Top 5 Tech Articles You Might’ve Missed - Week of October 6, 2014

10 Oct 2014

This week, Cincinnati Bell announced it will use our Whole Home Solutions Mobile platform and SecureMedia content protection system to power its new Fioptics TV Everywhere app, Light Reading reported. Multichannel News highlighted our latest broadband gateways, which will be showcased at the upcoming Broadband World Forum in Amsterdam.

Around the industry, Broadband TV News shared data from Strategy Analytics revealing worldwide ownership of connected TV devices reached 500 million units in the second quarter. Additionally, Reuters noted British companies spent a record 3.5 billion pounds on digital advertising in the first half of 2014 – largely due to the increasing use of smartphones and tablets.

Finally, Rapid TV News featured a complementary study showing that increasing video consumption is encouraging marketers to use mobile video to accompany traditional TV advertising.

Check back next week for the latest industry news.

  1. Arris Powers Cincinnati Bell's TV Everywhere Service (Oct. 7) By Staff, Light Reading: This week, Cincinnati Bell launched its new Fioptics TV Everywhere app in support of its popular Fioptics TV Service, powered by ARRIS. This app will enable customers to access fast and reliable video streaming throughout the home.
  2. Arris Revs Up DSL, FTTH Gateways(Oct. 7) By Jeff Baumgartner, Multichannel News: ARRIS is amplifying that it’s no longer largely a cable-focused shop, launching a new line of DSL and fiber-to-the-home gateways. This new product family delivers voice, video and data services, and will be on show at the Broadband World Forum, slated for Oct. 21-23 in Amsterdam.
  3. Half a billion connected TV devices in Q2, 2014 (Oct. 3) By Staff, Broadband TV News: Worldwide ownership of connected TV devices (including smart TVs, smart blu-ray players, IP-enabled game consoles and digital media streamers) grew 7% quarter-on-quarter in Q2 2014 and% versus the same period in 2013 to reach 500 million units.
  4. UK digital advertising spend up 16.6 percent in first half of 2014 (Oct. 8) By Li-mei Hoang, Reuters: British companies spent a record 3.5 billion pounds on digital advertising in the first half of 2014, helped by the increasing use of smartphones and tablets, according to a report published on Wednesday.
  5. Mobile video vital to reaching fragmented audiences at scale (Oct. 2) By Joseph O’Halloran, Rapid TV News: Mobile video is poised to become an integral part of how brands connect, engage and convert their key audiences according to independent video advertising platform BrightRoll.
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