Harmonic has a new version of its integrated media server, this one including solid-state disk (SSD) storage. Otherwise, the Spectrum MediaDeck 7000 SSD four-channel media server is essentially the same system as the MediaDeck 7000.
Alaskan telecommunications company GCI announced that it is going with TiVo for its next-generation whole-home TV platform. It will start deploying TiVo’s platform this year before offering it across its entire footprint next year. GCI will rely on TiVo to enable its whole-home platform.
TV Everywhere services are poised to hit the mainstream, according to a recent study by Infonetics Research. With the increased competition from telcos, satellite providers and over-the-top offerings, cable operators can reduce subscriber churn by offering TV Everywhere services to various devices.
SeaChange International and TiVo’s video-on-demand (VOD) system, originally released to work on Motorola-based networks, is now also available for Cisco-based networks. SeaChange and TiVo have also added some new features to the system, called Cardio. Separately, TiVo’s new Premiere 4 incorporates four digital tuners to record up to four programs simultaneously.
“Switching is easy, oh it’s essential. And you know, when you flick it, you can start a new episode.”
The march of technology continues to accelerate, and we must respond. The response has to be: Feed the screens.
Several news items recently made me think about the technology involved with skipping commercials.
S3 Group announced that it has licensed the Comcast Reference Design Kit (RDK) and will now provide its professional services to help integrate the RDK onto various set-top box platforms.
The company says customers in the U.S. and Europe are pulling back on spending due to the economy.
NBCUniversal delivered more than 100 million video streams during the recent London Olympic Games, and the almost across-the-board coverage of the events further underscored the value of TV Everywhere services.
Comcast sports fans can now tap into more live sports action now that the cable operator has added support for Android devices on the WatchESPN app.
RF semiconductor vendor GreenPeak Technologies is rolling out new radio chips to support a range of ZigBee networking technologies that will enable more home automation services.
Cablevision has unleashed its Optimum App for the Kindle Fire to give subscribers access to live and on-demand programming.
IMJ Corp. emerged as the winner of an informal poll during CableLabs’ Innovation Showcase event that was part of the Summer Conference in Keystone, Colo.