Shaw to test Comcast's cloud-based X1 cable video platform

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Canadian operator Shaw Communications has dropped its plan to develop an IPTV service to try out US counterpart Comcast's IP-cable video platform X1 instead. The system uses a cloud-based interface for STBs and mobile devices. Shaw is taking a CAD 55 million write-down of IPTV assets following its decision to abandon the IPTV solution. It started to deploy it in 2013, but paused late last year to assess other options. The company announced in its third quarter results that it is currently working with Comcast to start a technical trial of its cloud-based X1 platform and to be the first in

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite / Fixed
Companies: Comcast / Shaw Communications
Countries: Canada
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