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IP & Convergence - Comcast Ready to Kick Apps With 'CodeBig'

Comcast Corp. (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) is hoping to increase the value of its network by encouraging more application and software development from outsiders and finding ways to allow its video- and IP-based services to be used in a wide variety of Web-connected consumer devices. Comcast calls the initiative "CodeBig" and explained the logic behind its thinking at this week's Cable Next-Gen Video Strategies event. "Think of it as our version of Google APIs or Yahoo APIs," said Comcast Chief Software Architect Sree Kotay...
"We're not going to be the ones that decide what devices consumers [use to get content] any more than we decided what TVs people bought," Kotay says. "They're going to be on all of these platforms, and we have to get them services." Comcast is looking to separate the business logic of those services from the presentation environment, which is already comprised of a wide range of technologies...
...Kotay says that by allowing customer authentication, verification and similar business logic functions to be handled "in the cloud," the consumer experience will be more flexible and opened up to a variety of devices. For distribution of video to multiple types of screens, Comcast has been experimenting with ways to transcode video into a format that can be encrypted and packaged on the fly. That would mean Comcast would have to centralize its back-office functions, in the proverbial cloud, while letting the routers and switches take care of the distribution. "The [distribution] network we want to be as dumb as possible," Kotay says.
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Popbox Launches Developer Platform for Internet TV

Popbox Launches Developer Platform for Internet TV | TV Everywhere | Scoop.it
... Syabas is officially launching the Popbox SDK so that developers can start building apps for the device, which is scheduled to hit the streets sometime this quarter. The SDK will enable developers to build apps that feature live or on-demand video services, plus access to social networks, music, photos and even some light games — all from the comfort of a user’s couch and HDTV.
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