Author Archives: Ian D. Nock

About Ian D. Nock

Looks a little like a bank robber but actually is a consultant working in the field of Consumer Electronics, Digital TV and Interactive Solutions/delivery. Twenty years experience working throughout Europe on delivering IT Systems and Digital TV Solutions. Experienced in working on all aspects of service delivery including solution integration, platforms and customer premises equipment.

The cable box might solve the Internet of Things’ biggest problem

The issue with the Internet of Things (IoT) and the connected home is that they’re not even remotely connected. At least not seamlessly. Thanks to competing communication protocols and manufacturers building closed ecosystems, you need a new app every time you add something “connected” to your house. But developer Alticast has proposed another solution. One that uses something that’s already in the home: your cable box.

via The cable box might solve the Internet of Things’ biggest problem.

Sky’s redesigned Now TV app hits the big screen ahead of new box

Sky might be gearing up to launch a new Now TV box next month, but that doesn’t mean it’s ready to forget about all the users of its current-generation streaming puck. Preparing for the arrival of its new Roku-inspired hardware,

via Sky’s redesigned Now TV app hits the big screen ahead of new box.

Alticast argues cable box could tie together IoT services, giving cable operators an advantage – FierceCable

Alticast, which sells products and software for multi-screen viewing and TV interactivity, proposed in a recently published white paper that cable boxes could become protocol-agnostic Internet-of-Things hubs. Such a design, the company argued, could help address the competing protocols and closed systems that are hampering the IoT industry.

via Alticast argues cable box could tie together IoT services, giving cable operators an advantage – FierceCable.

Virgin Media UK Cuts 50Mbps Cable Broadband Package Price to GBP5 – ISPreview UK

Cable operator Virgin Media has quietly dropped the price of their entry-level Big Connection package, which is now offering unlimited superfast broadband speeds of 50Mbps and free weekend calls from £5 per month for the first 12 months (£17.50 thereafter).

via Virgin Media UK Cuts 50Mbps Cable Broadband Package Price to GBP5 – ISPreview UK.