White Papers & Special Reports

OTT and Cable: A Delicate Balance

May 28, 2015 Over-the-top (OTT) distribution models gradually will transform the video business. Indeed, it can be argued that OTT is the biggest sea change since the introduction of the VCR decades ago. The cable industry is in the middle of it all. Operators can go one of two ways on OTT: They can fight what ultimately will be a losing battle or co-opt OTT and make it theirs. The indication...
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Cloud for Video Processing

May 21, 2015 Operators and content distributors have the opportunity, if not the obligation, to differentiate from the competition by becoming more agile. Shortening product launch cycles without impacting the quality of services has become one of the main challenges and a key factor for success. To achieve this, numerous structural changes have to be applied in the organization; read this wh...
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The 4K/UHD Picture Remains Fuzzy

April 30, 2015 The stores are brimming with 4K televisions. But the wide scale delivery of ultra-high definition programming that takes advantage of 4K still is in the future. How far in the future depends on a number of things, including fundamental questions on how consumers want to watch television and the extent to which parallel video advances reduces the momentum for 4K. In its April Spec...

Test, Measurement & Monitoring Grows More Complex…And More Vital, Part II

March 30, 2015 March is Test, Measurement and Monitoring month at Broadband Technology Report. TM&M is among the most important activities in which cable operators take part. No matter how low the price or attractive the service, subscribers will be dissatisfied if things don’t go smoothly. And dissatisfied subscribers easily can become ex-subscribers. There is a lot to learn. The Second Pa...

Test, Measurement & Monitoring Grows More Complex…And More Vital, Part I

March 25, 2015 Test, Measurement and Monitoring always was an important topic for cable operators. It is growing more central as operators add new services, new types of networks – and as competition increases. The first part of Broadband Technology Report’s TM&M March Special Report will tackle this broad and vital issue from a number of perspectives. Check out the SR for insights and offe...

5 Steps to Solving the TV Everywhere Dilemma for Operators

March 5, 2015 We are in the midst of a massive shift in how and where television viewers access their favorite shows and programming tiers. Operators that deny this shift will be behind the times and left out of position to deliver this content on screens of all shapes and sizes. Further, an entire generation of television viewers is emerging, bringing with them new requirements regarding what...
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10 Smart Steps to Revenue Security in a Connected World

January 20, 2015 These are exciting times in cable, for both viewers and operators. The advent of multiscreen video, and 4K on the horizon, create opportunities for new business models and revenue streams - but they also pose challenges. Key among these is managing security in a more complex landscape. This special report examines multi-layered revenue security in the new multiscreen world. Spons...
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Optimizing DOCSIS 3.1 Networks: The Benefit of Protocol Analysis

January 20, 2015 As many MSOs begin planning their DOCSIS 3.1 deployments, they need to also consider the tools they will require to ensure that maximum network availability and the guaranteed service levels are in place and maintained. These tools will enable operators to not only understand the complexity of the network capability but also how to ensure robust system performance. This white pap...
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Many Choices as Media Gateways Evolve

Many Choices as Media Gateways Evolve

December 3, 2014 The growth of media gateways continues. But there are a number of choices ahead. Decisions must be made on factors such as how legacy STBs will be supported, which new businesses will be put under gateway control and how operators see themselves fitting into the broader telecommunications landscape. Broadband Technology Report’s Special Report on gateways will look at these issu...

FTTx: The Evolution of a Network

November 18, 2014 While HFC networks still have bandwidth capacity potential that can be enhanced by key network changes, the consensus in the industry is that the long term solution for meeting demand for capacity and speed is a fiber/optical one. If operators plan to stay competitive and support future growth, they must devise a plan that looks forward to a converged optical platform capable of ...
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BTTV

ARRIS’s Tom Cloonan Dives into the E-6000

May 18, 2015

In what he claims is "one of the fastest ramp-ups he's ever been involved in," Tom Cloonan, ARRIS CTO, Network Solutions visits with BTR Group Publisher Tim Hermes and shares the success of the product, its technical capabilities, deployment statistics, and its genesis as a next-gen product based on code from the field-hardened and widely-deployed C4 CMTS.

No Waiting with Connectivity Products from Wirewerks and TVC

May 14, 2015

Minimize your project time with in-stock copper and fiber connectivity products from Wirewerks – available from TVC Communications. Watch the video to learn more!

TWC Achieves Big Returns on its GIS Investment

May 1, 2015

Watch a short video to learn how Time Warner Cable (TWC) increased its business efficiency with an intelligent network model. Hear how TWC developed a network GIS that empowers over 9,000 enterprise users with accurate network information. 

Dr. Giles Wilson On Ericsson's Compression "Play"

April 23, 2015

Delivering a quality video experience to customers with lowest possible bandwidth is an equation all operators must get behind. Squeezing the most performance out of your system’s available bandwidth is obviously a game-changer as the relentless crush of demand for video services accelerates.

Watch BTR's Interview with Imagine Communications

April 14, 2015

Imagine Communications' CTO Steve Reynolds visits with BTR Publisher Tim Hermes and reflects on Imagine's marketplace plans as well as key video distribution trends, multiscreen models and more detail about the Imagine Cloud Platform for Distribution.

BTR Blogs

BTR Managing Editor Ron Hendrickson

INTX: OTT, Front and Center

05/13/2015

If you had to name just one overarching theme at this year's inaugural INTX show, it would have to be over-the-top (OTT) video: How it ...

BTR Managing Editor Ron Hendrickson

Comcast, TWC Call It Off

04/24/2015 It's official: Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) and Time Warner Cable (NYSE:TWC) have mutually agreed to call off their proposed merger. The ...
BTR Managing Editor Ron Hendrickson

A Cable Guy Goes to NAB

04/23/2015 It sounds like the start of a bad joke - "So a cable guy goes to NAB ..." - but that's exactly what happened in Las Vegas last week. And indee...

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DirecTV

DirecTV Adds Two Birds for HD, 4K

May 28, 2015 DirecTV (NASDAQ:DTV) is expanding its satellite fleet to serve the U.S. and Latin American markets with the launch of two ...
Key Digital

Key Digital Intros 4K HDBaseT/HDMI Switcher

May 28, 2015 Key Digital has introduced the Champion Series 4K HDBaseT/HDMI Matrix Switcher, KD-HD16x16ProK, for the upcoming InfoComm ...
Envivio

Envivio Encoding French Open in 4K

May 28, 2015 Envivio (NASDAQ:ENVI) is participating in the live 4K telecast of this year's French Open, continuing through June 7. Envi...

Webcasts

INTX 2015: The Cable Show Branches Out

The old NCTA Cable Show has morphed into INTX, the Internet and Television Exposition. What's new? What's not? What's it all mean?  Join BTR Publisher Tim Hermes and Managing Editor Ron Hendrickson for a discussion of the tech, trends and buzz at this year's INTX in Chicago.

( May 14, 2015 / 02:00 PM

DOCSIS 3.1 Update

The new DOCSIS 3.1 spec will bring with it a host of advantages for the cable operator in both speed and bandwidth. However, DOCSIS 3.1 rollouts will not be "plug and play" easy in all cases.

This webcast will be moderated by Ron Hranac and sponsored by Trilithic, Inc.

December 10, 2014
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Featured Hangout

Three Technologies, One Conversation

October 28, 2014

Join BTR in an exclusive Google Hangout for a wide-ranging 30-minute informal discussion of the latest in multiscreen video, home gateways, and testing/monitoring of DOCSIS 3.1 and fiber networks.
Sponsored by Alticast, Hitron Technologies, SCTE, and VeEX.

Featured Podcast

Cox's Guy McCormick on QoS and QoE

November 5, 2014

Listen as Carl Weinschenk, Senior Editor for Broadband Technology Report, and Guy McCormick, Cox Communications' Senior Vice President of Engineering, discuss QoS and QoE.

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