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Marketing at Ocean Blue Software

Connected TVs come of Age. Now what do we do with them?

The connected TV has kind of sneaked up on us. Whilst consumers have been captivated with HD and then 3D, the industry has been busy connecting TVs and STBs to the internet. Indeed Parks Associates reports that over a quarter … Continue reading

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DVB-T2 gains momentum in Europe. Where next?

First adopted by the UK in 2010, DVB-T2 is built on the foundations of the well-established DVB-T system, offering an increased efficiency of 30-50% in its use of spectrum compared to DVB-T. The improved efficiency allows extra channels and sharper … Continue reading

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IT Giants Snap Up Comms Companies- Video key to demand

Qualcomm’s $1.3 Billion acquisition of chip maker, Atheros, reflects the growing desire of the IT industry to dominate the comms semiconductor market. Key spur to this is plethora of comms standards, and the demand video places on them. In the … Continue reading

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HD is king of the revenue generators

With CES in full swing, it seems it’s all about 3D. But manufacturers would be wise to keep an eye on the key revenue generators – HD & interactive TV The migration from SD to HD is providing a massive … Continue reading

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YouView and HbbTV- new revenue opportunities

Broadcasters and content aggregators are rubbing their hands together at the prospect of new on-line revenue streams that YouView and HbbTV present. They have vast libraries of TV and film content bursting to get out, and the technology will give … Continue reading

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Including the excluded

Last month, President Obama signed into law the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010. This act includes a number of provisions to ensure that people with disabilities are not left behind as technology in television and the … Continue reading

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