Top 5 Tech Articles You Might’ve Missed - Week of June 23, 2014

27 Jun 2014

This week, Huffington Post UK featured a blog authored by ARRIS own Sandy Howe, highlighting our 2014 Consumer Entertainment Index data and discussing the binge-watching phenomenon.

According to FierceCable, SCTE recently announced a plan to provide cable system operators with new standards, technology, solutions and training to significantly cut the energy use and cost of their networks by 2020. Similarly, RapidTVNews shared the CEA’s updated core characteristics for 4K Ultra HD TVs, monitors and projectors for the home.

In other news, Advanced Television highlighted that with the World Cup in full swing, increased connection speeds and the exponential growth of connected devices worldwide have driven record network traffic. In fact, Variety noted that ESPN online viewership Thursday’s USA-Germany match peaked at more than 1.4 million concurrent viewers.

Check back next week for the latest industry news.

  1. Binge-Viewing and The World of Tomorrow (June 27) By Sandra Howe, Huffington Post UK: "Binge-viewing" is the new term for watching multiple episodes of a TV series--or even the entire series--in a single sitting. This includes movie marathons. This includes that time you invited some friends over to "see what the fuss is about," and you watched... the whole... thing. Sound familiar?
  2. SCTE, cable operators pledge to reduce network energy use by 2020 (June 26) By Daniel Frankel, FierceCable: The Society of Cable Television engineers announced a plan Thursday to provide cable system operators with new standards, technology, solutions and training to significantly cut the energy use and cost of their networks by 2020.
  3. Consumer electronics association posts new 4K/UltraHD guidelines (June 25) By Michelle Clancy, RapidTVNews:The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) has announced updated core characteristics for 4K UltraHD TVs, monitors and projectors for the home.
  4. World Cup breaking traffic records (June 26) By Colin Mann, Advanced Television: With the 2014 World Cup nearing the end of its group stage, increased connection speeds and the exponential growth of connected device ownership are key factors in driving record network traffic and consumption, according to Natalie Billingham, Regional Sales Director, UK and Eire at Akamai.
  5. ESPN Live Stream Crashes During USA-Germany World Cup Match (June 26) By Todd Spangler, Variety: Many users across the U.S. were unable to access ESPN’s WatchESPN video-streaming service as the USA-Germany match in the 2014 FIFA World Cup kicked off at noon Eastern time on Thursday.
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