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Watching live TV is still a viable option, but on-demand viewing, and especially the ability for consumers to watch content "on their own terms," is now playing a major role in how U.S. viewers consume television, the latest research data from Nielsen said.
In a keynote whose purpose was to talk about how major operators are utilizing the latest broadcast technologies to reach their subscribers--4K, HEVC and fiber-based broadband--the perspective that had everyone's ears perked up was that of Gerdus van Eeden, chief technology officer at Multichoice, a South Africa-based provider faced with the challenge of delivering high-speed Internet and IP-based television in a region with precious little in the way of bandwidth.
TiVo has developed a "transportable digital video recorder" which would allow viewers to download content to a mobile device using a docking station, USB or Firewire connections, according to a patent application published late last month.
IPTV and cloud-based services will play a bigger role in TiVo's business plans going forward, President and CEO Tom Rogers said during a first quarter earnings call with analysts.
Australian telco Telstra plans to use a T-Box personal video recorder unit as the linchpin and a strengthened relationship with content provider Foxtel to make its IPTV service the lever that pries more revenue from a legacy mobile and fixed line subscriber base.
Recognizing that its customers want more than single-device connectivity, TiVo has entered into the whole-home viewing space with the TiVo Mini, a product described in a press release as "an all-purpose companion device that allows TiVo users to access apps and affordably extend the viewing of live TV, recorded and streaming content, as well as on-demand programming, to rooms throughout their homes without an additional TiVo DVR."
I've always considered myself to be a focused kind of guy. I worked in newspapers in the days when newsrooms were filled with reporters talking on the phone and clattering on keyboards and just generally causing a hum that occasionally rose to a buzz that occasionally revved to a dull roar. So I was a little surprised the other night to find myself surfing the Web while simultaneously watching the sometimes painfully slow "Parade's End" on HBO.
Aereo said Monday that it has expanded its Internet video platform to parts of New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania.
Suddenlink Communications is beginning to deploy the TiVo Mini set-top, which allows subscribers to access programming from the TiVo Premiere DVR from any room in their homes.