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Motorola Televation for Comcast AnyPlay

If you have to fight to watch your favorite program on the family television, we Motorolans feel your pain. And we have a solution: Motorola Televation.  

Globally, 69% of us are already watching TV on devices other than the television and (according to Kantar Worldpanel Comtech) more than 30 million Americans own a tablet. 

Our new Televation product lets you stream your full channel line-up to your tablet, live, over your home network so that you can watch it anywhere in your house. And, unlike other streaming devices, with Televation you don’t have to compete with the guys in the living room for what channel to play on your tablet. You’re not just watching what they’re watching on another screen; you are in control of your regular channels, whenever you want.

No wonder Televation was conferred Light Reading’s Leading Light Award and Communications Technology’s Platinum Award.

Comcast is beginning to roll out a new service based on Televation, called AnyPlay, in Denver and Nashville.

Find out more about the new Comcast AnyPlay service in the Comcast Voices blog post, “AnyPlay Brings Live TV to the Tablet.”  For more info on Televation, visit here.

Motorola APEX3000 Universal Edge QAM Video

Yesterday we announced the Motorola APEX3000 high density Universal Edge QAM. The APEX3000 delivers industry-leading density to meet operators’ needs to cost effectively address increasing demands for narrowcast services such as VOD and nDVR. We were able to capture Chris Brown, Director of Product Management, Motorola Mobility, on the SCTE show floor discussing the benefits of the APEX3000 and how it helps cable operators. Take a look below.

 

Motorola Mobility Kicks-Off SCTE Cable-Tec Expo

Today, Motorola Mobility’s chairman and CEO Sanjay Jha took the stage with Cox Communication’s president Pat Esser to kick off SCTE’s annual conference, Cable-TEC Expo in Atlanta, Ga.

Sanjay’s opening remarks focused on the converged experience and how Motorola Mobility is not just a set-top box company, but one that provides a customized user experience via software and services. He goes on to say that converging wireless and home services are a “bucking bronco” and that it changes every three months, creating new opportunities for cable providers.

Sanjay also mentioned five times more people are watching content on mobile devices than a year ago. He continues stating that looking forward, personal devices will become increasingly important to consumers, and consumers will expect more computing power.

 According to SCTE president and CEO Mark Dzuban, overall registration for the show is higher than last year and operators are now sending more of their decision makers to attend.  More updates from the show to come soon!

Motorola Mobility Users Conference: Sharing the Vision

This week in San Diego, we are meeting with our customers and industry peers to discuss the latest trends, new technology innovations and share ideas on how to breakthrough today’s challenges. Front-and-center to the discussion will be around the shift to IP, but we’ll also focus on a multitude of changes facing the industry and hear from Motorola executives, customers and industry thought leaders outlining solutions for each challenge. Of course, we’ll be showing off innovations from us for example – Motorola Televation, Motorola Medios Software Suite, 4Home Solutions and MPEG-4 encoding solutions.

The conference kicks off with Motorola Mobility’s president, Dan Moloney, sharing his vision for how Motorola is approaching today’s industry challenges and offer his perspective on the future of converged media experiences. Guest speakers include a couple of our customers and Shelly Palmer, host of NBC Universal’s “Live Digital with Shelly Palmer.”

Senior leaders, John Burke, Joe Cozzolino and Larry Robinson from our Converged Experiences, Network Infrastructure and Home Devices businesses respectively will be sharing the stage with Rob McLaughlin, senior vice president and general manager, Global Home Go-to-Market, outlining solutions to meet today’s industry demands. We’ll also hear from our Chief Technology Officer Geoff Roman on trends transforming our industry and his vision for what’s next, and Vice President & General Manager of Video Processing Solutions, Kevin Wirick, on the evolution of digital video and multi-screen experiences. Follow our blog, Twitter and check out YouTube for insight and video from the User Conference.

Belgians Enjoy Greater Entertainment & Home Security Capabilities with IPv6

Motorola Mobility and Telenet, a leading provider of media and telecommunication services in Belgium, have combined forces to offer consumers greater entertainment and home security capabilities. 

With their advancement to IPv6 features using Motorola’s technology and Telenet’s network, operators can offer expanded IP services to a growing number of consumer devices including smartphones, tablets; Internet-enabled gaming consoles and TVs, and home security and monitoring applications.  Consumers can now lock their front door from a smartphone, or enjoy expanded entertainment options on a tablet.   As IPv4 addresses are quickly running out it is important for operators to be able to implement IPv6 to expand their IP services capabilities.

Specifically, Motorola and Telenet have successfully tested and evaluated the first phase of the IPv6 features of Motorola’s BSR 64000 Cable Modem Termination System (CMTS).  The tests demonstrated the IPv6 capabilities of the Motorola BSR 64000, which allows Telenet to deliver its residential broadband and video services across Belgium.  Check out some of the coverage from our announcement to learn more!

Motorola Mobility Announces Second-Quarter Financial Results

Motorola Mobility reported net revenues of $3.3 billion in the second quarter of 2011, up 28 percent from the second quarter of 2010. Mobile Devices net revenues in the second quarter were $2.4 billion, up 41 percent compared with the year-ago quarter. In Home news, net revenues in the second quarter were $907 million, up 2 percent compared with the year-ago quarter. Motorola Mobility maintained its leadership in key markets with set-top shipments up more than 10 percent as compared to the year-ago quarter.

Home highlights:

· Introduced Motorola Televation™, a broadband video device enabling consumers to watch live TV on a connected IP device anywhere around the home.

· Launched the Medios Xperience platform which enables operators to merge video content with social networking, games and web-based content, and deliver more interactive functionality with broadcast television and video-on-demand services.

· Selected by Time Warner Cable to develop a video gateway platform capable of delivering an advanced in-home entertainment experience and announced the DCX3600M, Motorola’s first video gateway device.

· Selected by ESPN to transition all programming for ESPN and ESPN-2 networks to an MPEG-4 HD format using Motorola’s video distribution solution.

More information on earnings can be found here.

Top 5 Tech Articles You Might Have Missed: Week of July 4

We hope everyone had a fantastic 4th of July last week! Entertainment has certainly come a long way since the first American television set emerged in 1928. In fact, MagnaGlobal predicts that more than 60 million U.S. homes will have DVRs in the next five years.

Cable and streaming video technologies are continuing to spread worldwide; Motorola’s HD set-top box expanded to India and Netflix will extend its reach to the Caribbean and more than 40 Latin American countries later this year. Amidst Netflix’ growth and success, Hulu intends to sell their streaming video service to the highest bidder. Who do you think will buy Hulu?

Also, if you missed the holiday fireworks, be sure to check out some beautiful photos that lit up the Twittersphere across the country!

1. DVR Household Penetration To Reach 51.3% In 2016: MagnaGlobal (July 6, 2011) – By Jon Lafayette, Multichannel News
The number of U.S. households with digital video recorders will hit 63.1 million in 2016, up from 40.5 million at the end of the first quarter of 2011, according to media agency MagnaGlobal. Magna forecasts that DVRs will be in 51.3% of TV households in 2016, compared to 34.7% at the end of the first quarter.

2. Motorola Mobility selected by Mplex Networks for High Quality and Reliable Video Broadcast Network in India (July 6, 2011) – By Staff, Sulekha.com

Motorola Mobility India Private Limited today announced that its high quality digital set-top the HM-STB100LC, has been deployed by Mplex Networks. Motorola’s set-top technology advances Mplex Networks’ video experiences for their large subscriber base in Karnataka, India.

3. Netflix To Hit 43 Latin American And Caribbean Countries in 2011 (July 5, 2011) – By Todd Spangler, Multichannel News

Netflix is flying south of the border, announcing plans to offer an unlimited streaming video service in 43 countries throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, including Mexico, later this year.

 4. Hulu Courts Buyers, While Netflix Streaming Surges (July 7, 2011) – By Austin Carr, FastCompany

Yesterday Disney CEO Bob Iger said the owners of Hulu are “committed to selling” the streaming video service. Potential buyers such as Yahoo, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Verizon, and AT&T are interested in scooping up the company.

5. Fireworks Light up Twitter for 4th of July (July 5, 2011) – By Emily Banks, Mashable

As Independence Day makes its way to a close around the U.S., the skies have lit up with images of the celebrations. And, naturally, Twitter has lit up, too.