"Blu-ray" articles

What's your take on Google TV? It asks a lot from the end-user in terms of the ways in which we are supposed to interact with our TVs. I’m just not convinced that Google searches are the way in which most of us want to experience television, choosing instead 1) search features that rely still on simple “up/down/left/right” commands with a remote controller; and 2) more “push” recommendations about programming, video, and entertainment instead of an active keyboard-like...
 
by | Nov. 29, 2010
Tags: Blu-ray, Google, pay TV, smartphones
From Broadband TV News , Sony Europe has announced the European launch of Video On Demand powered by Qriocity in France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK. The pay-per-view movie streaming service works with Sony 2010 network-enabled Bravia TVs, Blu-ray disc players, or Blu-ray disc home theater systems Contracts are in place with major studios including Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Lionsgate, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM), Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures...
 
by | Nov. 29, 2010
Tags: Blu-ray, Europe
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
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
This past week exemplified the move that companies traditionally in the digital rights management space are making in connected consumer electronics. I have talked about this trend in several posts this year. Here are the announcements: Widevine and Panasonic Panasonic Corporation selected Widevine as its preferred provider of video optimization and digital rights management (DRM) solutions. Widevine’s video optimization will provide adaptive streaming and virtual DVD...
 
by | Nov. 13, 2010
Tags: Blu-ray, connected CE, Google
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
LOVEFiLM's streamed content (about 5,000 titles) has been available on Sony BRAVIA® and Samsung Internet @ TV HDTVs and Blu-ray players in the U.K.. Now, this content is available on PlayStation 3 game consoles , expanding LOVEFiLM's potential footprint to about three million homes. LOVEFiLM offers a subscription service starting from £5.99 (€6.80) a month. PlayStation users will be able to access the service via the console’s XMB menu system. Lovefilm is set to launch on...
 
by | Oct. 14, 2010
Tags: Blu-ray, gaming

Prev Page of 6 Next

ParksPerspecQuote_TechSupport-PSamuels-01.png

ParksPerspecQuote_TechSupport-PSamuels-01.png

QUOTE_Parks-Perspectives-2014-JB1.jpg

QUOTE_Parks-Perspectives-2014-JB1.jpg

ParksPerspecQuote_2.png

ParksPerspecQuote_2.png