Top 5 Tech Articles You Might’ve Missed - Week of April 28, 2014

02 May 2014

This week, ARRIS shared its vision and innovation for the IP transformation, multiscreen, and multiple industry initiatives at The Cable Show. Leading up to the conference, Multichannel News published an interview with CEO Bob Stanzione discussing the one-year milestone of ARRIS’s merger with Motorola Home. Bob was also recently named to the 2014 CableFAX 100, honoring his many achievements at ARRIS’s helm.

Separately, FierceCable addressed discussions around TV Anywhere at The Cable Show, including how authentication and customer awareness can help drive consumer adoption.

In other news, our evolving habits for entertainment consumption continues to make headlines, with Rapid TV News highlighting a report that revealed 70% of US TV viewers consider themselves “binge-viewers.” Moreover, new research from Parks Associates found that 64% of US broadband households have at least one consumer electronics device such as smart TVs, set-top devices or digital media receivers connected to the Internet, according to Advanced Television.

Check back next week for the latest industry news.

  1. Arris-Motorola: A Year Later (April 28) By Jeff Baumgartner, Multichannel News: When Arris swallowed up Motorola Home, a company twice its size, there were fears that the US$ 2,35 billion deal might cause a bout of indigestion for one of cable’s key suppliers, as well as for Arris’s customers and stockholders.
  2. CableFAX 100 (May 1) By Staff, CableFAX: Stanzione may be modest, but his achievements are anything but. Tripling the size of Arris over the past decade, Stanzione recently did it again in one fell swoop, acquiring the assets and IP of Motorola Home last year. Revenues quadrupled, stock skyrocketed, and the company’s future shines even brighter.
  3. TV Everywhere's biggest challenge: customer awareness (April 30) By Craig Kuhl, FierceCable: When 2014 March Madness reached 69 million video streams, TV Everywhere (TVE) got the attention of not only the cable industry, but the world.
  4. America addicted to binge-viewing (April 30) By Joseph O’Halloran, Rapid TV News: A survey conducted by strategic research, marketing and brand consultancy Miner & Co Studio has revealed that seven-tenths of US TV viewers consider themselves binge-viewers.
  5. 64% US broadband homes have connected device (May 1) By Editor, Advanced Television: A survey by Parks Associates has found that 64 per cent of US broadband households have at least one consumer electronics device connected to the Internet, which could include a smart TV, Blu-ray player, game console, set-top box, a digital media receiver, or Google Chromecast.
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