NAB preview: The taming of over-the-top

Amazon's FireTV unveiling comes on the eve of the National Association of Broadcasters annual convention in Las Vegas, where one of the main focuses will be on making traditional TV platforms look and feel more like watching over-the-top video.…

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How P2P could save the set-top box by improving VOD

Netflix dominates the business of streaming movies and television into consumers' homes, but a new business model developed by big data firm Opera Solutions could help give cable companies the inside track. The model is combination of peer-to-peer networking via set-top boxes and big data algortihms.…

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Did the cloud just kill the set-top box?

Comcast CEO Brian Roberts showed off the company's new user interface today. But more important than the improved search, personalization and social features are how they're delivered: using a cloud-based model, Comcast will be able to accelerate innovation and add features more quickly and easily.…

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Your Next Cable Box Might Not Be a Box At All

Pay TV subscribers have been frustrated for years by set-top boxes that are difficult to navigate and discover new content on. But that could soon change, with set-top boxes disappearing altogether and being replaced by connected TVs, Blu-ray players, game consoles and other CE devices.…

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