From Arris to Harmonic to thePlatform: Ranking the best set-top, multiscreen vendors

Love them or hate them, for cord-shavers and traditional pay-TV subscribers set-top boxes are here to stay for the next few years. So, which STBs are worth a look? And who is competing with these workhorses of the cable industry?

FierceCable teamed with research firm IHS to explore offerings by several set-top, gateway and IP delivery vendors, including their features and foibles. From traditional delivery to IP-based streaming, a number of competitors are rising to improve or even replace the boxes, such as Harmonic and Microsoft, with multiscreen solutions and more efficient video processing and delivery.

Check out this special report.