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Stellar growth for Video Infrastructure software

Q2 data contained in a report from Synergy Research Group shows that client software is the fastest growing software category within the video infrastructure software market, followed by headend software. They have grown by 10 per cent-20 per cent in the past year while the third major category, content security, has actually declined. In total the video infrastructure software market […]

Comcast debuts cloud DVR

Comcast subscribers in the San Francisco Bay Area can now stream their DVR recordings to their iOS or Android devices, no matter where they are. The feature requires the company’s newer X1 set-top boxes, however the service is powered by Comcast’s cloud DVR, which could make set-top boxes obsolete altogether. X1 users can also watch any of their live TV […]

Netflix Digital Media Player viewing surges

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A growing number of US households are relying on dedicated set-top/plug-in devices (otherwise known as Digital Media Players) to watch Netflix on a TV set, according to a GfK study, Over-the-Top TV 2014. By contrast, video game systems – while still the most common hardware for Netflix viewing on a TV screen – are used much less than they were […]

India’s JainHits selects ARRIS

JainHits, India’s HITS-based Direct to Network (DTN) service – the digital cable TV distribution platform in India, selected set-tops from ARRIS’s HMC portfolio to deliver digital video services across the nation.  According to The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), India is set to witness digitalisation of approximately 100 million homes by the end of this year. Currently, JainHits offers […]

RealNetworks multi-screen media streaming on Inspur STBs

RealNetworks and Inspur Americas have announced a joint demonstration in booth 1624 at Cable-Tec Expo (SCTE). The two companies have unveiled the Inspur set-top box HMG-1200 outfitted with RealHome Media Portal, providing cable, satellite and IPTV customers with multi-screen viewing of TV, OTT media and user-generated content. RealHome Media Portal, from RealNetworks, is a multimedia hub embedded in set-top boxes […]

‘Miami’ box brings 4K

French telco Bouygues Telecom is testing 4K transmission using its ‘Miami’ hybrid set-top box. The Android-based box blends all incoming source signals from the basic IPTV head-end transmission as well as live DVB broadcasts, OTT and Internet on Demand source material.  It can also handle 4K signals. The 4K Ultra-HDTV signals are full 3840 x 2160 pixel in size, and […]

Russia’s Kartina orders PeerTV HEVC STBs

PeerTV, the TV over the OTT technology solutions provider, has received the first order for its latest quad core High Efficiency Video Coding  (HEVC) standard set top boxes from Russian specialist pay per view TV operator Kartina in a deal expected to be worth approximately $1.2 million. The new technology will mean content can be streamed using 50 per cent […]

TiVo grows Opera TV Store in US market

Connected TV software specialist Opera Software is rapidly growing its list of US cable TV operators launching the Opera TV Store via TiVo’s whole-home gateway DVR and multi-room client devices. The expansion through TiVo brings numerous new viewers to the HTML5 TV application platform, which enables operators including RCN and Mediacom to offer popular apps and video content to their […]

ONO heads to cloud with TiVo

Advanced television entertainment market specialist TiVo, and Spanish cable MSO ONO have confirmed the expansion of the successful TiVo deployment by leveraging TiVo’s cloud service APIs to enhance customers’ TV viewing experience on multiple screens. ONO announced the company will integrate TiVo’s service capabilities into its TV Everywhere mobile and web applications, including search and discovery capabilities and remote PVR […]

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 […]

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