ALVISO, CA; SEATTLE, WA; and PRINCETON, NJ –
May 30, 2012 – TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO), the creator of and a leader in advanced television services, including digital video recorders (DVRs), for consumers, content distributors and consumer electronics manufacturers, and thePlatform, the leading white-label video publishing company, today announced that they have been selected by RCN Telecom Services, LLC, a leading provider of all-digital and high definition video, high-speed internet, and premium voice services, to create RCN’s forthcoming TV Everywhere portal.
:oThe new TV Everywhere portal will feature the ability to watch video over an Internet connection, plus seamless integration with RCN’s linear television and On Demand offering, all accessible through the rich TiVo user experience. thePlatform’s cloud-based, mpx management system will collect, protect, and publish online video to RCN’s TV Everywhere portal across IP-connected devices. The new solution will ensure there is a common, simple user interface across all the devices that authenticated RCN subscribers use to access their TV content in and out of the home.
The new offering will enable RCN video households access to the renowned TiVo user experience, including universal search, browse, recommendations, personalization, playback and much more. The RCN TV Everywhere portal will go beyond traditional TV Everywhere offerings by unifying linear, operator VOD, and RCN TV Everywhere content. The seamless experience will include a single sign on, embedded playback, and integration with DVR features where a TiVo DVR is present including remote scheduling and set-top box management.
Feb. 25, 2013 (10:29 am) By: James Plafke story continues..
In a bid to curb piracy, various ISPs are said to be launching their version of the Six Strikes program sometime this week.
September 21, 2012 | Jeff Baumgartner
Suddenlink Communications is likely the first cable operator to offer the TiVo Inc. (Nasdaq: TIVO) Stream, a video transcoding device that transmits live and recorded video to tablets and other smartphones connected to a consumer's home network. RCN is likely the second cable operator to promote the Stream although their plans are still evolving.
By Hiawatha Bray | Globe Staff August 12, 2012
RCN is Boston’s other cable television company, accessible to only one-third of Boston households, but serving about 20,000 customers in the city. RCN Boston’s general manager, Jeff Carlson, has a yen to get bigger, and a plan to make it happen. He laid it out for Globe technology reporter Hiawatha Bray.
RCN Boston recently announced today that its signature summer ice cream truck is back on the road for the sixth consecutive year to deliver free ice cream treats compliments of RCN to neighborhoods in the MetroWest and greater Boston, including Milton.
The theme of this year’s Summer Ice Cream Truck Tour is Customer Appreciation, which coincides with RCN’s month-long Customer Appreciation Days promotion. Throughout the duration of Customer Appreciation Days, RCN customers are eligible for a number of special perks, including a free On Demand movie, TiVo, and High-Speed Internet offerings.
To learn more about the promotion, visit »www.rcn.com/j/boston-customer-appreciation.
by machpost 01:28PM Thursday May 31 2012
ALVISO, CA and SEATTLE, WA and PRINCETON, NJ -- (Marketwire) -- 05/30/12 story continues..
-- TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO), the creator of and a leader in advanced television services, including digital video recorders (DVRs), for consumers, content distributors and consumer electronics manufacturers, and thePlatform, the leading white-label video publishing company, today announced that they have been selected by RCN Telecom Services, LLC, a leading provider of all-digital and high definition video, high-speed internet, and premium voice services, to create RCN's forthcoming TV Everywhere portal.
by machpost 08:20AM Thursday Dec 22 2011
"Allbritton Communications says it is offering MVPDs Cox and RCN below market rates for carriage of its two Washington DC media properties, ABC WJLA-TV and cable-only journalistic outlet NewsChannel 8 – but fears it is headed for a disruption of service on 1/1/12 when the current retransmission agreement expires."
By Tom Zanki | The Express-Times / Thursday, September 22, 2011 story continues..
RCN is adding 68 full-time customer service jobs to its Bethlehem call center, part of a commitment to increase local presence of its representatives.
The company expects to add the jobs over the next 60 days to its Avenue C location.
by rtfm 06:36PM Friday Aug 05 2011
The EFF is reporting on an investigation of DNS hijacking »www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/07/wi···n-the-us
similar to SiteFinder.By ICSI researchers Christian Kreibich, Nicholas Weaver and Vern Paxson, with Peter Eckersley.
It's relevant to customers of the following ISP's:
The proxies in question are operated either directly by Paxfire, or by the ISPs using web proxies provided by Paxfire. Major users of the Paxfire system include Cavalier, Cogent, Frontier, Fuse, DirecPC, RCN, and Wide Open West. Charter also used Paxfire in the past, but appears to have discontinued this practice.
You can test here: »netalyzr.icsi.berkeley.edu/
Please feel free to discuss in the comments section below or see our front page article by Karl Bode
»ISPs Covertly Hijacking Search Traffic
»Paxfire Snooping Scandal Gets Political Attention
Source: Billy Steele - Jun 19th 2011 - engadget.com
Sure, it's technically been possible to manage one's TiVo via the mobile web for a half-decade now, but earlier methods were neither intuitive nor enthralling. Earlier this year, the company released its iPad app -- a diddy that showcases functions like remote control features, ToDo List prioritizing and Season Pass management.
After hinting at a number of apps for smaller-screen devices (boasting all manners of operating systems), the latest print edition of CEPro has delivered solid intel that the aforesaid whispers are becoming reality.
With Honeycomb slates dropping left, right and center, we're wondering if the Android build will target tablets first and smartphones later -- perhaps even a merged edition once Ice Cream Sandwich crawls from the freezer
Read more here
JUNE 13, 2011 | Steve Donohue story continues..
The news is rolling in fast in furious as The Cable Show gets underway this week in Chicago.
(Multichannel News Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) TiVo working overtime to win business from cable operators will offer MSOs two new set-top options and has enhanced its iPad app to integrate with cable video services. story continues..
TiVo Premiere Q is the company's first quad-tuner gateway set-top box, a higher-end option than its flagship Premiere dual-tuner digital video recorder.
by jondar9 06:35AM Tuesday May 10 2011
By Tom Zanki | The Express-Times story continues..
RCN Corp. said today it plans to add 41 customer service jobs at its call center in Bethlehem.
RCN internet, cable and phone services announced today that it will offer free calls to Japan and Japan Mobile for its phone customers.
Calls must be made from the customer's home line, but the company warns that not all calls may be completed due to the damage from the recent earthquake an subsequent tsunami in Japan.
All RCN customers will also have access to Japanese television programming through March 31 on channel 504.Spotted here
PLAINS TWP., Jan 08, 2011 (The Times Leader - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) -- For half a century, Service Electric Cable has been the sole cable service provider for residents in Wilkes-Barre.
That could soon change.
RCN Telecom Services LLC , the company that could soon offer competition to Service Electric, is also looking to add up to 85 positions at its existing local call center this year and will hold an employment open house next week to interview potential employees.
RCN is in the process of installing cable lines in South Wilkes-Barre and has city authorization to offer cable services for the next decade.Spotted here
According to GigaOM.com , don’t expect Hulu Plus to appear any time soon on your TiVo devices supplied by cable companies like Suddenlink, Cox or RCN – despite the fact that it’s slated to come to TiVo’s Premiere DVR soon.
The trouble is that rights holders are resisting subscription-based streaming content being placed next to cable-powered VOD offerings, and they’re preventing services like Hulu Plus and Netflix on any device provided to you by your pay TV operator through licensing clauses.
Suddenlink announced last week that it would love to offer its customers access to Netflix on its Premiere DVRs, but can’t because Netflix isn’t able to deliver its subscription service to DVRs leased by cable companies. Netflix did confirm that it’s because their contracts don’t allow it and now Hulu is reporting the same problem.Spotted here
By Tom Zanki | The Express-Times
Many cable customers in the Lehigh Valley area will see rate increases in 2011, changes the companies say reflect rising programming costs plus other operating expenses.
The amount of the increase varies based on service — it’s at least $4 a month with RCN and about $10 a month for some Service Electric customers — though RCN customers defined as loyal will be exempt from price hikes. Spotted here
-- Service and Technology Revenue of $41.3 million, in-line with guidance -- TiVo-Owned subscription gross additions increased 7% year-over-year -- Canal Digital, the largest satellite operator in Scandinavia, to deploy TiVo solution; TiVo now expected to reach up to seven million households in Europe -- iPad application to launch in December; will uniquely work in tandem with what a viewer is watching on the television -- Power||Watch(TM) opt-in panel to increase from 25,000 to 100,000 TiVo households, largest offering of its kind on the market today -- United States Patent and Trademark Office affirmed validity of all claims of Time Warp Patent for the third time; TiVo remains confident in the outcome of the litigation following oral arguments in a recent en banc review story continues..
ALVISO, CA, Nov 23, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- TiVo Inc. /quotes/comstock/15*!tivo/quotes/nls/tivo (TIVO 8.62, +0.00, +0.03%) , a leader in advanced television services including digital video recorders (DVRs) for consumers and content distributors and consumer electronics manufacturers, today reported financial results for the third quarter ended October 31, 2010.
Todd Spangler -- Multichannel News, 9/24/2010 3:18:24 PM story continues..
TiVo announced that Peter Aquino -- the former RCN president and CEO, who struck a strategic deal to use TiVo boxes as the operator's primary DVR platform -- was named to its board effective Sept 22.
Aquino, 49, headed RCN from December 2004 until August 2010, departing after the company was taken private by private equity firm ABRY Partners.