Digital TV News: Google

Aereo announces Google Cast™ ready date
Apr 10, 2014 – Aereo has announced that its cloud-based antenna and DVR technology would be Google Cast Ready on May 29. Aereo users will be able to download (or update) the Aereo app for Android which will include support for Chromecast.
News categories: Aereo, Apps, Home Networking, Multiscreen, OTT, Terrestrial, USA

Global home network penetration to pass 33% by 2018
Apr 9, 2014 – ​Worldwide home network penetration is expected to climb from 24.8% in 2013 to 33.2% by 2018, according to ABI Research. Growth is driven by the continued spread of broadband services and demand for multiscreen video.
News categories: ABI Research, Michael Inouye, Sam Rosen, Home Networking, Market Research, Worldwide

Charter announces launch of Charter TV app
Apr 8, 2014 – Charter Communications (NASDAQ: CHTR) has announced the Charter TV App is available to download for free on the Apple iTunes App Store, Amazon Appstore and Android Apps on Google Play.
News categories: Charter Communications, Rich DiGeronimo, Apps, Cable TV, Smartphone, Tablet, TV Everywhere, USA

Swisscom deploys 802.11ac Android IPTV set-top powered by Marvell silicon
Apr 8, 2014 – Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL) has announced its partnership with Swisscom to introduce the industry's first 802.11ac Android IPTV set-top box powered by Marvell's ARMADA® 1500 Plus (88DE3108) system-on-chip (SoC) platform.
News categories: Marvell, Swisscom, Weili Dai, Volker Dietzel, Digital TV, IPTV, Semiconductor, Set Top Box, Switzerland, Wireless

castLabs announces first UltraViolet 1.1 player
Apr 1, 2014 – castLabs has announced the availability of the first UVPlayer supporting the Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem's (DECE) latest UltraViolet 1.1 specification.
News categories: castLabs, Digital TV, DRM, Media Player, NABShow, OTT, Worldwide

TP Vision brings Android Ultra HD TVs to Europe
Mar 27, 2014 – TP Vision has discloses details of its first range of Philips TVs powered by Android. The Full-HD 8100 and 8200 Philips TVs and the Ultra HD 8800 series are powered by Android to make the TV and gaming experience smarter and faster.
News categories: TP Vision, Digital TV, Europe, Middleware, Smart TV

DISH Anywhere now available on Amazon Kindle Fire HDX tablets
Mar 5, 2014 – DISH (NASDAQ: DISH) has announced that its DISH Anywhere™ app is now available for Kindle Fire HDX tablets. The app gives DISH customers the ability to watch live TV, DVR recordings and On Demand titles on-the-go.
News categories: DISH Network, Jimshade Chaudhari, Apps, Digital TV, Satellite, Tablet, TV Everywhere, USA

VP9 decoder available for Imagination PowerVR Series6 GPUs
Feb 25, 2014 – Imagination Technologies (IMG.L) has announced that a GPU accelerated VP9 software decoder for its PowerVR Series6 Rogue graphics processors (GPUs) is available from partner MulticoreWare.
News categories: Imagination Technologies, MulticoreWare, Peter McGuinness, Matt Frost, Media Player, MWC14, Semiconductor, Silicon IP, Worldwide

TiVo co-founders launch Qplay internet video curation box
Feb 25, 2014 – The co-founders of TiVo have launched Qplay. Qplay lets users curate Internet video across the web and enjoy personalized streams of content called Qs. Viewers just open the Q and video starts to play.
News categories: Qplay, Mike Ramsay, James Barton, Geoff Yang, Apps, Digital TV, OTT, Set Top Box, USA