Category archives for: Home Network

Videocon d2h offers full 4K line-up

india

India’s Videocon d2h pay-TV operation has issued a line-up of 4K programming for its imminent launch. A lot of Indian viewers will want to tap into next week’s coverage of the ICC Cricket World Cup, with many of the key matches being captured in 4K and carried in partnership with Star India which is the official ICC broadcaster. But there’s […]

Kabel Deutschland converges broadcast, IP and OTT

germany

Kabel Deutschland (KD), Germany’s largest cable operator, is partnering with Cisco to create a next generation video service that converges search, recommendation and viewing in a personalised, multi-screen, cloud-powered platform, which it claims is the industry’s first comprehensive video-hub for the home. Subscribers can access all the video they consume through a single immersive user interface which works across all […]

4K STB from DISH

US satellite pay-TV operator DISH Network is claiming it is the first to launch a 4K ‘Ultra HD’ set-top box. Named the 4K Joey, the unit is designed to integrate easily with DISH’s Hopper Whole Home HD DVR system. DISH says that unlike other 4K pay-TV options which are confined to an app on select TVs, the DISH 4K Joey […]

Samsung Smart TVs to be powered by Tizen

Samsung has revealed that all of Samsung Smart TVs in 2015 will be equipped with its new platform built around the Tizen operating system. According to Samsung, Tizen, a standardised open-source platform, enables flexibility with even more content and devices, allowing developers to easily create compatible content, while connecting users to a world of limitless entertainment possibilities. “Building our Smart […]

Broadband CPE shipments to reach 151.9m

Worldwide broadband customer premise equipment (CPE) shipments are expected to reach 151.9 million by the end of 2014, according to findings from ABI Research. “The residential gateway segment continues to grow at a rapid pace: ABI Research expects global shipments will grow more than 9 per cent in 2014,” comments Jake Saunders, VP and Practice Director. Although DSL and cable […]

HGI announces new direction

HGI, the global organisation for publishing requirements for the Smart Home, has announced at Broadband World Forum 2014 that it will be taking a new direction as it moves towards its tenth anniversary and continues to define the enabling platforms and APIs, enabling service providers to achieve the smart home of the future. The major re-launch will see HGI work […]

Quantenna and SoftAtHome partner

Quantenna Communications, a specialist in high performance Wi-Fi, and SoftAtHome, provider of home operating platforms enabling convergent services for the digital home, have formed a partnership to deliver the next generation of wireless home networks. This partnership covers multiple areas of innovation focused on Wi-Fi and home networking, including: · SOP7 by SoftAtHome as the latest embedded software platform now […]

DLNA intros VidiPath

The Digital Living Network Alliance has launched the VidiPath Certification program for retail CE products supporting the organization’s subscription TV content-viewing Guidelines. Guidelines have been given the new consumer-friendly VidiPath brand name, which was chosen so that subscription TV customers can more easily find products that best suit their needs for seamlessly enjoying their providers’ content on multiple device platforms […]

Samsung buys SmartThings smart home start-up

Samsung is buying SmartThings,  a startup backed by PayPal co-founder Max Levchin that helps connect household devices. Samsung joins Apple and Google in exploring ways to integrate connected household gadgets to begin to exploit the “Internet of Things.” The TechCrunch blog reported Samsung was set to pay more than $200 million for the two-year-old startup of 55 employees, which has […]

SmartLabs joins RDK Community

SmartLabs has joined the Reference Design Kit (RDK) community alongside other global CPE vendors and operators. SmartLabs has licensed the RDK to further advance its hybrid and IP interactive TV solutions. The RDK will integrate with the SmartLabs advanced user interface, SmartTUBE UI, and the latest DVB IP hybrid set top boxes, SML-482 HEVC Hybrid and SML-582 HEVC Hybrid, to […]

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