Wsj: Netflix Could Come To Us Cable Boxes Soon, Comcast And Suddenlink In Talks

Suddenlink to purchase Northland Cable Co.

According to the Journal however, a similar rollout in the US faces hangups not only because cable companies may see it as a competitor, but also because of its desire to add them as partners to its OpenConnect CDN. The first may not be much of an issue as providers use it to push high speed internet tie-ins — something we’ve heard about before . We’ll see how opening up Super HD streaming to all enables the second portion, hopefully having Netflix and other services as an option in more places is something that happens soon.
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Suddenlink expands customer base in Texas

Suddenlink Chairman and CEO Jerry Kent

Suddenlink is using products from Incognito Software to provision and manage IP addresses for its approximately 1.4 million subscribers. In addition to being able to quickly provision and activate new video, voice and data services on its network, this deployment will also allow Suddenlink to identify and reclaim unused or stale IPv4 IP addresses, while also preparing its network for a gradual migration to IPv6, the vendor said. Suddenlink is using Incognitos Broadband Command Center and Address Commander products. After a competitive review, we chose Incognito based on its on-site support, ability to customize the solution to our needs, and rapid migration, said Rodney Lanham, vice president, technical operations at Suddenlink.
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Suddenlink prepares for transition to IPv6

After the acquisition closes, Suddenlink officials said there is an opportunity to interconnect the Northland systems with nearby Suddenlink systems in Terrell, Tyler, and Kingwood, Texas, respectively. Suddenlink is the seventh largest cable operator in the United States, supporting the information, communication and entertainment demands of approximately 1.4 million residential and commercial customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas, West Virginia and elsewhere. Northland Cable Television began operations in 1981.
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We now have the ability to quickly add new subscriber services while also being fully prepared for the increasingly widespread adoption of IPv6, which will keep us one step ahead as our needs and the needs of our subscribers continue to evolve. With Broadband Command Center from Incognito Software, Suddenlink can now support the latest standards and technologies, including DOCSIS, PacketCable, SIP, and IPv6, while also customizing its provisioning based on device type, location, service speed or quality, or other criteria. This increases the speed at which new services can be released, as well as improves the subscriber experience by reducing activation time. The addition of Address Commander from Incognito Software also allows Suddenlink to quickly identify and reclaim unused IPv4 addresses for subscriber devices, while also easily generating new IPv6 ones where needed.
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Suddenlink Using Device Provisioning and IP Address Management from Incognito Software

Suddenlink expects to close the acquisition in the first quarter of 2014, subject to customary closing conditions, including receipt of required regulatory approvals. The deal includes Seattle-based Northlands operations in Texas, which include 12,000 residential and nearly 300 commercial customers, representing more than 18,700 primary service units, according to Suddenlink officials.
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Netflix In Talks With Cable Companies To Come Straight To Your TV: WSJ

The ever-prodigious members at Reddit use the wisdom of crowds, meanwhile, to constantly vote up streaming movies that you might otherwise miss. It’s a super-active community with consistently high-quality recommendations: Check it out here. Don’t Let A Film Disappear Another Netflix specialty website is InstantWatcher, a clean website that allows for easier movie search than you’ll find on the Netflix homepage. And while many outlets toast InstantWatcher for its quick and robust search functionality, we like it because it also lists the notable films that will disappear from Netflix Instant soon. There’s even a Twitter feed that does nothing but tweet out the names of soon-to-be-expired Netflix movies.
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