Fresh off coverage of the 2014 baseball All Star game, with 36 mostly-HD cameras and a sprinkling of 4K devices catching every smile on Mike Trout's face, Michael Davies, senior vice president of field and technical operations at FoxSports, sat down with FierceCable Contributing Editor Jim Barthold to talk about 4K's impact now and in the future of sports broadcasting. Special Report
Just as you can tell a lot about the state of the overall economy by the perspective of its middle class, so it stands to reason that the status of the pay-TV industry can be nicely summarized by a mid-sized cable company operating out of the Heartland. For that insight, we talked to the outspoken Thomas Larsen, group VP of legal and public affairs for Mediacom.
Stephane Bourque, CEO of Incognito Software, shares his thoughts on the changes in store for ISPs and the over-the-top video landscape in 2014 and beyond.
Theodore (Ted) Rappaport's pioneering research into radio-wave propagation has influenced standards bodies and led to new approaches to network development for more than two decades. He now heads up NYU Wireless, which on Jan. 1 became part of the newly formed NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering. In an interview with FierceWirelessTech Editor Tammy Parker, Rappaport discussed NYU Wireless and his research involving millimeter-wave spectrum.
During the Consumer Electronics Show, Steve Donohue, editor of FierceCable, sat down with Dish Network President and CEO Joseph Clayton. In addition to talking about Dish's broadband wireless and over-the-top video ambitions, the former Sirius XM chairman offers his thoughts on pay TV consolidation, CES, and 4K Ultra HD TV.
In April, Qualcomm announced that network engineers from wholly owned subsidiary Qualcomm Technologies Inc. (QTI) are working directly with Major League Baseball's MLB Advanced Media (MLBAM) unit to address connectivity challenges in U.S. ballparks. FierceBroadbandWireless Editor Tammy Parker spoke with Anand Chandrasekher, senior vice president and CMO of Qualcomm, about the company's major league ballpark initiative.
On the eve of the CTIA Wireless 2013 show, Sue Marek, editor-in-chief of FierceBroadbandWireless, talked with Rick Corker, head of Nokia Siemens Networks North America about T-Mobile's network transformation, the wireless industry transition to all-IP networks and how the current uncertainty about the company's ownership structure is impacting its business. Because of NSN's growth in North America, Corker was recently appointed to the company's executive board and executive management team.
Steven Berry, president and CEO of the Competitive Carriers Associationrecently chatted with FierceBroadbandWireless Editor Tammy Parker about the connectivity issues faced by smaller operators. Following is an edited and condensed version of conversation.
As chief technology officer of Liberty Global, Balan Nair is tasked with developing and introducing advanced technology that positions his company above other service providers in a competitive market. It's a daunting task but it's a challenge he welcomes, as he explains during a talk with Fierce editor Jim Barthold.
Sherry Brennan has been with Fox Networks for the past seven years, and today she oversees the business' efforts to reach into the digital realm. During the recent OTTCON conference in Santa Clara, Calif., Brennan sat down with Fierce Executive Editor Mike Dano to discuss Fox's digital goals and its current endeavors in online video.