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#Sandy Prompts #Verizon Fiber Shift

#Sandy Prompts #Verizon Fiber Shift

With the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Verizon will replace damaged copper wire with fiber-optic cable. According to The Wall Street Journal, the move allows Verizon to sell more customer services and save on costs. The company wants to transfer as many services as it can to the faster FiOS [Full Story…]

Top Tech Execs Ponder Trends at #BusinessInsider NY Conference

Top Tech Execs Ponder Trends at #BusinessInsider NY Conference

Tech giants discussed the difficulty of being in the spotlight at the Business Insider Ignition Conference in NY this week. AOL founder Steve Case said, "One day you're the smartest guy in the world, the next day you're the dumbest. It goes with the territory." According to Variety, Case fell from [Full Story…]

Cablevision Releases Hotspot-Finder App Ad Campaign

Cablevision Releases Hotspot-Finder App Ad Campaign

Cablevision has released a new animated campaign ad to promote their new app for Apple mobile devices, which lets customers find the nearest Optimum Wi-Fi hotspot. The ad features HotSpot the Dog, who teaches his owner the benefits of the wireless service. According to Multichannel News, [Full Story…]

Analyst Says Cablevision is Being Coy About SVOD

Analyst Says Cablevision is Being Coy About SVOD

Media tech analyst Richard Greenfield doesn’t believe that Long Island's Cablevision is being upfront about plans to launch a subscription video-on-demand service.  In a BTIG Research blog post, he wrote that the cable company would likely launch a service similar to Comcast’s Streampix within the [Full Story…]

Time Warner Cable Bites Into Ice Cream Sandwich

Time Warner Cable Bites Into Ice Cream Sandwich

NY-based Time Warner Cable just released a new live TV app for Android 4.0 devices, also known as Ice Cream Sandwich. While the 4.0 is necessary to securely distribute high quality video content, Multichannel News reports that not that many Android smartphones or tablets currently run on that [Full Story…]

NHK World TV Launches in NY Today

NHK World TV Launches in NY Today

NHK World TV, a 24-hour English language TV news channel produced by NHK, Japan’s sole public, independent broadcasting corporation, is now available for the first time to over seven million TV viewers in the NY area, TV NewsCheck reports. Launching today, NHK World TV is available as digital [Full Story…]

ESPN Ranked as Most Popular Mobile Tool for #MarchMadness Coverage

ESPN Ranked as Most Popular Mobile Tool for #MarchMadness Coverage

Though Turner and CBS own the rights for broadcasting March Madness games, mobile sites and apps are a different market entirely. According to consumer market research firm NPD, Bristol, Connecticut-based ESPN was the most popular mobile site for the tournament, followed but NCAA site and Yahoo [Full Story…]

Cablevision Adds HBO Go and MAX Go to iO TV Services

Cablevision Adds HBO Go and MAX Go to iO TV Services

HBO Go and Max Go (Cinemax) are now officially available to NY digital cable subscribers of Cablevision's iO TV, now with 12 total TV Everywhere channels.   Additionally, Cablevision has launched a new website to augment the TV Everywhere service. In related news , Cablevision has delivered 4 [Full Story…]

Plum TV Assets for Sale In NY Bankruptcy Court Tomorrow

Plum TV Assets for Sale In NY Bankruptcy Court Tomorrow

Plum TV’s assets will be sold off in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in lower Manhattan tomorrow, March 1. The company filed for bankruptcy in January. SilvermanAcampora is handling the auction of intellectual property, including Plum TV trademarks, domain names, websites, two FCC broadcast licenses [Full Story…]

Cablevision Cuts Rates for Long Islanders and Hoboken Residents

Cablevision Cuts Rates for Long Islanders and Hoboken Residents

Long Island-based cable carrier  Cablevision is deploying record cut-rate discounts to stem subscriber losses and thwart competition from rival Verizon’s FiOS TV service, the New York Post reports. Cablevision recently offered a “triple-play” bundle of phone, TV and high-speed Internet service to [Full Story…]

Brooklyn’s Cablevision Employees Vote to Join CWA

Brooklyn's Cablevision Employees Vote to Join CWA

Technicians and dispatchers working for the Brooklyn location of Cablevision voted yeterdayto join the Communications Workers of America. According to Multichannel News, this appears to be the first time employees of the Bethpage, Long Island-based cable carrier have organized. The workers will [Full Story…]

Will Cablevision Get a Union?

Will Cablevision Get a Union?

The New York Times took a look recently at attempts by cable installers to bring a union to Bethpage, Long Island-based Cablevision, as the Communications Workers of America is attempting to represent the installers. The Times profiled some of the installers, who have signed on for the union card. [Full Story…]

Cablevision Faces Problems Amid COO Rutledge’s Departure, Continues Speed War Aganist Verizon

Cablevision Faces Problems Amid COO Rutledge's Departure, Continues Speed War Aganist Verizon

Five industry analysts, recently downgraded Long Island based cable carrier Cablevision's stock last month in the wake of the surprise resignation of longtime chief operating officer Tom Rutledge, according to Crain's NY Business. Rutledge left to become chief executive of Charter Communications, [Full Story…]

Time Warner Cable Competes with Verizon for NY Small Biz

Time Warner Cable Competes with Verizon for NY Small Biz

Disenchanted by Verizon service, small business tenants at The Old American Can Factory complex in Brooklyn had enough with slow DSL connections and reportedly unsatisfactory customer care. The landlord, XØ Projects Inc., listened to the complaints of its tenants and switched to Time Warner Cable [Full Story…]

HBO Go Now Available for TV Through Roku

HBO Go Now Available for TV Through Roku

NY-based HBO and Roku have partnered to make HBO Go available via Roku's Internet set-top boxes available by the end of October. HBO Go is the network's streaming service and gives access to subscribers for PC, smartphones and tablets. According to the Associated Press, "The boxes, which start at [Full Story…]