Gateway Trending Strong at IBC

According to IMS Research, the number of new TV gateways and related applications unveiled at the recent IBC exhibition confirms a new direction for the set-top box industry and digital TV as a whole. Consumers' demands for increased functionality, access to ...

According to IMS Research, the number of new TV gateways and related applications unveiled at the recent IBC exhibition confirms a new direction for the set-top box industry and digital TV as a whole.

Consumers' demands for increased functionality, access to over-the-top content, applications, and multi-device connectivity tax the capabilities of most current HD DVRs. Set-top box manufacturers are positioning more advanced gateway devices as media servers that manage content distribution in addition to conditional access restrictions. Content is delivered from the gateway to an IP-based client box or compliant CE device. Several major pay TV operators, including Shaw Cable, DirecTV, Comcast, and several Western European subsidiaries of Liberty Global, have gateway projects in the works.
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