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EU: Converged Media: same content, different laws? | Broadband TV News

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The European Audiovisual Observatory has published a new study on connected TVs and its legal challenges.

 

The purchase of smart TVs is taking off in Europe. However Europe’s lawmakers are already getting to grips with the legal challenges of this new technology which may one day be as present in our homes as today’s television sets.

 

Smart TV’s are capable of broadcasting both linear and non linear content, as so-called convergent devices. The regulation in parallel of these two types of content by the same legal instrument(s) is increasingly asking for attention, not only by EU policy makers but also by their national counterparts. The European Audiovisual Observatory, part of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, has just published a new IRIS plus report on these legal challenges entitled: Converged Media: Same Content, Different Laws?

 

The Lead Article, authored by Alexander Scheuer of the Saarbrücken-based European Institute for Media Law (EMR) focuses concretely on the challenges set by connected TV for the EU legislative framework. After a useful overview of the definition and functions of today’s connected TV technology, Scheuer looks at the practical implications of connected TV for content providers and consumers. He underlines the multiplicity of ways in which content can be provided and therefore consumed on connected television – from link lists to catch-up TV websites, broadcasters’ video libraries through apps specialised in certain types of content to social networking sites devoted to individual programmes. In short, the classical notion of a TV Channel is history in the world of connected TV.

 

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Tiny screens are growing in importance for television viewers | FT.com

Tiny screens are growing in importance for television viewers | FT.com | Connected television | Scoop.it

Television viewers are trading the small screen for the tiny screen, with a growing proportion of smartphone owners watching full-length television programmes on mobile devices.

 

New research shows a surge in people watching not just short clips but entire television episodes and films on tablets and smartphones. While 38 per cent of smartphone owners regularly watch videos on their device, about a tenth now watch full-length television programmes, according to Magid Advisors, a consulting group whose clients include large media and technology companies.

 

“Mobile is the connected television that we all carry in our pockets,” said Amir Ashkenazi, chief executive of Adap.tv, the digital video advertising company that AOL said it would acquire for $405m last week.

 

The growth in mobile-video viewing has been triggered by the rapid adoption of smartphones with larger screens as well as faster internet connectivity both through mobile operators and WiFi networks. This has resulted in people using phones to catch up on television programmes while travelling on public transport or turning to mobile devices when the household television and computer is otherwise occupied.

 

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EU Turns Attention to Smart TVs - Wall Street Journal

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EU Turns Attention to Smart TVs Wall Street Journal BRUSSELS (Dow Jones)--The European Union is seeking input on how the advent of internet-connected television is changing the industry for audiovisual media, a process that could lead to new...
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Changes in TV Viewing Habits Likely to Further Push Bandwidth Demands | Fiber to the Home Council

Changes in TV Viewing Habits Likely to Further Push Bandwidth Demands | Fiber to the Home Council | Connected television | Scoop.it

The trend toward obtaining video and audio content via the Internet, and bypassing programming offered by traditional cable and satellite providers, is advancing more quickly than previously believed because of a sea-change in the viewing habits of younger consumers, according to a study commissioned by the Fiber to the Home (FTTH) Council Americas.

 

The Council noted that this trend will further accelerate demands for more bandwidth and faster connectivity in North American households, pushed by wider availability of Internet-connected televisions, growth in the number of simultaneous video streams per household and the development of more robust streaming standards to support high quality HD and super HD video.

 

Based on its survey of 2,000 U.S. and Canadian subscribers to fixed broadband services – cable, DSL and FTTH – the market research firm RVA LLC estimates that 40 percent are accessing at least some video programming through so-called “over-the-top” video services such as Netflix, Hulu, Amazon and iTunes, as well as through a variety of applications for mobile devices through the Internet.  However, for those who are under age 35, the figure jumps to 70 percent.

 

“It is clear that a fast-growing number of people are looking to the Internet to get the video programming they want – when and where they want it,” said FTTH Council President Heather Burnett Gold.  “But this survey shows that the trend is very much a home-based phenomenon, where televisions, tablets, smart-phones and other devices are drawing broadband signal from a household wi-fi router that is served by a wireline connection.”

 

“With younger subscribers driving this practice, the trend toward video over the Internet will accelerate household bandwidth requirements, particularly as broadband subscribers demand better video quality and purchase more devices that connect to their wi-fi routers,” said Gold.

 

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Nielsen Cross-Platform Home methodology provides analysis across TV and computer screens of what people watch. Nielsen measures GRP, reach & frequency to und...

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NewFronts: Original Internet Video Getting Big, But Still Not TV Big - Variety

NewFronts: Original Internet Video Getting Big, But Still Not TV Big - Variety | Connected television | Scoop.it
NewFronts: Original Internet Video Getting Big, But Still Not TV Big Variety Other findings from the study: Laptops are most popular device for online professional video (used by 50% of monthly viewers) followed by: desktop computers (39%);...
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Large phones have won the battle, but not the war - PhoneDog

Large phones have won the battle, but not the war - PhoneDog | Connected television | Scoop.it
Large phones have won the battle, but not the war
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