20 Nov 2017
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Comcast’s X1 video platform helps reduce video defections

Speaking at an investor conference, Comcast CEO Brian Roberts said that X1, an Internet-based system designed to make channel navigation simpler than past cable boxes, has been the main reason the company was able to halt the video defections.

SureWaves inks Rs 35 crore deal for talent and innovation

SureWaves’ new funding is led by Canaan Partners; Bangalore-based firm to use the funds to hire talent, tap global markets and support innovation.

Broadcom expands satellite device portfolio for operators

Broadcom launches Outdoor Unit satellite chipset; allows operators to deliver a wider range of services to more subscribers without additional satellite dish installations.

38.5 million UHD LCD TV sets will ship in 2018: IHS

IHS predicts 38.5 million UHD LCD TV sets will ship in 2018, up from 1.5 million in 2013, according to the TV Systems Intelligence Service at IHS. Shipments will fly up more than 500 per cent to reach 10 million in 2014.

US consumer electronics revenues to reach $208 bn this year

Revenues for the consumer electronics (CE) industry in the US are projected to grow by 2.4 per cent in 2014, reaching a new record high of $208 billion, according to ‘The US Consumer Electronics Sales and Forecasts’, the semi-annual industry report released today by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA).

Digital TV homes to triple in Sub-Saharan Africa

Digital penetration will exceed half the TV households in Sub-Saharan Africa very soon, according to a new report from Digital TV Research. The Digital TV Sub-Saharan Africa Forecasts report estimates nearly every home will be converted by 2020.

Aereo gets $34 mn additional funding

Aereo has announced that it has closed a $34 million Series C round of financing. Aereo’s remote (cloud-based) antenna/DVR technology aims to make watching television simple and user-friendly. Using Aereo’s technology, consumers can pause and rewind any program that they are watching live, or save a programme for future viewing.

Facebook makes its first purchase in India, snaps up Little Eye Labs

Facebook acquires Bangalore-based mobile technology company Little Eye Labs for around $15 mn; company started in May 2012 by four programme analysis geeks.

Roku launches Smart TVs for a connected world

US TV technology company Roku has launched Roku TV, a new generation of Smart TVs designed to give consumers a simple entertainment experience in a complex connected world.

Hand-held devices drive record BBC Sport traffic

BBC Sport has received a lot of online traffic from mobile and tablet devices over the festive period, accounting for a record 72 per cent of total UK BBC Sport traffic on Boxing Day and 70 per cent on New Year’s Day.