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Thoughts on the Digital Video Space: 10 Predictions for the Second Screen Industry in 2013

Thoughts on the Digital Video Space: 10 Predictions for the Second Screen Industry in 2013 | Social TV is everywhere | Scoop.it

It seems that technology triggers are often accompanied by the hype of future potential benefits, while the real value is elusive and slower to appear than industry journalists, analysts, or pundits would like, but I am going to lay out 10 scenarios that will develop in this still nascent industry during 2013 :

 

1.  The "digital land grab" continues, marked by consolidation, failure, and improved user experiences.

2.  Social feeds will be a feature, not the experience.

3.  "Discovery" will become a household word.

4.  Tablet and smartphone usage reports will become about activities related to the TV.

5.  Studios and networks save money, apps grow in 2 directions.

6.  Gamification will begin to lose favor with the press and consumers, only to begin to add value again towards the end of 2013.

7.  Amazon and Ebay will engage in a battle for the Second Screener's M-Commerce.

8.  Cloud-based digital lockers will finally be taken seriously by consumers and the rest of the ecosystem.

9.  Device makers will jump into second screen with both feet.

10.  ACR and the battle of the digital video ecosystems.

 


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Cable Operators Hold Keys To Entertainment Future

Consumers have come to expect relatively good deals for Web access. But as broadband becomes the primary focus for cable operators, those days are waning and significant annual cost hikes (with all kinds of usage caps) will become the norm. A teenager today very likely will find a broadband single-play in 2021 costs as much, or more, than a triple-play costs now. Maybe sooner.  It will be intriguing to watch for the inflection point when cable executives find themselves grappling with enough TV subscriber exodus to begin trying to win over Wall Street with an aggressive broadband-first – we-win no-matter-which-way-the-wind-blows -- position. (They can toss in the access business comes without having to pay huge carriage fees to networks.) That change in emphasis probably won’t come this year or next, but investor pressure might call for some change in tone sooner than planned.


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Global Online TV, Video Revs Hit $22B In 2016

Global Online TV, Video Revs Hit $22B In 2016 | Social TV is everywhere | Scoop.it

One big mover will be so-called "Over-The-Top" (OTT) alternative TV/video providers that use the Internet to act like terrestrial cable operators and/or satellite programming services.  The report says: “The OTT television and video sector is on the brink of a huge take-off as the key players expand internationally, companies consolidat[ing] (with Hulu about to be sold to one of existing major players) and as new partnerships are announced on a daily basis.”


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Tvinci to demonstrate the ‘OTT 2.0’ future at IBC 2012

Tvinci to demonstrate the ‘OTT 2.0’ future at IBC 2012 | Social TV is everywhere | Scoop.it

At IBC 2012, Tvinci, the Pay-OTT platform provider, will demonstrate what the company calls their ‘OTT 2.0’ platform and discuss the market drivers behind it. Tvinci will showcase the new features developed for creating an advanced social and personal TV experience, where viewers watch, rate, recommend and intuitively share content with friends, on any device.

 

Tvinci will also launch their Mobile 2.0 app for tablets and smartphones, enabling the usage of two devices in “companion mode’. In this mode end users can use their mobile device for browsing and selecting a TV show through a social EPG that shows what their friends are watching, and then swipe it to preview on a TV set (powered by a STB or SmartTV). The companion device can also become a remote control so that users can browse for the next show and socialize while they watch uninterrupted.


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OTT video delivery : A properly engineered network decreases customer churn

OTT video delivery : A properly engineered network decreases customer churn | Social TV is everywhere | Scoop.it

There is a growing effort by broadcasters to make regular TV content available online. For example, the BBC has developed the BBC iPlayer and the bbc.co.uk website to support replication of most BBC broadcast material. The service has been outstandingly successful: 79.3 million requests were serviced in October 2009. NBC coverage of the 2010 Winter Olympics included live and recently recorded content, complete with commercials.

 

Whenever there is the possibility of a large or dynamic viewer audience, a reliable CDN is required. CDNs once only used to replicate website content around the world. Now, they have expanded dramatically to handle streaming media. Research and markets estimated the value of CDN services for 2008 at $1.25 billion, up 32 percent from 2007. Top CDNs include Akamai, Mirror Image Internet, Limelight Networks, CDNetworks and Level 3. Streaming media services must deal with content collected from disparate sources and distributed to a growing number of devices.


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