After years of relying on home-grown innovation, cable operators are hoping to turn more toward Internet startups to help power new services and products.
As cable operators evolve toward Internet-protocol video and Web technologies, they’re eager to draw creative energy from the hundreds of thousands of independent Web and mobile app developers. By contrast, the universe of cable-focused startups catering to the industry is more like a few dozen.
“Our platform is very flexible — it can absorb a lot of technologies,” Dick Green, former president and CEO of CableLabs, said. “You don’t care who developed it as long as you can take advantage of it.”
Click here for complete story.