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Network DVR: Cloudy with a Chance of Mass Appeal
- Published on 17 January 2014
Five years ago, before the word "cloud" had been heard in the IT industry, Cablevision's innovative plan to let consumers remotely access and store programming in servers and related gear located in the cableco's network ran into a wall with content owners citing copyright concerns with their coveted assets.
Seeking a Business Case for 4K TV; CES and Far Beyond
- Published on 09 January 2014
While technology innovation has long fueled video product and service launched at the annual Consumer Electronic Show (CES), creating a solid business case for all parties determines whether these offerings shine on for years or burn brightly and quickly fade away.
Address the Mess! Avoid the Online Christmas Shopping Fail
- Published on 01 January 2014
With Amazon, UPS and FedEx in post-Christmas damage control after thousands of gifts were not delivered by the 25th, it's time for e-tailers, shippers and third parties to make a New Year's resolution to avoid a repeat going forward.
Can Cablecos, Netflix Take Binge Viewing to the Next Level?
- Published on 20 December 2013
Cablecos have taken steps through its video-on-demand (VoD) systems to drive binge viewing of TV shows by their customers, but face challenges from OTT rivals. Netflix, which releases a full season of House of Cards at once, revealed that about half the users it studied watched an entire season in one week.
It’s Full Stream Ahead for Verizon’s Video Efforts with EdgeCast Addition
- Published on 11 December 2013
Faced with the daunting challenge of delivering live streaming sports and other coveted content to a growing sea of wired and wireless devices, Verizon has chosen to acquire CDN EdgeCast Networks for over $350 million as the one-time telco throws its video efforts into high gear.
A Holiday Gifts and Gags List for Video and CE Devices
- Published on 05 December 2013
With holiday shopping in full swing, it's time to identify the buys and some busts in the content and consumer electronics fields. And with electronics far outselling clothing (unless you are dressing your smartphone) keep your eyes on the real prize.