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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 ...

Weekly Online Video News Roundup - The Up North Edition

Weekly Online Video News Roundup   The Up North Edition

While you read this, I will be covering a tabletop gaming event up in the area of Minneapolis. In fact, much of this was written early in the week as I had a six-and-a-half-hour bus ride on Thursday. But how can I forget my duties ...

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, ...

Google Laying Fiber Fast in Kansas City, Aiming for Two-Way Gigabit Bandwidth?

Google Laying Fiber Fast in Kansas City, Aiming for Two Way Gigabit Bandwidth?

Remember a while back I talked about the Google project down in Kansas City, or up if you're in the south I suppose? Well, after approval, Google moved the Android Army into action and started laying fiber at a furious pace. Now, they've got over ...

Google TV Gives You the Power to Change the Show Outcome

Google TV Gives You the Power to Change the Show Outcome

Google TV has announced a new feature that will allow you to decide the outcome of your favorite shows and films with Google TV Click. Built on their Common Gateway Interface technology you can now direct the video entertainment right from your remote via a ...

The Weekly Online Video News Round Up - New YouTube Channel Edition

The Weekly Online Video News Round Up   New YouTube Channel Edition

After a busy week, and a relaxing weekend, it's nearly time to start the cycle all over again. But before you dive into the routine tomorrow, take a few moments to catch up on the stories from the past week in the world of online ...

Google Pay TV Project Aiming At Screen Convergence Or Cable Subscribers?

Google Pay TV Project Aiming At Screen Convergence Or Cable Subscribers?

The Hollywood Reporter have cited a source that says Google has made some regulatory filings that look like a pre-cursor to a pay TV system and would see Google filing for "cable TV franchise licenses" in Kansas City (both MO and KA). So the way ...

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