Concurrent supporting VOD delivery to connected TVs

Move could help Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications reduce capital spending

Concurrent released a new version of its MediaHawk video-on-demand software that it says could be used to deliver programming to cable subscribers with connected TVs.

The move could help Concurrent customers such as Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) and Cox Communications reduce capital spending on set-tops. Several pay TV providers are already working with Samsung and other consumer electronics manufacturers to deliver live TV and VOD programming to subscribers with connected TVs, including Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA), Cablevision (NYSE: CVC) and Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC).

Concurrent said in Wednesday's announcement that it is working with a European cable operator to deliver VOD programming to "a wide range of Internet-connected TVs using the MediaHawk Platform." The Atlanta-based company hasn't announced deals with any U.S. customers to use MediaHawk to deliver VOD programming to connected TVs.

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