Set-top giant Arris has announced that two small cable operators, Pennsylvania's Service Electric Cable TV and South Carolina's Comporium Communications, have signed onto offer its Sling Media-enabled video gateway to their subscribers.
Last September, Arris announced a licensing deal with Sling to package the company's MS4000 Media Streamer with its whole home, six-tuner HD-DVR platform and Wi-Fi based on DOCSIS 3.0 data rates, giving pay TV subscribers the ability to access content on their digital video recorder remotely from IP devices.
The MS4000 can deliver up to four HD streams on a home Wi-Fi network simultaneously. It can also deliver three inside the home and one outside at the same time.
The announcement comes one day after Arris said that it has partnered with Silicon Valley app maker Wurl to create a software platform for its boxes that will curate and surface over-the-top programming alongside linear TV content.
"Our launch of the Whole Home Solution and available MS4000 marks a continued expansion of our partnership with Arris," said John M. Walson, president of Service Electric. "We constantly hear from our customers about their desire to stream content to their tablets, laptops, and other mobile devices. Through our Arris partnership we now have the ability to fulfill that need and extend subscribers' content experiences throughout the home and on-the-go."
- read this Arris press release
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