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The latest announcement at the 2011 Cable Show comes from the seemingly unlikely pairing of Comcast and Skype, who have arranged to enable video calls through the cable box. All it takes is a camera, adapter and 'specially-designed remote' to turn HDMI-equipped Comcast boxes into Skype-on-TV mach...

June 14th 2011 at 6:48am 0 Comments
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After debuting on the iPad and iPhone, Comcast has finally released its Xfinity TV app for Android. Right now it only supports basic features like remote controlling cable boxes, scheduling DVR recordings and searching the VOD library but other features like video streaming to the app and tuning to...

March 1st 2011 at 3:54pm 0 Comments
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Add Charter to the growing list of provider's delivering TiVo hardware to their customers, as the two announced a multiyear deal earlier today. Later this year, Charter will start offering the TiVo Premiere DVR as well as upcoming multiroom and non-DVR platforms. There's no word on the status of ov...

January 24th 2011 at 4:41pm 0 Comments
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As expected, Cisco held a quick CES presser today to launch its connected TV initiative, which it's calling Videoscape. It's pretty ambitious stuff -- Cisco's goal isn't to kick out a single consumer-focused set-top box, but rather to build out an entire video network architecture in conjunction wi...

January 5th 2011 at 6:22pm 0 Comments
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After yesterday's reports that Comcast is trialing a cable box that also accesses content from the internet, Light Reading Cable has received this image purported to be that "Parker" box, built by Pace. Light Reading also mentions Samsung boxes may be in use during the "Xcalibur" test program as we...

December 14th 2010 at 11:55pm 0 Comments
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Now that Moto's phone and set-top box divisions are being split out into their own company, it looks like there's some convergence afoot: the MOTOBLUR interface found on the CLIQ and the Backflip is currently being tested on the company's cable boxes with a tentative release scheduled for this year....

February 19th 2010 at 1:56pm 0 Comments