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The State of OTT 2014

The State of OTT 2014<p>Are we closer—or further away—from one-size-fits-all media consumption? In this article from the 2014 Streaming Media Industry …

Cord-Cutting

Research: 4K will grow quicker than HD

March 28, 2014<p>Parks Associates has revealed new research predicting 4K TVs will follow a similar, but faster, growth pattern as HDTVs, which have …

Why Your Favorite Shows Keep Breaking the Internet

<i>Franklin Morris is a senior writer for Rackspace.</i><p>If you were hoping to catch the recent premiere of “Game of Thrones” on HBO Go, you were likely met instead with the “spinning wheel of non-loading hopelessness and despair”—a name some customers have bestowed upon HBO’s error message.<p>It was a case …

Channel 4 and BT chiefs debate Netflix’s role in TV landscape

Netflix has its work cut out to if it is to sustain the "colossal" costs involved with commissioning original content, according to Channel 4 CEO …

Will traditional TV be a quaint relic of a bygone age?

article<p>Related Articles: SABC clarifies EPL situation, rights sub-licensed from Kwese Sport Star Network launches new lifestyle channel on DStv Five …

Netflix: 5 years until 4K is mainstream

May 6, 2014<p>Netflix is now streaming content in 4K with the second season of its original drama House of Cards. In a blog post, Netflix said that …

Netflix Is Getting Its Own Cable Channel

In yet another sign that the internet is eating traditional television, Netflix announced on Friday that it has inked a deal with three cable TV …

Netflix Price Increase: Is There A Billion Hidden In Those Couch Cushions?

Netflix reported earnings ahead of expectations, but the numbers still don’t amount to much with just $53 million in earnings on a $1.27 billion in revenues. Fortunately for shareholders — and unfortunately for subscribers — that’s about to start changing. Netflix announced plans to raise prices by …

Internal innovation report says the New York Times needs to up its digital game or else

The <i>New York Times</i> is seen by many as the acme of traditional media success, which isn’t surprising — after all, it has hundreds of thousands of …

Google acquires Word Lens makers to improve Translate

Remember Word Lens, the impressive mobile app that would translate foreign text on menus and street signs right in front of your eyes? Well, that incredibly sweet translation tech has just found a new home - a post on creator Quest Visual's site confirms that Google has acquired the company.<p>Don't …

7 Trends That Are Revolutionizing TV Advertising

Shutterstock <i>This post is sponsored by Optica powered by Mediaocean.</i><p>A recent study showed that in Q4 2013, 18-24 year-old viewers watched more traditional TV than the year before. But even with this growth in viewership, the way people watch TV is changing.<p>TV is rapidly extending its role as a …

The BBC's Virtual Reality News Bulletin

The BBC is experimenting with virtual reality news broadcasts, with effervescent presenter Fiona Bruce now viewable in 360-degree video.<p>The downside? You will need a $350 Oculus Rift development kit to see it. And if you <i>do</i> have one, you can look around the whole BBC News studio and production …

The Future of TV Isn't Apps. We Need All Our Channels in One Place

How we watch TV has changed completely. Since the launch of Apple TV in 2006, companies have introduced a string of over-the-top (OTT) streaming …

Google announces Android TV, global launch in 2015

Following the Android L and Wear, Google announced Android TV. The company says that this isn’t a new platform, but just another form factor, which …

The Internet of Things: Everything You Need to Know In 2 Minutes

You can't go a few days without hearing how the "Internet of Things" is going to transform the way we live, and on a basic level, the so-called smart …

BBC 'Our World War' episode explores future of digital storytelling

A one-off episode of BBC Three's Our World War will showcase the creative potential of web-based broadcasting<p>BBC Three is today launching an interactive episode of its new drama series Our World War, demonstrating how the internet is helping to shape the future of digital storytelling.<p>Our World War …

Multiscreen OTT Video-On-Demand Service for Mediaset Infinity

Overview<p>Opportunity<p>Solution<p>Result

Video on Demand

YouView: A Digital Content Discovery Platform for the Digital Consumer

Overview<p>Opportunity<p>Solution<p>Results

Banking

The future of broadcasting: Leveraging innovation for competitive advantage

Introduction<p>Threats to traditional models<p>Drivers of future value<p>Conclusion<p>Authors

Innovation

4K TV to ‘remain niche’ until 2019

LG’s Ultra HD Curved OLED TV<p><b>4K TV will remain a niche product for at least another five years, with widespread viewing of 4K content likely to grow</b> …

UK viewers still have preference for linear TV

<b>Nine out of 10 Britons still regularly watch linear TV on the main screen, while 85% prefer the TV to other screens available to them, according to</b> …

Majority Of Digital Media Consumption Now Takes Place In Mobile Apps

U.S. users are now spending the majority of their time consuming digital media within mobile applications, according to a new study released by comScore this morning. That means mobile apps, including the number 1 most popular app Facebook, eat up more of our time than desktop usage or mobile web …

BBC: Google Should Consult Over Right to be Forgotten Links

Representatives from the BBC and the Guardian today argued that Google should consult publishers before removing search links to stories requested under Europe’s ‘right to be forgotten.’<p>In a meeting with Google’s advisory council in London, which includes company chairman Eric Schmidt, both …

Japan confirms 4K and 8K dates

By Chris Forrester<p>September 3, 2014<p>Japan’s government has confirmed its roadmap for the introduction of Ultra-HD in its 4K and 8K versions.<p>Japan will …

The BBC makes every Radio Times listing ever printed available online

For over 85 years, the BBC published a weekly television and radio programme listings magazine called The Radio Times. The rise of the internet and smartphone use means it's nowhere near as popular as it once was, but the Beeb is ensuring it will continue to live on, by digitising 4,469 past …

The depressing truth behind TV's internet revolution

An internet television revolution is sweeping across America! HBO will finally begin selling a standalone streaming service next year. CBS just launched an internet service of its own, allowing access to all of its shows—like <i>Big Bang Theory</i> and <i>CSI,</i> but not NFL games—on the web. Some pundits believe …