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Liberty wants to shake up its supply chain as WiFi takes center stage

“Cisco, NDS and SeaChange were all good at the time, but how good are they now?” asked Liberty Global’s chief product officer Doron Hacmon, speaking at last week’s Cable Congress in Dublin. It turns out that Liberty Global currently has 85 different set-top boxes deployed in subscriber homes, and Hacmon described his company’s splintered TV ecosystem as a “mess”. What is needed is a single set-top, and then a unified video experience in a single multiscreen platform embracing the home and the mobile platform. Hacman spoke emphatically about causing disruption by finding “efficiencies in inefficiencies”, as Einstein once said. “If you always do what you always did, you will always get what you always got,” he added, giving the example…

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