Biography for Jim Barthold
Jim Barthold, editor of FierceIPTV, has been around the telecommunications space since advanced engineers used two tin cans and a string to communicate. A longtime freelance writer, he has worked over the years with General Instrument Corp. in public relations, Cable World, Telephony Magazine, Telecommunications Magazine, Communications Technology Magazine, CED Magazine and a few other publications that have nothing to do with cable TV, as well as a short stint as a senior analyst with NPD Connected Intelligence. An avid golfer, Barthold follows the advice of the professional staff at Running Deer Golf Club and keeps his day job. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and found on LinkedIn.
Articles by Jim Barthold
The Consumer Electronics Association has raised the hackles of the National Association of Broadcasters by issuing a report that said only 7 percent of U.S. TV households rely strictly on an antenna for their TV programming.
It's difficult to gauge the effect Google Chromecast will have on the IPTV space. The product sold out in less than 24 hours, so it's something people want. But will those dongle doers put the 'Cast on the TV and take the IPTV HDMI out? Probably not.
Apparently there was a lot of pent-up demand for Google Chromecast, the $35 streaming stick that plugs into HDTVs and lets users grab online content like YouTube, Netflix and other streaming services and puts it on TV.
It's probably safe to say that Pace Plc has recovered from the problems that caused turmoil within the company's product lines and a management shakeup a couple years ago.
Britain's YouView IPTV service is set to expand into the TV Everywhere space, thanks to a renegotiation of the partnership agreement between shareholders BBC, TalkTalk, BT and ITV.
The effort to use existing copper infrastructure to deliver higher speed broadband to residential and small business customers--and effectively keep up with the cables--was boosted this week when AT&T said it was finally starting to deliver 45 Mbps U-verse broadband, and Ikanos said that it's already proven it can deliver 300 Mbps over 200 meters using existing VDSL chipsets.
Netflix is many things--including a frontrunner for some Emmy hardware--but it's not a cannibal, according to TiVo Research and Analytics' (TRA) study of traditional TV tuning behaviors of self-identified Netflix subscribers.
Australia needs to build its National Broadband Network (NBN) to pave the way for Hybrid Broadband Television (HbbTV) and, more importantly, sustain the Seven West's television business, Tim Worner, chief executive of that country's national broadband media business said.
The ongoing success of U-verse broadband and IPTV is an indicator that AT&T will succeed with its multibillion-dollar wireless/wireline broadband expansion, Project VIP, John Stephens, senior executive vice president and CFO said during prepared remarks about the company's second quarter earnings.
Original programming, especially the highly anticipated return of Arrested Development, spurred Netflix to greater second quarter subscriber adds--630,000 total--than was traditionally to be expected, CEO Reed Hastings said in a letter to shareholders accompanying second quarter earnings.