This week, ARRIS and hundreds of cable providers are commemorating the NCTC’s 30th Anniversary in Kansas City, Missouri, at NCTC’s The Independent Show.
Today’s consumers are reaching for more personalized and ubiquitous content experiences, and it’s become clear that this is a challenge for service providers of all sizes.
Our 2014 Consumer Entertainment Index shed some light on the pervasiveness of these trends:
- 93% watch Broadcast TV each week; 80% watch 1-5 hours a week
- Binge-viewing is at an all-time high, with 74% binging
- 70% of consumers use an online subscription or streaming service at least once a week; however, 60% encounter problems with it
And at NCTC, ARRIS is sharing expertise and solutions targeted to our Tier 2 and Tier 3 providers to address this new direction in content delivery.
In the last week, we collaborated with Wurl, Inc. to launch ARRIS Market—a new open platform for cable operators to combine over-the-top (OTT) content with traditional programming on ARRIS set-tops. We announced new agreements with Cable TV of East Alabama and Comporium to deploy our CCAP-capable E6000 Converged Edge Router, future-proofing their networks to support the evolution in data, video, and voice experiences. And we expanded on last year’s agreement with Sling Media, bringing Service Electric and Comporium onto the ARRIS MS4000 platform, powered by Sling technology, to support each provider’s Whole Home Solution customers.
Join us for the celebration this week in Kansas City! And please stop by our booths (#309 and 311) for demonstrations of the above solutions.
Students from NYU’s Stern business school won the Interactive Launch Competition presented by Interactive TV Works and hosted by NYU, over the holidays.
The competition centered on innovation in consumer video experiences. It was judged by a panel of industry leaders, who selected the Stern team for their work in supporting business and marketing activities for the ARRIS MS4000.
… Of course, it doesn’t hurt to be working with the leader in multiscreen transformation, on one of the industry’s hottest streaming products, using the industry’s leading time-shift technology—but Team Stern, we salute you.
Our congratulations to Daniel Schneider, Andrew Dolan, Kyle Ishii, Michelle Ow, and Kiran Sachdeva.
If you can’t make it over to booth #868, we’re bringing our booth to you. Take a virtual tour with our own Jonathan Ruff. Whether its network innovations, video gateways or our latest cloud and multiscreen solutions, Jonathan’s got you covered in this brief tour.
But if you’re still here and have time to chat, swing by our booth. We’d love to connect!
Today’s TV comes in many flavors.
And we all like watching it everywhere . So chances are you’ve heard of Sling Media.
Sling is known for making mobile TV incredibly accessible to retail consumers. ARRIS invented digital TV and is known for making tomorrow’s TV incredibly accessible through service providers.
So we had a great idea: let’s team up and deliver place-shifting technology directly to service providers around the world…
Well, we did more than just that. It began with our MS4000 media streamer for customers
to integrate place-shifting features into our Whole Home Solution with MOXI. Then we announced that we’ll be offering new video gateways with Sling technology and also licensing that technology to third-party manufacturers to support open development.
We now offer a range of solutions in the network, cloud, and home that make it this much easier for service providers to deliver your media, your way.
These solutions and others in our dedicated entertainment delivery portfolio address the growing challenge of transcoding in the complex, multiscreen environment. And they give service providers the freedom to choose how to deliver the future of TV.
That’s why our customers look to ARRIS. You can look for the results starting in 2014…