The online pay-TV industry does need search to navigate content and advertising to enable business models but please Google, not yet another TV technology.
Old-fashioned TV broadcasters have been having a pretty tough time over the past three years, squeezed by falling television advertising revenues during the recession, by the growth of internet advertising and by the rise of new content distribution platforms such as over-the-top TV (YouTube, Joost etc), Apple TV and, this month, Google TV.
Marcus Bicknell joins SES in Baikonour where old and new worlds are found side by side.
David Cutts responds to last week’s criticisms and says MHEG-5 is established and thriving
Anthony Smith-Chaigneau says the MHEG-5 alliance is wrong to compare the technology with MHP and that the UK is not as advanced as it thinks.
Anthony Smith-Chaigneau believes that deep down open standards in set-top architecture will prevail.
Without clear product specifications and standards manufacturers face complex challenges in delivering and exploiting new video distribution platforms, and providing viewers with the best user experience. Simon Gauntlett explains
Are agencies letting their clients down by not having the tools of the trade themselves, asks Bill Gash?
In the traditional point-to-multipoint model for television and video delivery, content is broadcast to all viewers in a continuous single programming stream. There is no ability to ‘switch’ content and select individual channels to send and transmit to particular users, says BigBand’s John Reister.
Mobile TV has been around since the ’70s, but is still searching for that elusive business model, writes John Strand