Top 5 Tech Articles You Might’ve Missed – Week of August 3, 2015

07 Aug 2015

Light Reading covered Windstream’s new launch of its IP based Kinetic TV service. The company has contracted with ARRIS to provide both the NVG343 gateway and various IP set-tops to Kinetic TV customers.

Rapid TV News detailed a recent study of Television use. According to the Video Advertising Bureau, TV continues to command total video screen time, and is the video outlet choice for teens 93% of the time.

Universal Sports Network launched a pay-per-view subscription service that will offer full streaming of all 48 Rugby World Cup matches, reports Multichannel News.

In Telecompaper, a study done by the Brazilian Telecommunications Association noted that Brazil experienced a 36% increase in broadband connections since last June.

On Monday, The Guardian covered the rise of connected devices in making homes “smarter.”

Check back next week for the latest industry news.

  • Windstream Ramps Up TV & Commercial (August 5, 2015) By Mari Sibley, Light Reading: Biz Windstream is making noise with new plans for its Kinetic TV offering, and the announcement of a major commercial customer win with the Department of Veterans Affairs.
  • Television is still king, claiming nine out of ten video minutes viewed (August 3, 2015) By Michelle Clancy, Rapid TV News: Television's reach is still undeniable despite the rise of online and mobile video viewing, reaching 90% of all US adults in any given week.
  • Universal Sports Network Takes Rugby Over-the-Top (August 5, 2015) By Jeff Baumgartner, Multichannel News: Taking full advantage of its digital distribution rights, Universal Sports Network has launched an exclusive over-the-top, pay-per-view offering that will stream all 48 matches of Rugby World Cup 2015 in high-definition.
  • Brazil broadband connections increase 36% to 220 mln (August 5, 2015) Telecompaper: Brazil ended the first half of 2015 with 219.7 million broadband connections, representing an increase of 36 percent compared to June last year.
  • The smart home and a data underclass (August 3, 2015) By Marc Ambasna-Jones, The Guardian: Domestic appliance manufacturers and technology companies have big plans for our homes. From remote controlled heating devices such as Nest and Hive to intelligent fridges, smart TVs and connected washing machines, our appliances will become smart, automating many of our everyday tasks.

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