A German firm, Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute (HHI) claims it can squeeze data throughput rates of up to 3 Gbps from "off the shelf LED room lights," offering up a new medium for delivering broadband in places where radio transmissions can be problematic.
Video encoder/transcoder vendors are tapping a new market of customers: content owners who are buying their own equipment to circumvent pay TV operators and deliver their services directly to consumers, ABI Research said.
Eric Berger leads Sony's multiplatform video entertainment network, Crackle, and plays a key role in managing ad-supported digital businesses and partnerships with companies including YouTube and Hulu. FierceOnlineVideo 's Mariko Hewer spoke with him about "content snacking," Crackle's business model and the typical Crackle user.
Despite the best efforts of broadcasters and content providers, TV viewers with second-screen capabilities are not especially keen on using the devices to interact directly with apps that accompany TV programs they're watching, the latest research from The NPD Group indicates.
Having launched in Sweden, cloud-based TV operator Magine is ready to take its mix of over-the-air and cable channels to the German and Spanish markets later this year, then move across the English Channel into the U.K. sometime next year.
Cloud and managed CPE (consumer premise equipment) security services were the dominant elements of the managed security market, according to a new Infonetics report, driving the overall segment up 12 percent in 2012 to $13 billion.
Updated : Ericsson officially purchased Microsoft's Mediaroom IPTV platform today, allowing the software giant to dedicate its TV resources to its Xbox gaming platform and making Ericsson "the leading provider of IPTV and multi-screen solutions with a market share of over 25 percent," the two companies said.
Ericsson is making a formal move to acquire Microsoft's Mediaroom IPTV business, giving it a 25 a percent market share in the IPTV market segment.
Midcontinent Communications has begun deploying a "whole-home next generation TV experience" with TiVo, the two companies have announced.
Cloud-based TV services, driven by IPTV, cable and satellite pay TV service providers, will grow from $120 million in 2013 to more than $750 million by 2017, according to a new report developed by the Multimedia Research Group.