Connected TV

Interview: Now TV boss goes ‘lean’ to re-package Sky online

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.

Sorry Hulu, Netflix still rules the living room

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.

The tablet will be the center of the connected lifestyle

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 to Make Video Streaming Cheaper, Easier

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.

Livestreaming Event: Is App TV Coming Next?

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.

What Would Facebook TV Look Like?

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.

How Can Cisco Compete in the New Digital Living Room?

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?