Why Mountain Lion Just Became the Ultimate Cord-Cutting OS

Why Mountain Lion Just Became the Ultimate Cord-Cutting OS
Wired News
By Roberto Baldwin The TV show Eureka on a MacBook and a big-screen TV. Photo: Peter McCollough/Wired Mountain Lion, the latest version of Apple's OS X desktop operating system, went public Wednesday to the delight of Mac users everywhere. 

Roku Nabs $45 Million From News Corp., BSkyB in Strategic Investment - Kara Swisher - News - AllThingsD: "Roku, the maker of a nifty device that plays a variety of content over televisions, is getting $45 million in a new round of investment from News Corp. and British Sky Broadcasting. (News Corp. owns this Web site.) Current investors Menlo Ventures and Globespan Capital Partners will also be part of the new funding." 

Digidev Group Announces Launch Date of "OTT" Internet TV Channels
MarketWatch (press release)
LOS ANGELES, CA, Jul 26, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- The Digital Development Group Corp. (OBB:DIDG) ("Digidev," "Digidev Group" or the "Company"), a development stage company aiming to offer an in-depth portfolio of content for Internet TV ...

Global Digital Media Spend Forecast to Grow 18% in 2012
Search Engine Watch
Global measured digital media spend, previously expected to grow 16 percent in 2012, will actually increase 18 percent, representing a 20 percent share of total advertising spend. In 2013, analysts from GroupM expect an additional 16 percent increase in ...

WiLAN Signs New Digital TV and Display Licensee
SYS-CON Media (press release)
"We are very pleased that UPSTAR has elected to license a number of WiLAN's digital TV and display patents, including our V-Chip patent," said Andrew Parolin, Senior Vice President, Licensing. "We are continuing to identify opportunities to expand this ...

Discovery Channel to Launch SHARK WEEK Digital & Social Media Campaign
Broadway World
In 2011, SHARK WEEK viewers dominated social media, nabbing the top spot on Trendrr's social TV chart and generating more than 750000 SHARK WEEK Tweets throughout the week. As Americans prepare to celebrate the 25th anniversary of summer's ...

Twitter turns TV station
Twitter turns TV station. Twitter has set its sights on hosting unique TV content in its latest step towards becoming a media company, writes Emma Barnett. Twitter. Photo: ALAMY. Emma Barnett. By Emma Barnett, Digital Media Editor. 1:00PM BST 26 Jul 2012 ...


Roku Becomes Pay TV's Streaming Box Of Choice, Raises $45 Million From ...
Ryan currently works as a writer for TechCrunch. → Learn More. roku 2 xs. When Roku first entered the streaming video market, it was seen as a boon for cord cutters, who could watch streaming content from online distributors like Netflix and Hulu Plus on TV.


How Roku Could Beat Apple to Finally Cracking TV
The Roku is a hell of a media streamer: its only real competitor is the Apple TV, but it costs half as much. No brainer. And when News Corp ... The stick, which packs all the features of the small box currently available, will shove straight into the back of your TV. Completely unobtrusive, and... Toss in the fact that News Corp's Chief Digital Officer Jon Miller will join the Roku board, and you see two companies whose future is likely more intertwined than a simple monetary investment would indicate. And that our content ...

Chinese Firm, Startimes Launch Digital Pay-TV in Kenya
Chinese firm StarTimes Media on Wednesday officially launched its digital pay television service in Kenya after a month-long successful signal testing. StarTimes Media, which has a global subscription base of over 7 million viewers in China and Africa, will ...

Stars from Hanks to Seinfeld enter digital fray
WNEM Saginaw
Their three new series - "Larry King Now" on Hulu, Hanks' "Electric City" on Yahoo, "Comedians in Cars" on its own website - represent the latest stage in the slow but sure evolution of digitaltelevision. Though none is exactly must-see TV, each has its charms ...

Competition heightens among digital TV providers
The Star
This has prompted stiff competition between the two main digital service providers GoTv and StarTimes Media, who are also in the pay-tv business. GoTv which is a product of MultiChoice officially launched its services in Kisumu on Tuesday night, just two ...

GroundFloor Media Expands Digital & Social Media Strategy Team with Addition ...
MarketWatch (press release)
As part of GFM's Digital and Social Media Strategy team, Cook and Woods work with clients to develop and implement blogger and social media influencer outreach; online reputation management and crisis response plans; social media metrics, ROI tracking and analytics; corporate social media policies and ... In addition to her work in social and digital media, Cook serves at the vice president and co-founder of Project Spark Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson's Disease in our lifetime.

Columbus media conglomerate plans to unplug Ohio News Network in 38 days
Turn out the lights, the party is over for the Ohio News Network, whose slogan was "Ohio's Channel for News, Weather and Sports," according to the AP, which reported Wednesday that The Dispatch Printing Company, parent of ONN-TV, announced it will shutter ONN on August 31, 2012. Subscribe. It's free. Just do ...Some papers are bucking the trend and generating digital revenue, based on selling targeted digital advertising customized to customer online behavior, a pathway for growth. Most papers studied, the ...


WWE's Raw 1000 breaks TV, social media records
WWE on Tuesday announced that Monday Night Raw's historic 1000th episode broke records for television viewership and online engagement, making it the most watched three-hour Raw in history by reaching more than six million viewers, amassing a 3.9 rating and accumulating 52 worldwide Twitter trends. Monday Night Raw's historic episode was the most watched program on cable ... 1 program on cable and broadcast last night. Additional social media and digital highlights include: -- Social activity for Monday ...


Ninemsn launches social TV app Jump-in
The Australian
Seven unveiled its Olympics plans for Fango earlier this week to the chagrin of digital mediaexecutives at the official broadcasters Foxtel and Nine, who quietly claimed Seven was ambushing their plans. Pay TV operator Foxtel is sharing the Olympics ... Television broadcasters are investing in social TV because the apps facilitate online interaction about their programmes on a platform they can own and can monetise as opposed to a social network like Facebook. There are also growing opportunities for creating ...

Digital TV aids Orange
Broadband TV News
The performance of Orange's digital TV business was one of the few bright spots in what otherwise a challenging first half of the year for the company. In Europe, its IPTV and satellite subscriber total rose by 19.7% year-on-year to 5.5 million at the end of June, ...

BBC Olympics connected device coverage goes Primetime with Adobe
Rapid tv news
On the eve of the London Olympics, digital media technology giant Adobe has unveiled the BBC as the first customer of its Project Primetime integrated video technology platform. ... stream events on desktops, smartphones, tablets and internet-connected TVs, including iOS, Android, Mac OS, Windows and SmartTVs; and Primetime Highlights which will be used to create video on demand (VOD) coverage of key sporting moments as they happen and immediately publish them to desktops, devices and connected TVs.

Delhi Duty Free invests in social media presence
Travel retailer Delhi Duty Free Services (DDFS) has invested in increasing itsonline presence and described itself as the most active duty-free operator worldwide in the social and digital media space in order to consolidate its presence in the travel-retail ...


Orange counts 5.5mn pay-TV subs
This continued success in its home market is no doubt due in part to the introduction of a unifiedTV delivery platform in France earlier this year, capable of serving both its IPTV and satellite TVsubs with one common middleware and content protection ... In Poland, the number of digital TVcustomers (IPTV and satellite) continued to climb, with 677000 customers at the end of June, a year-on-year increase of 14.2%. ... Spanish video-on-demand company Wuaki.tv is now finding that making its service available.

MaxLinear Tuners Power New DVB-T2 Set-Top Boxes in Europe
EON: Enhanced Online News (press release)
The MxL603 tuner features an integrated LNA, on-chip loop-through, and exceptional sensitivity performance that enables robust reception of weak signals, even in the presence of multiple strong interferers such as LTE/4G, WiFi or adjacent analog and digital ...

Roku's Big Investment Means More TV on Its Box
The Atlantic Wire
Streaming TV box maker Roku just got $45 million and a "strategic relationship" from big media players News Corp. and British Sky Broadcasting, a sum and connections it can use to give us more streaming options (mostly) without cable. In the company press release, via AllThingsD's Kara ... Chief Digital Officer Jon Miller assured The Wall Street Journal's Don Clark that the service doesn't intend to replace the existing pay-TV model, calling it an "additive." We don't want additive, because then we might as well pay ...

The Atlantic Wire

Ditto TV partners with BIG CBS Networks
Ditto TV, an OTT (Over-The-Top TV) distribution platform from the digital arm of Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEE), Zee New Media, announced the addition of two premium English TV channels to its basket of offerings – BIG CBS Prime, a general ...


Roku raises $45 million investment round
Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)
The investment also includes a partnership that will eventually bring more movie and TV content from News Corp, the media conglomerate that owns movie studio Twentieth Century Fox and the Fox TV operations. News Corp Chief Digital Officer Jon Miller ...

BBC Taps Adobe for Digital Delivery of London 2012 Olympic Games, Streamed ...
SAN FRANCISCO - (Via Skype Video) Adobe will power live streaming and on-demand delivery todigital devices of the London 2012 Olympics for the BBC, says Ashley Still, Director of Video Solutions at Adobe Systems in this interview with Beet.TV.

TV Land to Honor Sherman Hemsley With 'JEFFERSONS' Marathon, 7/28
Broadway World
... distributor of filmed entertainment. Viacom operates a large portfolio of branded digital mediaexperiences, including many of the world's most popular properties for entertainment, community and casual online gaming. Click Here to Visit the TV Home Page ...

3 curation sites that media companies should watch (and emulate)
By Rob O'Regan
As media companies experiment with curation models, they would do well to keep on eye on non-traditional publishers that are using content curation to edge into their space. Here are three that are pushing innovative approaches to curation ...
eMedia Vitals - Online magazine...

BSkyB will spend £30 million cutting its own cord through Now TV ...
By Robert Andrews
BSkyB has disclosed the startup costs for its new over-the-top internet TV venture. The amount tells us how much the UK pay-TV leader will invest in seeking new online customers and protecting its satellite business from IPTV challengers.

Solution combines social media, online shopping ...
In addition to receiving product pricing, Wajam Shopping offers users alternative shopping destinations from more than 3500 online merchants through its partnership with Shopping.com, David Bruce, head of Business Development for .... http:// 
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RetailCustomerExperience.com News

HomeShop18 Appoints Rashmi Berry As Chief Marketing Officer ...
By Apurva Chaudhary
She will be responsible for building 'HomeShop18' brand across TV, web and. ... Prior to joining Homeshop18, Berry was at The HT Media Group, where she was the Business Head for Hindustantimes.com, Livehindustan.com & HT Mobile. She was part of the team responsible ...HomeShop18 is a retail brand that operates in a multimedia environment including Internet, TVand via mobile. It launched its ... shakeel on Hungama & ITC Launch Digital Talent Hunt MOBisur · US & India ...
MediaNama: Digital Media in India

Is Twitter TV winging its way? | Digital Times | Digital Times
By Fergal Gallagher
Last month DigitalTimes.ie reported how Twitter was entering the publishing business with by partnering with media companies to create rich content tweets and the company now appears to be entering a new medium as rumours of Twitter TV ...
Digital TimesDigital Times |...
'Burn Notice' casts 'The Shield' star Kenny Johnson as villain - TV ...
Johnson will play a master assassin in the USA drama's mid-season finale.
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The social media Olympics - Digital Strategy Consulting
With the Olympics less than a week away, which sponsors have made the best use of social media? This infographic from Gorkana shows that ... The social media Olympics: Which sponsors are creating the most buzz online? 26/07/2012 ...
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