Blog articles from 05/2012

Today, the keynote speakers were announced from AT&T, Best Buy, and Verizon for CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Living Conference and Showcase at TIA 2012, June 5-7 at the Gaylord Texan. The keynotes will address the impact of broadband proliferation and the widespread adoption of connected and mobile CE devices. These factors are opening new opportunities for operators and retailers to drive revenues and retain customers by extending their offerings across multiple platforms. With...
Written by Patrice Samuels, Research Analyst A growing number of online video services are investing to produce and offer original and exclusive content - a trend which emerged out of the increasingly complex and costly process of securing content licenses. As video service providers attempt to increase content accessibility on various devices and to expand services into various markets, licensing popular content has become an even greater challenge.  Netflix ventured into...
 
by Patrice Samuels | May. 29, 2012
Tags: digital content, online video, OTT

Several friends asked me for advice before Facebook's recent IPO. It is not my habit to give financial advice so I probably saved them quite a few bucks by refusing to tell them if they should or should not buy Facebook shares. However, I did tell them my opinion on the potential of Facebook's business model. In many ways, Facebook is now a platform (for games, movies, music, etc.) rather than a product; and it is only partially monetized. Users increasingly access Facebook on...
 
by Parks Associates | May. 24, 2012
Tags: digital media, Facebook
Written by Brett L. Sappington, Director of Research Comcast has been early to grab headlines at The Cable Show 2012 with the official launch of its X1 set-top box . While the new generation STB offers greater processing, new cloud-based features, and an EPG/remote control app for the tablet, the user interface has also seen some changes. Comcast has enhanced the search and discovery features of their UI but are not using any recommendation or user profiling technology....
 

Written by Brett L. Sappington, Director of Research Have you ever had one of those moments where you stop yourself and say, "Self, that...is... really ...cool?" Often, this experience ends with my wife removing my access to credit cards, the Internet, and 1-800 numbers in the name of fiscal responsibility (darn this recession). While The Cable Show  showcases a variety of interesting technologies, a few stood out during the past few days: Downloading...
By: Kurt Scherf, Vice President, Principal Analyst With the Cable Show taking place in Boston this week, there have been a number of announcements regarding "TV Everywhere," multi-screen pay-TV strategies, and the role of connected consumer electronics such as smart TVs in delivering a new video experience to consumers. Recently, there were a number of very good articles written by John Moulding at Videonet  about how pay-TV providers are working within the...
 

F-Secure announced today that Steve Levine, Director, Solutions, Content Cloud, F-Secure, will be participating as a speaker at the upcoming CONNECTIONS™ at TIA, June 5-7, 2012, at the Gaylord Texan. Mr. Levine will participate in the session “The Media Cloud: Technology, Business, and the Consumer," Tuesday, June 5, 4:00 P.M. The interactive panel session, hosted by F-Secure examines the business models and use cases emerging from cloud media and personal storage services,...
 
Maitreyi Krishnaswamy, Director, Video Services Product Development and Management, Verizon, is participating as a speaker at the upcoming CONNECTIONS™ at TIA, June 5-7 at the Gaylord Texan. Ms. Krishnaswamy will participate in the session “The Next Steps in TV Everywhere," Tuesday, June 5, 4:00 P.M. Approximately one-third of U.S. broadband households now watch Internet video on a TV or PC, and approximately 25% view it on tablets and mobile devices. The interactive panel...


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