Samsung Electronics America has licensed the Reference Design Kit (RDK) from RDK Management. The company intends to accelerate its set-top box and gateway development cycles.
The first cable deployments of high efficiency video coding (HEVC) could begin early next year for delivery of multiscreen content and for UltraHD VOD and select live events, including World Cup soccer. HEVC set-top boxes should come on the scene … Continue reading
Blue Ridge Communications, a cable operator based in eastern Pennsylvania, has selected TiVo (NASDAQ:TIVO) to exclusively provide a whole-home multiscreen solution and user experience. Blue Ridge intends to begin initial deployment in early 2014. Through the agreement, Blue Ridge will … Continue reading
Time Warner Cable‘s (NYSE:TWC) third quarter financials served as a vehicle for retiring CEO Glenn Britt to begin his goodbyes, demonstrated the effects of the company’s programming disputes earlier this year, and fueled the speculation that there could be a … Continue reading
According to Infonetics Research, the home networking industry is increasingly focused on multiscreen video. In a statement, Infonetics analyst Jeff Heynen said, in part: “Operators in North America and Western Europe are deploying higher-end gateways and set-top boxes with integrated … Continue reading
Since its earliest days, cable has been a powerhouse. From developing new ways of delivering video to becoming a voice and data provider of choice, the industry has exuded power. It’s a business power, a technical power and a political … Continue reading
The Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu (RCJ) in Saudi Arabia has selected solutions from ARRIS (NASDAQ:ARRS) to upgrade its entertainment services. The end-to-end solution from ARRIS includes a centralized video and optical headend, HFC network, IPTV middleware as well … Continue reading
Cable ONE announced the launch of a TiVo (NASDAQ:TIVO) whole-home DVR solution. The service includes a four-tuner set-top with up to 650 hours of recording time, search, and access to YouTube, Pandora, and Amazon Instant Video.
According to Infonetics Research, set-top box shipments are declining in North America and Western Europe, and growth in Latin America and the Asia-Pacific region isn’t enough to offset it. Worldwide set-top box revenue (IP/cable/satellite/DTT STBs and OTT media servers) totaled … Continue reading
While CPE polling has been around for a while, the pre-equalization revolution and full band capture modems are making headway into giving operators valuable and actionable data about the health of the network and the ability to utilize it. The … Continue reading
According to The Diffusion Group, of the 28% of consumers likely to purchase an Internet set-top box (iSTB) in the next six months, more than half indicate their motivation is due in some degree to their desire to use streaming … Continue reading
At the upcoming SCTE Cable-Tec Expo, executives from RDK Management, Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA), Liberty Global (NASDAQ:LBTYA) and Time Warner Cable (NYSE:TWC) will discuss the latest developments in cable’s Reference Design Kit (RDK) venture. The session, titled “All Things RDK,” will address … Continue reading
According to Digital TV Research, the number of TV sets connected to the Internet will reach 759 million by 2018, up from 115 million at the end of 2010 and the 307 million expected at end-2013. This translates to 26.8% … Continue reading