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  • Amazon’s Golden Globe Awards Show Growing Influence of Internet Video

    by User Not Found | Jan 12, 2015
    The 2015 Golden Globe Awards was filled with surprises for the TV entertainment industry and was a significant indication of changing consumer viewing behaviors... ...
  • Muve Out, Deezer Is Moving In

    by User Not Found | Jan 12, 2015
    I have long expected to see Deezer expanding into the US market, but was a bit disappointed when it finally did in September 2014, with the quietness of its ent... ...
  • CES - Internet TV Panel

    by Michael Goodman | Jan 07, 2015
    This morning I participated on a panel at CES on Internet TV and its impact on multichannel video providers. As these panels so often do the conversation ranged... ...
  • Is BitTorrent Going Legit?

    by Michael Goodman | Dec 29, 2014
    BitTorrent, once the scourge of the Internet, is making an effort to reinvent itself as a legitimate content provider. In June of 2013, BitTorrent first began a... ...
  • Is Read Hastings Right, Will Linear TV Disappear by 2030?

    by Michael Goodman | Dec 24, 2014
    According to Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, broadcast TV is like a horse and the horse was only good until we had the car.” In today’s video market &ld... ...
  • Last One Out, Please Keep The Radio On

    by User Not Found | Dec 24, 2014
    When every music streaming service has a catalogue of 30+ million songs and every music streaming service provides free listening, there needs something additio... ...
  • Why WIRE Will Struggle To Find Room In A Crowded Mobile Communications Market

    by Nitesh Patel | Dec 09, 2014
    Why WIRE Will Struggle To Find Room In A Crowded Mobile Communications Market Wire,is a free messaging and communications app that launched last week and which ... ...
  • Ultra HD achieves Ultra High approval ratings

    by David Mercer | Dec 08, 2014
    Our latest survey results are just in from the US and the results make very encouraging reading for the Ultra HD ecosystem. Awareness of the Ultra HD term itsel... ...
  • Sony and NVIDIA Reach for the Cloud Gaming Pot-of-Gold

    by Michael Goodman | Nov 25, 2014
    NVIDIA is joining Sony’s PlayStation Now as the latest major player in the gaming industry to tackle cloud gaming with the launch of the NVIDIA Grid Game ... ...
  • Why Apple Should Ditch TomTom and License Map Data from HERE

    by Nitesh Patel | Nov 25, 2014
    Apple’s decision to license map data from HERE was conceived at a point in time when Nokia owned map data provider Navteq, following a spectacular $8 Bill... ...
  • Peek-a-Boo Netflix, I See You

    by Michael Goodman | Nov 21, 2014
    Netflix, Amazon and other online video services have long been black holes, where massive amounts of viewership goes in but little to no information regarding t... ...
  • Highlights of NYC Television Week 2014

    by User Not Found | Nov 18, 2014
    The NYC Television Week Conference brought together many industry leaders to discuss the future of the TV ecosystem in a two days event broken-down by Content, ... ...
  • Thank You For The Music, The Songs I’m Watching

    by User Not Found | Nov 14, 2014
    Though there is not much special in YouTube Music Key, the music streaming and subscription service Google launched on Thursday 12 Nov, I wouldn’t call it... ...
  • Rovi Takes Fanhattan

    by Michael Goodman | Nov 10, 2014
    In an effort to continue to improve its search and discovery portfolio and develop a next-generation TV guide, Rovi acquired 4 year old start-up Fanhattan for a... ...
  • 3 Group Europe: Buying Not Selling

    by Richard Guppy | Oct 23, 2014
    It was great to update the Dossier on Hutchison’s 3 Group: it became clear that the company had transformed from what in my mind was a loose set of invest... ...
  • Amazon has Big Aspirations with Twitch Acquisition

    by Michael Goodman | Oct 14, 2014
    First revealed in August, Amazon has completed its $970 million acquisition of Twitch. This acquisition marks the second largest investment by Amazon, trailing... ...
  • People Want Bigger, Better TVs, and Might Even Watch More When They Get Them

    by David Mercer | Oct 09, 2014
    More encouraging news for Ultra HD and 4K from the latest research from our Digital Home Observatory. As we’ve always argued, and contrary to misinformed ... ...
  • Is Tesco’s Blinkbox for Sale?

    by Michael Goodman | Oct 03, 2014
    It has been reported in several publications that Tesco is considering selling off Blinkbox, its online movie service. According to The Guardian, Dave Lewis, Te... ...
  • Netflix Off to a Strong Start in France

    by Michael Goodman | Oct 02, 2014
    Despite facing some unique challenges in France, Netflix is off to a strong start attracting over 100,000 subscribers in the first 15 days since launching, acc... ...