What the new iPad and Apple TV mean for media; Google launches digital media destination Google Play

What the new iPad and Apple TV mean for media
Lost Remote
Apple took the wraps off a new retina display iPad (with 4G LTE) and a 1080p Apple TV box today (sorry no TV set), both of which will be available on March 16th. While the announcements themselves aren't particularly groundbreaking — solid incremental ...

Lost Remote 

Google launches digital media destination Google Play
By Jessica Guynn and Alex Pham It's creating a single destination for digital mediacalled Google Play, putting books, music, movies and games all in one spot. It's a bid to build a powerful entertainment hub on par with Apple, Amazon.com and Microsoft ...


Smarter TV: Living Room as Digital Hub From Samsung and Microsoft to Apple and ...
Wired News (blog)
Instead, here's my big takeaway from Samsung's event — at least as I see it now, with an eye toward Apple's definitely-an-iPad, most-probably-an-Apple-TV event on Wednesday. In the future, the living room will replace the home office as most ...

Wired News (blog)

Apple Brings 1080p High Definition to New Apple TV
MarketWatch (press release)
SAN FRANCISCO, Mar 07, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Apple(R) today announced the new Apple TV(R) featuring 1080p programming including iTunes(R) movies and TV shows, Netflix, Vimeo, photos and more in HD. With iTunes in the Cloud, customers can purchase and ...

AEG Digital Media Helps Live Events Get Social with MC Player
LOS ANGELES -- AEG Digital Media, the leading provider of complete webcast management for live streaming events and online video, announced the release of its latest innovation, the MC, which vastly increases viewer engagement and ad impressions, ...

Saying Yes to Digital Media in Preschool and Kindergarten
Huffington Post (blog)
Though the groups discourage "passive screen technology" usage -- like TV and DVDs -- with children under two, they don't suggest a ban on screens for preschoolers or kindergartners as some child-advocacy groups have suggested.

Roxon seeks to archive Australian digital media
The Australian
Attorney-General Nicola Roxon want to see blogs, and digital new media items archived alongside national treasures. THE National Library will expand its archives to include selected blogs, onlinenews stories and e-journals under proposed reforms ...

LXTV Co-Founders Joseph Varet and Morgan Hertzan To Acquire Plum TV
PR Newswire (press release)
Plum TV will operate as a national network, expanding distribution across the country via digital, television and out-of-home media. Plum TV is currently distributed on cable television systems in Miami, Aspen, Vail, Telluride, the Hamptons, ...

BBC expects Olympics to usher in new TV age
Financial Times
By Tim Bradshaw, Digital Media Correspondent The London Olympics will transform the British media landscape by ushering in a new age of “connected TV”, the BBC's digital chief predicts, just as the Queen's coronation did almost 60 years ago.

PNI Digital Media Reports Fiscal First Quarter 2012 Financial Results
MarketWatch (press release)
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, Mar 06, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- PNI Digital Media (TOR:CA:PN) (OBB:PNDMF) ("PNI"), the leading innovator in digital media solutions for retailers, reported financial results for the first quarter of fiscal 2012 ...

NAB Show to Feature Super Session Exploring the Future of Mobile Digital TV
MarketWatch (press release)
WASHINGTON, Mar 07, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- NAB Show will present a Super Session on mobile DTV titled "Mobile Video and Mobile TV - Beyond YouTube," presented by NAB Labs. During the session, scheduled for Monday, April 16 in Las Vegas, ...

Subway TV & Radio expands in the U.S.
Nation's Restaurant News
A digital signage network, Subway TV & Radio uses an in-restaurant media player and 40-inch, high-definition flat-screen display viewable by customers as they order. The network displays videos, images and Internet-streamed music and marketing messages ...

Oklahoma Media Company Launches New TV Show
PR Web (press release)
This Land Press, an innovative new media company, is launching a half-hour weekly television show on Cox Communications. This Land TV features stunning videography, compelling human interest stories, and an intelligent look at life and culture in the ...

Cable Europe: strong growth, digital TV will overtake analogue this year
Cable Europe expects there to be more digital than analogue subscribers by the end of this year. European Union cable operators had 27.8 million digital TV subs at the end of last year, up 12.9%, according to figures released by cable industry ...

Samsung Smart TV Throws Down a Challenge
Philadelphia Inquirer (blog)
"We've heard the rumors, too," said Dan Schinasi, senior manager for HDTV product planning at Samsung, when I asked what he knew about Apple's plans to introduce a multimedia-meshing AppleTV with unique control features. "I think we're making the ...

How the worm has turned
Sydney Morning Herald
Programs such as The Project use social media to include the audience in the conversation. Social media is changing how TV is made and viewed, writes Paul Kalina. TECHNOLOGY is eroding one of the most enduring rituals of television viewing - the ...

Sydney Morning Herald

TV antenna boom a bad omen for Charter
Thanks to digital television, we can now get a great broadcast picture with an antenna about the size of a Sports Illustrated . But it's not a love affair with broadcast TV that has viewers plugging antennas into their flat screens.

Cox Media Group Announces Leadership Changes
Bradenton Herald
In addition, it will initiate new business ventures and make strategic investments in digital media companies. "Focus in the areas of strategic development and digital innovation are critical to our future success," said CMG President Doug Franklin.

Middle East firms yet to tap power of digital media
Dubai: Brands in the Middle East have yet to harness the power of social mediadespite a surge in young people pushed online since the Arab Spring, experts say. Analysts point out that while the Gulf region take-up of social media sites such as ...


An Apple TV With Siri Could Finally Replace Remote Controls
Popular Science
By Dan Nosowitz Posted 03.07.2012 at 12:03 pm 0 Comments One of the smaller rumors going around about today's Apple event predicts that Apple will release a new version of its little black set-top box, Apple TV. A sub-rumor suggests that this AppleTV ...

Popular Science

Gov Fayemi of Ekiti State
Daily Sun
We have created Ekiti 3.0 - a set of robust integrated, multimedia digital media channels - online,social media and mobile media - backed by a strong governance strategy. It is the first of its kind within the public sector in Nigeria.

Rentrak Signs Contract With Local TV, LLC
MarketWatch (press release)
"For the first time, Local TV has an opportunity to combine the predictive ratings information from Rentrak with the added benefit of actual automotive sales data from Polk Automotive. Our Cleveland station will benefit from Rentrak's quantitative ...

Taiwan to form TV viewing survey committee
Focus Taiwan News Channel
Taipei, March 7 (CNA) A committee will be formed to supervise surveys on TV viewing behavior as the country is poised to enter the era of digital TV, a government agency said Wednesday. Sponsored by the government in the initial stages, the committee ...

Focus Taiwan News Channel

Freeview 'porn' sparks Ofcom action
The Guardian
Ofcom has complained to the Dutch media regulator about the content of adult chat channels Babestation and Smile TV, which are licensed in the Netherlands but broadcast to millions of Freeview households in the UK overnight and can be easily accessed ...

BBC's Rivera: 2012 pivotal for TV's evolution
Advanced Television
As the BBC prepares a big push for its online coverage of this summer's Olympic games, Ralph Rivera, the BBC's director of future media, says this year could be pivotal for TV's next evolution. “Our aspiration is that 2012 will do for digital and ...

Adap.tv expands into Australia with online video solutions
Digital Market Asia
Since online video is expected to for 81 percent of all internet traffic in Australia, it is a good space to be in for players focussing in digital advertising space. That is what Adap.tv, the company that provides a programmatic way to plan, buy, ...

Digital Market Asia

SQAD Benchmarks 2011 Top Display Sites and Ad Networks
MarketWatch (press release)
TARRYTOWN, NY, Mar 07, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- SQAD, the largest independent source in the US for TV, radio and digital cost analysis, today announced the launch of WebCosts Indices that will be published on a quarterly basis.

Vivastream Now Official Social Media Platform for SES New York Conference & Expo
MarketWatch (press release)
The event, which is being held at the Hilton New York on March 19-23, 2012, is the largest search and social media event of its kind, attracting 3500 to 4000 online marketers. Incisive Media is offering an SES New York pre-show discount of up to $200 ...

Adobe aims to help companies earn from digital marketing spends
Economic Times
NEW DELHI: With an increasing number of enterprises taking their marketing campaigns online to tap social media, software major Adobe today said it is focussing on delivering solutions that help companies create, measure and monetise such digital ...

Dish TV To Partner With Cable Operators - MediaNama
By Anupam Saxena
(By Anupam Saxena and Nikhil Pahwa) This is interesting: Dish TV is now running a pilot project in Delhi, wherein it has partnered around 30 local cable.
MediaNama: Digital Media in India

Google launches new online digital media content store 'Google Play'
By prerna
SAN FRANCISCO: Search engine giant Google, has announced the launch of a new online store called Google Play, facilitating consumers with a one-stop marketplace for music, movies, books, applications and other digital media content.
SME News

The Aereo Scenario: A TV Tune-Up On Trial | CEA Digital Dialogue
By Rob Pegoraro
If you're not happy with your over-the-air TV reception, you've got company--but you also have options. ... expert to procure the right model and park it at the optimum spot. You can stash a Slingbox somewhere, even outside your home, and then watch broadcasts live over the Internet. ...Long Island CIty, N.Y.-based Aereo (which recently announced a $20.5 million investment led bymedia mogul Barry Diller's firm IAC) takes a cloud-based approach to local TV. Its data centers not only ...
CEA Digital Dialogue

SUBWAY TV & RADIO Digital Signage Network to Start International ...
By Redaction Ooh-tv
Subway_logo Real Digital Media, provider of the NEOCAST digital signage platform, and Independent Purchasing Cooperative, Inc. (IPC) the independent SUBWAY franchisee-owned purchasing cooperative, have announced the expansion of the SUBWAY TV & RADIO digital media network into international markets. ... SUBWAY TV & RADIO's programming is a mix of video featuring the chain's products and promotions, and streaming music delivered via the internet. The content is ...

Rentrak Signs Contract With Local TV, LLC - International ...
By EntertainmentNews
"For the first time, Local TV has an opportunity to combine the predictive ratings information from Rentrak with the added benefit of actual automotive sales data from Polk Automotive. Our Cleveland station will benefit from Rentrak's quantitative measurement as ... Rentrak (NASDAQ: RENT) is a global digital media measurement and research company, serving the most recognizable companies in the entertainment industry. With a reach across numerous platforms including box office, ...
International Entertainment News

DIgital cable homes to overtake analogue - Broadband TV News
By Robert Briel
Shop. Country Profiles; Digital TV Eastern Europe; IPTV World Forecasts; Satellite TV Forecasts;Digital TV World Databook · Video. You are here: Home ... At the moment nearly half the tvcustomer base of European cable operators is digital. “ Somewhere in 2011 we will have ... The number of TV sets connected to the Internet will reach 551 million by 2016 for the 40 countries covered in this report from Digital TV Research, up from 124 million at end-2010. The report states that this ...
Broadband TV News

#ftmedia12 - Investment in Digital Media - One Man and His Blog
By Adam Tinworth
Mistry points out that media has content, which Facebook doesn't, but they both have audiences, and they need to figure out how to share them. Yesterday, they investing in a fashion brand called Nasty Gal. The business was born on the internet , and her entire following is based on Facebook, and her customers sharing what they bought and what they like. And now platforms like Pinterest ...Is unbundling of video and TV channels going to happen? Rimer thinks that customers want ...
One Man & His Blog

Social Media Marketing Agency Co-Founders Discuss Their Path To ...
By Trevor Turnbull
Interview with Social Media Marketing Agency co-founders Anthony Caponiti and Steve Cobb (Activ8Social). ... tools while leveraging their affiliation with some of the top athletes in the world. What you may not know is that one of the main drivers behind Red Bull's social media activation online is a social media marketing agency called Activ8Social. .... There's obviously reasons, they were forced to get creative with the revolution of digital music. I think very quickly we realized that we...
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AEG Digital Media Helps Live Events Get Social with MC Player ...
AEG Digital Media, the leading provider of complete webcast management for live streaming events and online video, announced the release of its latest innovation, the MC, which vastly increases viewer engagement and ad impressions, leading to more revenue opportunities for advertisers. The MC is a ... The MC was implemented for the first time ever at the 54th GRAMMYs, which turned out to be television's most social event—generating 13 million social media comments. The MC ...

Tvigle.ru buys 200 hours of popular BBC TV shows | East-West ...
By East-West Digital News
Tvigle.ru, a major Russian video entertainment portal on the Russian Internet, has purchased a number of popular TV shows from BBC Worldwide, including the award-winning programs Misfits, The Luther, Cranford, The Fade, The Deep, and ... This scope of this deal is unprecedented in the Russian VOD market, Tvigle claims. ... “BBC content is smart, funny, and intellectual, which suits core Russian online viewers very well,” Tvigle CEO Egor Yakovlev told East-West Digital News.
East-West Digital News

Notes from the Digital Media and Learning Conference: Back in ...
This weekend, PRO-TV staff members Johnny Ramos, Chinisha Scott and Zara Serabian-Arthur attended the 2012 Digital Media and Learning Conference in ...

Online Digital Media, Apps & Web Design | Branding Agency | Event ...
We are SMPC – a design/branding/digital agency with a smile. Each day we're driven to work by creativity, and sometimes we don't even wear seatbelts.

MediaPost Publications Online TV Shows Go From Nice-To-Have To ...
Online TV Shows Go From Nice-To-Have To Expect-To-See, Social Sharing ... recent installment of an ongoing tracking study of the Internet's effect on TV viewing. ... television networks,” he says, adding: “How do they monetize the digital side ...

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