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Pay TV, Wi-Fi and the once and future home network

In the beginning was the wire, and the home network consisted of a router and a PC, possibly linked to a printer. It was...

Managing the multi-device home

The growing number of connected devices has created more complexity in the home and reduced operator control over the delivery of related services. To...

ADB outlines its connected life vision

ADB has been outlining its vision for the future of Pay TV and for broadband/TV providers in particular, pointing to the need for multi-screen...

Why the remote control will survive tablets

The rise of the tablet as a companion device has raised question marks about the long-term future of the ‘traditional’ remote control, especially if...

Xbox 360 evolves from console to gateway

Microsoft has been outlining its strategy to put the Xbox 360 at the centre of the connected home, providing our video entertainment and enabling...

After multi-room DVR, multi-screen is next for n

In the U.S., multi-room DVR is now an important part of a competitive Pay TV service offering, with deployments helped by the ready availability...

Dish Unleashes Hopper Whole Home DVR

Direct-to-home (DTH) satellite provider Dish (formerly Dish Networks) is playing to the mainstream U.S. TV viewer with its Hopper whole-home HD DVR, which it...

Cable broadband speeds: time to take a breather

Mike Fries, President & CEO at Liberty Global, which owns the UPC cable networks, thinks it is time for the cable industry to take...

The role of the gateway for whole-home TV

Pay TV operators need to get their content onto more screens, which means there will be growing interest in multi-room TV as well as...

Customer experience is next battleground

It is starting to look as if customer experience (CX) is going to become a key battleground for Pay TV and broadband service providers...

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