NAB preview: The taming of over-the-top

Amazon's FireTV unveiling comes on the eve of the National Association of Broadcasters annual convention in Las Vegas, where one of the main focuses will be on making traditional TV platforms look and feel more like watching over-the-top video.…

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4K as a platform

The major networks' hesitance on 4K has left the door open for OTT providers to expand their beachheads on connected devices, and cement their relationships with TV-makers desperate to avoid being consigned to selling commoditized "dumb" displays.…

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Pining for days of DVD

The studios were hoist on the petard of their own pining for the heady early days of DVD -- a format shift that drove a massive change in consumer behavior from mostly renting movies to mostly buying them, producing a huge revenue and margin windfall for the studios.…

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Where have you gone, AllVid?

If the Xbox One comes up short as a true, all-in-one entertainment center, it's due to the intransigence of pay-TV operators and the fecklessness of the Federal Communications Commission more than to any design decisions made by Microsoft.…

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