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  • Does Entavio Spell the End for Free Digital TV?

    by David Mercer | 9月 06, 2007
    SES Astra's top brass, Ferdinand Kayser, President and CEO, and Alexander Oudendijk, Chief Commercial Officer, kicked off IBC tonight with an update to press an... ...
  • IBC is nearly here

    by David Mercer | 9月 05, 2007
    The world's largest broadcast technology convention gets under way this Friday in Amsterdam. Except that broadcast is becoming broadband and that's making thing... ...
  • CNN confirms HDTV as mainstream

    by David Mercer | 9月 05, 2007
    I noted back in May that news channels would soon come under pressure to move to HD, and sure enough CNN has made its move. The channel launched CNN HD on Septe... ...
  • Akamai says web is ready for HD

    by David Mercer | 9月 05, 2007
    as we reported some time ago... Akamai of course is referring to its own approach of managed edge delivery networks. We, on the other hand, have seen "good en... ...
  • £10 digital TV arrives - But you’re too late already…

    by David Mercer | 9月 03, 2007
    The UK's largest retailer, Tesco, is offering a digital TV set-top box for £10, but is currently out of stock at its online store. Whether this is a result of u... ...
  • Nokia begins services adventure

    by David Mercer | 8月 30, 2007
    Nokia makes the headlines today with the introduction of its services and software strategy. The company recently announced a major reorganisation, splitting it... ...
  • HD-DVD: last throw of the dice

    by David Mercer | 8月 21, 2007
    Blu-ray has suffered a blow in losing titles from Paramount and Dreamworks but it is unlikely to make much difference to the final outcome. If rumours suggestin... ...
  • Microsoft-Cisco merger off ;-)

    by David Mercer | 8月 20, 2007
    OK, it was never on; nor was it ever likely. But with Ballmer and Chambers on the same platform it's understandable the rumour mills might be turning. The messa... ...
  • Radio platform mysteries

    by David Mercer | 8月 20, 2007
    Rajar contacted me to clarify the unaccounted for 21% of radio share. Rajar goes to great length to explain to its interviewees how to fill in their diaries, bu... ...
  • Online radio: 1.5% of all listening

    by David Mercer | 8月 16, 2007
    Following my recent discussion on online radio, Rajar, the UK's radio research body, has confirmed just how minor a role online plays in the overall radio indus... ...
  • Online radio: the forgotten digital media leader

    by David Mercer | 8月 02, 2007
    James Cridland, the BBC's new Head of Future Media and Technology, Audio and Music, points out that Strategy Analytics' analyst forum at IBC , "Broadcast Under ... ...
  • Club Penguin waddles into Disney’s fold

    by David Mercer | 8月 02, 2007
    Social networking is not just about the teenagers on Myspace and Facebook. Younger children are spending hours in online worlds like Club Penguin, as I can test... ...
  • Sky buys Amstrad, but why?

    by David Mercer | 7月 31, 2007
    Sky continues to surprise the market with its latest move, acquiring Amstrad, the UK set-top box supplier. Given Sky's continued financial success, it would be ... ...
  • Can we ever imagine a world without broadband?

    by David Mercer | 7月 30, 2007
    Can any serious internet user (ie more than half the population in the developed world) remember what it was like to "dial up" to use the Internet? Those endles... ...
  • Online HDTV: Does Disney’s ABC Set the Standard?

    by David Mercer | 7月 27, 2007
    Disney's ABC Networks has recently beta-launched its new online HD service. US surfers can now stream HD versions of popular shows such as Lost, Desperate House... ...
  • Panasonic’s plasma woes

    by David Mercer | 7月 26, 2007
    Matsushita (owner of the Panasonic brand) reported quarterly results yesterday that nicely reflect the shifting sands of the flat panel TV market. Matsushita wa... ...
  • Is Cable Google’s Secret Weapon?

    by David Mercer | 7月 23, 2007
    Or indeed, vice versa? Much of the discussion around Google's open letter to FCC Chairman Kevin J. Martin on 700MHz spectrum focuses on the impending battle bet... ...
  • iPhone users say: “it’s not perfect”

    by David Mercer | 7月 20, 2007
    Extraordinary findings from our latest research, which surveys user experience of two leading multimedia phones: the iPhone is not perfect after all. But it and... ...
  • Digital Distribution and Emerging Industry Structures

    by David Mercer | 7月 20, 2007
    Just a note that we just released an important foundation report that examines the impact of emerging digital media models on traditional audiovisual industries... ...
  • Shhh… DLNA works, but don’t tell anyone

    by David Mercer | 7月 20, 2007
    Getting digital media from one device to another is rarely a straightforward matter, unless you stick to one manufacturer for all your devices. One organisation... ...