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Standards-Based, Premium Content for the Modern Web

May 19, 2015

by Greg Rutz, Lead Architect, CableLabs — How Premium Video Content Streams over the Internet These days, a person is just as likely to be watching a movie on their laptop, tablet, or mobile phone, as they are to be sitting in front of a television. Cable operators are eager to provide premium video content […]

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Encrypted Media Extensions Provide a Common Ground

May 19, 2015

by Greg Rutz, Lead Architect, CableLabs — Background Carriage agreements between content owners and Multichannel Video Programming Distributors (MVPDs) are likely to contain clauses that require the MVPD to provide ample protection against content theft. In the traditional, QAM-based delivery model of cable television networks, the desired level of protection was relatively easy to implement […]

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Innovation Starts Here and Now

May 11, 2015

By Christian Pape, Innovation Office, Vice President, CableLabs — From ideation to pitch, CableLabs’ Innovation Boot Camp is an immersive learning experience that will boost your ability to achieve repeatable, scalable innovations that differentiate your organization in a highly competitive world. Innovation Boot Camp will be held June 16 – 19 at CableLabs’ Silicon Valley […]

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Next Generation Video: Beyond 4K

April 20, 2015

By Daryl Malas, Principal Architect, CableLabs — 4K Video has captured the attention of consumers, retailers and television manufacturers. Next generation video is not just about 4K, though. Improving the video experience goes beyond resolution itself. CableLabs operates a Video Quality Lab at its Louisville, CO facility where various formats of video streams have been […]

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Join us at the CableLabs NDA Vendor Forum

April 14, 2015

By Ralph Brown, Chief Technology Officer, CableLabs — Once a year CableLabs holds the NDA Vendor Forum. This is a unique opportunity for companies who are interested in developing technologies for the cable industry to get up to speed with the latest technology projects underway at CableLabs and to provide input on our technology development […]

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Interactive TV Ads – Is There a Demand?

April 10, 2015

By Debbie Fitzgerald, Director of Client Application Technologies, CableLabs — Recently, Coke aired an interactive advertisement during the NCAA Final Four basketball games. I thought I would try it out. When the ad starts, it declares “This is a drinkable commercial,” then prompts the user to “Shazam now to drink it.” I launched Shazam on […]

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CableLabs’ Open Source Contributions

April 8, 2015

by Eric Winkelman, Lead Architect, Application Technologies, CableLabs — CableLabs is an active member in many open source communities, with three of our recent contributions highlighted below. We’ve found that engaging with these communities and presenting our intended contributions is incredibly valuable. When our interests align with these projects we’ve generally found the open source […]

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NFV and SDN: Paving the way to a software-based networking future

March 23, 2015

by Don Clarke, Principal Architect, CableLabs — When ONF Executive Director Dan Pitt invited me to contribute a blog post, it brought to mind our interaction in the summer of 2012 on how to treat SDN in the seminal NFV White Paper I was then editing. The operator co-authors were keen to ensure that SDN […]

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