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Ivor Parry (known as Rovi) (ca. 1920 – 8 June 1996) was a Welsh magician. He was a Gold Star Medalist of the Inner Magic Circle, and was called ‘a British legend’ by Opus Magazine. Parry was born in Caernarfon.

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Online Video Weekly News Round Up – CES 2013 Edition

Online Video Weekly News Round Up   CES 2013 Edition

It's CES week and the press releases already started pouring forth on Monday. Since I won't be at CES this week I'll just compile all the interesting ones into this news round up for you. Some interesting things in terms of integration and TV everywhere …

Battle of the Mobile Brands Dominates YouTube Top 10 Rankings

Battle of the Mobile Brands Dominates YouTube Top 10 Rankings

Yes, the contest to win the World Series starts on Wednesday. And, yes, the struggle for the White House looks like it will be won or lost in 10 battleground states. But the competition that online video marketers are watching like a hawk is the …

Streaming Media West 2012, A Quick Guide and Planner – Help Us Decide What to Report On

Streaming Media West 2012, A Quick Guide and Planner   Help Us Decide What to Report On

I have done it! I have convinced Mark to unchain me from the desk and get me to an upcoming show. The show is, obviously, Streaming Media West 2012 which will be held at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in L.A. October 30-31. Oh, Halloween in …

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 …

Roku CEO on the Future of Television & Why It’s Such a Squiggly Mess

Roku CEO on the Future of Television & Why Its Such a Squiggly Mess

The future of television, as Roku Founder and CEO Anthony Wood sees it, is not as futuristic as you'd think, where we'll be able to watch every movie ever made, in any language, day or night. Wood says the future is getting close. I caught …

List of Connected TV Video Advertising Networks, Services, and Offerings

List of Connected TV Video Advertising Networks, Services, and Offerings

I've been telling everyone to get on board the connected TV advertising train for some time, but then I never gave you a list of all of the places that are doing connected TV advertising. My apologies, I've been remiss in my duties. So here …

Online Video Gold Rush As Vendors Race To Roll Out New Features

Online Video Gold Rush As Vendors Race To Roll Out New Features

As the online video business continues to grow, video vendors are racing to introduce new products, eager for a piece of the $3.1 billion ad spending pie. Companies from online media company Local Corporation, to ad serving platform Undertone, to ad network YuMe, to ad …

Three New Media Lessons Learned In 2011

Three New Media Lessons Learned In 2011

What lessons did 2011 teach us about the new media business? Daisy Whitney shares three lessons learned in online video, social media and connected TV ads in this week's episode, drawing from Shira Lazar's What's Trending, the Old Spice Guy, and research on connected TVs. …

Engagement & Time Spent With Video Ads On Connected TVs Is On The Rise

Engagement & Time Spent With Video Ads On Connected TVs Is On The Rise

Watching programming on tablets, Smartphones and connected TVs is growing quickly, and brands are eager to reach consumers on those devices. The effort is paying off: click-through rates for ads on connected TVs are in the 10 to 17% range to date, a healthy number, …

Rovi Adds DivX Streaming to Compete With Flash & Silverlight

Rovi Adds DivX Streaming to Compete With Flash & Silverlight

Rovi nabbed up the DivX line earlier in the year and now, they've laid down their cards to show us all why. They want a chunk of the adaptive bitrate streaming market. To get it, they'll need to take it from Flash and Silverlight, Adobe …

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