Top 5 Tech Articles You Might’ve Missed - Week of April 7, 2014

11 Apr 2014

This week, ARRIS attended the NAB Show in Las Vegas, showing off the latest and greatest in broadcast television. TVNewsCheck offered a recap of the show, noting that the television industry and NAB are positioning television broadcasters for future success. Multichannel News highlighted Ultra HD/4K as a focal point of the show, calling the technology the “next big thing,” although the rest of the television ecosystem is still catching up.

In other news, Rapid TV News shared findings from the IHS Technology Professional Video Research practice, revealing the global market for broadcast equipment and services -- in which ARRIS is a key player -- reached $61 billion in 2013. According to FierceCable, the worldwide IPTV market is also growing, with the Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute projecting that overall IPTV subscriber numbers will grow to 128 million by the end of 2014.

Additionally, Advanced Television discussed growth in home network penetration, which is expected to climb to 33.2 percent by 2018 due largely to continued spread of broadband services and demand for multiscreen video.

Check back next week for the latest industry news.

  1. NAB Exhibits Offer Innovation, Draw Interest (April 10) By Phil Kurz, TVNewsCheck:  Perhaps the most important thing to come out of this year’s gathering in Las Vegas is that both the television industry and the NAB seem to have a profound understanding of these questions and are responding in ways aimed at positioning television broadcasters for future success.
  2. The NAB Show and Tele-Vestigial Trends (April 7) By Leslie Ellis, Multichannel News: This week, the people of broadcast television make their way to Las Vegas for the annual gathering of the National Association of Broadcasters.
  3. Digital pay-TV take-up drives video market to $63BN (April 5) By Joseph O’Halloran, Rapid TV News: Showing precisely what a rich seam the industry is, new research from IHS Technology has revealed that the global market for professional broadcast equipment and services reached $63 billion in 2013.
  4. Report says worldwide IPTV sub base will hit 128 million in 2014 (April 7) By Jim Barthold, FierceCable: IPTV may be stutter-stepping across the U.S., but it's going gangbusters picking up new subscribers elsewhere in the world, according to the Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute's (MIC) latest report, "The Worldwide IPTV Subscriber Market, 1Q 2014."
  5. Home Network penetration to surpass 33% (April 10) By Editor, Advanced Television: Worldwide home network penetration is expected to climb from 24.8 per cent in 2013 to 33.2 per cent by 2018. Growth is driven by the continued spread of broadband services and demand for multiscreen video services.
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