The Cable Show

Alticast demos TWC TV, Cox Trio, YouTube running on HDMI sticks

By Steve Donohue, for [itvt]
LOS ANGELES – The Cable Show – Alticast ran a demo here last week that showed how major cable operators such as Time Warner Cable and Cox Communications could soon use HDMI sticks similar to Roku and Google Chromecast to offer subscribers access to both pay TV programming and online video. The interactive TV developer said its Windmill software platform, which is compatible with Comcast ’s RDK (reference design kit) software stack, could support multiple...

Comcast previews Stream To TV in demo at The Cable Show

LOS ANGELES -- The Cable Show -- Comcast revealed more details about its upcoming Stream To TV service , which will allow Xfinity X1 customers to stream live video from mobile devices to the TVs of friends and family with X1. EVP of Consumer Services Marcien Jenckes showed in a demonstration here on Wednesday how recipients of the videos will receive an on-screen notice when one of their contacts attempt to stream a live video...

Comcast demonstrates new Xfinity X1 program guide upgrades

Los Angeles -- The Cable Show -- Comcast SVP of Product Development Charlie Herrin demonstrated several new features that the MSO will soon add to its Xfinity X1 interactive program guide. Comcast offers the cloud-based X1 guide on its cable systems nationwide. Some of the new features are designed to offer personalized content recommendations to subscribers. Herrin said Comcast is also looking at offering subscribers the ability to view multiple camera angles during sporting events...

Comcast to launch Share2TV personal video streaming on Xfinity X1

By Steve Donohue, for [itvt]
LOS ANGELES – The Cable Show – Comcast said Tuesday that it will soon allow its Xfinity X1 subscribers to live stream personal videos with other Comcast subscribers. The nation’s largest cable MSO said the new Share2TV feature for its Xfinity Voice service would let subscribers stream video captured with a smartphone to the homes of subscribers thousands of miles away. Comcast is also talking to other cable MSOs about supporting the personal streaming video...

Fries: Liberty Global may expand Netflix on TV beyond UK

By Steve Donohue, for [itvt]
Los Angeles – The Cable Show – Liberty Global is looking at launching Netflix TV apps in additional markets, and may also develop its own over-the-top video service, CEO Michael Fries said here Tuesday. Top British cable operator Virgin Media, which is controlled by Liberty, launched a Netflix app on TiVo DVRs in 2013 that allows subscribers to stream TV shows and movies on HDTVs. “If you want to watch Netflix, fine – you don’t...

[itvt] Blogger, Will Keller, Reporting from The Cable Show

[itvt] is pleased to announce that our regular blogger, Will Keller , will be reporting from next week's Cable Show via Twitter and his [itvt] blog . To receive his updates and videos from the show floor and sessions, simply follow [itvt]'s Twitter account: @tswedlow.

Cable MSOs Tout WiFi, New Interactive Program Guides

-- Comcast to Integrate Facebook Recommendations in XFINITY TV IPG
CHICAGO - [itvt] at NCTA – Broadband wireless services won't topple cable, top industry executives said here Thursday. Instead, cable is poised to profit by delivering content to mobile devices connected to its broadband infrastructure via WiFi connections, Comcast CEO Brian Roberts said at the closing general session at The Cable Show. "We're as relevant as we have ever been," Roberts said. While more consumers are relying on Apple 's iPad and mobile devices to...

Netflix, Web Video Rule The Cable Show

-- Executives from Time Warner Cable and Insight Say Web Video Drives Broadband Business
CHICAGO - [itvt] at NCTA – While major cable operators insist that Netflix isn't hurting the pay TV business, the top over-the-top video provider continued to dominate panel discussions during the second day of industry's annual convention. Time Warner Cable COO Robert Marcus ripped Netflix, which distributes thousands of movies and TV shows for as low as $7.99 monthly, arguing that it doesn't have the premium content offered by cable. "Cheapness and breadth of content...

Interactive TV News Roundup

-- ActiveVideo Touts CloudTV, iVOD -- BlackArrow Powers Multiplatform Advanced Advertising -- Arris Demonstrates Home Gateway, ConvergeMedia Platform -- AltiCast Pitches tru2Way, EBIF Solutions
ActiveVideo Networks said it will demonstrate at The Cable Show in Chicago next week how cable operators can use its CloudTV platform to improve the viewing experience for watching video-on-demand content on multiple screens. The company, which supplies interactive TV technology to Cablevision Systems Corp. , will tout its "iVOD" platform, which can enable cloud-based navigation on televisions and broadband connected devices in a subscriber's home. ActiveVideo said its exhibit will show how CloudTV can...

SeaChange Builds Multiscreen User Interface

-- VOD Vendor to Demonstrate Nitro at The Cable Show
Video-on-demand technology vendor SeaChange International is expanding into the video navigation business, developing a user interface that pay TV providers can use to deliver content to TVs, PCs, tablets and other mobile devices. SeaChange plans to demonstrate its Nitro interface, which relies on HTML5, next week at The Cable Show convention in Chicago. The company said Nitro can support live and on-demand viewing, multiroom DVRs, virtual channels, TV listings, bookmarking and search and recommendation. Nitro...

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