Blog articles from 03/2011

Motorola Mobility has acquired the Swedish IPTV provider Dreampark . The deal is expected to close in the second quarter of 2011, but no financial details have been announced. The Dreampark portfolio is expected to be integrated into the Motorola Medios service management software suite. It’s not the first time that Motorola has turned to the Nordic market in order to develop its business. In 2006 the company purchased the Swedish set-top maker Kreatel, situated just one mile from...
IP&TV World Forum will take place on March 22-24, 2011 in Olympia, London. Stuart Sikes , President, Parks Associates will be chairing the "Networked Home" part of the Network Optimization track on Tuesday, March 22nd at 11:30 AM. Now in its 7th year, the IP&TV World Forum continues to evolve with the industry to reflect the central issues of connected TV solutions and hybrid TV business models. This year IP&TV World Forum brings a greater emphasis...

The much anticipated 3D video streaming service from Samsung has been given a green light, back home, in South Korea. This service will bring a partnership with DreamWorks Animation, and will breathe new life into 3DTV viewing. Uncertain as to what content will be released, and when, most likely movie trailers, children's educational films, and music videos, will be streaming first in the 3D application, via Samsung’s Smart TV platform. On the downside, the U.S. and Europe will...
 
by Parks Associates | Mar. 16, 2011
Tags: Asia, Europe, smart TV
Although our report Television Services: Global Outlook (2nd Edition) cited a few international examples of "TV Everywhere" services incorporating live streams (CJ HelloVision in South Korea is the most prominent), we hadn't found one U.S. operator deploying such a service. However, Time Warner Cable yesterday launched TWCable, an app for the iPad that allows subscribers to stream a number of live cable channels to the tablet computer. Our research - including the...
 
by Parks Associates | Mar. 16, 2011
Tags: multiscreen, pay TV, TV Everywhere

Parks Associates forecasts more than 68 million of the 126 million tablets sold worldwide in 2015 will have 3G or greater technology. The research firm's latest report Mobile Broadband & Mobile Computing Devices shows 29% of the 16.5 million tablets sold in 2010 featured embedded 3G technology, while tablets with 3G/4G technology will account for over one-half of all tablets sold in 2015. Consumer demand for mobile data will increase further as carriers continue to deploy 3G...
 
by Mindi Sue Sternblitz-Rubenstein | Mar. 15, 2011
Tags: tablets
Comcast Corporation recently announced the launch of a new 24x7 technical support and equipment protection program for the growing number of home electronics devices – like laptops, home networking equipment, gaming consoles, Wi-Fi enabled smartphones and tablets – people are connecting to Comcast’s services. Called Xfinity Signature Support , this service offers customers a single source for troubleshooting and support for their computers, home networks and many other devices...

Nintendo is getting ready to launch a new Super Mario 3D game for its Nintendo 3DS portable system. Not only are they going to be announcing this new game, but they are also going to be announcing two upcoming collaborations. The first will be with AT&T, that will allow game users access to over 10,000 Wi-Fi Hot Spots. While some consumers will be enjoying the wireless connection, Netflix members can also enjoy streaming both movies and other content on their Nintendo 3DS systems....
 
by Mindi Sue Sternblitz-Rubenstein | Mar. 10, 2011
Tags: gaming
Parks Associates recently released a new whitepaper, U.S. Consumer Attitudes on In-Home Mobile Services and Femtocells. The consumer research and analysis described in this whitepaper were commissioned by the Femto Forum on behalf of its members. The Femto Forum is a not-for-profit membership organization founded in 2007 to promote femtocell deployment worldwide. Femtocells are small cellular base stations that improve in-building signal coverage by integrating...
 


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