Top 5 Tech Articles You Might’ve Missed – Week of July 6, 2015

Arris Team July 10, 2015

RapidTV News detailed this week’s report from ABI Research on 4KTV content penetration. According to the analyst firm, high-resolution premium video, including 4K and Ultra HD content, is a fast-growing market; and therefore, content protection services must follow suit with adaptability and preparedness for the expanding space.

Top Tech News reported on recent white papers from Alitcast, suggesting that cable boxes have the potential to become an Internet-of-Things (IoT) hub.

On Wednesday, Fierce Cable covered CableLabs’ announcement of new specs for CCAP architectures. CableLabs principal architect, Karthik Sundaresan, explained how this technology “provides] significant scale advantages and flexible deployment options for both DOCSIS 3.0 and DOCSIS 3.1 networks.”

According to a Zacks article, Comcast will open up its set-top box and software testing framework so that other cable TV operators can also access the source codes.

Showtime launched its new OTT video service, Showtime Anytime, this week. Multichannel News reported how the service will be available via: Apple, Roku, Hulu and Sony PlayStation.

Check back next week for the latest industry news.





  • Can Cable Serve as All-in-One IoT Hubs? Alticast Think So (July 2, 2015) by Dan Heilman, Top Tech News: According to a recently published white paper, cable boxes have the potential to become protocol-agnostic Internet-of-Things (IoT) hubs and in the process begin to address the competing protocols and closed systems that continue to hold back the IoT industry.



  • CableLabs released new specs for distributed CCAP architectures (July 8, 2015) by Daniel Frankel, FierceCable: CableLabs has released a new series of specifications covering distributed architectures for the Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP).



  • Comcast to Share its Cable Set-Top Box Testing Platform (July 7, 2015) by Zacks Equity Research, Zacks: Comcast Corp., the largest cable MSO (multi service operator) in the U.S., has recently opened up its cable set-top box and software testing framework so that other cable TV operators can also access the source codes.



  • Showtime Unleashes Stand-Alone OTT Service (July 8, 2015) by Jeff Baumgratner, Multichannel News:Beating a previously announced deadline, Showtime said Tuesday it has launched its stand-alone streaming service via Apple, Roku, Hulu and Sony PlayStation Vue ahead of the July 12 season debuts of network original series Ray Donovan and Masters of Sex.



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