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Introduction from Brian Mahony, CEO Trender Research, Inc.
Today I feel so much pride in taking control of the programs I watch. I recall years earlier how I would have to rush home to catch my favorite shows, Family Feud, The Amazing Race, Under Cover Boss, The Real Housewives of Atlanta, or my favorite Spanish Telenovelas on Univision. I was always in a rush to watch live programming because I can experience it with my friends and family and we could talk about it and be on the same page as we recap our favorite moments via social media. Although…Continue
Posted by Alicia A. Perez on June 13, 2016 at 1:15am
"The kids have taken control of their own programming", I said to my husband, yet, he looked at me with a no surprise look on his face. "They now want a larger tv in their room because the 40 inch Roku TV they now find it to be too small to watch their favorite programming", I continued. Although my husband thinks nothing about my kids programming habits or their wants, I've realized that in the past few years the kids, boys age 3 and…Continue
Posted by Alicia A. Perez on June 11, 2016 at 10:30pm
Posted by Brian Mahony on June 8, 2016 at 6:58am
I currently live in a quiet town in Westchester County, NY in a single-family home. Having previously resided in Manhattan for close to 15 years, I live mostly in my bedroom and media room. I have varied devices in the room - LG HD TV, DVR, Wi-Fi router, Microsoft Surface book, iPad, iPhone and Apple Watch. I tend to multi-task frequently so I am always using my iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch or laptop while…Continue
Posted by Savio Clemente on June 4, 2016 at 4:55pm
OTT market size data reflects the wide diversity of opinions as to how fundamental the shift is away from traditional Pay TV business models. Is it incremental and evolutionary, or is it dramatic and revolutionary? Depending on where you are coming from, your predictions for the future size of the premium subscription OTT market can vary dramatically. …Continue
Posted by Brian Mahony on May 31, 2016 at 10:00pm
I am not in digital marketing. I am not a software engineer. I am not in telecommunications. I am a stay-at-home mom of two children. My days are filled with making lunches, bus schedules, driving to soccer practices and PTO meetings. So when posed the question, “How do you OTT?” my short answer is, I don’t.
Unsure exactly what OTT content is, I naturally Googled it. What I discovered was an entirely new way to view television, listen to music or watch a movie.…Continue
Posted by Nichole Janowsky on January 19, 2016 at 8:39pm
Posted by Brian Mahony on January 19, 2016 at 11:00am
Posted by Brian Mahony on January 14, 2016 at 10:43am
We have too much content. Movies are produced, millions spent, but many won’t survive much beyond their opening weekend. TV shows are made, pilots launched, but some are cancelled after just a few episodes. Meanwhile consumers complain there are too many channels, too many shows, but there is often “nothing on” that they want to watch. Why the disconnect?…Continue
Posted by Brian Mahony on November 4, 2015 at 10:31pm
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FlirteyYou may soon be able to order a Slurpee without having to leave your home. Drone startup Flirtey recently partnered with convenience store chain 7-11 to make the first commercial delivery to a private residence in Reno, Nevada earlier this month.The delivery took place on July 11th when Flirtey flew an autonomous drone a mile from a 7-11 location to a private home in Reno. According to 7-11, the initial delivery included a chicken sandwich, donuts, coffee, candy and Slurpees. The goods were packaged into two containers, each of which were separately flown to the home. ...
Netflix just started streaming the third season of its animated comedy BoJack Horseman, and it has announced that it has renewed the animated comedy for a fourth season. The show follows the exploits of BoJack Horseman, a washed-up actor in a world where humans and anthropomorphic animals coexist. The latest season, which began streaming on July 22nd, dealt with BoJack coming to terms with earning an Oscar nomination for his work in a major film, and fallout that quickly followed.
There is a cycle that fans of Sonic the Hedgehog are all too familiar with, and it goes a little something like this. Sega announces a new game starring the hedgehog with attitude. Sega says all the right things.