X1 users can now watch DVR recordings on devices in the home and download recorded content to take with them on-the-go using the X1 DVR with cloud technology. Watch Elad Nafshi, Vice President, Video Product Management, demo this rich, new television experience in the player above.
Penthera, a company that makes software that manages the secure downloading of TV shows, movies and other large digital files to mobile devices, said it has received three additional patents, including a pair tied to advertising insertion technologies.
Penthera, a provider of intelligent portable video software solutions for TV networks and content distributors, is the top TV Everywhere/Authentication solution provider in the CableFax Digital Tech Awards competition.
According to a new study by Vubiquity, 58% of consumers would like the ability to download to their tablets TV shows and movies that are included in their pay-TV subscriptions. Of these, 63% would be willing to pay $1 to $5 to stream or download content. Respondents who expressed interest in downloading already consume proportionately more content across all platforms.
NAB Show organizers today announced the first round of startups selected to participate in SPROCKIT 2014. These startup companies will collaborate with and present before influencers and decision-makers in media and entertainment at the 2014 NAB Show, the world’s leading convention for professionals who create, manage and distribute entertainment across all media platforms, scheduled for April 5-10 2014 in Las Vegas.
Comcast is launching the next phase of its X1 platform in Boston by offering a cloud-based DVR service and the ability to watch live, in-home streaming on mobile devices via a new app.
Comcast’s huge update now lets XFINITY subscribers watch a streaming feed of live TV — great for catching the big game when you’re not at home. It also lets you stream premium content, and download shows and movies from certain channels for offline viewing, so no matter what you’re doing, you’ll be half-distracted by TV.
The publishers of FierceWireless, FierceTelecom and FierceCable today released the names of the finalists in the second annual Fierce Innovation Awards. Finalists were recognized within 17 distinct categories under the umbrella topics of Cable TV/Advanced TV & Video Networks; Wireless Networks; Wireline Networks; and Network Support, Software & Service Delivery. Applications were judged by an exclusive carrier-only panel of executives from AT&T, Cablevision System Corporation, Comcast, Cox Communications, MetroPCS, Rogers Communications, TeliaSonera International Carrier, and Verizon.
While Comcast, Time Warner Cable and other pay TV distributors have been allowing subscribers to view live programming on mobile devices within their own homes for more than two years, rights issues have limited their ability to let subscribers watch live programming on mobile devices outside the home. Most multichannel providers also haven’t been able to allow subscribers to download content to mobile devices for out-of-home viewing. But rights deals distributors are striking with programmers such as Fox and Showtime could make 2013 a big year for delivering video to subscribers on mobile devices wherever they are.
The newly updated Comcast Xfinity TV Player app (Android and iOS) now offers the enviable ability to download movies and TV shows from four networks: Encore, MoviePlex, Showtime, and Starz.