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OTT to TV for the Independents: a BroadbandVision Show Report

The BroadbandVision 2014 show was held in Las Vegas last week. While smaller than the TelcoTV show that used to be held for a similar audience until last year, the BroadbandVision show was nonetheless fairly well attended and continued the tradition of being a wealth of good information. One much discussed topic was Over-The-Top Television (OTT TV) and […]

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Broadband TV Conference Overview & Summary of MPEG-DASH Video Streaming Standard

Introduction: The fifth annual Broadband TV Conference, held June 3-4, 2014, in Santa Clara, CA dealt with many key issues on a variety of subject matter, in commercial free panel sessions and individual presentations. The multi-track conference covered topics such as: Is Television As We Know it Sustainable? The Future of Second Screen, Augmented TV […]

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Analysis and Implications of Google’s Proposed Web TV Service

Introduction: The WSJ and NY Times reported that Google wants to offer live TV channels as well as pre-recorded TV shows (On Demand) using the public Internet.  The two newspapers indicated that the service would share a closer resemblance to cable TV than to streaming services like Hulu or Netfix, allowing customers to select channels online in […]

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Second Screen Apps Enhance Viewing Experience & Offer Additional Capabilities – TVNEXT 2012 Conference Highlights

Introduction: There were many interesting exhibits, presentations and panel sessions at the 6th annual TVNEXT conference, held October 10-11th in Santa Clara, CA.  Some that stood out and were particularly enlightening to this author: Rise of the NexGen TV Operator (impact of cloud-based services, over-the-top content delivery, multi-screen entertainment, virtual MVPDs and migration to all-IP […]

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Xfinity on the Xbox – Sounds Xciting, but….

The new Xfinity Xbox application sounds exciting, but may be more valuable as a marketing channel Xcitement abounded the other night as I downloaded the new Xfinity for Xbox application. Having recently authored a report on multiscreen video, I have waited for this app. Other than forgetting my user name, operation was simple enough and I […]