Yet another piece of jargon has entered the lexicon of communications with the concept of Fog. This is not an acronym but is the idea that for many applications and services emerging around the Internet of Things (IoT), data and network intelligence will be best hosted not in a distant cloud based data centre that […]
Major exhibitions can be useful barometers of current trends in an industry and that was certainly true at the recent TV Connect show in London.
The HDMI dongle has been cast as villain in the story of traditional pay TV and broadcasting, but it may well emerge as a hero.
The Wi-Fi connected HDMI dongle is emerging as a serious solution not just for accessing online content but also for bringing broadcast services to legacy TV sets. There are several reasons why this is happening, perhaps the primary one being the state of flux the TV and broadcasting industries are currently in.
The HDMI cast dongle was legitimised when Google launched Chromecast mid-2013 and since then has gained force as a disruptive product potentially threatening pay TV operators, set top box makers and especially the smart TV.
Intel’s acquisition of Lantiq is great news for everybody involved in the smart gateway field, for it will galvanise the market and win over anybody who still doubts that such a dedicated device on the premise will be essential for the intelligent connected home of the future.
The BBC has a report out called The Future of News. The authors are some of my most talented colleagues, and their work is as comprehensive and well-thought through as it is blunt in its assessment of how far and fast our industry needs to change.
Currently, speculations arise more often than usual that Vodafone is considering the acquisition of Liberty Global.
Amazon’s Echo has been widely hailed as a major innovation for the digital home by relying entirely on voice for input and output for information and services.
The Norwegian Broadcaster Corp. / NRK just finished it so far last round on launching VOD services OTT on new devices. This fall we launch services on Samsung, LG, Sony, Panasonic and Phillips Smart TVs.