec EXPO Video Show Dailies. Yesterday we kicked off by looking at the plant. Today that continues, and adds a focus on video, especially multiscreen: Managing it, delivering it, and monetizing it.  

BTR Video Show Daily Day 1 - What's Hot in Denver

September 23, 2014

Much of the focus for this year's EXPO is on the network, both physical and virtual. Software, SDN and NFV figure strongly in the news we've seen so far. On the physical side, plant upgrades and maintenance are as important as ever.

2014 Diamond Technology Reviews Video Showcase

September 19, 2014

In this sponsored video, see a quick one-minute presentation of many of the highest scoring products from this year's 2014 Diamond Technology Reviews, with Technical Host Elizabeth Kaye.

2014 Diamond Technology Reviews Video Showcase - Ciena

September 19, 2014

For more info on Ciena, visit them them online at You can also visit them at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo - Booth 1231.

BTR Blogs

Ron Hendrickson, Managing Editor

Gigabit: Lots of Talk, not Much Walk ... Yet

August 13, 2014

Announcements about gigabit-speed broadband service, mostly fiber-based, have been rolling in by the truckload lately, and at first blush, it ...

Carl Weinschenk

MSOs and OTT: Best of 'Frien-emies'

July 30, 2014

The general sense is that the intense competition between cable operators and over-the-top (OTT) providers is starting to give way to a ...

Mark Johnson, Alticast

Guest Blog: RDK Application Framework Considerations

June 18, 2014

Cable operator enthusiasm for the Reference Design Kit (RDK) is growing dramatically -  and rightly so -  as major operators in North America ...

White Papers & Special Reports

Pay TV-Optimized OpenStack Platform Maps a Viable MVPD Path to the Cloud

September 16, 2014 Consumer demand for access to pay TV services, wherever they are and no matter what device they’re using, has brought MVPD...
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Cable VoIP - Next Gen is the Cloud

September 8, 2014 Voice remains an important part of the cable residential bundle and SMB VoIP opportunities abound. However, deploying voic...
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Cable Telephony: The Future is Calling

August 27, 2014 The cable industry made a remarkable move years ago when it took on the telcos and began to offer voice services. Today, i...

Watch BTR'S Tech Breakfast - Prepping the Plant for DOCSIS 3.1

Are you getting ready for DOSCIS 3.1?

Watch BTR and its panel of experts as we explore preparations and planning inside the plant for the introduction of DOCSIS 3.1 in the coming years. Tune in and see BTR contributing writer and Cisco Technical Leader Ron Hranac moderate a forum of industry veterans.

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Guest Blog: RDK Application Framework Considerations

By Mark Johnson, Alticast

Cable operator enthusiasm for the Reference Design Kit (RDK) is growing dramatically - and rightly so - as major operators in North America and Europe are in various stages of deploying RDK-based set-top boxes. The advantages of RDK are numerous...


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Goal! How Comcast Met The Challenge of Live Streaming The World Cup To Subscriber Devices

September 5, 2014

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