A periodic roundup of relevant news… from The Cable Show:
Cox improves search and discovery with new program guide
Cable provider Cox Communications is rolling out a new program guide that will improve search and discovery of broadcast and on-demand TV content. The Trio guide was designed by Cox and Frog Design and implemented by NDS, and is aimed at making content discovery easier.
Comcast Xfinity iPad remote app changes channels and invites friends to watch RHONY
Comcast CEO Brian Roberts hit the stage at The Cable Show and displayed the company’s prototype iPad app, the Xfinity Remote. It doesn’t appear to let you stream television programs directly to Apple’s media consumption device, but it does let you turn it into a TV guide browser and remote for your set-top box.
Echostar’s first cable set-top isn’t SlingLoaded
A deal with Unitymedia would mark the first cable deal for EchoStar, which is exhibiting its wares this week at The Cable Show in Los Angeles. The size of Unitymedia’s EchoStar box order isn’t clear, nor is the expected timing of its deployment in Germany.
New Motorola Set-Top with 500GB Storage, MoCA 1.1 & DOCSIS Modem
Today at The Cable Show, Motorola announced the new DCX3501-M, an HD multiroom-DVR set-top with 500GB of on-board storage. The new set-top supports tru2way, MPEG-2 and MPEG-4, and storage expansion via eSATA.