Top 5 Tech Articles You Might’ve Missed – Week of November 11, 2013

We are in the Big Apple this week at Content and Communications World, where we announced that The Weather Channel selected our MPEG-4 encoders to enhance consumers’ viewing experience as reported by FierceCable.

Millions of people tune in every morning for the latest weather forecast, but what if you could watch in four-times the resolution of current HD? According to Broadband TV News, a recent report revealed that soon could be a reality with the North American market expected to be the first region to eclipse five percent of 4K TV shipments in 2017.

In other news, consumers’ viewing habits remain a topic of conversation with Broadband Technology Report featuring a report by Infonetics Research on the growth of multiscreen, while Business Insider discussed how this season’s TV schedule is emphasizing the trend’s importance.

Lastly, Light Reading added findings from a report by Multimedia Research Group confirming the growing consumer demand for more advanced video and home networking services.

Are you a multiscreen viewer? How has the second-screen trend impacted your viewing experience? Let us know in the comments!

  1. Weather Channel signs Arris to help it deliver ‘future unique content experiences’ (Nov. 13) By Steve Donohue, FierceCable: Arris said it struck a deal with The Weather Channel, which will use its integrated receiver decoders and encoders to help it deliver more regionalized data and linear services.
  2. Price remains most critical factor for 4K (Nov. 11) By Robert Briel, Broadband TV News: Price remains the most critical factor for 4K (or Ultra HD) TV adoption, according to ABI Research.
  3. Multiscreen Video Dominates Home Networking (Nov. 11) By Staff, Broadband Technology Report: According to Infonetics Research, the home networking industry is increasingly focused on multiscreen video.
  4. Why The ‘Second Screen’ Industry Is Now Ready For Prime-Time (Nov. 13) By Marcelo Ballve, Business Insider: We’re in a multiscreen world. These days, TV shows and ad campaigns are planned with a smartphone or tablet-toting TV viewer in mind. A wide majority of U.S. audiences now use a second screen while watching TV, and about half of them do so on a daily basis.
  5. Make Way for Gateways (Nov. 12) By Alan Breznick, Light Reading: Although they may still be relatively small in number, home media gateways are starting to make their presence felt in the pay TV market.