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The time is right for Amazon to ‘do a Kindle’ on the TV industry with its own set-top box

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Amazon has big ambitions in the TV content business. At the MIPTV conference in Cannes, France recently, I sat through what was basically a half-hour sales pitch to the TV industry from Amazon VP Anthony Bay, extolling the virtues of Amazon Instant Video in the US and its LoveFilm service...
The time is right for Amazon to ‘do a Kindle’ on the TV industry with its own set-top box

TV hackers thrill MIPCube conference, but call for more open data

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'There is no data from your industry out there that we can actually play around with…'How do hackers hack when they have very little to hack with? That was the challenge facing a group of developers at the MIPCube conference this weekend.The idea: they would spend 36 hours coding innovative...
TV hackers thrill MIPCube conference, but call for more open data

CHART OF THE DAY: Microsoft's Windows Compared To iOS And Android (AAPL, MSFT, GOOG)

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Despite the growth of mobile platforms, Windows remains the number one operating system by a long shot, according to data from comScore. The chart below shows the share of platforms driving traffic to websites in the U.S. It's not a perfect measure of which platform is the most used,...
CHART OF THE DAY: Microsoft's Windows Compared To iOS And Android (AAPL, MSFT, GOOG)

Cablevision files antitrust suit against Viacom over programming bundling

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Fan of channels such as CMT, VH1 Classic and Teen Nick? Cablevision is assuming that's a negatory. Today, the cable provider filed a federal antitrust suit against Viacom over the content distributor's programming bundling practices, which are alleged as anti-competitive. The lawsuit revolves around Viacom's insistence that ancillary networks...
Cablevision files antitrust suit against Viacom over programming bundling

Aereo CEO Explains How Recent Court Win Further Validates Partnership Opportunities

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[tc_5min code="517731774"] Aereo has been making waves of late, winning an important court decision yesterday in its massive legal battle with network broadcasters over the legality of Aereo’s live streaming/DVR system that brings HD video content to any of your devices for a pay-as-you-go option or monthly subscription cost. Plus,...
Aereo CEO Explains How Recent Court Win Further Validates Partnership Opportunities

TNW is heading to Cannes for MIPCube to see what the future holds for TV

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Has it really been a year since the last MIPCube? Well, yes it has been, as it happens. From April 8-11 this year, MIPCube will strive to “reinvent the content experience” at the heart of the broader MIPTV event. MIPTV, (Marché International des Programmes de Télévision), is a TV industry...
TNW is heading to Cannes for MIPCube to see what the future holds for TV

Comcast: VOD ad impressions set to increase “tenfold”

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The pay TV business thinks it’s about to cash in on a new revenue stream. Comcast predicts that advertising impressions served within free video-on-demand content will increase tenfold over the next year. This would be a major evolution for a nascent cable/satellite VOD programming sector that, according to a March...
Comcast: VOD ad impressions set to increase “tenfold”

Like That TV Ad You Just Saw? Twitter Wants to Show You Another One

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Digital advertising is big, but nearly as big as TV advertising. So Twitter, like everyone else who sells bits and bytes, would like some of that TV ad money. Here’s their latest attempt: “TV ad targeting“, which promises that it can find Twitter users who saw a TV ad, and...
Like That TV Ad You Just Saw? Twitter Wants to Show You Another One

If You’re Expecting The TV Industry To Just ‘Collapse’, Keep Dreaming

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The Internet has already changed the television industry significantly, and will continue to do so. But the idea that the web will cause the TV business to “collapse” is fantasy.Henry Blodget has just written a wildly popular post called “Don’t Mean To Be Alarmist, But The TV Business May Be...
If You’re Expecting The TV Industry To Just ‘Collapse’, Keep Dreaming

Happy Birthday, Steve Jobs — We Miss You (AAPL)

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Today is Steve Jobs' birthday. Happy birthday, Steve. You're missed. Please follow SAI on Twitter and Facebook.Join the conversation about this story »See Also:Here's The Latest iOS Bug Everyone's Freaking Out AboutCHART OF THE DAY: Microsoft's Windows Compared To iOS And AndroidYou Do Realize That Google's Attack On The...
Happy Birthday, Steve Jobs — We Miss You (AAPL)
Twitter seeks more TV time with media hire Ben Grossman

For Consumers, Cisco's Vision For TV Means Paying A Lot More

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Cisco grabbed some of the limelight at the Consumer Electronics Show by unveiling a cloud-based video platform for service providers like cable TV companies. A lot of hubbub was made over technology, which would deliver movies and TV shows on any device at any time. But in all the oohing...
For Consumers, Cisco's Vision For TV Means Paying A Lot More

One TV Everywhere deal down! (Many more to go)

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Hey, it’s progress. Whether it actually ignites the kind of momentum needed to ultimately propel TV Everywhere to live up to its ubiquitous promise remains to be seen. On Wednesday, Viacom finally reached an agreement with Time Warner Cable, enabling the pay TV service provider to stream the media conglomerate’s...
One TV Everywhere deal down! (Many more to go)

Can Motorola’s cloud-based DVR kick-start TV Everywhere?

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Motorola Mobility says it will soon begin trials on a new cloud-based digital video recorder system that, at least on paper, has the potential to kick-start the pay TV industry’s ambitious yet cumbersome TV Everywhere initiative. The company’s networked DVR would fulfill the wide-reaching promise of TV Everywhere, allowing subscribers...
Can Motorola’s cloud-based DVR kick-start TV Everywhere?

Despite huge shifts, “TV’s still going to look a lot like TV five years from now”: Ooyala’s Bismarck Lepe

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Unless you take a keen interest in back-end online video technologies, you’ve probably never heard of Ooyala, and yet you’ve probably used its services without realizing it. It powers video offerings from the likes of Dell, ESPN, Virgin Media and Yahoo Japan, as well as a range of magazine and...
Despite huge shifts, “TV’s still going to look a lot like TV five years from now”: Ooyala’s Bismarck Lepe

TV’s status quo may be strong, but technology WILL change it soon whether the industry is ready or not

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“The idea that the web will cause the TV business to ‘collapse’ is fantasy,” wrote Dan Frommer yesterday in a calm response to Henry Blodget’s actually-quite-alarmist Don’t Mean To Be Alarmist, But The TV Business May Be Starting To Collapse. While Frommer is right that the business of TV is actually still doing...
TV’s status quo may be strong, but technology WILL change it soon whether the industry is ready or not

Twitter hiring loads of – mostly sales – staff for its Dublin and London offices

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Twitter is serious about rapidly growing its international support and sales staff. Earlier today, the U.S. company announced a dozen or so new job openings for its recently established Dublin and London offices. Twitter lists the open positions on its international jobs site, indicating that it’s primarily looking for account...
Twitter hiring loads of – mostly sales – staff for its Dublin and London offices

Steve Jobs: Google TV Will Go the Way of TiVo and Roku

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Steve Jobs at D8 by Asa Mathat | All Things Digital The only way to innovate in the TV industry is to make consumers want to pay full price for set-top boxes versus the ones they get virtually free, Apple CEO Steve Jobs said in an interview tonight at D8,...
Steve Jobs: Google TV Will Go the Way of TiVo and Roku
TV industry nervous about impact of apps on cable subscriptions

FORMER TV EXEC: Here's The Incredibly Stupid Way Cable Companies Are Screwing Up Their Businesses

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I moderated a panel on the future of television this afternoon. I'm a big believer in the future of video-based storytelling (a.k.a., TV), but I think the TV industry as it currently exists is headed for trouble. Why? Because consumer TV viewing habits are changing. And, eventually, when consumer habits...
FORMER TV EXEC: Here's The Incredibly Stupid Way Cable Companies Are Screwing Up Their Businesses
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Vidpresso Wants To Help TV Stations Put Your Tweets And Facebook Comments On Air

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It’s hard to find a live morning show or sports event coverage on TV these days that doesn’t feature tweets or Facebook comments from viewers. For most programs, though, getting those message on air is actually more difficult than it seems and often involves custom software and expensive hardware. Vidpresso,...
Vidpresso Wants To Help TV Stations Put Your Tweets And Facebook Comments On Air

Twitter’s hiring from Europe’s TV industry as it pushes for more ‘artful’ media engagement

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Twitter’s UK General Manager, Tony Wang was at MIPCube in Cannes, France today to make a pitch to the European TV industry – look at the US and learn. Using examples mainly from the US, he showed how, for example, CBS quadrupled Twitter discussion about the show Survivor after host...
Twitter’s hiring from Europe’s TV industry as it pushes for more ‘artful’ media engagement
PayPal bringing shopping to Comcast & TiVo remote controls
Apple’s tough talks tough backfires in negotiations for new streaming TV service

Apple's Most Important Executives Detail Everything That Stinks About The TV Industry (AAPL)

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For over a year now, we've been waiting for an Apple television. And if the current line of reports is accurate, we might be waiting another year before it materializes. Whenever it's finally released, it will have been years in the making. Apple has been thinking about the television market...
Apple's Most Important Executives Detail Everything That Stinks About The TV Industry (AAPL)

Angry Birds, fat pigs and the future of television

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Rovio’s Angry Birds games have been downloaded more than 1.7 billion times, and are played by more than 263 million active users per month. The company is now targeting those hundreds of millions of players with a weekly animated show called Angry Birds Toons, which launched in mid-March. Rovio has...
Angry Birds, fat pigs and the future of television

Sony Is Also Working On A Secret Plan To Blow Up The Cable Business (SNE)

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Is anyone in the technology industry not working on a plan to disrupt the traditional cable model? The latest entrant is Sony, which is apparently trying to figure out how to build a virtual cable network that is distributed through the Internet. Andrew Wallenstein at Variety says Sony has been...
Sony Is Also Working On A Secret Plan To Blow Up The Cable Business (SNE)
Twitter Dominates Live TV Because Social TV Is Failing

Big Cable Stalls Apple's TV Plans

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Well, so much for that. Once upon a time, 2012 was supposed to be the year that Apple made its big splash in television, as foretold by Steve Jobs' declaration that he had "finally cracked it." While the company may have nailed down a stellar user interface and product design,...
Big Cable Stalls Apple's TV Plans
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