The fourth quarter saw hardware vendors such as Cisco, Arris and Casa Systems ship a record amount of CCAP (Converged Cable Access Platform) gear, with CCAP channel shipments jumping by 192 percent compared to the third quarter of 2013, according to a report from Infonetics.
Set-top vendor Arris posted an increase of $128 million in combined sales from Comcast and Time Warner Cable in the fourth quarter, thanks in part to demand for home video gateways such as the XG1 device that it is supplying to Comcast for its Xfnity X1 service.
Time Warner Cable's new super DVR is the Arris IP805-M set-top, according to an FCC document obtained by FierceCable. A spokesman confirmed that the unit is the new six-tuner DVR that TWC plans to deploy later this year in New York and Los Angeles.
Verizon 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.
More pay TV subscribers want to be able to access to programs stored on their DVRs similar to the way Dish Network customers can use its Sling product to watch video from set-tops in their homes on any Internet-connected device, Parks Associates said Friday.
Clearing a path for the launch of a network-based DVR service, Time Warner Cable said Thursday that it launched a new cloud-based interactive program guide.
Time Warner Cable will soon announce the launch of its TWC TV application on a sixth IP video platform, COO Rob Marcus said Monday at the UBS Global Media and Communications Conference in New York.
Arris said it struck a deal with The Weather Channel, which will use its integrated receiver decoders and encoders to help it deliver more regionalized data and linear services.
Multiple customers of Arris will soon deploy network-based DVRs that will be used to "augment in-home DVR functionality," Arris CEO Bob Stanzione told analysts last week.
Pace surpassed longtime set-top market leader Cisco in market share during the second quarter, according to a report released Wednesday by Infonetics.