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May 20, 2014

4K TV Shipments Jump in March

According to a report release by IHS Technology, shipments of 4K TVs rose sharply, from 384,000 units in February to 1.1 million in March. Shipments were most accelerated in China, where 4K/UHD has been…

May 19, 2014

Report: Best Pay-TV Quarter in Years

According to a recent report, U.S. pay-TV operators saw their best quarter in the last three years at the beginning of this year. U.S. multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs) posted their best numbers since…

May 15, 2014

Information Models for Cable Industry

CableLabs CTO Ralph Brown talked to CED Magazine about our development of information models for the cable operator industry. The data information architecture seeks to integrate the different networks and systems into a common platform. See Ralph’s quotes here,…

May 14, 2014

Nielsen: TV Leads In Viewership, Ad Spend

Mobile video streams are on the rise. Pay-TV subscribers are cutting their cords in droves.  Right?  Not so fast, says Nielsen. According to a new report from the respected agency, TV still leads…

May 13, 2014

2015 Chevy Malibu Will Have Wireless Option

Connected cars (something CableLabs has researched) seem to be an inevitable addition to the Internet of Things, and Chevy is hoping to lead the trend. OnStar (yes, that OnStar) will be offering 4G LTE connectivity…

May 9, 2014

CableCARD Deployment Exceeds 47M

According to a new report from the NCTA, the nation’s top nine incumbent cable operators have deployed more than 47 million MSO-supplied set-tops with CableCARDs.  That number is up from 45 million reported earlier this year….

May 8, 2014

Nielson: 17 of 189 Channels

On average, American pay-TV subscribers have about 189 channels to choose from. But, according to new research by Nielson, the average viewer only watches about 17 of those 189 available channels. The data “substantiates the notion that…

May 6, 2014

Cable Providers Look to Boost Broadband

Multiple MSOs and operators have recently announced plans to offer downstream speeds as fast as 1Gbps. Alan Breznick at Light Reading picked up on the seeming trend, and talks about it more in-depth – including how moves…