This week, the Associated Press covered ARRIS’s deal with NASCAR Productions to provide each of the racing teams participating in this year’s Sprint Cup Series with a SURFboard® SB6183 modem and E6000™ converted edge router.
Separately, CED included a story on the general availability of AgileMax™, ARRIS’s new hybrid passive optical network (HPON™) solution to completely eliminate Optical Beat Interference (OBI) in Advanced DOCSIS, FTTP deployments.
Additionally, the Atlanta Business Chronicle highlighted the recent appointment of Patrick Macken as ARRIS’s new senior vice president and general counsel.
In other industry news, Multichannel News noted the results of Adobe’s 2014 U.S. Digital Video Benchmark Report, which suggests that consumers continue to prefer TV Everywhere services from their pay-TV providers, despite the recent surge in competition from over-the-top (OTT) services.
Finally, Advanced Television reported that, according to the Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers, the industry is quickly adopting 4K, with production of ‘ordinary’ HDTV screens expected to potentially cease altogether by the end of 2016-2017.
Check back next week for the latest industry news.
ARRIS technology to help power NASCAR communications (March 31) By Staff Writer, Associated Press: ARRIS Technology will provide NASCAR Productions with equipment for Internet services at Sprint Cup races this season.
Arris marketing new RFoG approach (March 31) By Brian Santo, CED: Arris is hitting the market with its previously announced AgileMax system, which introduces a variation of RF over glass technology that is designed to entirely sidestep what the company says is a chronic problem in RFoG installations.
People on the Move (March 31) By Staff Writer, Atlanta Business Chronicle: Macken will oversee all aspects of the company's global legal function and will report to ARRIS Chairman and CEO Bob Stanzione.
TV Everywhere Makes Strides Against OTT Rivals: Study (March 30) By Jeff Baumgartner, Multichannel News: If TV Everywhere aims to help traditional pay TV providers fend off a surge of over-the-top competition, new data suggests that the needle is moving in the right direction.
SMPTE: “4K picking up speed” (March 31) By Chris Forrester, Advanced Television: The Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers (SMPTE), in its latest ‘Newswatch’ publication, states that the industry’s transition to 4K has “picked up considerable speed.”