Monthly Archives: February 2011

iPlayer link-outs could flatten other TV catch-up aggregator services

No other broadcaster can claim anywhere near the kind of traffic the iPlayer gets for their VOD players. http://www.nma.co.uk/3023673.article?cmpid=NMAE04&cmptype=newsletter&email=true Advertisements

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Computer is now more an entertainment device than TV according to 60% of UK consumers

Among 14-25 years olds the figure is higher. http://www.deloitte.com/assets/Dcom-UnitedKingdom/Local%20Assets/Documents/UK_TMT_Media_Democracy_Surveyhighlightspdf%281%29.pdf

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Deloitte’s report More than 50% of people in the UK prefer to read printed magazines

Its third annual State of the Media Democracy report found that 60% of people prefer reading printed magazines even though they know they could find most of the same information on the web. http://www.deloitte.com/assets/Dcom-UnitedKingdom/Local%20Assets/Documents/UK_TMT_Media_Democracy_Surveyhighlightspdf%281%29.pdf

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BBC iPlayer links to other broadcasters’ VOD players

From today, iPlayer users can search for shows from rival broadcasters including ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 and other on-demand content providers including SeeSaw, S4C and MSN’s video player. http://www.nma.co.uk/3023619.article?cmpid=NMAE01&cmptype=newsletter&email=true

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iPhone 4 Named Best Mobile Device at Mobile World Congress

The Apple iPhone 4 was named Best Mobile Device at the Global Mobile Awards 2011 at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. http://mashable.com/2011/02/16/iphone-4-award/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Mashable+%28Mashable%29

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Most BlackBerry handsets will include NFC from later this year

“Many if not most BlackBerry devices throughout the year will have NFC in them,” RIM co-CEO Jim Balsillie said http://www.nma.co.uk/3023554.article?cmpid=NMAE01&cmptype=newsletter&email=true

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Tablets are the ideal platform for social TV

Commercial broadcasters must follow the BBC’s lead and tap into the tablet market if they’re to take advantage of the new world of social TV. https://mail.google.com/mail/?ui=2&shva=1#inbox/12e24bcaec5de17f

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