The evolution of a working business model for multi-screen and content is accelerating. Different companies coming from different angles have got many of the moving parts together, but those parts aren’t yet perfectly aligned.
The book “High Definition Television: The Creation, Development and Implementation of HDTV Technology” by Philip J. Cianci is an excellent book on the fascinating history of HDTV.
Since the advent of home entertainment technology – from the phonograph to radio to TV – the living room has long been the gathering place for the family. But in today’s world, the proliferation of smartphones and tablets has created an insatiable consumer appetite for anytime, anyplace content.
The Digital Revolution has enabled and promulgated advances in systems management, reliability and delivery of services undreamed of, or relatively primitive in implementation, only a few short decades ago.
When it comes to online delivery of video programming services, the uncertainties still haven’t been resolved, but more entities with a variety of business plans have entered the marketplace.
Comcast has added in live streaming from Turner Broadcasting System’s CNN and HLN news networks, as well as Cinemax’s Max Go app.
After launching on iPads last year, Bright House Networks’ app for live streaming in customers’ homes is now available on iPhones and Android devices that use the Ice Cream Sandwich operating system.
Aereo accuses News Corp. of deliberately waiting to sue until after it began operations, because waiting was the more damaging course of action.
RCN plans to roll out the service later this year, accessible through its TiVo set-tops.
Charter drops in 20 more HD channels in Michigan, for a total of 100.
Comcast has added on-demand streaming capabilities to Android devices on its free Xfinity TV Player app.
Residential gateways are adding to service providers’ bottom lines by enabling new services.
UXP Systems and Motorola Mobility bested 35 other companies to win The Cable Show’s CIO.IT | Competition 2012 in Boston.
Cox Communications CTO Kevin Hart outlines the company’s key projects and initiatives.