Cable Operators Test Sharing of Premium Content on Home Network Devices


CableLabs said it recently hosted a demonstration that saw 10 industry technology suppliers showing how they could share premium content from a DVR on a home network, shuttling the content to connected TVs and other devices. It also demonstrated how to use a mobile phone to select content form a home network device, and control playing that content on another device such as a TV set. 

Several pay TV providers have already deployed applications for Apple's  iPad and mobile phones that allow cable subscribers to use the devices as a remote control, including Comcast, Cablevision Systems and Verizon's FiOS TV. 

CableLabs didn't identify the premium programmers involved in the in its tru2way Home Networking event, which ran March 28-April 1. Several device manufacturers certified by the Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) participated in the event, including Samsung, Sony, Access Systems, AwoX, Irdeto and NDS

The demo also featured interactive program guide based on tr2Way technology that Comcast, Cox Communications, and Time Warner Cable are using in multi-room DVRs. More


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