Average monthly pay-TV bill to hit $200 by 2020

Average monthly pay-TV bill to hit a whopping $200 by 2020 ...
By Tom Cheredar
Despite the small (but growing) movement of cord cutters, cable and satellite TV providers continue to raise the cost of monthly service, according to a new NPD Group study published today.

Users would miss the TV more than the Internet, report shows
ZDNet (blog)
The Internet or the TV? One of the questions asked by Ofcom, in its annual report was: 'Whichmedia activity would you miss the most'? Overall, 44 per cent would miss the TV and 17 per cent would miss the Internet (up from 8 per cent in 2005).

Broadcasters, Studios, Cable TV, and Internet Delivery Networks Rely on NetApp ...
MarketWatch (press release)
Working closely with leading broadcasters, studios, cable TV providers, and Internet delivery networks to drive continued innovation and business impact, NetApp (NASDAQ:NTAP) announced today that it will showcase at NAB 2012 expanded analytics, ...

WideOrbit Introduces New Solutions for Cable Networks, TV, Radio and Mobile at ...
MarketWatch (press release)
Live demonstrations at WideOrbit booths N5129 and N5829 in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center will showcase the company's business solutions for media that deliver end-to-end solutions across sales, CRM, traffic, program and deal ...

New Study: How Are Grocery Shoppers Advancing Their Use of Digital Media?
MarketWatch (press release)
“This study draws the most complete picture to date of how grocery shoppers are blending old and new media to make food purchasing decisions,” says Bill Bishop, Chief Architect of Brick Meets Click and Chairman of Willard Bishop.

Internet and Digital Media Jobs Index Shows Jump in East Coast Digital Media ...
EON: Enhanced Online News (press release)
CHICAGO--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Cook Associates Executive Search (www.cookassociates.com/executive-search), a leading retained executive search firm, today released its second quarterly East Coast Internet and Digital Media Jobs Index, ...

Cost of Pay TV Continues to Rise
World Screen
The average pay-TV subscription for basic pay-TV service and premium TV channels in the US reached $86 in the US According to a recent NPD survey, Digital Video Outlook, 16 percent of US households do not currently subscribe to pay-TV services.

WWE Pushes The Social TV Envelope At Wrestlemania 28
Jason Hoch, SVP of Digital Operations for the WWE, discussed his social mediastrategies for fan engagement and social TV. Since joining the WWE, Hoch undertook a huge project to re-launch WWE.com with a totally new UX with social media at its core.


Group FMG Launches Cleargain.com, An Online Portal to Help Small Businesses
MarketWatch (press release)
The service will provide tools to measure social media performance, enhance search optimization and promote products/services through interactive digital catalogs that are built on an award winning platform. Group FMG plans to extend Cleargain.com ...

Digital TV conversion slows in Western Europe
Broadband TV News
Western Europe will not reach full digital TV penetration until 2017, despite penetration being as high as 85% by end-2011, according to a new report from Digital TV Research. In fact, only two of the 15 countries covered in the Digital TV Western ...

Firm to distribute TV content through Internet
Business Daily Africa
Buni, a multimedia firm and producers of The XYZ Show, is set to launch a new Buni Television that will be available through its website, www.buni.tv for Internetaccess and www.m.buni.tv for iPhones, Android and Blackberry smartphones.

Business Daily Africa

Netflix Brings TV Shows and Movies to Windows Phone in Latin America, UK and ...
SYS-CON Media (press release)
By PR Newswire LOS GATOS, Calif., April 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Starting today Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) members in Latin America, the UK and Ireland can instantly watch TV shows and movies on their Windows Phones. Netflix has released an updated, ...

Harpswell TV needs cash to meet modern rules, continue broadcasting
The Forecaster
"We'd still be putting out onto the Internet, but we would not be able to broadcast," David Chipman, vice president of Harpswell Community TV, said. "Those people would no longer be able to get it." Harpswell Community Broadcasting Corp. is a nonprofit ...

Epic Motocross Journey “Rip To The Tip” Premieres on FUEL TV Wednesday, April 11
MarketWatch (press release)
LOS ANGELES, Apr 10, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- FUEL TV ( www.fuel.tv ), Fox Sports MediaGroup's dynamic action sports network for males, announces the premiere of the new, exciting motocross adventure series “Rip To The Tip” on Wednesday, ...

Too much fine-tuning for pay TV
The Australian Financial Review
Foxtel seems happy with the result, but it's a funny old world in which a competition bureaucrat rules that the pay TV outfit is required to share its exclusive rights over its Nickelodeon and National Geographic channels with its rivals.

Hey Bravo, Silicon Valley is too boring for TV
Editor's note: Pete Cashmore is founder and CEO of Mashable, a popular blog about tech news and digital culture. He writes regular columns about social media and tech for CNN.com. (CNN) -- The tech world has been up in arms this past week about ...

Astral Media profit up despite flat TV revenue
Edmonton Journal
TORONTO – Profit climbed 10% while revenue was flat at television network and radio owner Astral Media Inc. in the second quarter, the company's first financial disclosure since it was bid on by BCE Inc., the country's largest telecommunications firm.

Samsung, Fransat, Neotion partner for set-top-box free satellite TV
Sign up for FierceIPTV today to receive a complimentary guide on IPTV's rising stars! French satellite TV provider Fransat has partnered with Samsung and Neotion to roll out a television that integrates a satellite receiver and digital terrestrial ...

Social TV's Life Beyond Special Events
TV Technology
According to BlueFin Labs, a social TV monitoring service, 13 million "social mediacomments" (from Twitter, Facebook and other avenues), popped up during the Feb. 12 CBS Grammy telecast. That deluge marked a 2280 percent jump above the amount of ...

TV Technology

TV-on-smartphones trend is small, but growing
MONTREAL — Canada's big telecom companies have scooped up television stations to put content on as many screen sizes as possible, but so far few consumers appear to be using their smartphones to watch TV. When you look at it as percentage of all TV ...


Director of Digital Media
KBTX Media has an immediate opening for Director of Digital Media. The ideal candidate needs a passion for the Internet and must be willing to take ownership in KBTX.com as the region's trusted source for current news and information.

Astral Media profit up despite sluggish TV revenue
Financial Post
Ian Greenberg, chief executive of Astral Media Inc., at the company's annual meeting with shareholders in December. TORONTO – Profit climbed 10% while revenue was flat at television network and radio owner Astral Media Inc. in the second quarter, ...

Financial Post

Social Media Agency Room 214 Outlines Emerging Trends in New Social Quarterly ...
MarketWatch (press release)
BOULDER, Colo., April 11, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Social media agency Room 214 today announced the availability of its new quarterly Social Media Trend Report, which provides in-depth analysis of emerging social media practices that are shaping ...

Ford, Yahoo! Launch Focus Electric Online with 'Plugged In' - Yahoo!'s First ...
Sacramento Bee
(NASDAQ: YHOO), the premier digital media company, today announced a new program to promote the launch of America's most fuel-efficient five-seat car, the Focus Electric, with "Plugged In," Yahoo!'s first reality competition series.

WNEM TV 5 Lucas empire strikes back in Calif. studio battle
WNEM Saginaw
The company said it would build its new digital media production studio elsewhere and hopes to sell the historic farmland to a developer interested in constructing low-income housing. "We love working and living in Marin, but the residents of Lucas ...

Pay TV costing a pretty penny, and rising
(MSNBC) -- If you're one of those people who complain that there's nothing to watch on TV today even though you have a gazillion channels, you're not going to be happy with this news - turns out, you're paying more for cable.


Switch over to digital TV to take longer
Daily Nation
By CHARLES WOKABI cwokabi@gmail.com A complete switch over from analogue to digitaltelevision by the country's self-set deadline of June 2012 will not take place as originally planned. The communications regulator on Wednesday said that the delay has ...

News Digest: Polaris Wireless, Dish TV, SVR Payment Solutions ...
By MediaNama
Dish TV ties-up with SVR Payment solutions. Read more at Indiaprwire. - MTS India Deploys PeerApp UltraBand to Accelerate Mobile Broadband. Read more at Marketwatch. - RBI allows cooperative banks, RRBs to transfer funds online.
MediaNama: Digital Media in India

Four ways newspapers are failing at digital - Reflections of a ...
By Newsosaur
Although readers and advertisers are flocking to the proliferating digital media as fast as they can, the stubborn fact is that most newspapers derive only about 10% of their revenues fromdigital products. While it is true that the relative digital ... Instead of using the web, mobile and social media to connect with new readers and customers, the typical newspaper dedicates the majority of its digital efforts to faithfully porting its print product to pixels. The typical newspaper website is heavy ...
Reflections of a Newsosaur

Digital Family Summit needs you! | Real Moms guide
By Lisa
Digital Family Summit is the first-ever conference for teen and tween digital media creators and their families. Are you a digital and social media family? Do you or your tweens/teens blog, create digital video, or are they a Twitter addict?
Real Moms guide

Consortium for School Networking Releases Report to Inform Digital ...
By Kelly Searsmith
Given that social media and mobile technologies are ubiquitous in contemporary American life (95% of teens as young as age 12 use the internet regularly, 80% use social networking sites, 75% have cell phones per the most recent Pew ...

Mobile TV World | Mobile500 Alliance to Demonstrate Second ...
By Admin
Enhanced End to End Solution Enables Mobile500 Partner Broadcast Stations to Monetize Mobile Digital TV. ... Enhancements to this version include social media integration, closed captioning, interstitials and interactive banners. Mobile500 Alliance logo. The banner advertisements incorporated into the main menu screen can be sold as ... Using the Opanga platform, Video on Demand will include pre-roll inventory on local news clips. The Mobile500 Alliance has partnered with the ...
Mobile TV World

Going Digital: How to Prepare for the End of Optical Media
By Kyle Elliott
At this point in time I'm certain that most people have used or at least heard of iTunes, WindowsMedia Player (WMP), or other music management applications. Free applications such as these are ideal for ripping ... In your search, try to find something that connects to an online CD database such as Gracenote or CCDB. Having that feature will save loads of time by ... Amazon has an impressive digital market for movies and TV shows. They are adding more and more content every day ...
Information Space

MUZU.TV Exclusive Interview With Keane For Record Store Day ...
By Muzu Team
And, of course, Rough Trade when I'm in London. MUZU.TV: Do you think the prevalence of digital is detrimental to bands or artists attempting to make a career from music? With so much music available for free on the internet, it becomes very ...

In Brief: Global iPlayer, FX, Playjam, Trace - Broadband TV News
By Julian Clover
PlayJam has partnered with Miniclip, the largest online games website, to bring content to connected TV. Miniclip's paid-for titles will distributed via all major manufacturers Samsung, LG, Panasonic, Sony, Western Digital and Vestel.
Broadband TV News

Know All That! – BBC Sport connected TV app launches on UK ...
By Richard Lawler
As a part of the BBC's run up to this year's Olympics, it is bringing new approaches to broadcast technology in a number of ways including 3D, online streaming, multiple HD channels and now, connected TV apps. Today it's launching a BBC Sports app for connected TVs that bring in new interactive features via the BBC Red Button which will first appear on Virgin Media's TiVo platform, along with a port of its BBC News app. First up for the ... BBC Internet Blog | Email this | Comments ...
Know All That!

Online Radio Audience Jumps 30 Percent in Past Year: Study ...
By Billbaord Staff
A new study conducted by Arbitron Inc. and Edison Research entitled "The Infinite Dial 2012: Navigating Digital Platforms" found that the online weekly radio audience is now at an estimated 76 million Americans. The figure represents a more ...
DOPNEWS: Billboard

Digital Signage Blog | Like This: Social Media Equals Engagement
Like digital signage, the Social TV folks have a challenge in helping media buyers value and measure their offering, and it won't be done using the same metrics ...

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