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July 10, 2014

CableLabs Developing GPON-Focused Specs

As reported by Multichannel News and others, CableLabs is in the process of developing specifications which will allow for DOCSIS-style provisioning on GPON networks. From Jeff Baumgartner: “Supporting DOCSIS provisioning on GPON will benefit MSOs that…

July 7, 2014

Will Smartphones Jump-start 4K Adoption?

Interesting take on 4K video adoption from Re/Code.  Dawn Chmielewski takes a look at the chasm between the number of smartphones capable of recording 4K videos and the availability of 4K TVs on the market….

July 1, 2014

CEA Updates UHDTV Definition

The Consumer Electronics Association announced this week an updated set of core characteristics to help define what makes a display Ultra-High Definition. The set of voluntary guidelines will go into effect in September 2014, and will cover…

June 27, 2014

SCTE Announces Energy Program

The SCTE announced this week the “Energy 2020″ program, designed to reduce energy cost and consumption across the cable industry.  The plan is for vendor and operator members of the SCTE Standards Program to work together with…

June 25, 2014

Supreme Court Rules Aereo Resembles a Cable Company

The Supreme Court ruled today on the widely publicized and hotly anticipated case involving Aereo, the startup whose business model was based on providing online streams of broadcast signals to its users….

June 25, 2014

Study: Connected TVs Will Rule By 2017

A new study released by eMarketer Inc., and as reported by LightReading, predicts that by 2017 54% of Americans will use a connected TV at least once a month. But while Smart TVs continue…

June 19, 2014

Study: Cable ISPs Meeting or Beating Speeds

A report released by the FCC states that cable Internet service providers are, on average, meeting or beating advertised broadband speeds. Read more about the report and the FCC’s speed tests from FierceCable.

June 17, 2014

Set-Top Shipments, Revenues Rise in Q1

After slumping in 2013, cable set-top box shipments and revenues both rose 5% in the first quarter of 2014, according to a report from Infonetics Research. The rise follows the upward trend across the…

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