The Supreme Court will weigh in on whether Aereo is violating copyright law by providing over-the-top streaming of broadcast channels through its antenna-DVR service, but regardless of what decision it makes, the appetite for online video will continue to grow.
ADTRAN reported that first-quarter 2014 revenues rose 3 percent year-over-year to $147 million, with lower U.S. sales offset by a 50 percent increase in international sales.
Aereo, the cloud antenna and DVR provider that has been the bane of broadcasters, will be available on Google's Chromecast streaming device beginning May 29. Subscribers in Aereo's active markets will be able to download its app in the Google Play store.
The National Association of Broadcasters' annual trade show has drawn some 98,000 people from every facet of the broadcast industry. But while the customary displays of cameras and broadcast equipment can be found throughout the venue, new market entrants and technological innovation are also evident.
INDA TEL, a cooperative middle mile provider, and unified communications (UC) operator ANPI have developed a strategic alliance to find ways to better extend next-gen services to rural areas that have been left largely underserved by larger service providers.
LAS VEGAS--Set-top box manufacturers have the ability to make multiple services available through a single consumer premises unit, but when it comes to the approaching 4K storm, they "ought to be worried," according to Benoit Fouchard, ATEME's chief strategy officer. Alternatives to STBs are being developed to meet the 4K demand, particularly by smart TV manufacturers, and a new 4K channel launching in Korea on Thursday bypasses the set-top box for a 4K-ready TV.
BTI Systems has begun its latest growth chapter by appointing Colin Doherty as its new president and CEO, taking over from Steve Waszak.
Amazon has become the latest player to enter the growing streaming video devices market with the debut of its $99 Amazon Fire TV set-top box, reports FierceOnlineVideo. According to Kindle VP Peter Larsen, the device is three times as powerful as competing devices from Chromecast, Roku or Apple TV.
Juniper Networks is going to lay off 6 percent of its employee base as part of a broader restructuring effort in the wake of a call from its activist shareholder Elliot Management to cut costs.
Online retail giant Amazon announced its long-rumored streaming device this morning: Amazon Fire TV, a set-top box that Kindle VP Peter Larsen said is three times as powerful as competing devices from Chromecast, Roku or Apple TV. The device retails for $99 and will ship starting today.