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Sony Adds Netflix: OTT Video Catch-Up or Leapfrog?

Not to be outdone by rivals Vizio, Panasonic, LG, Samsung, and other HDTV manufacturers, as well as gaming consoles like… Continue

Added by Brian Mahony on July 13, 2009 at 8:30am — 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

Hulu Scores Huge Win with Disney/ABC Deal

Hulu takes down another big elephant with the announcement of its new deal with The Walt Disney Co., which will take an undisclosed stake in Hulu and board seats.



Hulu now adds Disney and ABC content to the existing line-up of NBC Universal and Fox content. Huge news. This pretty much solidifies Hulu’s position as the online video content kingmaker and further erodes rival… Continue

Added by Brian Mahony on May 4, 2009 at 8:26am — No Comments

Heading to the beach or taking a safari?

The Samsung TL320 ultra-wide angle lens 12 mega-pixel compact digital camera is a pocket favorite. With a 24mm ultra-wide angle lens, this rugged camera has a 3” screen with a high resolution, easily viewed indoors and in direct sunlight. The features makes this camera special – wide angle lens with 5x optical zoom and high-definition video recording with a cradle to view your videos and photos on HDTV. For easy use, the automatic controls make it… Continue

Added by Ellen Veden on July 20, 2009 at 8:00am — 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

FIRST Robotics Competitions: Can (Lots of) Kids in Braces Help Foster Consumer Adoption?

There are a few ways to increase the acceptance and adoption of consumer robots. One way is to build better robots. Another way is to educate consumers about what robots can (and can’t) do for them. Another is to create a diabolical army of robots that kill off all the humans so it won’t matter. Assuming the first two methods are more practical, one might want to focus on the next-generation of consumers and business leaders. You know, those sentient… Continue

Added by Brian Mahony on July 3, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments

Simple and Easy with IOGEAR: Video Round-Up Part 6

Sometimes simple and easy is the way to go. While we have discussed some fairly sophisticated and comprehensive Internet TV media streamers and adapters in our recent coverage, it is important to note that there are also some fairly simple plug-and-play options available too.



IOGEAR is one of them. Headquartered in Irvine, CA, IOGEAR offers a range of convergence solutions such as KVM (a way to connect… Continue

Added by Brian Mahony on January 29, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Like VoIP Before It, Video Quality Is the Final Measure of OTT Success

http://delivers.limelight.com/OTTVideoExec

Since the beginning of my career, first in software and then in telecom, quality has…

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Added by Brian Mahony on January 14, 2016 at 10:43am — No Comments

Podcast: TVBLOB Aims to Put “Life Back In TV— the Web Way”

While working for one of the leading IPTV middleware providers (Espial), I saw how difficult it can be to implement the various manifestations of Internet and web-enabled IP set-top boxes being deployed in the market. The challenge has always been a lack of standards, and too many deployments that are specific to a set-top box manufacturer or service provider. This leads to many inefficiencies in terms of cost and time to build new boxes to meet the… Continue

Added by Brian Mahony on May 13, 2009 at 1:00am — No Comments

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