Monthly Archives: June 2011

Social TV: creating program guides based on what friends watch

A few weeks ago at the Cable Show in Chicago, Comcast unveiled the next generation of its Xfinity TV product, which Facebook just described at the PromaxBDA conference on Wednesday: a program guide based on what shows are trending among … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Is social media saving TV?

We no longer watch programming on an actual TV; instead we are increasingly watching shows on streaming sites like the BBC iPlayer or on DVR’s. The second major change is the way we interact with our peers as we watch, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

BT rolls out iPlayer for BT Vision

The service has struggled to take off and it remains unclear how it will evolve once the YouView DTT-IPTV joint venture, in which BT is involved, launches next year as planned. http://www.c21media.net/news/detail.asp?area=89&article=61373

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Quality content is king for catch-up TV in the UK

The latest consumer survey by YouGov has recognised the growing popularity of connected TV in the UK but concludes that content is king both for programmes and more interestingly for ads. http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/2011062313088/quality-content-is-king-for-catch-up-tv-in-the-uk.html

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The future of connected TV

People definitely want to interact with their TV – they just don’t necessarily want to do it through their TV. It’s not about people watching connected TV BUT about connected people watching TV. http://bbh-labs.com/the-future-of-connected-tv-and-why-it-may-just-revolutionise-adland-part-I

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

BBC launches first web-connected TV app

The broadcaster has launched the app ahead of YouView’s rollout in order to maintain a dominant place in the living room, according to the Director of Future Media Ralph Rivera. http://www.nma.co.uk/3027569.article?cmpid=NMAE01&cmptype=newsletter&email=true

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Are VOD deals worth the effort?

It might be easier if the platforms just ignored the broadcasters and used their PVRs to build their own versions of iPlayer and the other catch-up services. http://decipherconsultancy.wordpress.com/2011/06/02/are-vod-deals-worth-the-effort/

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment