This week, a number of outlets, including the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, covered ARRIS’s announcement that it plans to acquire Pace plc in a transaction worth approximately US$ 2.1 billion.
Separately, Multichannel News reported that Windstream has launched an Internet protocol-based pay TV service over fiber in Lincoln, Neb., which is being offered on ARRIS-made whole-home HD-DVRs.
Also, Communications Daily published insight from ARRIS CTO Charles Cheevers on the benefits of the reference design kit (RDK), noting how the technology helps operators push out updates more quickly than before.
In other industry news, FierceCable noted that, according to IHS, the global market for 4K/Ultra HD will nearly double in 2015, due largely to the increasing number of devices implementing the technology.
Finally, TV Technology took a look at some of the topic expected to be covered at this year’s INTX show in Chicago, including over-the-top (OTT) competition, wireless integration and back-end operations.
Check back next week for the latest industry news.
- Local CEO discusses US$ 2.1 billion deal as stock soars (April 23) By Matt Kempner, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Fresh from announcing an agreement to buy a rival technology company for US$ 2.1 billion, the chief executive of Suwanee-based ARRIS Group predicted metro Atlanta and the company’s hundreds of local workers will see good things from the deal.
- Windstream Adds IPTV Service to Web Bundle (April 20) By Jeff Baumgartner, Multichannel News: Pushing ahead with a plan announced last fall, Windstream has launched an Internet protocol-based pay TV service over fiber in Lincoln, Neb.
- RDK Gaining Traction, Executives Say (April 8) By Staff Writer, Communications Daily: As cable seeks a more effective and faster way to push changes through to customers, the reference design kit (RDK) is gaining more traction, analysts and executives said in recent interviews.
- 4K displays' global revenue will double to US$ 18.8B this year, report says (April 20) By Daniel Frankel, FierceCable: Driven by the technology's proliferation across devices beyond just televisions, such as smartphones, tablets and personal computers, the global market for 4K/Ultra HD will nearly double in revenue this year to US$ 18.8 billion, according to IHS.
- Cable Show Takes on OTT (April 20) By Gary Allen, TV Technology: INTX’s organizers expect that the event will intensify cross-industry focus on such topics as over-the-top competition, wireless integration and back-end operations.