TV Everywhere doomed; IPTV has a long way to go

> TV Everywhere is a plot by "Big Cable" to keep customers tied to their subscriptions and stop cord cutting that is becoming rampant as subscribers seek out more free online content, says longtime freelance journalist, editor and expert on online media and Weblogs Mark Glaser. Story.

> While showing great potential, IPTV "still has a long way to go," according to Rob Gallagher, principal analyst at Informa Telecoms & Media. Story.

> Time Warner Cable has introduced a four-person online customer care team that uses e-mail, Twitter and other forms of social media to help customers "anytime, anywhere on any device," the MSO said. News release.

> Alcatel-Lucent has debuted technology that it says will let mobile operators and content providers push video content to any screen. The new technology is a piece of A-L's multimedia strategy focused on delivering services such as live TV, video-on-demand and network video recording to subscribers in any location. News release.

> For those willing to invest in still another set-top, ViaClix has developed a box that it claims will integrate with any TV system, including cable, and transmit video from a computer to any TV and even allow users to create channel guides that combine broadcast and Web content. Story.

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