The Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) has released results from an ABI Research study on the anticipated impact of VidiPath Certified devices for subscription TV service delivery to interoperable devices.
ABI is projecting that VidiPath Certified devices will be available in approximately 40 percent of all U.S. cable households that subscribe to advanced services by 2016, and 70 percent by 2020. If additional capabilities are added in the coming years as VidiPath continues to evolve, ABI anticipates its adoption among the advanced cable service footprint could grow to 100 percent by 2017.
“VidiPath is a flexible, standards-based technology and Certification program that, together, are unifying media service and user experience delivery to customer owned and leased devices through cable, satellite, and broadband IP networks,” comments Sam Rosen, practice director for ABI Research. “The VidiPath program is expected to yield significant service delivery savings while improving the user experience, as it establishes a unified technology platform for mobile and multiscreen services, allows for the elimination of STBs, simplifies remote diagnostics, and fosters new choices of DLNA-Certified retail devices. Down the road, VidiPath has the potential to enable new cloud-based deployment models from both traditional operators as well as Over-the-Top providers, helping to pave the way for TV Everywhere delivery.”