Mark Hess of Comcast argued at IBC how Reference Design Kit (RDK) is a good example of how set-top boxes are changing to keep touch with CE devices, but why aren’t more operators buying into the vision?
Post-Play feature is now available for Google Chromecast devices, the company announced this on its blog, yesterday . The company had announced this feature in June, but it is only now that it has been released. Post-play basically plays the next episode in a TV series automatically after a countdown and suggests similar titles at the end of a movie.
Japan is about to announce a major commitment towards 4K broadcasting. It already has a 4K ‘best of 4K’ channel on air (which went live on June 2nd) under the auspices of Japan’s ‘NexTV-Forum’ and representing all of Japan’s broadcasters both public and private.
Roku launched a new white-label program dubbed Roku Powered Monday that makes the company’s streaming devices available to pay TV operators. Roku powered-devices feature the brand of the operator, and also give the operator the power to exclude certain apps. The program follows a partnership with British TV operator Sky, which has been selling customized…
New Set-Top Boxes Just Don't Care What's On TV - 07/03/2014
An interesting essay from The Diffusion Group’s Joel Espelien the other day makes the assertion--I don’t know how bold—that the emergence of Google’s new Android TV set-top “marks the end of the ‘hobby’ stage of TV-as-an-app, and the beginning of mass-market consumer deployment.”