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  • Club Penguin waddles into Disney’s fold

    by User Not Found | 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... ...
  • Online radio: the forgotten digital media leader

    by User Not Found | 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 ... ...
  • Sky buys Amstrad, but why?

    by User Not Found | 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 User Not Found | 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 User Not Found | 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 User Not Found | 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 User Not Found | 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... ...
  • Femtocells - a few hurdles to consider

    by User Not Found | 7月 20, 2007
    SA analysts have been holding heated discussions on the potential of femtocells, an excellent example of a technology that has strategic implications across the... ...
  • iPhone users say: “it’s not perfect”

    by User Not Found | 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 User Not Found | 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 User Not Found | 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... ...
  • Hold the front page: Ofcom praises Sky

    by User Not Found | 7月 18, 2007
    Make sure you're sitting down with a stiff Scotch: amidst the damning indictment of the practices of major UK broadcasters, buried in Ofcom Chief Executive Ed R... ...
  • Interactive TV: Was it worth the price?

    by User Not Found | 7月 18, 2007
    Ofcom's Ayre report on premium rate telephony and television participation services is a damning indictment of "systemic" practices in the UK TV industry. The ... ...
  • Triple play transforms Sky while regulator decisions loom

    by User Not Found | 7月 11, 2007
    Sky gave its latest trading statement in a presentation this morning in advance of full year results in a couple of weeks. The results illustrate how Sky has be... ...
  • PS3 price “cut”

    by User Not Found | 7月 10, 2007
    Given that Sony released the news of the $499 60GB console two days before E3 opens, we can expect further significant announcements at the press conference tom... ...
  • 20 years ago today

    by User Not Found | 7月 06, 2007
    I'm not sure which is more frightening - the fact that I started my analyst career 20 years ago today, July 6th 1987, or the fact that I remember the date so cl... ...
  • Passport, tickets, er, bluetooth…?

    by User Not Found | 7月 05, 2007
    With our thoughts turning to sandy beaches and summer sun (UK readers sheltering from the latest downpour may vaguely remember this) Mike Foley of the Bluetooth... ...
  • DVD sales down - online TV to blame?

    by User Not Found | 7月 05, 2007
    According to a report in the Hollywood Reporter, spending on DVDs in the US fell 2% in the first half of this year. The article concentrates on movie titles, as... ...
  • Virgin Media in spotlight … again

    by User Not Found | 7月 04, 2007
    Back in March, Virgin Media subscribers lost access to Sky channels, and many observers predicted 10s if not 100s of thousands of Virgin customers would defect ... ...
  • BBC brings forward iPlayer launch date

    by User Not Found | 6月 27, 2007
    The BBC has announced the launch of its iPlayer for July 27th, several months earlier than expected. The iPlayer will be free to use (for UK licence fee payers)... ...

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