Blog articles from 09/2010

From C21Media.net , NBC Universal and Viacom are the latest major US players to rule out placing their content on Apple TV's revamped TV rental service, following a similar call from Warner Bros. Apple's latest attempt to penetrate the TV market has so far enticed Disney-ABC - unsurprising, considering Apple CEO Steve Jobs is the Mouse's largest shareholder - as well as News Corp-owned Fox and BBC America, which will offer individual episodes at US$0.99. However, many other companies...
 
by | Sep. 25, 2010
Tags: OTT, pay TV, streaming
In this article from Broadcasting and Cable , The FCC has tentatively slated changes to the CableCARD regime for its Oct. 14 meeting. As part of its push for a universal gateway device to unite online and traditional video, the FCC also proposed varoius changes to the CableCARD regime, underwhich broadcasters were required to implement a hardware solution to separating the surfing and security functions in cable digital set-tops. The FCC mandated the separation to goose a retail...
 
by | Sep. 25, 2010
Tags: online video, set top

On September 23, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) took steps to free up vacant airwaves between TV channels - called “white spaces” - to unleash a host of new technologies, such as “super Wi-Fi.” According to Fierce Cable , the spectrum will be most available in rural and suburban areas where there are fewer TV stations and more spectrum. Larger cities such as New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, with already crowded airwaves, are expected to feel less impact,...
 
by | Sep. 25, 2010
Tags: home network, WiFi
On Friday, Concurrent announced it is accelerating its multi-screen video delivery and monetization strategy through the acquisition of key technology assets from TellyTopia , one of the world’s first companies to bring user-generated and Internet hosted video directly to TV over service providers’ existing network infrastructures. TellyTopia’s patent-pending, cloud-based, online video platform becomes part of Concurrent’s multi-screen portfolio and further extends the...
 
by | Sep. 25, 2010
Tags: cloud services, multiscreen

In an interview at the CTAM EuroSummit , Liberty Global Mike Fries said that his company is in discussion with other operators about adopting its forthcoming multimedia gateway box, which the company plans to roll out next summer. Interviewed by CNN presenter Richard Quest at the summit, Fries said that Liberty was in “discussion with multiple operators” about the device. “We believe that there is a great opportunity for others to fall in line and benefit from this...
 
by | Sep. 25, 2010
Tags: Europe, industry event
Parks Associates is supporting VITAL (Vision Innovation Technology Adoption Living) , a conference taking place on October 6th 2010 in San Francisco, CA. Harry Wang , Director, Health & Mobile Product Research, Parks Associates is presenting on the session “Incentives For Reimbursement of Personal Health Technologies” from 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM. Healthcare is at the crossroads of a consumer revolution. As the patient moves to the center of healthcare delivery,...
 
by Parks Associates | Sep. 24, 2010
Tags: industry event

Parks Associates is supporting the Next Generation Mobile Devices conference , that will take place on October 7th-8th 2010 in London, UK. Next Generation Mobile Devices will focus on identifying and discussing the key issues around strategic priorities for mobile broadband devices, examining Open-OS enablers, application/content drivers, HSPA+ and LTE air-interface evolution, exploring embedded connectivity options and more. For more information, please click here .
 
by Parks Associates | Sep. 23, 2010
Tags: Europe, industry event
Parks Associates is supporting Connected Home Global Summit . The event is taking place on October 5th-6th in London, UK. With increasing digital connectivity and intelligent devices in and around the home, the time is right to examine the key trends and influences within the Connected Home proposition. The Connected Home Global Summit will explore whether the evolution of Broadband Access, the emergence of Converged Digital Devices and advances within Home Entertainment...
 
by Parks Associates | Sep. 23, 2010
Tags: Europe, industry event


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