Top 5 Tech Articles You Might Have Missed – Week of September 21, 2015

25 Sep 2015

Advanced Television reported that Turkish operator Turksat selected the ARRIS E6000™ Converged Edge Router to prepare for future IP interactivity and future-proof its eventual service expansion.

The New York Post reported that Nielson’s second-quarter Total Audience Report had good news for Internet-only subscription services as the number of broadband-only homes rose from 2.15 million to 3.28 million.

According to Rapid TV News, the 2015 US Residential Television Service Provider Satisfaction Study published by JD Power showed that the overall satisfaction with pay-TV service providers increased considerably since last year.

Broadband TV News highlighted a study by Goldmedia showing that more than half of Germans watch television programs and videos on second-screen devices such as smartphones or tablets in parallel to the programs they are following on their TV.

Lastly, IP&TV News reported that total subscription and VOD revenues for 68 pay-TV operators in Asia will go from US$ 10 billion in 2014 to US$ 33 billion by 2020, citing research from The Asia Pacific Pay TV Operator Forecast report.

1. Turksat selects Arris router (September 17, 2015) Advanced Television: Arris Group has announced that Turksat, Turkey’s leading satellite communications and cable TV operator, has selected its E6000 Converged Edge Router (CER) to prepare for future IP interactivity and higher speed broadband services.

2. Internet-only homes are becoming the new normal (September 22, 2015) By Claire Atkinson, New York Post: The number of Internet-only homes rose from 2.15 million to 3.28 million. But the report also found that 561,000 of the free TV homes didn’t pony up for Internet service — perhaps a sign more people are relying on their mobile plans to get connected or are getting their Internet service outside of the home.

3. US pay-TV customer satisfaction jumps in 2015 (September 25, 2015) By Michelle Clancy, Rapid TV News: Satisfaction is calculated on a 1,000-point scale: TV satisfaction has increased by 12 points to 723 in 2015 from 711 in 2014, and a significant 24 points to 723 in 2015 from 699 in 2013. The main reason for the overall increase has been a 39 point rise in satisfaction in the network performance and reliability factor during the period.

4. Second-screen gains importance in German TV households (September 24, 2015) By John Krieger, Broadband TV News: The new forms of media consumption are becoming increasingly popular in Germany with more than half (56%) of Germans watching TV programs and videos on smartphones, tablets or laptops.

5. Pay-TV subs set to boom 74% in Asia Pacific (September 23, 2015) By Thomas Campbell, IP&TV News: Despite economic growth concerns, pay-TV subscriptions for Asia Pacific’s top 68 operators will increase by 74% from a collective 376 million in 2014 to 535 million by 2020, according to a new report from Digital TV Research.

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