CNET, among others, reported that Comcast and Netflix have reached an agreement that will allow for Netflix's streaming service to be available on the cable operator's X1 set-top later this year. This agreement marks the largest deal to date for Netflix.
Strategy Analytics reported that by 2021, we can expect to see the worldwide revenue from mobile video reach $25 billion, according to MediaPost. The report predicted that live streaming platforms, like Twitter Periscope and Facebook Live, will increase mobile-video viewership to 2 billion by 2022.
TweakTown noted that the ARRIS SURFboard® SBR-AC1900P RipCurrent™ Wireless Router is “a solid and stable platform that aides consumers in expanding their networks with G.hn technology.” The publication gave it an overall rating of 85% out of 100%.
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) announced a major technology advancement for High Dynamic Range (HDR) Television standards, reported by Rapid TV News and others. For future broadcasting and multimedia systems, this development provides an important step to improving virtual reality quality TV in the home.
FierceCable, and others, reported that CableLabs is making home Wi-Fi more secure by developing a security protocol for its DOCSIS® 3.1 cable network technology standard. CableLabs will work with a consortium of groups to learn from past security challenges and develop Wi-Fi security protocols that can benefit the cable industry as a whole.
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