Recapping on news from last week, we announced that BT, the major telecoms provider in the UK and one of the world’s largest telcos, is using our world-class IPTV headend across BT TV and BT Sport, benefiting from our encoding, video distribution and services platform. This includes our SE-6501 and SE-6601 encoders, and our DM6400 Cherrypicker, which supports the high-profile content shown on BT’s popular sports channels.
ARRIS was the natural choice for BT to help provide its revolutionary Sports offering and deliver an excellent viewing experience to their customers, which launched 1 August and is enjoyed by some four million homes across the UK and Ireland. Happy viewing to all those lucky enough to get the service!
Let’s face it: you’re going to stream a lot of video over the holidays. It’s time to catch up on those missed episodes of Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, and The Walking Dead.
But when your entire family gets together, with all their new devices, and everyone tries to stream their favorite show—well, that’s when you get buffering, dropouts, and interference… and it’s ugly.
There’s no better time to spruce up your home network, and we have the solution: Motorola-ARRIS SBM1000 SURFboard SMART Video Adapters.
They use MoCA technology to create a powerful home entertainment network, using the cables already in your house. So now, the kids, your siblings-in-law, and even that weird cousin from out of town can plug into the Smart TV, gaming console, Slingbox, and more—without draining your precious WiFi—and enjoy the uninterrupted content experiences that make them festively tolerable this holiday season.
Order the SBM1000 SURFboard SMART Video Adapter right now at Best Buy, Newegg and Walmart for $129.99. And let us know what you think about it in the comments section.
With the holiday season upon us, many consumers will upgrade to the latest and greatest connected devices. But are you up-to-speed on the newest technology? Tom’s Guide offered an explanation of the benefits and future of 4K, which is expected to see more available content in 2014.
This past week, Technavio short-listed our Media Gateway as part of its list of products projected to drive growth in the global set-top box market and FierceCable included us in its list of Top 6 Super DVRs.
Of course, TV Everywhere continues to grab headlines with FierceOnlineVideo discussing cable operators’ interest in giving subscribers access to shows on connected devices. And Rapid TV News featured data from Nielsen revealing that more than 50 million people engage with second-screen content each day – good news for brands and advertisers as consumers increase their media consumption.
With the holiday travel season coming up, do you have any plans to use multiscreen content? Let us know in the comments below!
- What Is 4K TV? (Nov. 21) By John Quain, Tom’s Guide: Ready for a new buzzword? 4K is the biggest thing in TV nowadays — literally. This format offers four times the resolution of HDTV, and is designed especially for very large TVs, some with screens as large as 80 inches.
- Top 8 Set-Top Box Manufacturers (Nov. 15) By Staff, Technavio: The Global Set Top Box market is becoming more versatile and dynamic as it provides several benefits to customers, such as pause and store facilities and easy deployment options.
- Arris Media Gateway – Top 6 Super DVRs (Nov. 21) By Steve Donohue, FierceCable: Arris was one of the first set-top vendors to deploy a super DVR, a product it developed after its 2009 acquisition of Paul Allen’s Digeo.
- TV Everywhere’s game of catch-up (Nov. 20) By Josh Wein, FierceOnlineVideo: TV Everywhere may finally be starting to get somewhere. The pay-TV industry has tried for years to get its streaming video act together.
- Second-screen usage drives new online, mobile advertising investment (Nov. 22) By Michelle Clancy, Rapid TV News: Second-screen usage is the latest way US consumers engage with television content. According to the latest Nielsen data, 75% of smartphone and tablet users are engaging with second-screen content more than once a month as they watch TV.