Top 5 Tech Articles You Might’ve Missed – Week of June 15, 2015

19 Jun 2015

On Monday, Screen Plays Magazine discussed the increasing momentum behind Comcast’s original RDK initiative. It also highlighted ARRIS’s contribution to RDK through its in-band DVB Service Information system.

Multichannel News reported on Time Warner Cable’s expectations to provide 1 Gigabit of speed per second across all of Los Angeles, rather than individual neighborhoods, thanks to its D3.1 technology.

Furthermore, Wireless Week informed audiences that due to the increase of smartphones, tablets and a trend of multiple device households, Americans used 4.1 trillion megabytes of data during 2014.

Digital Media Wire covered the creation of Story Sync, a new second-screen application that allows users to interact with characters from their favorite shows. The article also highlighted how these applications are closing the gap between media outlets and consumers by unlocking a new range of monetization opportunities.

Lastly, Nation Multimedia reported on Nielsen’s development of audience multiscreen measurement protocol to understand how media fragmentation has altered TV viewing, due to the increased use of smartphones.

Check back next week for the latest industry news.

  • RDK Moves to Broadband Gateways Amid Surge in Adoption & Innovation (June 15, 2015) By Fred Dawson, Screen Plays Magazine: With growing momentum the Reference Design Kit initiative spawned three years ago by Comcast is shaping MVPD strategies across the globe and, in the process, building a demand pool that is impacting device designs beyond the initially targeted set-top domain.
  • TWC ‘Well Positioned’ to Bring 1-Gig Across L.A. (June 16, 2015) By Jeff Baumgartner, Multichannel News: Time Warner Cable said it is “well-positioned” to bring speeds of 1 Gbps across its Los Angeles footprint in the wake of a request for participants (RFP) issued by the city last week.
  • Report: Americans Used 4.1 Trillion Megabytes in 2014 (June 17, 2015) By Andrew Berg, Wireless Week: Americans used 4.1 trillion megabytes of data last year according to new research from CTIA.
  • Double Vision: Media Monetization Through Second Screen (June 17, 2015) Digital Media Wire: Would you be able to survive a night with The Walking Dead? Do you think your favorite celebrity could? You can find out by hooking up to Story Sync, a second screen app that lets viewers interact with the show on their tablet while watching it on TV.
  • Nielson test-runs multiscreen TV audience measurement protocol (June 18, 2015) By Watchiranont Thongtep, The Nation: AMID the changes in TV viewing behaviour encouraged by media fragmentation, Nielsen (Thailand) has kicked off a test run of multiscreen audience measurement in a bid to boost data quality and TV ratings stability as well as to retain its reputation in the industry.

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