Blog articles from 11/2010

Just in time for the holidays, Apple is offering a new, or at least new-ish, product. The Cupertino, Calif.-based released an update to the software that runs its many mobile devices. The update, dubbed iOS 4.2, allows iPad users to read emails from multiple accounts, connect with one another using a game-themed social network and wirelessly stream music to their stereos. In particular, the new features target Apple’s popular iPad, which hasn’t been able to perform many of...
 
by Parks Associates | Nov. 25, 2010
Tags: smartphones, tablets
Updates from Western Digital on its WD TV Live products: Customers will now be able to connect with their friends and family through Facebook® - including uploading photos and videos, sharing their status, viewing their wall and getting the latest updates from their NewsFeed - among other entertainment choices, all from their HDTV. Meanwhile, WD TV Live Plus media player customers in the U.S. can now instantly rent or purchase the newest movie releases the same day they become...
 
by | Nov. 24, 2010
Tags: Blu-ray

DIVA AG has completed a deal with TechniSat Digital GmbH to include its Viewster VoD widget on Technisat’s Hybrid set top boxes in ten markets beginning in 2011. This continues the trend of pay-TV operators and technology suppliers racing to deploy online video and Web content services, particularly in Europe. Other deals of note include: ONO (Spain) and TiVO: ONO is the exclusive distributor of TiVo's advanced television services in Spain. Similarly, TiVo will...
 
by | Nov. 24, 2010
Tags: Europe, pay TV, smartphones, tablets
Viacom has confirmed that it is blocking all of its content on Google TV devices from Sony and Logitech. This includes programming from Viacom networks Comedy Central, MTV, VH1, Spike TV, BET, Nickelodeon and others. So, Google TV may want its MTV, but finds the doors closed. Last Sunday, Google TV users first reported being unable to access the Viacom channels. With the move, Viacom joins the four major US networks ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox, as well as the Hulu Plus premium...
 
by Parks Associates | Nov. 24, 2010
Tags: Google

Parks Associates attended multiple conferences in the latter half of 2010, and we were encouraged by the industry developments throughout the continent. Here is a summary of some of our recent observations, which culminated with the recent CONNECTIONS™ Europe Summit, which Parks Associates hosted on November 15-16, 2010. Visit www.connectionseurope.com for more information on this and future Europe events. European Service Providers Embracing the Connected Home The operators...
 
by Parks Associates | Nov. 24, 2010
Tags: CONNECTIONS, Europe
Intel Capital is putting its money on the growth of hybrid TV. It is the lead investor in a $17 million round of funding raised by Verismo Networks , a company I discussed just a few weeks ago.
 
by | Nov. 23, 2010
Tags: none

Widevine has had a very good 2010 in terms of announcements with both online video providers and connected TV device manufacturers. Last week, the company added a European online VoD provider to its list of customers. DIVA AG , a cross-platform supplier of digital media movie and TV content, will utilize Widevine’s video optimization and digital rights management (DRM) platform to enable the delivery of DIVA AG’s content to mobile devices including Android phones, iPhones,...
 
by | Nov. 23, 2010
Tags: Blu-ray, Europe, smartphones
VUDU's online VoD service is now available on the PlayStation 3. Video-on-demand through the connected game console is currently the largest revenue generator for online video today. We estimate that 10% of all U.S. broadband households are using - at least occasionally - a connected game console to watch premium VoD such as movies. This is generating - today - up to $300 million in premium movie VoD revenues at the game console.
 
by | Nov. 22, 2010
Tags: gaming


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