Light Reading reported that CableLabs® has opened product certification for DOCSIS 3.1 equipment, paving the way toward DOCSIS 3.1 deployment.
Rapid TV News reported that DIRECTV launched the 4K Genie Mini to expand 4K access to more customers nationwide.
A Dataxis study estimated that in 2018, there will be a total of 135.5 million digital, 120.9 million HD, 58.5 million connected and 1.3 million 4K installed TV sets in the five largest Latin American countries (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, and Mexico), according to IP & TV News.
This week, Multichannel News revealed a survey from S3 Group showing that pay TV operators are speeding up multiscreen TV software releases. Of the nearly 30 operators surveyed in the U.S., nearly half boosted the number of software releases by more than 20% in 2015.
Finally, Media Post disclosed that 45% of TVs sold in the U.S. are now connected TVs—up from 34% a year ago and 24% two years ago.
Clock Starts on DOCSIS 3.1 (August 25, 2015) By Mari Silbey, Light Reading: DOCSIS 3.1 jumped from concept to full-blown specification in record time in fall 2013, but in many ways, the race for D3.1 has only just begun.
Rising 4K STB market set to aid pay-TV operators (August 23, 2015) Michelle Clancy, Rapid TV News: The 4K set-top-box segment is finally starting to see some action—and that could be good news for the flagging pay-TV sector.
24.8 connected TV forecast for largest LATAM countries by 2018 (August 24, 2015) By Thomas Campbell, IP &TV News: Dataxis estimates that in 2018 there will be a total of 135.5 million digital, 120.9 million HD, 58.5 million connected and 1.3 million 4K installed TV sets in the five largest Latin American countries (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Columbia and Mexico).
Pay TV Operators Speeding Up App Releases (August 18, 2015) By Jeff Baumgartner, Multichannel News: About half of pay TV operators are deploying multiscreen TV software releases at a speedier rate in 2015 versus 2014, a new survey of nearly 30 operators in the U.S. and Europe from S3 Group revealed.
Connected TV Homes Show Continued Growth (August 26, 2015) By Wayne Friedman, MediaPost: Connected TV homes continue to make gains in the TV marketplace.