Scripps Networks Interactive will face new competition this summer from A+E Networks, which plans to convert BIO Channel to a "contemporary lifestyle network" named FYI.
Ericsson said its ConsumerLab survey found that 52 per cent of smartphone users want to use their fingerprints instead of passwords and 48 per cent are interested in using eye-recognition to unlock their screen.
The use of micro-location as a boost for retail sales and other applications is getting more attention. Not only did this week bring news from Qualcomm regarding a new commercial product release, but a startup also raked in a seed round of funding to launch its beacon business.
A top executive at encoding technology vendor Elemental Technologies said he expects several broadcasters to deliver 4K Ultra HD programming from the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi and that multiple providers worldwide will launch 4K programming tiers in the second half of 2014.
NimbleTV said Tuesday that it launched a cloud TV service in the New York area that allows subscribers from Cablevision, Time Warner Cable, Verizon FiOS TV and RCN to access live programming from their pay TV providers on mobile and IP-connected devices for fees that begin at $3.99 monthly.
Denver-based ad-insertion technology vendor This Technology said it has signed a multi-year deal with Comcast that could help the MSO deliver targeted advertising on IP-connected devices, including set-tops, gaming consoles, mobile devices and connected TVs.
Verizon said Thursday that it has struck deals with programmers that will allow it to stream an additional 16 networks to subscribers using its FiOS Mobile app outside the home, including NFL RedZone, AXS TV, Showtime, Starz, Encore, beIN Sport and Encore.
Time Warner Cable said Wednesday that it plans to open a 45,000-square-foot space in New York next month called Time Warner Cable Studios.
Starz said it launched TV Everywhere app Starz Play on Microsoft's Xbox 360, allowing subscribers from Comcast, Cox Communications, Time Warner Cable, Verizon, Cablevision, DirecTV and Dish Network to navigate on-demand movies and TV series through the gaming console.
Madison Square Garden Co., which is controlled by Cablevision CEO Jim Dolan, said Tuesday that it signed a deal which will see rock legend Billy Joel perform monthly at its Manhattan arena indefinitely.