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  • Why Google should avoid set-top boxes

    by David Mercer | 11月 22, 2007
    Or at least, boxes that are provided, ie "managed" by traditional TV companies like cable, satellite and IPTV service providers. The rumours are rife that Googl... ...
  • Blu-ray outselling HD DVD 4-1 says Sony

    by David Mercer | 11月 15, 2007
    Just to follow up on the HD DVD Group's release of European "sales" figures, Sony uk's David Walstra, according to CE Daily, claims that BD discs are now outsel... ...
  • HD-DVD group touts PS3 success

    by David Mercer | 11月 14, 2007
    (This is an updated entry to correct a previous error and incorporate response from HD DVD Group) The hi-def disc battle gets nastier by the day. Europe's HD DV... ...
  • Sky Anytime’s early success, but not for channels

    by David Mercer | 11月 12, 2007
    One way of keeping people away from the video on their PC screens is to give them better television through their set-top boxes. Sky is one of the first broadc... ...
  • TV Industry Gets to Grips with Online Video

    by David Mercer | 11月 12, 2007
    When I presented to a conference of TV advertising people in Berlin three years ago, my suggestion that broadband users would be turning away from television wa... ...
  • BT Vision - Revenues the main concern

    by David Mercer | 11月 12, 2007
    Most of the commentary on BT's announcement of its second quarter results focused on its BT Vision numbers - 60,000 customers - and whether this was below or on... ...
  • Sony adds Placeshifting to PS3

    by David Mercer | 11月 07, 2007
    Sony Computer Entertainment Europe announced the latest version of its PS3 system software to allow access by PSPs to the PS3 hard drive from remote locations o... ...
  • November’s arrived - so CES is nearly here

    by David Mercer | 11月 01, 2007
    I am bad at remembering names, so apologies to the nameless 80-year-old comedian whose joke I certainly do remember: after a long and illustrious career, he obs... ...
  • Devicescape eases WiFi pain

    by David Mercer | 11月 01, 2007
    I am sure we all have our own favourite hotspot horror stories. One of my more recent experiences, about which I penned but never published several angry paragr... ...
  • Sweden completes TV switch-off as UK begins

    by David Mercer | 10月 17, 2007
    As one country finishes its analogue switch-off, another begins. On Monday morning at 8.45am Sweden’s Culture Minister, Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth, switched off th... ...
  • Global DVR population reaches 50 million

    by David Mercer | 10月 17, 2007
    One of the many nuggets offered by our latest survey digital home device markets is that more than 50 million TV homes around the world will be using a digital ... ...
  • Sony launches Europe’s cheapest Blu-ray player: with games on the side…

    by David Mercer | 10月 08, 2007
    As we predicted, BD player prices are plunging in time for the Christmas buying season. At €399 (£299), Sony’s new 40GB PS3 will be a tempting option for any ea... ...
  • Realism finally descends on Italy’s digital plans

    by David Mercer | 10月 02, 2007
    Italy's Telecommunications minister, Paolo Gentiloni, has announced that the country's analogue switch-off date will now be 2012. This compares to the current o... ...
  • Has Sling Been Tivo’ed?

    by David Mercer | 9月 25, 2007
    Following Sling's recent deal to distribute its Slingbox through UPC, the pan-European cable operator, announced at IBC, I drafted a comment that Sling could en... ...
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    by David Mercer | 9月 11, 2007
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  • Microsoft launches Silverlight

    by David Mercer | 9月 11, 2007
    At IBC Microsoft was giving demonstrations of Silverlight , first introduced at NAB in April. This is Microsoft's browser plug-in answer to Adobe Flash, allowin... ...
  • OpenTV prepares for next-gen interactive TV

    by David Mercer | 9月 11, 2007
    OpenTV's Matthew Huntington gave us an update on the company's progress at IBC. Matthew and I both go back to the early days of interactive TV, so there was som... ...
  • OpenTV interface

    by David Mercer | 9月 11, 2007
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  • German cable prepares for battle

    by David Mercer | 9月 08, 2007
    We met today with Gerhard Bickmann, CFO of German cable operator, Kabel BW, who spoke at NDS's annual IBC press lunch. In a one-to-one discussion, Herr Bickman ... ...