Satellite provider Intelsat General Corp. says it was able to simultaneously send secure video and high-speed broadband signals to and from an unnamed carrier’s plane in flight, automatically switching beams across three satellites over four continents and showing data rates of 6 Mbps to and 1 Mbps from the moving aircraft. The flight path crossed three continents served by four different satellites. Engineers measured the throughputs, and conducted video and data transmissions between multiple computers on the plane and multiple computers located at a customer’s various ground locations…Broadcom has a new suite of remote monitoring and diagnostic capabilities based on its Full-Band Capture digital tuning technology. By capturing the entire 1 GHz cable spectrum, the company says its remote diagnostics provide access to real-time data and visibility into a user’s home coax network for problem diagnosis and better overall customer service.  The suite integrates with the TR-69 protocol, Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) or other Web server-based protocols…Just in time for the Olympics, MetroPCS is selling what it says is the first phone that can receive local TV signals: the Samsung Galaxy S Lightray 4G. The pricey phone ($459) has a built-in, extendable antenna that can receive special TV signals broadcast from regular TV towers for reception by cellphones and other small gadgets. The carrier adds it’s the “only major U.S. cellphone company to support Mobile DTV” after Verizon and AT&T shut down their offerings last year.

The Daily


Cable One Settled on M&A

Cable One is stepping back from major M&A after a three-year buying spree that most recently saw it acquire Hargray . Since 2018, the operator has purchased Clearwave Communications , Fidelity

Read the Full Issue
The Skinny is delivered on Tuesday and focuses on the cable profession. You'll stay in the know on the headlines, topics and special issues you value most. Sign Up


Jun 10
The FAXIES Awards – Virtual CelebrationSave the Date! - June 10, 2021
Jul 16
Diversity List – 2021 Nominations Due: July 16, 2021
Sep 10
Most Powerful Women – 2021 Nominations Due: Sept 10, 2021
Dec 7
Most Powerful Women CelebrationSave the Date!
Full Calendar


Seeking an INDUSTRY JOB?

Hiring? In conjunction with our sister brand, Cynopsis, we are offering hiring managers a deep pool of media-savvy, skilled candidates at a range of experience levels and sectors, The result will be an even more robust industry job board, to help both employers and job seekers.

Contact for more information.