CBS Loves Apple TV, In Theory

CBS Loves Apple TV, In Theory
All Things Digital
But I'm highlighting it here, because because it illustrates that digital video no longer seems like a conundrum to CBS and all the other big TV programmers. It seems pretty routine. There are two main options: Sell the old stuff: Once CBS and the other ...

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IAB Names Michael Theodore Vice President, Training & Development, Newly ...
MarketWatch (press release)
In this new position, Theodore is responsible for managing and cultivating the IAB Digital MediaSales Certification program as well as developing and facilitating professional development curricula and training materials. Julie Van Ullen assumes Theodore's previous position, ... The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) is comprised of more than 500 leading media and technology companies that are responsible for selling 86% of online advertising in the United States. On behalf of its members, the IAB is dedicated to ...

Americans drop pay-TV; business matures in weak economy
Chicago Tribune
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stubbornly high U.S. unemployment, a weak housing market combined with a mature business prone to regular programming blackouts has seen more than 400000 American homes drop their pay-TV service since the start of the year.

MediaMind, Tie Up In ANZ Region
Asia Media Journal
Sydney, Australia - MediaMind, a division of DG (NASDAQ:DGIT), and the leading independent provider of integrated digital advertising solutions, today announced a strategic regional partnership with, the world's leader in programmatic video advertising, that will ... The new agreement supports the integration of MediaMind's video ad serving and campaign management capabilities into the Marketplace, providing media buyers with a single platform to deliver video ads across multiple screens.

Logitech Brings Skype To Your Living Room With New TV Cam HD
Hot Hardware
The TV Cam HD connects to the Internet using Wi-Fi or Ethernet connectivity. A remote control is included with the TV Cam HD. You can use the Logitech TV Cam HD to make Skype video calls or to call landline or mobile numbers using your Skype Credit or ...
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Digital makeover
Express Computer
According to STMicroelectronics, a leader in semiconductor solutions for digital set top boxes, India is the third largest television market after the USA and China with 146 million TVhouseholds. ... Unit, Digital Sector, GC&SA Region, STMicroelectronics, viewed the digitization exercise as a means to revolutionize consumer entertainment and enable subscribers to experience HDTV along with services such as Digital Video Recording (DVR), HD gaming, Video on Demand (VoD), and future connected home services.

Google Fiber signs multi-year patent deal with Rovi for TV service
Google Fiber's TV service was announced last week as a part of its new fiber Internet offerings, and thanks to this new deal with Rovi, Google will have access to the company's “interactive program guide patent portfolio” for set-top boxes. ... What is clear is the fact that Rovi holds thousands of patents related to the world of digital entertainment in one way or another (the company itself counts “approximately 5100″), so it wouldn't surprise us to hear that Google didn't have any choice but to sign this licensing ...

Google signs patent deal with Rovi for Google Fiber TV interfaces
Last week, Google formally announced plans for Google Fiber, which will launch with 1 gigabitInternet plus TV service in Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas, starting next year. With its TV service, Google is promising hundreds of channels and on-demand ...

Google Fiber TV service is about to get whole lot better
Under the agreement, the Internet giant will have access to Rovi's “interactive program guide patent portfolio,” which it will incorporate into its Google Fiber set-top boxes, thus enabling the company to offer a more complete fiber TV service. The patent agreement also ... Rovi holds more than 5000 patents within the digital entertainment landscape that is has licensed to consumer electronics manufacturers, cable television and satellite television operators, onlineentertainment portals, and various content distributors.

DT Debates: Are social media sites enhancing the Olympics, or ruining it?
The first “social media” Olympics in London have ignited an inferno of onlinecommentary brighter than the Olympic torch, and as it turns out, sometimes it burns the very people holding it aloft. Twitter, for instance, makes a great way ... The racist tweets that have led to suspended athletes are naturally part of the fallout of what can happen when something like social media comes along and encourages people to publicly interact — and as we all know, the Internet is no place for secrets. But if you'd argue it was better ...

Samsung Demonstrates Broadcast Services Over LTE Using Anritsu's Rapid ...
MarketWatch (press release)
3, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, has successfully demonstrated clear reception capabilities of LTE Broadcast services using evolved Multimedia ...

NBC: Twitter Beefs No Match for the “Silent Majority”
Adweek Goes to London Coverage of the summer Olympics: ads, media, content · Calling All ... NBC on Thursday offered a first look at some of its newly mined Olympics usage research, and as has been the case with the prime-time TVratings, the digital stats are trending ahead of the Beijing Games. According to NBC ... To date, Wurtzel estimates that roughly 60 percent of the London onlinevideo streams were accessed via a laptop or personal computer, while the remainder was served to tablets and smartphones.


Logitech launches TV Cam HD for living room video chats: built-in Skype, 720p ...
"Amazing connections happen when the video calling experience moves to the TV in the living room: the most popular and comfortable place in the house," said Joerg Tewes, vice president of Logitech's digital home business group. "Because of the size of ...

Gannett's KUSA-TV in Denver and KARE-TV in Minneapolis are top two ...
Sacramento Bee
"As the drama of the Games continues to unfold, consumer engagement across all platforms – broadcast, mobile, online and in social media – is outstanding. We are seeing the promise ofdigital, mobile and social working in concert with television realized.

Olympics 2012: Olympians Who Have Dominated Social Media in London
Bleacher Report
That means social media has become such a mainstay that the mere existence of time zone “tape delay” virtually ruined the thrill for many of the most exciting events because results were known hours before. As the world continues to evolve into thedigital age, social media has become a story in and of itself. The Olympics ... One article on suggests that this is the first “conversational” Olympic games, hinting that the online presence is simply “further connecting the world during the seventeen day span.” ...

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Why can't we Brits crowd around the TV and watch crap like we used to?
The Guardian (blog)
Through allowing the looming sceptre of social media to infect our lives, like a sexually transmitted disease ... transmitted by the internet. ... What these idiots perhaps don't realise is that many famous people now need Twitter and the Facebook to promote their products and/or services, to create tabloid news stories by publicly sparring with other big time digital personalities and to brag about their charmed lives and the ... These days there are to many apparent choices on TV, on the Internet and in the bedroom.

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Google Teams Up with Rovi on Patent Deal for Fiber TV Service
Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine
Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Online service Google Fiber was announced just last week by the top online search provider, and it's availability is still limited to the Kansas City, Missouri market. ... On Thursday, digital technology provider Rovi revealed that it had teamed up with Google to provide availability for a “Pay TVService” on Google Fiber on a multi-year basis via a patent licensing partnership. ...Google maintains that its internet and TV service is 100 times quicker compared to “today's average broadband.

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Jerry Seinfeld, Tom Hanks, Larry King do Web shows
In the latest batch of notable series to launch online, long-harbored ambitions finddigital outlets: Seinfeld does nothing; Tom Hanks plays a hero; Larry King keeps his suspenders in action. Their three new series -- "Larry King Now" on Hulu, Hanks' "Electric ...


Logitech introduces TV Cam HD, a $199.99 Skype camera for your HDTV
The Verge
Priced at $199.99, the device comes loaded with Skype on board and also includes built-in Wi-Fi and ethernet, so you won't need an internet-ready TV to bring the video chat experience into your living room. You'll need both a free HDMI port and electrical ...

NBC briefly allows free online livestream of Olympic action
Vancouver Sun
NEW YORK - NBC briefly tore down the digital wall protecting its Olympics coverage on Thursday and permitted consumers without a pay TV subscription to watch live online a much-anticipated race starring American swimmers Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte. ... Lazarus and NBC Research President Alan Wurtzel gave an impassioned defense on Thursday against critics who have stormed Twitter, Facebook and other social media to decry the network's tape-delayed broadcasts, technical glitches with online ...

Espial® Group Inc. Reports Q2 2012 Financial Results Call and Dial-In Information
Sacramento Bee
OTTAWA, Aug. 2, 2012 -- /CNW/ - Espial® Group Inc. ("Espial" or the "Company"), (TSX: ESP), a leader in the delivery of on-demand TV software and services, is pleased to announce the date, time and dial-in phone number for our Q2 2012 financial results.

Google and Rovi Reach Patent Agreement For Upcoming Fiber Pay-TV service
Rovi's software is used in home entertainment devices to play various digital media formats such as DivX. Last week, Google said it will begin offering high-speed Internet and TV service in Kansas City later this year, thrusting the Web-search giant into ...

Area videographer featured on Panasonic website
Petoskey News-Review
PETOSKEY -- Richard Hartwell, owner of Hartwell Digital Media in Petoskey, recently was the subject of an entry on Panasonic Solutions for Business Blog, a website of electronics company Panasonic. The entry focused on Hartwell's work with his recently purchased Panasonic AG-HPX250 P2 Handheld camcorder, such as his shooting of a promotional video, "Barefoot TV," for Grand Traverse Resort and Spa. "The HPX250 saved me about $10000 over competitive products, yet the image quality allows me to ...

Disney-ABC TV Promotes Peter Seymour to Executive VP and CFO
Hollywood Reporter
In a restructuring, Seymour keeps his former duties overseeing worldwide broadcasting while adding financial oversight for the TV networks, stations, radio, publishing and cable properties. The Disney-ABC Television Group has promoted Peter Seymour to the newly created position of executive vice president and chief financial officer, it was announced Thursday by group president Anne Sweeney, who is also co-chair of Disney-ABC Media Networks. our editor recommends. ABC Veteran Scheduler Jeff Bader ...

Sling Media SlingCatcher SC100-100 Universal Media Player for TV
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... Order Now! It is truly an amazing Sling Media SlingCatcher SC100-100. ... The Slingcatcher does the opposite: it hooks up to your TV and lets you watch digital content from your Slingbox, your computer, or from the Internet. On-screen ...

Atlus North America CEO Shinichi Suzuki steps down | Joystiq
By Jordan Mallory
IRVINE, CALIFORNIA -- AUGUST 1, 2012 -- ATLUS, the video game publishing brand of IndexDigital Media, Inc., today announced the departure of Shinichi Suzuki, President and CEO of the North American subsidiary since 2004 and an industry veteran with over 20 years of executive experience. Effective August ... His recognition of the importance of online gaming brought about the creation of ATLUS ONLINE, a new division dedicated to massively online interactive entertainment.

Web Ads Target Based On What You Watched On TV | Talk NYC
By ADaley
Soon, the internet will know what you watched on TV. In recent weeks, data company Datalogix has launched a new product that aims to let digital ad buyers target ads to people online based on the shows they watch on TV. The product is a ...
Talk NYC

NBC: Nearly half of Olympics streams are from mobile, tablet ...
By Robert Andrews
That's a watershed for portable TV. But what happens when at-home internet TV becomes commonplace? Olympics. Nevermind “the first social media Olympics”. What's really true is this – London's is the first Summer Games when online ...

Look Ma, TV! First broadcast TV phone appears on MetroPCS ...
By Kevin Fitchard
You're probably thinking you've seen this before in the guise of Qualcomm's failed FLO TVservice. But Qualcomm tried to create an entirely new digital multicast network for mobile phones and devices – and charge premium rates for the ...

Anything You Can Do Offline, Must Be Done Online | Campaign ...
By Campaign Solutions
In the wake of Ted Cruz's win in Texas' run-off, pundits and politicos alike have begun to attribute the campaign's dedication to social media as one key to their grassroots victory. Inevitably, the remaining candidates of the season will try to ...
Campaign Solutions | A Full-Service...

TV on the web and YouTube - Digital Strategy Consulting
It's a new marketing approach for YouTube as a media property and one that offers new marketing approaches for brands looking to use TV on the web and YouTube in particular. For YouTube's parent, Google, this is also a fundamental shift ...
Digital Intelligence

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