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Remote control: why is turning on the TV still so hard?

Remote control: why is turning on the TV still so hard? | C2M : veille Digital Media | Scoop.it

As Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, Google, and many other players all battle for control of the boxes and the content ecosystems that sit next to your television, there's an equally important fight to sell l you the device that sits next to your couch: the remote.

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Telefonica, Microsoft Build Global Video Platform (IPTV+OTT)

Telefonica, Microsoft Build Global Video Platform (IPTV+OTT) | C2M : veille Digital Media | Scoop.it

Telefónica has teamed up with Microsoft Corp. to develop what it calls its Global Video Platform (GVP) for the delivery of all IPTV and OTT video content to its 300 million-plus customers in Europe and Latin America.

 

This move is noteworthy for two reasons :

- First, Telefónica has historically had multiple video delivery systems, each dedicated to particular markets, media and customer types. Now it has started the move towards having a single, unified system that will deliver third-party content (OTT) as well as managed video (IPTV) to any type of device across any type of network.

- Second, it confirms Microsoft as the premium telco video delivery technology partner. Telefónica, one of the first major operators to launch commercial IPTV services, began with an in-house developed IPTV platform, which it then handed over for further development to Alcatel-Lucent. Now Microsoft is the preferred partner and that decision, along with Telefónica's video delivery strategy, will be noted by other major CSPs everywhere.

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Samsung to unveil 85-inch Ultra HD TV at CES, catching up with Sony, Toshiba, and LG

Samsung to unveil 85-inch Ultra HD TV at CES, catching up with Sony, Toshiba, and LG | C2M : veille Digital Media | Scoop.it

Samsung on Monday announced it will unveil an 85-inch Ultra High-Definition LED TV at this year's CES, joining competitors like Sony, Toshiba, and LG that have already announced similarly-sized 4K...

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Samsung US to integrate Yahoo TV

Samsung in the US will integrate Yahoo!’s Broadcast Interactivity platform into its 2012 Smart TVs.

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Domino's Pizza, Lionsgate Team on U.K. Movie Streaming Service

Domino's Pizza, Lionsgate Team on U.K. Movie Streaming Service | C2M : veille Digital Media | Scoop.it

Lionsgate U.K. has struck a video-on-demand online movie deal with Domino's Pizza.

 

The deal allows Domino's to become the first pizza delivery company to also deliver streaming movies in Britain.


Domino's said customers ordering pizza from its web site will also be able to watch Lionsgate titles streamed via a PC or Mac, mobile phone and tablet on a rental basis.


Customers will order, receive a code, and be able to stream recent titles, such as The Hunger Games and What to Expect When You're Expecting, and library fare, such as Scream and Dirty Dancing, while eating the pizza of their choice. Prices per movie vary from £2.49 ($4) to £3.49 ($5.60).

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Amazon Prime tests $7.99/month option to compete with Hulu+, Netflix

Amazon Prime tests $7.99/month option to compete with Hulu+, Netflix | C2M : veille Digital Media | Scoop.it

Amazon is offering some users who don’t want to drop $79 on an annual Prime membership another option: Paying $7.99 a month. While that actually adds up to more money on a yearly basis ($95.88), it may bring new users into the fold — and it could help Amazon compete against Hulu+ and Netflix, both of which charge $7.99 a month for their streaming video plans.

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OTT messaging adoption may marginalise Europe's operators

OTT messaging adoption may marginalise Europe's operators | C2M : veille Digital Media | Scoop.it

Mobile messaging is rapidly becoming the new battle ground in Europe as over-the-top (OTT) providers develop products that are attracting millions of new users to their slick services, leaving operators floundering to catch up. The parallel with the future of TV industry is striking.

 

Traditional SMS text messaging, a cash-cow long overdue a revamp, is rapidly losing ground to upstarts such as WhatsApp, textPlus and others as smartphone users take advantage of these apps' capabilities and lower costs.

 

The adoption of OTT messaging is increasing, with 90 per cent of smartphone users in the Netherlands reportedly using WhatsApp. OTT messaging has forced some European operators to accept their fate, while others are taking the fight to the OTT community.

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Smart TVs keep dumbing down our living rooms

Smart TVs keep dumbing down our living rooms | C2M : veille Digital Media | Scoop.it

Première partie d'une série de 5 articles sur le marché de la TV connectée actuel et son évolution probable :

 

This week we're taking a close look at the future of TV and the living room — the great unclaimed space of the technology world.

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OTT rental revenue to surpass pay TV

Over-the-top (OTT) revenue is set to quadruple to $32 billion, up from the expected $8.2 billion in 2012, according to ABI Research.

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BSkyB basks in OTT growth

UK broadcaster BSkyB reports strong results for the third quarter of this year by offering over-the-top services to both existing and new customers.

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Canal Plus prépare des offres triple play

Canal Plus prépare des offres triple play | C2M : veille Digital Media | Scoop.it

Canal Plus pourrait bientôt proposer ses offres triple play. En tous cas, la chaîne cryptée s'y prépare activement. Comme l'a révélé Univers Freebox, elle a mené avec BVA un sondage sur différentes offres combinant télévision, téléphone et ADSL.

 

En pratique, les offres testées visent essentiellement à utiliser comme box le décodeur de Canal Plus, baptisé "le Cube". Pour la chaîne cryptée, l'intérêt est évident: elle pourra ainsi mettre dans sa poche le juteux prix de location de cette box (le sondage parle de six euros par mois), comme elle le fait déjà pour ses abonnés via satellite ou hertzien. Rappelons que dans les offres ADSL actuelles, le produit de la location de la box va entièrement dans la poche du fournisseur d'accès, ce qui fait que, vu de Canal, les abonnés ADSL sont bien moins rentables que les abonnés satellite ou hertziens.

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Netflix shares surge after Icahn investment

Netflix shares surge after Icahn investment | C2M : veille Digital Media | Scoop.it

The news that corporate raider Carl Icahn is amassing shares in Netflix set off immediate speculation that the company is in play.. Technology News from the entertainment source: Variety. Netflix shares surge after Icahn investment.

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Warner Bros. Signs Up As First Studio Partner For Redbox Instant By Verizon

Warner Bros. Signs Up As First Studio Partner For Redbox Instant By Verizon | C2M : veille Digital Media | Scoop.it

Redbox and Verizon are moving closer to the launch of a new streaming service to compete with Netflix, Amazon Prime Instant Video, and other online video companies. Today, they announced that they signed up their first studio partner: Warner Bros., which as part of the deal also worked out a 28-day delay for availability of its DVD titles.

 

The Redbox Instant by Verizon joint venture was announced earlier this year, and is currently in internal beta testing, according to Redbox parent Coinstar. Redbox hasn’t yet announced pricing or availability for the service, but expects to launch it to the public by the end of the year. However, consumer response to the service will of course be driven mostly by content. That’s where Warner Bros. comes in.

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Vizio CTO Matt McRae: What's the difference between a tablet and a portable TV?

Vizio CTO Matt McRae: What's the difference between a tablet and a portable TV? | C2M : veille Digital Media | Scoop.it

Vizio has long been one of the bestselling TV brands in the US — the biggest brand in the country until April of this year when TV sales began to decline overall and Samsung took the lead... Interview with Vizio's CTO

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Boxee CEO Avner Ronen: 'I'm not sure people want everything on demand'

Boxee CEO Avner Ronen: 'I'm not sure people want everything on demand' | C2M : veille Digital Media | Scoop.it

Boxee CEO Avner Ronen has been trying to reinvent TV for years now — first by building software for hacked Xboxes and PCs, then with the funky Boxee Box media streamer, and now with his first..

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Dish talks up DirecTV merger

Dish talks up DirecTV merger | C2M : veille Digital Media | Scoop.it

A few weeks ago DirecTV bosses talked about merging with rival pay-TV operator Dish Network. Now Dish Network chairman Charlie Ergen has said that the two companies should consider coming together in order to address a slowing pay-TV market.

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Microsoft now controls nearly a quarter of the global IPTV middleware market

Microsoft's Mediaroom platform was installed in 23% of deployed IPTV set-top boxes by the middle of 2012, despite an environment that is beginning to fragment with many small and regional players, according to US firm ABI Research

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WebRTC could be a weapon for innovative carriers

WebRTC could be a weapon for innovative carriers | C2M : veille Digital Media | Scoop.it

WebRTC is a new HTML5 standard framework that enables the transmission of multimedia and other data between browsers.

 

The emerging world of WebRTC (Web Real-Time Communication) took another step forward last week when Ericsson launched what it said is the world’s first WebRTC-enabled browser for mobile devices. Bowser, as the experimental browser is dubbed, is designed to enable developers to embed audio in video in web-based apps in ways that might otherwise be impossible. Developers can use Bowser to embed video that isn’t full-screen, for instance, or that floats around the screen – features that mobile browsers often don’t support – to create web-based apps that integrate video and voice.

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Amazon gains on Netflix in OTT market

Amazon gains on Netflix in OTT market | C2M : veille Digital Media | Scoop.it

Findings from independent survey research firm 451 Research’s ChangeWave service show that while Netflix leads among ‘paid alternative TV providers’, the Amazon Instant Video service is making big gains among consumers.


“While Netflix still holds the largest share by far of the paid alternative TV market, consumers continue to shift towards Amazon’s Instant Video service,” said Andy Golub of 451 Research’s ChangeWave service. “As Amazon’s TV and movie content becomes more competitive with Netflix, its popularity is surging among consumers.”

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75% of Netflix Views From Recommendations

75% of Netflix Views From Recommendations | C2M : veille Digital Media | Scoop.it

Services such as Netflix, Amazon and iTunes have proven the value of recommendation engines. Netflix alone has said that 75% of what users watch stems from a recommendation.

 

More content providers are aiming to tap into the value of video recommendations to entice viewers to watch more of their videos, which translates into additional ad inventory to sell. Online video technology provider Ooyala released awhite paper this month detailing best practices for content programmers in offering recommendations.

 

Viewers often first arrive at videos through organic search, social media, promotion or recommendation. But if a site relies on organic search, then it’s more likely to lose a viewer after the first video, Ooayala said. “Having their attention is only half of the challenge: you have to follow through with a suggestion that is likely to appeal specifically to them.”

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Google Play film rentals to land on European Google TV devices tomorrow

Google will be offering film and music rentals from the Google Play store on Google TV devices in the UK, Germany and France from Tuesday 13th November

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TNT: Et si on remplaçait France 4 par Euronews?

TNT: Et si on remplaçait France 4 par Euronews? | C2M : veille Digital Media | Scoop.it

France 4 saura-t-elle trouver son public sur la TNT? La ministre de la Culture, Aurélie Filippetti, souhaiterait en faire une chaîne destinée aux enfants. Ne faudrait-il pas plutôt libérer un canal pour la chaîne d'information européenne continue Euronews?

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Next step for Virgin TiVo: TV Anywhere companion app

Next step for Virgin TiVo: TV Anywhere companion app | C2M : veille Digital Media | Scoop.it

Ian Mecklenburgh, Director of Consumer Platforms, Digital Entertainment at Virgin Mediar, discusses companion apps, the role of Red Button on TiVo and where platform operators fit into the second screen environment.

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L'audience de l'Internet en France en août 2012

L'audience de l'Internet en France en août 2012 | C2M : veille Digital Media | Scoop.it

Les communiqués de presse de résultats de Médiamétrie...

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Redbox boost for UltraViolet

Redbox boost for UltraViolet | C2M : veille Digital Media | Scoop.it

US disc and game rental operation Redbox, a wholly owned subsidiary of Coinstar and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment have signed a multi-year agreement to bring Warner Bros.’ Blu-ray Disc and DVD titles to Redbox kiosks 28 days after their retail release dates.


In addition, Redbox announced plans to join the Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem (DECE) and has agreed to promote UltraViolet through a programme of mutually agreed-upon promotions and marketing tactics designed to help retail customers discover UltraViolet.

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