This article is a response to the Government’s request for suggestions for how the UK’s digital revolution can be taken to the next stage. In response to the request made by the Digital Economy Minister Ed Vaizey, we would like to suggest the creation of a new pan-European corporate entity specifically for tech start-ups. … More We Need Lions To Eat The Unicorns
6th January 2016: our original blog, published on 29th November last year, has been revised to incorporate new research data we have received. We are pleased to include this in relation to discussion of the 1st generation backwards EPGs below. At the launch of the new SkyQ system recently, there was one feature (or lack … More Misunderstanding The Backwards EPG
This blog is the second of two considering the impact of the arrival of dynamic VOD advertising on the Sky and Virgin set top boxes in the UK. The first blog here made the case that catch-up VOD on a set top box is fundamentally different to catch-up ‘player VOD’ on Smart devices and needs … More TV VOD Advertising – Its complicated!
This blog is the first of two concerned with the arrival of a significant new form of VOD advertising – ‘platform’ VOD. This is the VOD advertising format that is slowly emerging on TV set top boxes in the UK and other TV markets. This blog looks at definitions, while the follow on blog here … More VOD Ads On TV Are Different to VOD Ads On The Web..and It Matters!
The use of Periscope during Mayweather v Pacquiano raises interesting questions Periscope is a streaming media app owned by Twitter. A consumer, with the Periscope app installed on their smart phone or tablet, can use their camera to film something and send a live stream of what they are filming over the web. The integration … More Down Periscope
This week we saw the second of two strategic announcements from senior execs in the state-owned television industry. Following Tony Hall’s recent announcement of an ‘internet-first’ strategy for the BBC, France Télévisions’ Director of Future Media Eric Scherer declared at a trade show this week that “the TV industry will now have to work on … More The Problem With ‘Internet-First’ TV