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With the rollout of new home video gateways from Arris (Nasdaq: ARRS), Verizon (NYSE: VZ) is introducing FiOS Quantum TV as a new brand for its cable programming service.
Verizon (NYSE: VZ) will begin deploying its next-generation FiOS Media Server at the end of the first quarter, Shawn Strickland, VP for video in the company's product group, told FierceCable on Wednesday.
More pay TV subscribers want to be able to access to programs stored on their DVRs similar to the way Dish Network (Nasdaq: DISH) customers can use its Sling product to watch video from set-tops in their homes on any Internet-connected device, Parks Associates said Friday.
Findings released at International CES by TiVo suggest that streaming to mobile devices among its subscriber base is on the rise and driving longer periods of engagement on second screens, an increase directly related to the launch of TiVo Roamio in August of 2013, with recorded shows leading the way as the streaming content of choice.
For as long as Faultline has commented on this industry, the set-top market in the US has been dominated by the cable TV industry – which in turn has been dominated first by Motorola and secondly by Cisco.
Sling rolled out a number of new features to its retail customers Monday — but how will the company’s technology fare once it’s adopted by cable operators with their convoluted TV Everywhere rules?
In October, Atlantic Broadband was the first cable operator to deploy the new TiVo (Nasdaq: TIVO) T6 DVR. The device is similar to the souped-up Roamio DVR TiVo recently began selling in retail stores, containing six tuners and 1 GB of storage space capable of allowing subscribers to record 1,000 shows.
Record service and technology revenues plus the strongest quarter of cable subscription additions to date have led to TiVo exhibiting its largest quarterly growth in several years.
With the launch of its new “Roamio” DVR line, TiVo looks poised to appeal to a broad spectrum of consumers -- from high-end TV power users with money to burn, to cord-cutters that are looking to pair free, over-the-air broadcast TV with an array of over-the-top video sources.
MADISON, Wis.—We all know that cable TV is no longer the only destination for consumers to find video they want to watch. In fact, the proliferation of Internet Protocol-enabled devices—tablets, smartphones, notebook computers and game consoles—is already making a pricey subscription to cable TVs almost unacceptable, if not irrelevant, especially to younger audiences.
FierceCable's list of the top cable technologies of 2013 leads with a look at the video gateways--or "super DVRs"--that Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA), Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) and other major MSOs will deploy this year as they attempt to stave off competition from products such as DirecTV's (Nasdaq: DTV) Genie and Dish Network's (Nasdaq: DISH) Hopper multiroom DVRs.
There was no shortage of stories this year about connected TVs, video gateway devices and cable operators and programmers delivering interactive programming and advertising to tablets, smartphones and other "second screen" devices.
Zenverge Inc., a chipmaker that specializes in video transcoding, is getting ready to take in-home video streaming via gateways and set-tops to the next level.
Fall is officially here and we're closing in on the final quarter of 2012, a time when products usually get real or fade into the vapor forever. One that we've been waiting to hear about just got a little more real as the Verizon Media Server (VMS), which Big Red teased last December and promised in 2012, got a little mention in the company's latest comments to the FCC. While attempting to persuade the FCC to standardize an IP content interface and delay the December 2012 deadline, Verizon revealed that the rollout of its new product will begin in the coming months. The full feature set of this server is still unknown, but one interesting feature is its ability to stream multiple high-def stream simultaneously to 3rd party devices connected to your home network. Of course without a industry wide streaming standard -- again, like Verizon is requesting the FCC to ratify -- who knows exactly what devices could be in the mix.
Global Semiconductor Alliance announces the nominations for the GSA Awards Dinner Celebration 2012. The nominees are presented by Jodi Shelton, President of GSA."
VideoPropulsion's transcoder technology is designed to support up to 24 streams of MPEG transcoding on a single PCIe card for OEM applications. VideoPropulsion also provides turnkey transcoder appliances for hospitality and other vertical markets and applications.

VideoPropulsion® (OTC:VPTV) today announced that the company is expanding its industry-leading range of FloodGate® HDTV hospitality headend systems by launching a new series of next-generation transcoding and mobile streaming appliances and PCIe cards for OEM applications powered by Zenverge ZN2000 content networking ICs. Harnessing the robust transrating and transcaling capabilities of the ZN2000, the new transcoding and mobile streaming solutions can be integrated with VideoPropulsion’s FloodGate or deployed in a standalone Mobile Video HotSpot (MVHS) to more efficiently deliver linear digital television programming across any hotel, hospital, university, or multiple dwelling unit (MDU) wireless networks to a wide range of multiscreen devices, including smartphones and tablets.
Freescale Acquires Zenverge, Addresses the Video Internet of Things

SUNNYVALE, CA--(SEMICO - Dec 10, 2014) - On December 2, 2014 Freescale announced it had acquired Zenverge, a fabless chip vendor of advanced HD content processing. Zenverge has transcoding technology that enables one media stream to be converted into multiple streams with different formats. This is optimized for specific internet connected devices or platforms. Freescale has several technologies for IoT covering a broad range of applications in consumer, automotive, industrial and wearables. What has not been addressed is how the visual experience will play in IoT.
SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Zenverge, a leader in advanced content networking solutions, today announced the ZN480 supporting the latest video codecs and highest resolution broadcasting standards with up to 8xHD or 2xUltra HD performance.
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Zenverge, a leading developer of advanced content networking ICs, announced today that Simple.TV, an innovator of advanced streaming DVR products, has launched the next generation of its DVR with Zenverge's ZN200 IC in the US market.
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Zenverge, a leading developer of advanced content networking ICs, announced today that SiliconDust, innovators of next generation TV tuners, has incorporated Zenverge's ZN200 system-on-a-chip (SoC) into their latest HDHomeRun and Simple.TV Branded Network Attached TV tuner products, the HDTC and STV2 series.
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Zenverge, a leading developer of advanced content networking ICs, today announced it will showcase media gateways, super DVRs, and media bridges with industry-leading multi-screen and place shifting capabilities at the Palazzo in Las Vegas, January 8th and 9th, concurrent with CES 2014.