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How Teens See the Mobile Movement

As time evolves, so does the functionality of certain objects. The television started out simply to enable us to watch programs, but has evolved to being able to use the Internet and play video games, among other things. Gaming systems were plain and simple, but now have evolved into allowing us to watch movies, stream the Internet, download photos, and download apps. The device that has gone through the most change, however, is the mobile phone. It started out as basic as can be, just for…

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Added by Akshay Bhardwaj on August 13, 2014 at 12:44pm — No Comments

Three Things You Need to Remember When Shopping Online

The internet has definitely changed the way we function as consumers, making everything much more convenient, giving us more access to information and products that we wouldn’t have been able to purchase in the…

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Added by Sookie Lioncourt on July 31, 2014 at 12:45pm — No Comments

How Binge Watching Affects our Relationship with Media

As an avid TV watcher, I know and understand the pains of cable TV. Shows generally air once a week, cliffhangers and teases are everywhere, and timings often conflict with our own schedules. The couch and TV is one area of my life which I do not get to go to as much as I used to, simply because of a busy schedule. Trying to balance work, school, family, and friends prevents more time to be given to casually couch crashing and TV surfing as I would when I was younger. But, like many other…

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Added by Akshay Bhardwaj on July 29, 2014 at 2:26pm — No Comments

Teenagers like me prefer Comcast for variety of content, Netflix for accessibility from any device.

Being a teenager, I've had the opportunity to experience watching TV using different sources, and also to observe my fellow teenage friends consuming TV. Here are my insights on teenage TV consumption to increase the TV hours of the teenage demographic.

 

My friends usually watch about one and a half to two and a half hours of…

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Added by Casey Mahony on July 17, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

India Dreaming and Streaming

In the world today, the Indian population is on the rise in the United States. More and more citizens are migrating over to the States in order to pursue better opportunities for themselves. Indeed, parents often come here in order to raise their child in our elite academic system, which is renowned worldwide and has given birth to some of the greatest minds in history. But in coming to a whole new world, those Indians lose much of their former culture. Food, lifestyle, environment, daily…

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Added by Akshay Bhardwaj on July 15, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Calling Speakers for OTT Video Executive Summit New York-- Novermber 11, 2014

Save the Date!

I am pleased to announce the next OTT Video Executive Summit will take place on November 11, 2014 in New York city. Check out the new web site and check back frequently for updates: www.OTTVideoSummit.com. See photos and testimonials…

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Added by Brian Mahony on May 29, 2014 at 1:12pm — No Comments

Getting closer to cutting the cord completely

My daughter's friend was over the other day talking about her favorite shows and my daughter had no idea what she was talking about. It was then that I realized that my kids have already cut the cord from channel surfing the major channels. For about 3 years now, the majority of our content comes from Netflix, with a bit more from Amazon, Hulu, and YouTube, or directly from ABC.com, etc.

My kids have been mostly raised on documentaries and movies. My sons love "Famous Tank Battles"…

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Added by Brian Mahony on April 22, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

OTT Video Executive Summit Announces Sessions and Speakers

Boston, MA. March 4, 2014 — Sessions and speakers for the Over the Top Video Executive Summit (www.OTTVideoSummit.com), to be held at Boston’s Lenox Hotel on April 16, were announced today. The OTT Video Executive Summit brings together thought leaders in the…

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Added by Brian Mahony on March 4, 2014 at 11:47am — No Comments

Announcing the OTT Video Executive Summit

More details here: www.OTTVideoSummit.com

*** Please read below and respond/comment ***

Dear industry colleagues: 

I am pleased to announce a new executive conference that will be like no other you have attended. Of course the focus of the event is OTT video, but the format is guaranteed to make it highly strategic, educational, and lots of fun. In short, the conference will mingle industry executives, a panel of…

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Added by Brian Mahony on January 22, 2014 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Cutting the Cord Part 6: Roku Review— Simple and Easy OTT Video Device

(Click here for Parts 1: Why?, 2: Device Options, 3: OTA Channels,…

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Added by Brian Mahony on September 8, 2013 at 2:30am — No Comments

Wireless speakers

Why can’t I use these speakers to play music from my computer?



      I’m sitting in my room at my parent’s house, watching the NBA playoffs on TV. Above my TV, I have 2 fairly large speakers that are hooked up to a relatively old stereo. The idea: convert these 2 unused speakers into wireless speakers that I can use from my computer.

      After doing a little research on wireless speakers I was not impressed. Most of the conversation is focused on surround sound or home…

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Added by Brian on May 15, 2013 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Remaining Upside Opportunities for Pay-TV Services

The legacy pay-TV services market can now be divided into two distinct groups. First, those regions where the market is fully saturated and customer churn is the primary activity. Second, the developing nations where local pay-TV providers can still find new customers willing and able to pay for their offerings.



According to the latest market study by ABI Research, the global pay-TV market added nearly 47 million new customers in 2012 -- reaching a total of 864 million…

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Added by David H. Deans on April 25, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

What is the future of location based services?

Everything today is in context. You can't read a news story, talk to a neighbor, watch a sporting event, or plan a vacation without understanding context. Who you are. Where you want to go. Your habits. Your friends and family. Finances. You name it.

 

So it is no surprise that advertisers for a long time have figured out that understanding the context of their target audience is worth more to them that just a static list of names and addresses. And in today's mobile world,…

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Added by Brian Mahony on January 16, 2012 at 10:14pm — No Comments

Netflix Takes Aim at the Cable Guys, With a Promise to Start Firing Tomorrow. What's Next for You?

Netflix, which is fighting with the cable guys and telcos over streaming video costs, says it will publish a ranking of the best broadband performers. Or in other words: Netflix says it will tell some broadband customers that the...http://tiny.cc/ky5kn            Read the full story

Added by JL Henry on June 26, 2011 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Comparing Hybrid OTT/Pay TV Solutions on Opposite Sides of the Pond: TV Everywhere and Project Canvas

It is becoming increasingly clear that the flood gates for OTT video—that is TV and movie programming over a broadband Internet connection—have opened and are forcing traditional television service providers and movie studios to build profit tributaries off this rolling river or risk having many of their paying subscribers swept away. The industry is determined not to remake the mistakes of their brethren in the music business and is therefore trying to be proactive. The most promising of…

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Added by Brian Mahony on May 3, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Technology, Media and Telecom Outlook for 2011

Informa Telecoms & Media recently revealed the top ten anticipated trends during 2011 -- for the telecoms and media sectors -- at its annual Industry Outlook event in

London, England.



"We have identified the key trends across our research areas that we

think will shape the converging global telecoms and media markets over

the next 12 months. In addition, our annual industry survey gave us some

insight into how the…

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Added by David H. Deans on December 3, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Can Roku Compete in an OTT World with Google and Apple devices?

There has been a lot of discussion about the impact Google and Apple's new Internet TV devices will have on the market. In short, they will certainly spread the OTT message to more people and drive competition, innovation, more content relationships, and lower prices. But how will they change the landscape for existing devices such as Roku?



Roku has done a great job combining the key features of an Over the Top video solution for the masses: low price, simple UI/remote, easy set-up,… Continue

Added by Brian Mahony on October 3, 2010 at 7:03pm — No Comments

New Over the Top (OTT) Video Study: Trender Research Predicts 7 Percent of Households Will “Cut the Cord” on Pay TV Subscriptions by 2012

Full announcement here: http://www.trenderresearch.com/page/ott-video-report



Thanks to everyone who provided data and perspectives for this report. I think you will find this the most comprehensive analysis of this fast-moving industry.



Westford, MA, — Trender Research™ Inc. (www.trenderresearch.com), a consumer technology market research and… Continue

Added by Brian Mahony on August 8, 2010 at 7:45pm — No Comments

Digital Security Thought Leaders Highlight Evolving Trends in a New Report by Trender Research

Concern for identity theft and rise of social networking and mobile applications have changed view of online safety and driven the development of comprehensive security suites.



Westford, MA, — Trender Research™ Inc. (www.trenderresearch.com), a market research and consulting firm that combines expert analysis with the voice of everyday people, announced a new Trender Thought Leaders report for the digital security industry. The… Continue

Added by Brian Mahony on July 27, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

OTT Video Adventures Part 5: Cutting the Cable Cord on Pay TV Sports and News

While my dear sweet wife Kirsten seems to be hedging on giving up on our Pay TV service from Comcast, I am doing one last reflection on over-the-top (OTT) video content before we jump into evaluating our hardware options. My focus for this week is a pretty big one and one of the key areas of concern in switching to an Internet-based TV watching… Continue

Added by Brian Mahony on July 15, 2010 at 11:30pm — No Comments

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