Top 5 Tech Articles You Might’ve Missed - Week of May 12

16 May 2014

This week, ARRIS continued to make headlines in The Motley Fool with coverage of our positive financial momentum and bright future.  A series of three articles included observations such as, “Arris operates in a market that's currently in flux: cable operators are looking to differentiate their products, Internet speeds are getting faster, and video delivery is being rethought. Arris is positioned to take advantage of all of these changes within the industry.” And “ARRIS positive momentum is not just about short-term improvements in demand. This is a long-term trend, and Arris appears to be gaining market share against its competitors.”

Some of the industry changes were reported by Advanced Television, which shared data from the Interactive Advertising Bureau showing 52 million adult Americans watch online video at least once a month, preferring original digital programming to news, sports and daytime TV. However, Broadband Technology Report highlighted the changing way consumers access content, revealing that in the first quarter of 2014 the amount of online video consumed on a TV increased, while online viewing on PCs declined.

Separately, Multichannel News noted that those in the U.S. who qualify as cord-cutters make up 72% of streaming share, averaging 100 hours of streaming per month.

Finally, Digital TV Europe shared that global digital TV penetration will reach 97.9% of TV households in 2020, up from 67.7% this year.

Check back next week for the latest industry news.

  1. ARRIS Featured on The Motley Fool (May 12-14) By Adam Levy, The Motley Fool: This week, ARRIS was a hot topic on The Motley Fool, which featured three separate articles regarding our financial performance and industry positioning.
  2. Online Video: TVs Set to Pass the PC (May 14) By BTR Staff, Broadband Technology Report: According to Parks Associates, TV sets are outpacing computers as the key platform for Internet video.
  3. US original online content viewing up 15% (May 9) By Editor, Advanced Television: The increasing importance of original digital video for advertisers has been identified by a survey from the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB), showing the format is almost as popular as primetime TV for US viewers.
  4. Cord-Cutters Gobble Down The Bits: Sandvine Study (May 14) By Jeff Baumgartner, Multichannel News: While it's no surprise that consumers who have cut the cord tend to devour more than their fair share of the bandwidth, a fresh study from Sandvine offers a glimpse at the bit disparity between those that fit the cord-cutting profile versus other types of broadband users.
  5. Digital TV to reach 97.9% of homes by 2020 (May 14) By Staff, Digital TV Europe: Global digital TV penetration will reach 97.9% of TV households by the end of 2020, up from an anticipated 67.7% at the end of this year, according to a new report by Digital TV Research.
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