Comcast said it will double the recording capabilities later this month on its X1 home video gateways to allow subscribers to record four TV shows or movies simultaneously while watching a fifth program.
Pace's transition from being another set-top box maker into a full-service pay TV provider is expected to pay off in first half of the year with a revenue boost.
Arris said Friday that it won approval from the Department of Justice of its $2.35 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility's home division from Google, and that it expects the deal to close on April 17.
Alaskan cable operator GCI said Thursday that it launched TiVo's whole-home platform, which includes the TiVo Premiere DVR and the company's new Mini companion set-top.
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It would be tough to have a worse year than Pace Plc had in 2011, when it suffered supply chain problems, a management shake-up and the decision by a major customer, BT, to terminate a set-top box deal. So it shouldn't be any surprise that 2012 results were better and the future is seen as brighter for the international pay TV equipment vendor.
Manitoba, Canada-based MTS on Monday announced that it is using Pace's bonded VDSL2/ADSL2+ residential gateway to expand the rate and reach of its growing VDSL2 and FTTH networks.
Canadian multi-services broadband provider MTS will use Pace's bonded VDSL2/ADSL+ residential gateway to expand its delivery of new broadband services and increase the reach of its MTS FiON network, the two companies said in a press release Monday.
Comcast launched its Xfinity X1 platform in Philadelphia and the New Jersey region, a spokesman said Friday.
Arris has built a home video gateway that could support Comcast's Xfinity X1 service and similar hybrid video products that other cable operators are expected to deploy.