Top 5 Tech Articles You Might’ve Missed - Week of January 26, 2015

30 Jan 2015

This week, Multichannel News covered the FCC’s appointment of 18 members to the new Downloadable Security Technology Advisory Committee, including Bruce McClelland, ARRIS’s president of network and cloud & global services.

In other industry news, FierceCable reported that media industry analyst Craig Moffett predicts that there will be a reversal of the long-time trend of cable losing video market share to satellite, with cable companies expected to narrow their video subscriber losses significantly in 2015.

Separately, Broadband TV News included the findings of a new Pyramid Research report that predicts that paid over-the-top (OTT) revenue will expand in emerging markets over the next four years, driven largely by the growing popularity of subscription video on demand (SVoD) services.

Digital TV Europe reported that streaming media players are expected to be found in some 39 million U.S. households by 2017, according to research by NPD Group.

Finally, TechHive covered the growing trend toward 4K adoption and highlighted that this year’s Super Bowl is likely to coincide with a spike in 4K TV sales, despite the fact that the game won’t be broadcast in 4K.

Check back next week for the latest industry news.

  1. FCC Appoints Downloadable-Security Committee (Jan. 28) By Jeff Baumgartner, Multichannel News: The Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday announced the appointment of 18 members to a new committee that will help the agency pursue a successor the CableCARD.
  2. Cable will begin to reclaim video share from satellite in 2015, analyst predicts (Jan. 26) By Daniel Frankel, FierceCable: Media analyst Craig Moffett predicts that starting this year, cable will reverse a decade-long trend of losing video market share to satellite.
  3. OTT video picks up in emerging markets (Jan. 28) By Staff Writer, Broadband TV News: A new Pyramid Research report expects paid OTT revenue in emerging markets to expand from US$1.9 billion in 2014 to US$6.0 billion in 2019.
  4. Streaming media player ownership to hit 40% in US (Jan. 27) By Staff Writer, Digital TV Europe: Streaming media player penetration is set to reach 40% of US broadband homes by 2017, with these devices to be found in some 39 million households, according to research by NPD Group.
  5. Statistics suggest Super Bowl 49 has kicked off a boom in 4K TV sales (Jan. 27) By Pulkit Chandna, TechHive: When we look back on this year’s Super Bowl, we might see the spark that ignited a boom in sales of 4K TVs—at least in the U.S. market.
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