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This week, the recent announcement of ARRIS’s intention to acquire Pace continued to be picked up by news outlets, including Multichannel News.
Separately, CED covered ARRIS’s plans to offer the Aura-licensed content delivery network (CDN) from Akamai Technologies as part of its end-to-end IP video portfolio.
Also, Light Reading covered the rising popularity of the Reference Design Kit (RDK) software stack for IP video set-tops and gateways, and noted that ARRIS has confirmed its participation in RDK-B development.
In other industry news, Rapid TV News reported that recent Parks Associates research found that more than half of US broadband households subscribe to an over-the-top (OTT) video service.
Finally, The Motley Fool highlighted the recent Consumers Reports “How America Shops Now” report, which shows that, despite changes in consumer behavior as the result of the most recent recession, 38 percent of Americans would find a way to pay for premium, streaming, or pay TV "no matter what the economy does."
Check back next week for the latest industry news.