The man leading the launch of BSyB’s new internet-only TV service, Now TV, tells paidContent he aims to repackage Sky programming for online devices in fresh new ways and with a lean operating model. Coming soon – a brand new approach to exploiting Sky’s lucrative sports rights.
News Corp’s part-owned UK satcaster tentatively launches the first phase of what could be the start of a strategy-changing new business line – internet-delivered pay-TV that puts its satellite dishes in the shade.
BBC News & Knowledge general manager Phil Fearnley tells paidContent BBC Online has conceived Olympics Web, connected TV, mobile and tablet products as platforms for re-use on future large events.
“The Olympics will be the biggest 19 days in the 15 years of BBC Online,” says BBC future media director Ralph Rivera, as he summarises a big year for the service.
The BBC brings sport video on demand and on-board motor-racing live cams to connected TVs including TiVo.
This is the third in a series of posts this week that will highlight key people, companies and trends to watch in 2012 in the sectors we cov…
Google’s acquisition of Motorola Mobility could be a big boost to Google TV, and could signal a shift in its positioning from an operating system that Google sells to consumers to one that is used by a number of pay TV operators instead.
Close to 60 percent of all Netflix subscribers access the video service through a game console or another connected or mobile device, according to new data from Nielsen. Hulu, on the other hand, has a far smaller footprint in the living rooms of its users.
Tablets are taking our entertainment experience in a new direction, and in the next two-to-five years, the tablet could serve as your secondary video screen or universal remote control. All of which means that the future of the digital home is already here.
Verizon’s new digital media services seek to make it easier and cheaper for media companies to deliver over-the-top video to multiple devices and networks. While leveraging its IP backbone to avoid Internet congestion, Verizon Digital Media Services also seeks to automate video distribution.
This morning, we’ve gathered more than 50 entrepreneurs, executives and investors at our San Francisco offices to engage in a town hall-style forum to discuss what could happen if we had the “app store” revolution (and the app store economy) on our TV sets.
Google headlines this week beg the question: Would Facebook ever pursue a three-screen strategy by offering up its own TV platform to users? The answer could be yes, as the TV screen seems too big a honeypot to ignore for a company that lives on advertising dollars.
Apple and Google may be making all the headlines over the future of the living room, but another tech giant seems to be missing from the connected TV conversation: Cisco. What would Cisco need to do in order to compete in the connected TV space?
Another tweak in Microsoft’s (NSDQ: MSFT) digital home efforts: it has quietly folded its IPTV software, Media Center, and HD DVD efforts in…