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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...

Rovi Rolls Voice-Activated Personalized Program Guide

By Steve Donohue, for [itvt]
Los Angeles – The Cable Show -- Two months after acquiring voice search technology firm Veveo, Rovi plans to pitch cable operators attending the industry’s annual convention here an interactive program guide that lets subscribers receive personalized content recommendations based on voice commands. Rovi’s new “personalized discovery solution” does more than respond to commands such as “channel up” or “channel down” – a feature that Microsoft introduced to pay TV subscribers that buy an Xbox...