Category archives for: Home Network

8-tuner ADB DVR for Canal Digital

Advanced Digital Broadcast (ADB), a specialist in advanced solutions for the connected home, has unveiled ADB Wideband, an eight-tuner, hybrid cable HD DVR designed for the multi-screen era that acts as a media hub for the redistribution of content to tablets, smartphones, connected TVs and other set-top boxes. ADB Wideband enables consumers to watch live TV channels on multiple devices […]

Pace brings ‘Whole Home’ to IBC

Pace will be previewing its Whole Home solution at IBC 2013. The ‘Whole Home’ solution enables service providers to distribute linear Pay-TV services and on-demand content to connected set-top boxes, tablets, smartphones, games consoles and connected TVs throughout the home. It offers an opportunity for Pay-TV and broadband providers to extend their content reach, whilst delivering a high quality experience […]

Research: US telcos well-placed to offer digital lifestyle packages

As the popularity of Internet entertainment services grows among consumers, digital lifestyle providers face customer retention challenges and seek to extend bundled service offerings, according to the J.D. Power 2013 Digital Lifestyle Study. The study, now in its second year, examines consumer brand loyalty, propensity to subscribe to digital lifestyle products and preferences for aggregation of a wide array of […]

Israel’s yes selects HomePNA

yes, Israel’s satellite television provider, and the HomeGrid Forum, have reveraled that yes is using HomePNA home networking technology to power yes.Multiroom, its new whole-home DVR offering. yes.Multiroom allows users to view a movie recorded on a yesMax Total  DVR in any room of the house.  Customers can start watching a movie in one room, pause it and continue watching […]

Home Gateway to the past?

Gatekeeping is a cornerstone of academic media theory – that boom industry of the Noughties. But it is a theory under strain as the idea of a few privileged outlets choosing what content is relayed and in what form, and thereby shaping cultural and political agendas, seems less convincing in the Internet driven, social media world. The home gateway is […]

Merger boosts evolution of home wireline networks

Industry bodies HomeGrid Forum and the HomePNA Alliance have merged to create a single organisation focused on promoting advanced wired home networking technologies. The combined entity, under the HomeGrid Forum banner, will promote the smooth transition of all current generation wireline home networking technologies to G.hn, the ‘any wire’ technology defined by ITU-T open international standards. The merged HomeGrid Forum […]

Bell launches Canada’s first wireless TV receiver

Bell has announced the launch of the new Fibe TV Wireless Receiver, a Bell exclusive that enables customers to enjoy the Fibe experience on up to five additional TVs anywhere in the home – without the hassle of running cable through the house. “The new Fibe TV Wireless Receiver is part of Bell’s commitment to bring consumers the very best […]

Multiscreen video via residential gateways a growing trend

Market research firm Infonetics Research has released excerpts from its latest Residential Gateway Strategies: Global Service Provider Survey. “Operators continue to morph their fixed broadband network strategies to focus not only on the size of the connection to the subscriber, but also on the services and revenue these broadband connections can deliver. Residential gateways are critical to ensuring the successful […]

84% of US homes have network

According to data from TDG, home network diffusion among US broadband households has reached 84 per cent, up from 81 per cent in 2011. TDG’s latest report on the key trends impacting digital media, also notes that router placement and network-related behaviour is increasingly defined by streaming media as opposed to data-related activities. “Over the years, we have predicted and […]

HGI releases new Technical Requirements Home Diagnostics document

HGI, the global organisation for setting requirements for the digital home, has published a requirements document that sets out common industry approach to troubleshooting. Document HGI -RW016 entitled Home Gateway and Home Network Diagnostics Module Requirements specifies both an overall diagnostics architecture as well as a set of diaqnostic functions in the Home Gateway (HG) that support a flexible troubleshooting […]

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