Top 5 Tech Articles You Might’ve Missed - Week of May 25, 2015

29 May 2015

This week, Tom’s Guide reviewed the ARRIS SURFboard® SB6141 and declared it the best cable modem of 2015 because of its consistent performance, support for the latest standard for high-speed data transfer, easy-to-interpret indicator lights and compatibility with major service prodivers.

Separately, Digital TV Europe disclosed that TiVo said that it is now working with all global set-top operators, following its agreement with ARRIS to incorporate its software in ARRIS set-tops.

Also, Television Business International covered the 2015 IHS Infonetics Pay TV Services and Subscribers report, which claims that the number of global OTT pay TV users is expected to shoot up over the next five years.

Furthermore, Rapid TV News reported that the Leichtman Research Group found that 56 percent of all United States households have at least one television set connected to the Internet.

Finally, Advanced Television related that second screen users are ignoring TV advertisements, which is harming the impact of ad campaigns.

Check back next week for the latest industry news.

  1. Best Cable Modem 2015 (May 28, 2015) By Philip Michaels, Tom’s Guide: A cable modem might seem like the last device you'd need to worry about buying. After all, most Internet providers include a modem as part of your setup, seemingly saving you the trouble of having to shop for one more device.
  2. TiVo expands emerging market footprint with Cubiware deal (May 27, 2015) Digital TV Europe: TiVo has acquired Poland-based Cubiware, a firm that provides software for emerging market pay TV operators, in a bid to expand its international presence.
  3. OTT pay TV revenues to ‘skyrocket’ (May 22, 2015) By TBI Reporter, Television Business International: Global over-the-top (OTT) pay TV revenue is tipped to “skyrocket” in the coming years, according to the 2015 IHS Infonetics Pay TV Services and Subscribers report.
  4. More than half of all American households have connected TVs (May 28, 2015) By Michelle Clancy, Rapid TV News: Consumer research from Leichtman Research Group has found that 56% of all US households have at least one television set connected to the Internet.
  5. Second screen users ignore TV ads (May 28, 2015) By Nik Roseveare, Advanced Television: Research has shown that the trend of using a smartphone or tablet whilst watching TV is distracting viewers and significantly damaging the impact of advertising campaigns.
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