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July 17, 2014

Report: IPTV Subs Will Double by 2020

A new report forecasts that IPTV subscribers will reach 191 million worldwide by the end of 2020, which would be more than double the 90 million recorded at the end of 2013. CableLabs continues to…

July 14, 2014

SCTE Symposium Lineup Set

CableLabs will be well represented at the DOCSIS/Wireless symposium hosted by SCTE just ahead of the Cable-Tec Expo. The symposium will be held on Monday, Sept. 22, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Topics will include…

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…

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