Developers Are Working on Television Apps, but TV Industry Is Wary

Developers Are Working on Television Apps, but TV Industry Is Wary - " . . . In the process it could transform the clunky cable interface, with its thousands of channels and a bricklike remote control, into a series of apps that pop up on the television screen. While still in its early stages, the idea has taken off among tech-loving consumers, and companies are trying to satisfy them. Already, apps for Hulu Plus, Netflix and Wal-Mart’s Vudu streaming service, among others, are built into Internet-enabled televisions. Devices like Microsoft’s Xbox 360 and the streaming video player Roku let viewers watch apps that mimic channels. New sets by Samsung and others come with built-in apps loaded with television shows, movies and sports. Apple has a video player called Apple TV with apps to Netflix, Major League Baseball and other content. Many media executives predict Apple will ultimately enter the television market in a more aggressive way, with either a new set-top box or an Apple-made TV set. Both would rely on apps scattered across the screen as they are on the iPad. Apple declined to comment . . . "

Watching sports online: How each league’s streaming options stack up: "Between blackouts, ISP restrictions and time delays, watching sports online makes televising a moon landing look easy. But some are better than others. Here’s what each league has to offer for cable-deprived online viewers. . . . "

Research and Markets: Digital Media - Online Video and Web TV Insights
SYS-CON Media (press release)
By Business Wire Online video and Web TV have become recognised as a powerful format for both communicating online and providing an enhanced online experience. Online video/web TV over the Internet is being used by many different industries for ...

comScore Releases "The Digital Politico" Report Highlighting 5 Ways Digital ...
MarketWatch (press release)
Entitled The Digital Politico: 5 Ways Digital Media is Shaping the 2012 Presidential Election, the report examines key trends shaping the current election cycle in areas such as social media,digital advertising, and paid search.

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Panel urges content quotas for internet TV providers
Sydney Morning Herald
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A Cable-Friendly Internet-TV Startup?
Multichannel News
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Social media is latest front of cola wars
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From Social TV to Better TV: Making the 'Second Screen' Deliver
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Google's Matt Frost to Deliver Keynote Address at Streaming Media East 2012
MarketWatch (press release)
"I am honored to participate in Streaming Media East this year to discuss the innovations that are changing the landscape of online video creation and distribution in exciting and challenging ways," said Frost. "This key industry event consistently ...

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2012 "Ditch Digital Dabbling" Survey Reveals the Most Effective Online ...
MarketWatch (press release)
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Huffington Post (blog)
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Business Insider
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CrestaTech Secures $13M to Develop Smart Tuners for TV and Mobile Devices
MarketWatch (press release)
The investment will be used to accelerate development of Smart Tuner(TM) ICs for the fast-growing market of Smart TV devices. The investment was led by Bechtolsheim Ventures, Benhamou Global Ventures, Sofinnova Ventures and AVM Capital LP.

Yahoo! Goes Beyond Gold With Global Programming Coverage of Summer Olympics
MarketWatch (press release)
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Apr 30, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Yahoo!, the premier digital mediacompany, today announced its Summer Games programming efforts bringing Yahoo!'s over 700 million global users closer to the events than ever before, ...

3 reasons TV and digital need each other
iMedia Connection
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5 Tips For Handling Complaints On Social Media
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Taiwan launches Digital Media Development Center
Taiwan Today
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MarketWatch (press release)
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Do Other Media Need Upfront Markets?
MediaPost Communications
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Nespresso Coffee Develops a Taste for TV
New York Times
Larry Finkel, director of food and beverage research for, said an online survey by his company last September found that 21 percent of respondents in households where noninstant coffee was made owned an electric single-cup ...

New York Times

House-Obsessed Homeowners Get Inspired by Social Media
MarketWatch (press release)
Power Home Remodeling Group, the nation's fourth largest home remodeling company, utilizes social media and digital tools to share design inspiration and renovation tips with a growing segment of "house-obsessed" consumers. "It is impossible to ignore ...

Time Warner Cable Launches Health on Demand, a 24 Hour Healthy Lifestyle ...
MarketWatch (press release)
Health on Demand provides advertisers with the ability to promote their content with two healthy lifestyle partners, Cooking Light, the only epicurean brand positioned at the intersection of great-tasting food and healthfulness, and Gaiam TV, ...

Research and Markets: Digital Media - Online Video and Web TV ...
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Library Boy: Stratford Institute Report: Evaluation of Provincial and ...
By Michel-Adrien
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Library Boy

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By MediaPost
... you can subscribe via email or RSS. You can also find out more about The Media Online here.... There were clear signals last week that the digital media industry is growing up and yielding to the norms and metrics of the broader media advertising industry. The goal of these actions is to capture more ... By adopting the language and metrics meant for an entirely different medium, their goal is clearly to accelerate the shift of TV dollars to online. This is just the latest move by AOL to ...
The Media Online

Social TV makes the sparks fly at Orange | Rapid innovation in ...
By Nicolas Bry
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Rapid innovation in digital time

Trendrr #SocialTV Panel at Digital Hollywood - The Trendrr Blog
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The Trendrr Blog

2012 Panels | Catalina Film Festival
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Catalina Film Festival

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Confessions of an Aca/Fan

NSDesign Blog » Online advertising is now the biggest marketing ...
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NSDesign Blog

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