More Details Revealed on Sprint - Cable Cooperation
Apr 10, 2006, 1:13 PM by (staff)
Cable companies will begin rolling out their Sprint-based mobile service in the second half of this year. Sprint's four cable partners will initially launch the service in 7 cities including Austin, Raleigh, and Portland, OR. Initially the service is not set to offer much more than Sprint PowerVision. Cable operators will add additional clips to the video offerings, and customize Sprint's current video selector to look like their on-screen cable guides. The cable version will also offer combined voicemail if customers get home phone service thru the cable company and email account access if they get cable internet. No mention was made of the UMA style CDMA/Wi-Fi features that Sprint discussed a few weeks ago.
DirecTV Now: App Tour
A quick hands-on tour of the DirecTV Now app for Android. (An iOS version also available.) This is the boldest attempt yet to bring all of the major network and cable content to cord-cutters, and the full service is available from mobile apps, in addition to home streaming boxes.
Apple TV Gains New Remote App, Single Sign-On
Apple today talked about new features headed to the Apple TV. To start, Apple is refreshing the Apple TV remote application so that it mirrors the tools and functions that are available to the Siri Remote for Apple TV 4.0.
Charter Joins Comcast with Plans to Launch Wireless
Charter Communications followed Comcast's lead this week and also disclosed plans to offer wireless service in the future. Charter's offering will mirror that of Comcast's.
Native HDMI Coming to a USB-C Cable Near You
HDMI Licensing today said a forthcoming version of USB Type-C will allow for cables that push video from USB-C directly to HDMI. The HDMI 1.4b spec includes a profile called HDMI Alt Mode.
T-Mobile to Buy Layer3 TV and Launch TV Service Next Year
T-Mobile has set its sights on the cable TV industry and hopes to disrupt that market beginning next year. The company today announced plans to acquire Layer3 TV, which already delivers internet-based television service in five markets around the country.
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