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Connected devices and CPE

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Latest Headlines

Connected TV devices in U.S. to double by 2017, study says

Signaling that a major shift in the way Americans watch television is accelerating, the NPD Group predicts that the number of connected TV devices in the U.S. will double by 2017 to 204 million.

House passes STELA, boosts pay TV retrans leverage, ends CableCARD requirement

The House of Representatives has passed a bill that renews the compulsory license allowing satellite operators Dish Network and DirecTV  to import distant broadcast network TV station signals into markets that don't have a particular network affiliate.

New 'Comcast Labs' feature lets X1 users beta-test new products

Comcast has launched a new feature for its X1 set-top boxes that lets subscribers beta test new products before they're deployed.

TiVo founders scuttle their streaming startup, Qplay

TiVo co-founders Mike Ramsay and Jim Barton have announced that they're shutting down their video streaming startup, Qplay.

Microsoft shutters Xbox original programming unit, irks advertisers

Less than three months after touting an ambitious original programming slate at its April 29 Newfront presentation, Xbox Entertainment Studios has been shuttered by Microsoft.

TiVo embeds switched digital video support into new software client

As part of its new software client, TiVo has embedded support for cable switched digital video (SDV) without the need for a separate tuning adapter.

Comcast and TiVo developing retail set-top platform without CableCARD

Comcast and TiVo are working on a new two-way solution that would enable the pay TV service's subscribers to access the full range of their Xfinity service on a TiVo set-top box purchased at retail, all without a CableCARD.

Sling debuts entry-level Slingbox M1, revamps interface of high-end SlingTV

Sling Media has announced a couple new Slingbox streaming devices including a lower priced entry-level model and an improved interface for its high-end unit. 

Comcast acquires Wi-Fi router maker PowerCloud Systems

Comcast has  quietly purchased PowerCloud Systems, the privately held maker of the Skydog Wi-Fi router and app that lets users monitor and modify how broadband is used in their homes.

CNN triggers wide launch of advanced TV Everywhere platform, CNNx

With a successful beta test concluded, CNN has christened the wide launch of its new, advanced TV Everywhere platform, CNNx, to more than 85 million pay TV subscribers across more than 200 MVPDs.