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Google’s Android TV May Be Joining the Race to Take Over Your Living Room

Googles Android TV May Be Joining the Race to Take Over Your Living Room

Because there aren’t enough set-top boxes on the market already, Google is reported to have its own new version in the works, just a few years after Google TV failed to gain much traction with consumers. Hot on the heels of Amazon Fire TV, Google’s Android TV is said to be already in development.

Low Cost OTT Throw Down – Roku Stick Enters Ring

Low Cost OTT Throw Down   Roku Stick Enters Ring

The low cost OTT throw down is heating up as Roku re-introduces a stick in hopes to keep people away from Chromecast, or more accurately, to reach those who don’t want to navigate with their phone but want a more traditional remote control for their TV content. So will others enter the fray soon? By year end will we see a slew of low cost OTT options?

What Are the Best Smart TV Options for the UK?

What Are the Best Smart TV Options for the UK?

As the integration of web and TV gathers pace, and the profile of online video continues its meteoric rise, what is the best choice for smart TV viewers in the UK? I've been looking at some of the Smart TV devices on the market and …

OTT Popularity Scares TV Makers into Building a Common Connected TV System?

OTT Popularity Scares TV Makers into Building a Common Connected TV System?

Yeah, it's a weird bit of news but it seems that fear of Apple and Google taking a big slice of their TV viewer's time and business, was motivation enough for some of the largest TV manufacturers to get together and build exact what I …

YouTube Extending Google Reach to Connected TV with VOD?

YouTube Extending Google Reach to Connected TV with VOD?

I think I predicted this some time back but I can't find that article. That happens quite often to me as I like to prognosticate rather frequently. Anyway, it's been reported that YouTube will open movie and TV video-on-demand for connected TVs by the end …

Best Practices for Building User-Friendly Connected TV Applications

Best Practices for Building User Friendly Connected TV Applications

So I started doing some research to compile what I could on making apps for the connected TV platform. I tried to find all the API guides and docs I could find as well as some basic tips on creating a good user experience for …

Brightcove Dual-Screen Offering Foreshadows the Multi-Screen Future of Online Video?

Brightcove Dual Screen Offering Foreshadows the Multi Screen Future of Online Video?

Two announcements from Brightcove today got me a thinking about the future. The first hooks TV up to a second screen for simultaneous, additional content display and the second allows you to publish content to that second screen. The bigger picture, no pun intended, is …

J.D. Power Finds Paid Video Viewing is Shifting Away from PCs to Tablets and Gaming Consoles

J.D. Power Finds Paid Video Viewing is Shifting Away from PCs to Tablets and Gaming Consoles

The J.D. Power and Associates 2012 U.S. Residential Pay-to-View Study results are out and they found that viewing is shifting across devices from where they were in its inaugural year. It seems that tablets are having an effect on premium video viewing but gaming consoles …

More than 20% of US Households Have Connected TV, Most Never Connect it

More than 20% of US Households Have Connected TV, Most Never Connect it

Yet another report on the connectedness of our TVs has been released and shows that some one in five US households have a connected TV be it solo or through a game console. In fact, game consoles lead the charge, but that's sort of a …

YouTube for Google TV Gets Personalized Discovery +1 Social

YouTube for Google TV Gets Personalized Discovery +1 Social

I wanted to drop some info on the latest Google TV update for their YouTube App which got a major round of cool new stuff last week. After all, if you're using YouTube for your content distribution, whether as a partner or sponsored content creator, …

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