Will Chromecast be significant in the UK?

This week, Decipher released the latest figures from Mediabug Wave 6, our bi-annual media consumption tracker. The findings paint a clear picture of growth in video on demand (VOD) viewing, particularly amongst older age groups, and fuelled in part by an increased accessibility to get video on demand services such as Netflix, BBC iPlayer, and … More Will Chromecast be significant in the UK?

The Problem With ‘Internet-First’ TV

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

Google, Android TV and the Nexus Player: reasons to be excited

By Matthew Walters – @matthew_walters – matt.walters@decipher.co.uk Fresh from its initial unveiling and then its release to the US market in the Autumn, late last month Google’s latest streaming device – the Nexus Player – hit the UK shelves.  The device, retailing at £79.99 (roughly the same price as Amazon’s competitor Fire TV streaming box), … More Google, Android TV and the Nexus Player: reasons to be excited

TVOD: the crown is there for the taking

It’s been a busy few days for Google Play, Google’s digital media store.  First came the announcement last week that Google Play was to be added to the “channels” on Roku’s streaming boxes in the US, UK, Canada and Ireland.  Shortly following this was the company’s Google+ post in which it revealed that Google Play’s … More TVOD: the crown is there for the taking

EE TV: Replay offers glimpse of a (network) PVR future

Matt Walters – @matthew_walters – matt.walters@decipher.co.uk Everything Everywhere, the UK’s largest mobile network with around 25m mobile customers, announced a little over three weeks ago the imminent launch of EE TV – a connected set-top box, complete with over 70 Freeview channels and a number of VOD players.  It will be free to all EE … More EE TV: Replay offers glimpse of a (network) PVR future