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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…

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…

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…

RDK: The Real Thing?

RDK was ‘invented’ in America and is now expanding internationally with more service providers and vendors signing up. Is it the answer for a standardised approach to interactive and multiscreen…

Millennials more likely to use home networks for media

According to a report from The Diffusion Group (TDG), 74 per cent of Millennials that use a home network describe their use as either equally or primarily media-oriented, a rate…

ARRIS powers fibre-deep delivery; adds CPE

IP, video and broadband technology specialist ARRIS is launching a range of new solutions to help global providers meet the growing need for delivering fibre deeper into networks, while reducing…

NAGRA DRM approved for home network streaming

Content protection and multiscreen television solutions provider NAGRA has confirmed that its DRM technology, NAGRA MediaAccess Persistent Rights Management (PRM), has been approved by the Digital Transmission Licensing Administrator (DTLA)…

Home Network penetration to surpass 33%

Worldwide home network penetration is expected to climb from 24.8 per cent in 2013 to 33.2 per cent by 2018. Growth is driven by the continued spread of broadband services…

Technicolor reaches 300m CPEs milestone

Technicolor shipped its 300 millionth CPEs (Customer Premises Equipments), consisting primarily of digital STBs and broadband gateways, in 2013, with more than 60 million featuring carrier grade Wi-Fi. Technicolor shipped…

Tech majors form smart home consortium

ABB, Bosch, Cisco, and LG have announced they intend to set up a consortium to provide a software platform for smart homes. The companies have now signed a memorandum of…