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  • europe hd device forecast

    by David Mercer | Apr 17, 2007
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  • Europe’s HD Homes

    by David Mercer | Apr 17, 2007
    A heads-up that we'll be publishing a press release shortly on a recent report on Europe's transition to HDTV and video. In summary, European sales of high defi... ...
  • forecast

    by David Mercer | Apr 17, 2007
    forecast ...
  • Microsoft Research Seminar

    by David Mercer | Mar 27, 2007
    I spent today at the Microsoft Research facilities in Cambridge at a seminar on the subject of "Content to Mobile and Other Devices". It was an excellent event ... ...
  • DVD Dead in 3 Years?

    by David Mercer | Mar 19, 2007
    That's what the Blu-ray Disc Association's Frank Simonis would have us believe. I assume he doesn't mean that I will be able to buy a BD player for $25 in 2010.... ...
  • IPTV World Forum (2)

    by David Mercer | Mar 07, 2007
    Over the last few years there have been numerous IPTV conferences and events springing up all over the place, but the IPTV World Forum appears to have become th... ...
  • Industry Pleads For HD DTT

    by David Mercer | Mar 05, 2007
    Today's DTG summit was a clarion call to politicians and regulators to ensure that the UK's digital terrestrial platform would carry HDTV signals in the future.... ...
  • IPTV World Forum

    by David Mercer | Mar 05, 2007
    We're attending this leading IPTV event at London's Olympia today. The conference kicked off with presentations from Orange and the BBC, amongst others. Orange'... ...
  • Media Hypercompetition

    by David Mercer | Mar 02, 2007
    Much of the turmoil we are seeing today in the media and communications industry can be attributed to the emergence of hypercompetition, where companies that we... ...
  • They really did it…

    by David Mercer | Mar 01, 2007
    Good job I'm not a gambling man... Virgin Media's cable subscribers lost access to Sky's News, Sports News, Sky One and Sky Two channels this morning. Sky is ba... ...
  • Another step towards analog switch-off

    by David Mercer | Mar 01, 2007
    Today, March 1st 2007 is a key date on the digital calendar in the US: all TVs and related devices (video recorders) must include a digital ATSC tuner from toda... ...
  • Sky/Virgin Brinkmanship Continues

    by David Mercer | Feb 23, 2007
    As I said a few days ago, it's great fun watching these two slug it out. Today, each side has a different story (see the Guardian's excellent coverage): negotia... ...
  • Cisco’s Human Network Vision

    by David Mercer | Feb 20, 2007
    I mentioned attending John Chambers' keynote at CES in January. We've just published an in-depth analysis of Cisco's consumer strategy following other interview... ...
  • From Freeview to Payview?

    by David Mercer | Feb 19, 2007
    Watching punch and counterpunch in the Murdoch/Branson battle is tremendous fun, but their private war is beginning to suck in reluctant bystanders. Sky's annou... ...
  • DTT and HDTV in France

    by David Mercer | Feb 19, 2007
    In sharp contrast to the UK, France has laid down new laws concerning the transition from analogue to digital terrestrial television. It is the first country in... ...
  • Japanese postcard (2)

    by David Mercer | Feb 09, 2007
    Here is the side-by-side comparison in an Akihabara store of a 65" PDP from Panasonic and the same size LCD from Sharp: The Sharp is discounted by 44% to Y778,0... ...
  • Japanese postcard

    by David Mercer | Feb 08, 2007
    Sharp Corporation is one of Japan's unsung heros of the technology sector and a perfect if somewhat extreme illustration of the value of long-term investment de... ...
  • Wii…. Let’s Go For A Spin

    by David Mercer | Jan 31, 2007
    Nintendo helped create the modern videogames industry, and the company remains a leading force and is financially successful. In spite of this, Strategy Analyti... ...
  • BSkyB Chases Its Tail

    by David Mercer | Jan 31, 2007
    Sky's latest digital TV results demonstrate perfectly how it is fighting two battles at the same time. Churn continues to rise - now up to 11.9%, compared to be... ...