Daily Archive: August 17, 2011

Aug 17

Cable execs wary as Google acquires Motorola boxes

Tweet The pay-TV industry is nervously watching Google Inc’s acquisition of Motorola Mobility — the largest supplier of set-top boxes to consumers’ homes. While the mobile device business of Motorola Mobility has naturally attracted most of the attention, cable executives immediately noticed that for them the deal means working with a company they have clashed …

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Aug 17

DTH Technology Executives Discuss Challenges for Pay-TV Industry

Tweet To compete in a multi-faceted video environment, DTH operators must answer this question: How can future growth strategies be adapted to leverage technology that works alongside satellite? Today’s broadcast market provides a much more complex video environment for traditional satellite pay-TV providers catering to insatiable consumer demands for 3-D and HD content on different …

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Aug 17

TrueVisions, S Korea’s SM Entertainment form K-pop joint venture

Tweet TrueVisions Group, a leading provider of subscription-based television, has announced a joint venture with South Korea’s leading music and entertainment company, SM Entertainment, to promote Korean pop concerts and digital content in Thailand and elsewhere in Southeast Asia. SM True was recently set up with Bt20 million registered capital. It is 51-per-cent owned by …

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Aug 17

Older users bored of social networks

Tweet Social networks must seek out new customers and innovate applications to maintain their meteoric growth rates, as fresh evidence of technology fatigue emerges. A Gartner survey of 6,295 consumers in 11 global markets reveals that 24% are using their favorite social media site less than when they first signed up. While that trend is …

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Aug 17

60% of connected TV owners are active users

Tweet Over 60% of connected TV households in the US use TV apps at least once per week, according to US based research firm In-Stat. “As expected, Netflix and YouTube currently dominate the TV application space,” said Keith Nissen, research director at In-Stat. “But as Netflix competitors become more numerous and as applications are optimised …

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