Posts Tagged: Hybrid

Thoughts on Mitigating Data Caps

Posted by & filed under Analysis, Blog, Devices, DISH, Hybrid, Opinion, Technology, tvstrategies, Videonet.

vnetlogo2018Videonet has published the latest blog entry by David Price and myself

Our story so far: After beginning an experiment in cord-cutting, David received a rude awakening from his pay TV provider. This got us thinking about how to get around broadband data caps. Two approaches occurred to us right away.

The first is to make better use of available bandwidth by using improved codecs. The second is to postpone data cap charges with a hybrid broadcast solution. Both have their advantages and challenges…

Click for the rest of this story, on Videonet

Enjoy!

Best regards,
– Steve Hawley

Charter Communications breaks from conventional wisdom

Posted by & filed under CES, Charter, Cisco, Hybrid, News, Operators.

charterlogoDuring the CES conference, Cisco Systems hosted an analyst reception, showcasing Charter Communications, a major US cable TV operator that is one of Cisco’s customers.   I came away quite impressed with Charter’s new IP-hybrid HD TV set top box.

Click Here to read the article I wrote about it, by invitation from CED Magazine.

The WorldBox and its underlying Spectrum software stack provides a re-usable, portable platform which provides an alternative basis for IP-based multiscreen services.  Charter’s offering is more akin to the DVB hybrids from European operators than it is to the US cable industry establishment’s reference software platform, the RDK.