With Cable Congress in full swing, Advanced Television posted that Liberty Global is the latest international service provider, joining Comcast, GCI, WOW! and SK Broadband, to deploy ARRIS E6000 converged edge router, dramatically expanding our global footprint.
In other event news, NCTA highlighted a panel at this week’s SXSW conference where ESPN, Univision and PBS network presidents expressed confidence that today’s TV model will remain a primary source of entertainment. On a similar note, Quartz posted an article discussing the positive future of television stating it will be cheaper, have more channels and be viewable on any screen.
Additionally, as we look toward the future of television, Forbes shared a few key disruptive trends in the traditional television space, noting user interfaces will become more intuitive than consumers' remote control.
Furthermore, Rapid TV News highlighted research from SNL Kagan MRG projecting that total worldwide multiscreen service delivery platform revenue will more than double by 2017 as the technology becomes the baseline for cable operators to compete in the marketplace.
Liberty Global boosts German services with ARRIS (March 12) By Colin Mann, Advanced Television: IP, video and broadband technology specialist ARRIS has confirmed that Liberty Global, the world’s largest cable provider, is deploying its E6000 Converged Edge Router (CER) to its leading German subsidiary, Unitymedia KabelBW – enabling enhanced and uninterrupted entertainment and broadband services with 1 Gbps capacity.
SXSW Asks TV or Not TV, Panelists Answer TV (March 10) By John Solit, NCTA: In front of a packed ballroom at the Driskill Hotel, with another 30 people outside hoping for seats to open up (they didn’t), three TV heavyweights wrestled with the herculean question, “Who am I?” ESPN President John Skipper, Univision President Kevin Conroy and PBS President Paula Kreger along with CNN reporter Brian Stelter attempted to define what a TV network is in the digital age and where well-established television brands fit in a rapidly changing video marketplace.
The future of TV is coming into focus, and looks pretty great (March 7) By Zachary Seward, Quartz: The future of TV is here. It’s just not evenly distributed. If it doesn’t seem like the American television industry is in the middle of a dramatic transformation, that’s simply because the pieces are scattered all over the place. But they are starting to come together.
The Future of T.V.: Digital, Traditional And Something In Between (March 12) By Lori Kozlowski, Forbes: Kevin Spacey, most recently better known as Frank Underwood, everyone’s favorite political operator, gives us a rousing speech on the convergence of platforms and forms of entertainment. iPad versus the big screen — who cares, he says.
Multiscreen service delivery platform revenue set to more than double (March 12) By Michelle Clancy, Rapid TV News: Research from SNL Kagan MRG is predicting that total worldwide TV service delivery platform revenue will reach $1.3 billion in 2017, from a base of a little more than $900 million last year.