Cable & Telecom

TECHNOLOGY: CableLabs updates VOD metadata spec

LOUISVILLE, Colo. – CableLabs announced Monday that it has issued the video on demand Metadata Content Specification 2.0.This specification improves upon version 1.1, which is in common use today, by aiding cable operators as they prepare for scaling up content offerings and customer usage in next generation VOD services, says the press release. The specification affects cable operator back-office functions by creating a video distribution specification for content providers and aggregators that reduces backend content transport and storage demands, increases the amount of standardized metadata available for use in searching and simplifies the user interface, which gives cable operators additional...

Our industry and COVID-19

We've gathered a number of links where Canadian cable, radio, television, telecom and wireless companies have posted their responses to the Covid-19 pandemic.