The range of services available via connected TV may cause some consumers to question the value of the traditional pay TV model The connection of set-top boxes, games consoles and TVs to the internet is enabling video and other content to be delivered “over the top” (OTT). That means viewers access it over the open [...]
A few of the apps already available on, or coming soon to, connected TVs Connect TV Connect TV enables viewers to access channels delivered over the internet directly through the programme guide on any compatible Freeview HD receiver. It allows channels to offer niche channels on Freeview HD over broadband, as well as providing the [...]
What makes a good TV app? Make it a sit-back experience Remember the TV is a very different device from a phone or website, so don’t just re-purpose existing apps. You need to make it a “sit-back” experience relevant to the sitting room. Save “sit forward” interaction for the PC or tablet as a companion [...]
Business Reporter asked Jim Buckle, MD of Lovefilm UK for his views on the UK’s nascent connected TV market How is the UK’s connected TV market coming along? Connected TV will become a mainstream TV product regardless of whether it is used or not. This year we’ll see an evolution towards that with more and more [...]
Connected TV may be the next big thing in media, but why has it taken so long to get off the ground?
It’s been “infinitely deferred” for years. But Jonathan Watson argues that the era of connected TV is finally about to begin. Watch this space… According to the French philosopher Jacques Derrida, words and signs could never fully express what they actually meant, but could only be defined by reference to other words, from which they differ. [...]
Where next for broadcasting? Key figures at the forefront of developing technology share their predictions on the most important change in the next five years Broadcasting can be a bewildering business. Hardly a day goes by without a claim that some new technology is about to revolutionise the marketplace – but what really is in [...]
If Apple does launch a new TV this year, 2012 could go down in history as the year that broadcasting changed forever “I’d like to create an integrated TV set that is completely easy to use,” Apple co-founder Steve Jobs told his biographer Walter Isaacson before his death last year. He wanted there to be [...]