Blog articles from 10/2010

A new industry initiative is underway to tag every commercial digital video worldwide, helping group every asset into one catalog with the hopes of streamlining digital delivery and simplify commercial transactions of digital video. The intiative, Entertainment Identifier Registry (EIDR) , aims to simplify the task of tracking all of the millions of new videos coming from content companies and distribution channels, making life easier for everyone in the digital entertainment supply...
 
by Parks Associates | Oct. 29, 2010
Tags: digital media, online video
For now, much of the attention about hybrid television services that combine over-the-air programming with IP video-on-demand and streams from other online video sources has been focused on Europe, and rightfully so. In fact, many "IPTV" efforts in Europe are themselves hybrids, among them BT Vision and Telefónica. Between operator-deployed hybrids such as IPTV and retail-based hybrid approaches, we anticipate that Europe will have more than 60 million households receiving...
 
by | Oct. 26, 2010
Tags: Europe, OTT, pay TV

Key Numbers * Worldwide residential broadband subscriptions are expected to grow from 530 million at year-end 2010 to more than 730 million by year-end 2015. * Worldwide households with home networks will grow from 50% of all broadband Internet households to nearly two-thirds by year-end 2015. * Global households with residential gateways are expected to grow from 130 million at year-end 2010 to more than 300 million by year-end 2015. * Potential connected home revenues for...
 
by | Oct. 26, 2010
Tags: Blu-ray, gaming, home network, industry event, smartphones
There's LOVEFiLM attempting a Netflix-like rise in Europe, but there's also the original looking beyond North America. According to this article , Netflix may invest US$50 million (€36 million) in the second half of next year to launch services beyond North America. In the near term, Netflix plans to extend a subscription-based streaming service already tested in Canada to the US if tests currently under way are successful, according to CEO Reed Hastings, who said that...
 
by | Oct. 25, 2010
Tags: Blu-ray, Europe, retail

Here are a couple of news items that show both sides of the potential "cord-cutting" story. First, Netflix is reported to be trialing a streaming-only plan, costing $7.99 a month. Or, is it $ 8.99 a month ? At the same time, the studios are taking a harder stance to the availability of ad-supported streams of television shows, reports the Associated Press. Broadcasters took a big step toward eliminating free TV shows on the Web after they blocked access to their...
 
by | Oct. 25, 2010
Tags: cord cutting, OTT, pay TV
Tricia Parks , CEO, Parks Associates is participating on the panel, "Managing Household Energy" on Tuesday, October 26th from 3:30 PM at the Broadband World Forum in France. Tricia Parks is also hosting a breakfast briefing, "Getting Consumers to Care about Home Controls" on Wednesday, October 27 at 8:00 AM. Broadband World Forum Europe focuses on convergence, interoperability, and the transformation of carrier networks and is hosted in Paris, France Oct 26-28,...

Instead of Netgem, it's ADB buying Pirelli Broadband, as reported by CED. The set-top box/residential gateway convergence continues.
 
by | Oct. 22, 2010
Tags: home network, set top
The Western European market for television service features a diverse set of offerings and regulations across nations. Terrestrial services are a common choice among consumers in all nations, but IPTV is making inroads in some areas, with France in particular serving as a worldwide leader in IPTV growth. The following is a brief overview of several key countries, with information and data from Parks Associates' recent report Television Services: Global Outlook (Second Edition). The...


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