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Tuesday October 21, 2014

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#Verizon Faces Uphill Battle in Replacing NY’s Copper Cables with Fiber Optics

#Verizon Faces Uphill Battle in Replacing NY's Copper Cables with Fiber Optics

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Verizon is replacing damaged copper wire with fiber optic cables and updating its infrastructure. Crain’s New York Business reports that it is a tremendous logistical task—with the equivalent of 20 years’ worth of materials and installations. Seawater ruined almost [Full Story…]

#Al-Jazeera buys #CurrentTV for NY- based Int’l Channel

#Al-Jazeera buys #CurrentTV for NY- based Int'l Channel

Al-Jazeera acquired Current TV, according to The Wall Street Journal. The deal gives the Pan-Arab news channel access to nearly 40 million U.S. homes. Co-founder Al Gore confirmed the sale on Wednesday. In a statement, he said that Al-Jazeera shares NY-based Current TV’s mission “to give voice to [Full Story…]

#TimeWarner Boosting NY Download Speeds 50 Percent

#TimeWarner Boosting NY Download Speeds 50 Percent

Time Warner announced its NY customers with standard internet service would get 50 percent faster download speeds for standard Internet service. Customers can download content at 15 Mbps, up from 10 Mbps. Upgrades will start later this month, but customers can get the faster service immediately by [Full Story…]

#BarclaysCenter Features State-of-the-Art Technology

#BarclaysCenter Features State-of-the-Art Technology

The new 18,200-seat Barclays Center has one of the most advanced audio/visual systems in the world. Each of the 700 Sony HDTVs and 100 concession stand digital message boards can be individually served by the stadium’s Cisco Stadium IPTV content distribution platform. Dave Potts, who oversaw the [Full Story…]

#TimeWarnerCable in Talks to Equip #Subways with Wireless Service

#TimeWarnerCable in Talks to Equip #Subways with Wireless Service

Bloomberg reports that Time Warner Cable may soon be outfitting NY subway stations with wireless Internet service. Transit Wireless, the company in charge of the $200 million project, is in “active and ongoing” talks with TWC. AT&T, T-Mobile USA and Boingo Wireless Inc. are already involved in [Full Story…]

Time Warner Cable Sued in NY, NJ Over Modem Fees

Time Warner Cable Sued in NY, NJ Over Modem Fees

Time Warner Cable recently was served with two class action lawsuits, in NJ and NY, over its decision to charge a $3.95 monthly 'lease" fee for modems, according to the NY Daily News. The decision, which could affect 15 million customers, will raise $40 million a month and more than $500 million a [Full Story…]

#ConnectNYC Opens Contest for Free Wiring

#ConnectNYC Opens Contest for Free Wiring

ConnectNYC, an initiative that upgrades over 200 companies with free fiber cable wiring, launched recently. According to the NY Daily News, businesses from all five boroughs that are interested in the upgrade can enter a contest hosted by the NYC Economic Development Corporation. Approximately $12 [Full Story…]

Time Warner Cable Expanding NY Fiber Network

Time Warner Cable Expanding NY Fiber Network

Time Warner Cable Inc. is announcing that it is investing $25 million to expand its fiber-optic network in parts of Brooklyn as well as the Financial and Flatiron districts. This follows a franchise agreement struck last year between the city and the company to expand fiber to areas currently [Full Story…]

Cablevision’s Optimum App Available on Kindle Fire

Cablevision's Optimum App Available on Kindle Fire

Apps from cable and satellite companies that allow users to watch TV anywhere in their home have been gaining traction. Recently, Cablevision announced that its Optimum app will now be available on the Kindle Fire, letting users stream live TV programming from their receiver to notebook anywhere in [Full Story…]

Time Warner Asks Universities For Medialab Ideas

Time Warner Asks Universities For Medialab Ideas

Time Warner has released a request for proposals from universities on a cutting-edge way to use their Time Warner Medialab, which launched in January at the parent company's Columbus Circle headquarters. The request was made at the annual Broadcast Education Association conference—held this year, [Full Story…]

NY Upstate Weekenders Can’t Tune-In to Digital TV

NY Upstate Weekenders Can't Tune-In to Digital TV

Cynthia Littleton of Variety wrote a story this week on a group of NY weekenders that have been left to fend without local TV stations, herself included. She and her husband bought a summer home near Lake Chautauqua, NY only to discover that there was no local signal. This lack of signal was [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…]

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…]

Time Warner Cable Offers 26 Local NY Channels on its TV App

Time Warner Cable Offers 26 Local NY Channels on its TV App

Recently, Time Warner Cable added 26 live local channels in NY for viewing on iPhones and iPads via the TWC TV app. The service is available to customers with at least a standard TWC package and is also accessible through TWCTV.com. The only constraint is that users are limited to using the app [Full Story…]