Nov 21, 2012 – Vikram R Chari’s Journal – Volume 2012 Issue 158


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Satellite – Arabsat awarded as the leading MENA Satellite Operator by The ASBU BroadcastPro Summit & Awards:

In the US about half of cable-TV bills go to sports –

Major US multichannel video providers lost over 50,000 subscribers in Q3 2012 –

Crackle arrives on the PlayStation 3 –

The IPTV Daily Newsletter is out!

UnoTelly Allows Region Free App Access on Xbox 360 –

HBOnordic now available to 500,000 Swedish IPTV subscribers. “HBO premieres on Telia” –

OTT – Netflix is immediately available on Nintendo’s Wii U –

Shazam may become Europe’s first billion-dollar tech firm. In 2013 at least one European next-generation –

Social TV – TDG: Social TV app makers must engage without distracting: The burgeoning market for Social TV apps and se…

Swisscom TV subs up 31% y-o-y –

IPTV – Telefonica standardizes on Mediaroom IPTV –

IPv6 – Worldwide IPv6 Usage Reaches Key Threshold –

Satellite – Arabsat Partners with Level421 for Reliable Coverage in Middle East and Africa –

Nintendo adds Broadcom’s NFC tech in the WiiU, boosting interactivity in gaming and beyond –

WiMAX takes off in Algeria despite stalling 3G auctions –

IPTV/OTT -Telefónica y Microsoft: juntos planean crear plataforma global de video –

STB updates – Grosse mise à jour pour le décodeur Neufbox TV :

Ofcom: No 3 strike letters before mid-2014 –

YouTube: “We could do Pay TV –

Disney closes Movies Online service –

OTT – Netflix: “Amazon losing $1bn a year on streaming” –

Half of Internet users unsure of content legality –

Social TV – US Social TV app GetGlue is bought by Viggle for over $75mn |

71% du temps de visionnage passé sur tablettes est dédié à des vidéos de 10mn ou plus, 30% à du contenu de plus d’1h –

Net-Connected Televisions Will Let Users Stream Both Legal, Illegal Video Content –

Satellite/Mobile – Rascomstar, Viasat Demonstrate New GSM Cellular Service in Africa –

Satellite – INTELSAT Names Ron Busch as New Space Data Association Chairman –

Social TV – Flingo Bets on Social TV Apps in Smart TVs: “People are watching more TV than they ever have. You could say…

Digital TV in Lithuania up 18% year-on-year at end 3Q 2012 –

Dutch digital TV connections grow to 6.3 million in Q3 2012 –

Bell Canada Renews Astral Bid –

IPTV/Connected TV – Chunghwa Telecom reports strong early sales of its IPTV Connected TV sets –

Social TV – Mark Cuban an investor in Flingo – Bets on Social TV Apps in Smart TVs:…

ESPN3 finally comes to Cablevision, WatchESPN ‘coming soon’ to Optimum TV to GO –

Eloqua Experience: How Brands Become Publishers and Create Customers Part 2 –

Interesting: Here’s how Boxee TV is promoted in Walmart stores – …

AT&T, Boingo, T-Mobile agree to back wireless in 30 more New York City subway stations –

FCC says Dish can use wireless spectrum, with limits –

Next Wave: Can Google Capture and Survive in the Mobile Spectrum?

HDTV – 10 Smart Tips for Buying an HDTV –

Mobile bridges the marketing gap between rural, urban in India –

Major change for Hungarian public TV –

BitTorrent to start testing live P2P –

New study on media concentration in Europe

Cable TV losing subs to Satellite and IPTV: US firm Infonetics Research has issued new figures for the…

Smart TVs – why are they so awful to use?


Nov 16, 2012 – Vikram R Chari’s Journal – Volume 2012 Issue 157


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Arris Transcoding and AD Insertion MRG Review: Download analysis –…

HBO now available via Pay TV in the Nordics

State of the Broadcast Pro Video Industry – New Poll Results —

Over half Americans stream TV shows –

LTE – AT&T Brings LTE Coverage to Eight New Markets –

Cable companies are trying to make deals customers can’t refuse, but it won’t stop cord cutting –

FCC recommends cross-ownership waivers for Tribune Co. – Chicago Tribune –

Leap Wireless Shakes Up Management Team –

How do you make money from M2M? –

OTT SMS killers..: KakaoTalk Now Profitable, Will Next Take Aim at Indonesia –

Video Discovery Specialist Veveo Launches Voice Search That Actually Works –

Google Play comes to Europe: UK, Germany & France. Spain and others in the next months.…

Why the iPad app NextGuide wants to be the Switzerland of TV guides –

IPTV – Telefónica crece en televisión y vídeo por internet – Telefónica ushers in the next phase of IP video delivery on a global scale: Spanish telecoms giant Telefónica – Telefónica and Microsoft to Deploy New Global Video Platform –

UTStarcom takes minority stake in cloud-based video platform aioTV:

Adobe Project Primetime: TV over the internet –

IPTV/TV Middleware – Tri-County Telephone deploys Innovative Systems IPTV middleware –

Court Fail Puts YouView Broadband IPTV Service at Risk of Losing its Name –…

IPTV Scripps Networks Interactive expands to more –

Fetch set top box can now stream all your media to your TV via “Media Hub’ update –

ACMA releases full report into Online Video content services in Australia including Connected TV, NBN and IPTV –

Find your Fayve (for iPad) movies from online services –

Tipping point for UK Connected TV? 55% of households have connected main screens to the internet, according to YouGov.

IPTV – TV1 im Web-Filmprogramm: Da gibt’s immer wieder Neues:

IPTV – Zapperbusch Produktioncenter für IP-TV und Web-TV realisiert und produziert neues V-Commerce-Format…

IPTV – Ziel: Ich will u.a. am PC-Monitor Gamecube spielen (gibt nur analog aus) und fernsehen (IPTV nach Entschlüsselun…

Hbb TV – Digital TV Labs registered by HbbTV Consortium –

Apple TV vs. Roku 2 XS: Streaming Media Showdown –

Connected television: the audiovisual engine for Mirada TV –

Google TV Launches a New Advanced TV Guide Application |…

Newtec Satcom’s Vision award for new MDM6000. SatconEXPO  –

Coverage of Ooyala’s Global Video Index here:

A user’s perspective on second screen experiences. See thoughts on using your tablet with your TV-…

How Apple Owns Social TV with Traditional Commercials –

Banjo’s Location Based App Rolls Out New Features –

Viaplay Selects Accedo to Extend Leading OTT Service to PS3™ –

Broadcast TV – Mitigating loud commercials, part 2 –

Volicon Observer® Video Monitoring and Logging System Simplifies Compliance Monitoring for Malawi Regulator –


Broadcst TV – Harris Corporation Secures Multi-Million Dollar Digital TV Transmission Contract in Bulgaria –



Predicament of telecommunications –

Fizziology helps TV networks determine how much people like a TV show –

Telecom – Survey finds 8 in 10 European SMEs plan to switch telecom service providers soon –

LTE/4G – The Need for Timing Synchronization Technology for 4G/LTE Networks:

Google Considering Wireless Network [REPORT] –

Broadband availability often doesn’t mean jack! It’s about access: can I get it, is it good/fast enough, can I afford it –

Closed Captioning for Streaming Media –

Google TV Embedded LG TVs Get OnLive – Two Platforms Trying to Gain Relevance Find New Union –

European TV Broadcasters Continue Ad Revenue Decline –

IPTV – Get AirPlay Video Streaming For Cheap With This Chinese Apple TV Knockoff: Priced at only $99…

Apple TV described as ‘imminent’ by analyst, actual HDTV not Apple TV box: One of the 2012 rumors that… Apple TV set imminent?: According to Jefferies & Co analyst James Kisner, a major US cable operator has been…

Brightcove has unveiled new tools for its App Cloud:

Nov 14, 2012 – Vikram R Chari’s Journal – Volume 2012 Issue 156


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Moldcell Granted LTE License –

Social TV – Guter Bericht über Twitter integration im TV –

Social TV – Watching with a second screen: the rise of Social TV [Infographic] –

Social TV – La Social TV, premières expériences. La clefs est d’engager le public |

Social TV Data Is Not The New Nielsen: How It Might Be Better –

Social TV – ‘Australian 2nd Screen Synchronicity Turn Out’ –

The Satcom Weekly is out! – …

Mobile – – Guardian article on how Mobile will change the world for the better

Mobile – UK sets £1.3B reserve for 4G airwaves –

Satellite – SES Satellites Authorizes New SAT-Over-IP Converter –

Channel 4 has announced updates for 4oD, including downloads, ‘pause and play’, and ‘watch live’ for all channels…

The FCC Wants to Know: How Much Spectrum Is Too Much Spectrum? :

Patently coherent? Apple and HTC declare peace –

UHDTV – Digitimes: Foxconn may release 130-inch UHDTV products in the future, says company vice president –

Ultra HD TVs hitting the market, but many doubt whether you actually need one –

UHDTV – Foxconn may release 130-inch UHDTV products in the future, says company vice president –

How did North America fare in 3Q12 broadband and Pay TV? Blog post at –

Mobile – Chilean Falabella to launch MVNO using Entel networks: The Chilean retail company Falabella is se…

Report: Apple begins iPhone 5S, iPad 4, Apple TV pre-production for early 2013 –

Broadcast TV – Would you like an end-to-end post-production/broadcast workflow with Digital Asset Management? Here’s food for thought:

Arabia One comes to Freeview and Roku players –

TalkTalk TV has selected ATEME’s TITAN platform for its YouView-based service –…

Broadcast TV make-goods could shift ad dollars to cable Positive impact for cable TV with 18-49 demo.

Google TV – Google TV expands music and movies availability in Europe –

OTT – BEENIUS Inks OTT TV Deal With BH Telecom –

FCC Sets Wireless Mic Comment Deadline –

Mobile – Over 30 million Galaxy S III sold –

Video Interview with VO Orca-Viaccess from IBC on second screen and IPTV:…

Beet.TV: Web Series Creator Barry Gribble: “Second Screen Content Is Inevitable For Narratives”:…  Beet.TV: With 10 Million Live Streams on Election NIght. ABC News Digital Chief: “We’re Rivaling Cable News”:…

HDTV – RTL completes German HD roll-out –

Ofcom: UK 4G spectrum bidding starts in January with £1.3 billion reserve –

TV Everywhere – Measuring the revenue contribution of TV Everywhere –

Pay TV/IPTV – Latin America’s low-income homes enter Pay TV’s crosshairs –

T-Mobile: LTE Will Reach 200M By End of 2013 – With Upgrades Completed Sometime in 2014 –

AT&T Turns on LTE in Several New Markets – Including Knoxville and Fort Myers –

Satellite – Fixed Satellite Communications Equipment from Iridium and Inmarsat:

CODcasting could finally popularize gamer TV –

Netflix in Flux download MRG analysis. Netflix has been in the news quite a bit recently. While the streaming video/DV…

WiMAX Forum Technology Roadmap Extended to WiMAX Advanced –

Roku Battles Apple TV In Streaming Video Market: Anthony Wood describes his platform as the Apple alternat…

Broadband Regulation and the Future of America –

2013 Could Mark the Beginning of a Shared Data Plan War between US Carriers – analyst note –

Orange Expands Rural Phone Coverage in Niger –

IPTV Infographic: Rise of the Second Screen: have produced an infographic that pulls together…

LTE/4G – Nokia Siemens Networks is world’s second largest LTE radio access network vendor by revenue says Dell’Oro Group –

IPTV – Vudu Internet streaming 1080p video announced –

Dolby enables 7.1 surround sound for streaming media –

Google Fiber TV adds over 20 new channels as a signup sweetener: Over twenty new channels have been added …

IPTV – Colba.Net Telecom expands Quebeçoise IPTV footprint: More communities in the French-speaking Canada…

Incoming – world’s first 2nd screen app for the cinema: Taking their cue from the world of television and …

UK ISP TalkTalk Falls to 4.043m Broadband Users as Fibre Connections Double –…

STB – bitvu are soon to announce the cheapest IPTV STB on the market. High performance, UK support and very low cost

Smart TVs keep dumbing down our living rooms –

Google TV – YouTube Weeds Its Shows As Google Cultivates TV Strategy –

Haivision Encoder, Live Streaming Solution Win Streaming Media Awards –

Akamai parts with cold cash for Verivue: US firm Akamai, a global provider of Content Delivery Network (CDN)…

IPTV – Hilfe-Bereich bei Entertain überarbeitet – – Vimeo gets pay-per-view: six movies available for pre-launch test

Мини телевидение IPTV / Благодаря этому устройству,вам не нужно больше платить за кабельное телевидение! Дос…

Vuzix Smart Glasses will take on Google Glass in 2013. Check them out:

Cord cutting – The Xbox 360: how Microsoft’s trojan horse took over your living room –

Google Is Finally Installing Gigabit Fiber In Kansas City Homes –…

Isilon founder joins Elemental’s board – CED Magazine…

*** Jetzt Herbst-Vorteile sichern! *** & LTE-Verfügbarkeit prüfen! DSL plus IP-TV u.v.m.Immer günstig & fair!…

Forderung nach einem Grundeinkommen umstritten –…

Find YouTube Videos on Android, Play Them on Google TV –

Verizon and Amazon ink app alliance –

For OTT, There’s Strength in Numbers –

Boxee CEO Avner Ronen: ‘I’m not sure people want everything on demand’ –

Google TV update adds voice control, taps into Knowledge Graph –

Cord Cutters: WD TV Live gets over-the-air tuner and DVR support –

BSkyB “exploring” rebranding Roku boxes: Bloomberg reports that UK satellite broadcaster BSkyB is working …

Nielsen beefs up Social TV analytics: Audience engagement expert Nielsen has bought SocialGuide, a leading…

PCCW nets EPL rights for another three years: PCCW has once again bagged the exclusive rights to live cove…

Pay TV/IPTV/Cable TV – Q3 sees a 53K  Pay TV subscriber loss across –

Brazil to approach 4mn IPTV subs by 2017: There will be 3.9mn subscribers to managed IPTV services in Brazil…

Brightcove tops OVP and CDN rankings, Akamai “lacking innovation”: ABI Research has issued its latest lead…

Wowza Media Systems Releases Highly Anticipated Wowza Media Server 3.5 –

STB – BSkyB Develops Set-Top Box With Roku –…

ATEME Video Compression Technology Powers UK TalkTalk TV Service –

Broadcast TV – Actus Keeps Customers A Cut Above With Frame-Accurate Editing –

Living with Google TV: jack of all trades, master of none –

The IPTV Daily Newsletter is out! –

Is There a Consolidation in Play for Netflix? –

TV Middleware – Microsoft Mediaroom middleware in 23% of all deployed set-top boxes by mid-2012 –…

LTE – Moldcell Opens LTE Network for Tests –

VoLTE – Spirent Expands Support of Mobile Infrastructure Testing for VoLTE

Nov 11, 2012 – Vikram R Chari’s Journal – Volume 2012 Issue 155


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Online video, connected device proliferation sees blinkx eye $80MN H1 revenues:…

Irish eyes smile on Shazam TV-enabled second-screen Volvo ad:…

Activision Q3 Tops Guidance; Boosts Full Year Outlook –

OTT – BH Telecom places €3mn order for new OTT platform: A new over-the-top (OTT) video service is brewing for Bo…

Samsung’s Galaxy S III Beats iPhone 4S In Q3 : The Galaxy S III has overtaken Apple’s iPhone 4S for the…

Mobile -“Forget apps and smartphones – I just want to make calls” – Interesting read at The Telegraph

AT&T moves dramatically towards “Internet Everywhere” –…

Barco installs world’s largest suspended LED videowall –

Satellite – Inmarsat Names L-3 GCS as Global Xpress Initial Launch Partner –

OTT – Netflix dominates streaming rivals with growing video share –

Tekelec also wins at Informa’s Broadband Traffic Management Congress: Best Signaling Solution for Traffic Management…

Channel 4 sets out multi-platform stall –

U.S. TV Stations Seek Retrans Fees From Canadian Cable and Satellite TV Services |

Virgin Media launches Virgin TV Anywhere app –

UK’s First 4G Network, EE, Delays SIM-Only Tariff Launch For Up To Two Weeks

No clear signal on FCC chair’s post – Brooks Boliek –

Windstream Q3 revenues get boost from broadband, business and FTTT sales –….

Mobile – The 25 Most Powerful People in the U.S. Wireless Industry –

Skype launches online platform designed to enable small enterprises to connect with their customers –

OTT – Multicast nanoCDN might redefine streaming economics –

Optical Networks – New optical report or ToC: 40G/100G & ROADM Deployment Strategies: Global Service Provider Survey –

Broadcast – RØDE Microphones Launch New Edition of Soundbooth –

Cable TV – 3 Takeaways from MSO’s 3Q earnings:

Satellite – Latest SA Report: Military Satellite Trends and Outlook –

Social TV – Study: 63 percent of tablet owners multitask with TV –

Virgin TV Anywhere extends viewing flexibility –

Freeview celebrates decade with fresh campaign –

TV Middleware – Putting the customer experience first: Telco choosing APMAX IPTV middleware from Innovative Systems –

Microsoft Patents TV That Watches Back, Counts Heads, Charges Admission –

Be Careful When Comparing Amazon to Netflix –

IPTV – MRG Global IPTV leaders include Microsoft, Verimatrix, AlcaLu, Harmonic, Huawei, and Google-Motorola –

IPTV – Kansas Telco TCT boosts IPTV services –

IPTV – IPTV helps Manitoba Telecom as legacy business declines –

Making the Switch from Cable to Internet TV –

OTT – Can You Have Faith in Netflix Like Icahn? –

Nov 07, 2012 – Vikram R Chari’s Journal – Volume 2012 Issue 154


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AT&T Pledges $14 Billion for Broadband Expansion

FCC Paves Way for Non-Commercial Stations to Fundraise for #Sandy

Survey of operators deploying session border controllers reveals an opportunity for up-and-coming SBC vendors –

Broadcast TV – Notable business trend? Some radio transmitter companies broadening into TV –

Canadian TV & Telecom Times is out! –

Tablet + TV Everywhere, the “first screen” of the future – Screendome –

Software Defined Networks (SDN) – SDN Central Daily News is out! –

Mobile – Report: Microsoft working on its own smartphone design –

Major natural disasters like hurricane SANDY and earthquakes have increased the demand for communications in-doors:

IPTV/Apple TV – Apple adds ‘Apple Events’ channel to the Apple TV so viewers can watch iPad …: Apple has just quietly added…

Social TV – Tim Kring talks 2nd screen strategies with Brian Seth Hurst –

FCC – Post-Sandy, FCC Warns Of Worsening Cell Phone Networks –

Generating & Automating Content for Multi-Platform Multi-Display Dist – 15 Nov – Washington DC –

The IPTV Daily Newsletter is out! –

5 Key Telco TV Takeaways — It’s about IP, not IPTV — Pressure mounting for OTT multiscreen

Candidates ignore Telecom issues –

A set-top box that streams broadcast TV to mobile devices – – thus showing the TV rights model has to change

IPTV – Bahrain’s Batelco expands reach of its IPTV service:

NFC – NFC transactions to reach $100 billion in 2016 –

Telecom Operators Plan Discriminatory Tariffs for Subscribers –

How Is the U.S. Doing in the ‘Global Bandwidth Race’? Interview with FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski –

The Small Cells Daily is out! –

Satellite – Red Cross sets up VSAT SATCOM center in Elizabeth City, NC –

Satellite – Top story this week: Gap in Weather Satellites Forecasted for Upcoming Years –

Mobile OS three-way cage fight –

The IPTV Daily Newsletter is out! –

IPTV subscribers predicted to hit 6 mln this week – Yonhap News –

Mobile – Android: 72% percent of Android apps pose a potential security risk, says study –

DVB approves next generation handheld spec –

EBU event supports funding for eastern Europe digitisation –

LTE/Mobile – EC: UMTS spectrum must be available for LTE by mid-2014 –

The SocialTVx Daily is out! –

Sony Offering Free Bond 50 Blu-ray Boxset For HX8 TV Buyers – HDTV Test –

HD+ in over 750,000 German households –

Croatia’s biggest telecom company suffers setbacks in profit –

Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) Standards Quarterly Report now available –

Discovery Channel app launched today on Samsung Smart TV in the US – developed by Accedo.

Netflix enacts ‘poison pill’ shareholder plan to challenge new investor’s plans to sell the company –

Magine aims to be a cloud pay TV service without the box –

Cord-Cutting on rise at Time Warner: Cord-cutting seems to be taking a toll on Time Warner Cable. The…

The IPTV Daily Newsletter is out! –

Sprint to Acquire Spectrum, Customers in Midwest from U.S. Cellular –

Monetizing OTT Multi-Screen Video |

Mobile – Android adoption growing 6 times faster than iPhone –

OTT – Netflix Has Big Usage Lead on Amazon, Hulu, HBO: Sandvine –

The Dutch Media Authority authorized 3D OPEN to broadcast –

Glasses free 3D tablet to launch in 2013 | 3D Focus –

IPTV – Australia’s IPTV’s Fetch TV Looks To Expand By Snagging US & UK Channels –

Virgin TV Anywhere: Free video streaming hits iPhone and laptops today!  –

Sony Pictures CTO: “People are being locked into making technology decisions before buying content”:…

Telefónica Digital aims to use Web RTC to boost ‘cross-platform’ video calling –

Cord-cutting continues as Charter, Cablevision and Dish lose 102,000 video customers in last quarter –

Analyst Angle: 3 Group shows the way for carriers to partner with OTTs –

Something interesting in the video world.


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This post is entirely dedicated to what I came across and believe to be interesting insofar as Video is concerned. Hope you enjoy it!

The Dutch Media Authority authorized 3D OPEN to broadcast –

Glasses free 3D tablet to launch in 2013 | 3D Focus –

Virgin TV Anywhere: Free video streaming hits iPhone and laptops today!  –

Magine aims to be a cloud pay TV service without the box –

Nov 02, 2012 – Vikram R Chari’s Journal – Volume 2012 Issue 153


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Mobile – – With parallels to Starent, Movik aims to revolutionize mobile content delivery

How to monetize mobile video – Part II –

Pay-TV market worth $236bn by end of 2012 –

Mobile – California notifies mobile app developers of privacy law non-compliance –

IPTV – BT passes 750k IPTV subs: UK telco BT has passed three-quarters of a million subscribers for its IPTV service…

Multiformat transcoding revenue to reach $ 600 m by 2016 –

Boxee aims to beat Apple and Roku in the TV box game –

As expected Filmnet is going to be launched in Finland as well – MTV strikes back –

OTT – Carl Icahn says Netflix sale is possible strategy in TV interview –

YouView software update adds surround-sound, faster boot times…

The IPTV Daily Newsletter is out!

IPTV/OTT – Thomson Video Networks and Anevia Offer Integrated OTT Solution –

IPTV Brightcove Announces Financial Results for Third Quarter 2012: Brightcove Announces Financial Results for …

UHDTV – Sony Reveals Development of 4K Raw Recording Interface –

Social TV console wars – Xbox’s Stevie – vs Nintendo’s WiiU –

Mobile – Swisscom Cutting 400 Jobs Next Year –

WiMAX Forum embraces ‘rival’ tech –

With exception of a few CDNs, I see no evidence that Telcos can “monetise” broadband by charging content company’s for “upstream” services or QoS

Stations Improvise to Cover Massive Sandy | Broadcasting & Cable

Satellite/IPTV – Qatar Telecom + Mariner… A Probing First (SatBroadcasting — IPTV)- Qtel Selects Mariner xVu for End-to-End IPTV Quality Assurance of Mozaic TV service from Huawei –

LTE – Tekelec Customer Syniverse Begins LTE Roaming Trials

Domino’s Pizza deal with Lionsgate U.K. for streaming video adds spice to OTT space –

Mobile Research – Latest SA Research: North America Smartphone Vendor & OS Market Share by Country: Q3 2012 –

Toni & Guy joins O2 Wi-Fi stable – Operator steps up Wi-Fi business to help brands with data-led targeting.

NXP Semiconductors NV : NXP Boosts SmallCell Wireless Base Stations With High-Performance RF –…

TV Technology: SMPTE Sampling: File-Based Workflows –

Broadband – Just a 10 percent increase in broadband integration can improve a country’s GDP by 3.2 percent –

Connected TV – castLabs Download Service Provider gains UltraViolet reference, Articles:

Digital Movies Gaining In Popularity – [Say goodbye to DVDs ] –

Mobile/LTE – Microsoft and NTT DoCoMo sign collaborative agreement to push LTE Windows 8 tablets to……

RTS are an Exterity IPTV Streamforce Platinum partner. Thinking about an IPTV install or want to know more about IPTV? –

IPTV – Ukrainian telco Vega prepping for IPTV: Ukrainian telecoms group Vega has started the process of preparing…

IPTV – PointTopic sees strong IPTV growth internationally, with China and France driving plenty of IPTV adoption –

Daily Video Industry Roundup is out! –

Wi-Fi: A Major “Hotspot” for Service Providers By Tony Verspecht and Luiz Lima, Cisco Internet Business –

The Streaming Video Market Is So Messed Up It’s Scary –

Social TV infografica. TV Goes Social, l’irresistibile ascesa dei secondi schermi:…

UHDTV – Super Hi-Vision, 4K Are Closer Than You Think:

Broadcast TV/OTT – CBS, Netflix extend international licensing agreements –

Satellite – Fiji TV chooses Intelsat for direct-to-home media distribution in the Pacific Ocean region –

A global media and entertainment company has chosen Pilat Media’s Integrated Broadcast Management System (IBMS) –

Satellite – Intelsat to Provide Capacity for Chilefilms Cinema Distribution Network –

Satellite – RSCC and Eutelsat announces Express-AMU1/Eutelsat-36C satellite –

ActiveVideo News: Fabulous piece on CloudTV from bnetTV –

IPTV – CUSTOMER WIN: Australian Communications Leader Grabs More Growth with BMC Software –

IPTV/Social TV – CBS Rolls Out Second-Screen App for NCIS: LA, Part of Larger Social TV Strategy:.

Satellite – SpaceX Signs Deal to Stay in Hawthorne Until 2022 –

Video Offers New Way for Companies to Communicate Internally –

In Focus: Consumers Online Video Satisfaction Rises –

How SMBs View Online Media: Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) spent $1,190 on average during the…

RGB Networks is best in show at TelcoTV –

Oct 30, 2012 – Vikram R Chari’s Journal – Volume 2012 Issue 152


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The IPTV Daily Newsletter is out! –

HBO Nordic delays OTT launch: The launch of HBO’s Nordic online video service has been delayed, the cable network –

Russia’s TransTelCom launches TV service: Russian telco TransTeleCom is launching an online TV service –

Current TV assessing sale options: International pay TV broadcaster Current TV is eyeing a sale –

CRTC requires more transparency in rates for wholesale telecommunications –

Pay TV – Parks Associates finds 7% of US Pay TV subscribers recently returned to the service after cutting the cord –

IPTV/VOD/WiMax – Albentia introduces a new IPTV solution: Digital TV transmission over wireless WiMAX networks with multicast and VOD –

IPTV/DVB-T – Macedonian regulator: IPTV subs in country up 51.36% in Q2 to 51,166; DVB-T users down 18.62% to 38,360.

IPTV – Дружно приступаем к участию в тестировании –

Cable TV/IPTV – Foxtel explores triple-play and IPTV strategy –

OTT – 3 Reasons Microsoft Should Buy Netflix – . Furth reason –  Microsoft’s buyout of Netflix would also make sense for one  very important reason not stated above – The current Pay TV players (Cable Companies, Telcos and DTH providers) cannot prevent Netflix from becoming really BIG as they cannot challenge this takeover nor can they themselves buy Netflix  (fall afoul of  “concentration of media”). This will allow Netflix to grow unhindered using the latest technology developed in this space.

Why Apple could own the Living Room of the future – – Call me an Apple skeptic, but this is not certain in any way and is iffy at best.

OTT – Notes from this week’s Netflix Q&A –

Telco TV: For AT&T, the IPTV game right now is about engagement –

4G/LTE – A recent survey of Over 65 unique global service companies, 63% say that their company offers or plan to support M2M services in the cloud.

Mobile – Small Cells to Leverage the Benefits of New Mobile Backhaul Solutions –

Multiscreen TV – If Content Is King, Multiscreen Is The Queen –

Bravo Launches Interactive Experience for its New Reality Series, Start-Ups Silicon Valley –

VOD – UK ITV slowly rolling toward paid VOD launch –

Marquis Broadcast has launched X2Pro LE and X2Pro Professional, delivering Final Cut Pro X projects to Avid Pro Tools –

TelecomItalia’s CuboVision lands on Windows8  –

Dutch to tax DVR and tablets –

Telecom – Video: Ericsson predicting telecom business model moving from direct to indirect –

Liberty Global: Cable services will transition over time to cloud-based infrastructure: Aamir Hussain, Man…

Connected TV – DTG: “The user experience of Connected TV has become more seamless”: Richard Lindsay-Davies, Director Gene…

Multiscreen TV – Bahrain’s Atyaf launches TV Everywhere: Bahraini Telco Atyaf has launched an over-the-top (OTT) multi-screen TV –

Apple TV – Mark Cuban: Apple TV Is a Pipe Dream –

IPTV – Chile’s Movistar ready to deliver IPTV over fibre: Telefónica’s Chilean subsidiary Movistar has connected …

GWI Maine lists OTT as a reason not to get into…

Advertising on a Freemium Model : In the long run, we are all advertisers –

EIU report suggests that the UK’s broadband plans are unlikely to have the economic impact many have hoped for –

Digital Policy Institute Examines Broadband in America –

Roku Gets the Ultimate Set-Top Box Feature: Universal Search Across Netflix, Hulu, and Others – Roku adds search channel for Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, more –

Neilsen Wire – In Any Language, Content is Still King: New Survey Finds Spanish-speaking U.S. Hispanics Interested in More –

Univision launches bilingual digital network –

Interview: Netflix talks about its new Windows 8 app –

Netflix hits Amazon Appstore in UK, available for Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD –

Practical Content Strategy, Part 1: Roles and Approaches  –

OTT, Multiscreen TV, & IPTV – CNW Edit Recaps 5 Key Telco TV Takeaways –

Mobile – ZTE Named World’s 4th Biggest Smartphone Manufacturer –

“It’s all about speed, baby” –

52% Think Broadband Most Important Utility – Though East Coast Likely Believes Power More Important –

Mobile – Amid subscriber declines, MetroPCS plans RCS launch for tomorrow –

4G/Mobile – Simplicity speeds innovation, simplifies automation – Vish Nandlall, CTO Ericsson at 4G World.

Oct 27, 2012 – Vikram R Chari’s Journal – Volume 2012 Issue 151


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HDTV – Though HDTV Adoption Tops 75 Percent of US Households, Expert … –

UHDTV – UltraHD, the TV Technology Formerly Known as 4K, Gets Ready To Hit Store Shelves –

Netflix has now passed 25 million streaming customers in North America – Netflix shares hammered as subscriber forecast cut – Netflix: Simple Math Shows Upside And Acquisition Potential –   Netflix Hits 30 Million Plus Subscriber Milestone! –

Pay TV – One in five Pay TV subscribers consider online video as a replacement –

ABI Research: One-third of households worldwide subscribe to fixed broadband service –

FCC – Emergency warnings: What the FCC requires from video distributors –

IPTV – South Korean IPTV provider LG Uplus clears way for Google TV in Korea –

IPTV – Amino announces Minerva Broadband TV certification for entire product range –

IPTV/Pay TV – Worldwide Pay TV Market to Notch up $236 Billion in Revenue by the End of 2012 –

IPTV – Dune HD And Beenius Partner To Deliver IPTV Solution To Operators –

IPTV – Columbus Communications nears IPTV service with best-of-breed ecosystem –

IPTV – U.S. IPTV subscribers will more than double from 8.8 million in 2011 to 18.6 million in 2017 –

Apple, Google, and Amazon Are So Profitable Because They Know What to Lose Money On –

Computers, tablets, smartphones, DVRs and video game consoles have redefined what television is –

IPTV – Huawei builds China’s 1st Coherent 100G OTN for Gansu Administration of Radio, Film and Television –

Smart TV – LG reportedly working on Open webOS-powered smart TV – Samsung Smart TV gets Amazon Instant Video, synchronicity with Kindle Fire – LG Open webOS smart TV planned for CES 2013 as Google TV sidelined –

Conn. State Sen. Slossberg pushes FCC to end Tribune’s retransmission blackout of 50k Cablevision subs –

Social TV – Twitter positions itself as Second Screen app + Social TV analytics – – Wonder when Twitter will turn off spigot for other apps?

Wer dominiert den Second Screen? Wöchentliche Goldmedia-Charts online. Nur 13 % der TV-Twitts laufen in der Sendezeit –

Mobile – European operators slowly progress with NFC payment plans –

Broadband TV/Streaming Video – Demand and network congestion beget video stalling –

Amazon Instant lands on Samsung Smart TVs: Samsung has given its Smart TV ambitions in North America a boost by …

The Smart Phone Daily is out! –

Need TV at sea? Sea Tel’s antennas provide a strong signal for TV channels on multiple receivers. FLIBS 539/540 –

Six things that Service Providers need to do to tackle OTT and profit from OTT in their networks.


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1. Move from a “Walled Garden” to open access platform with monetization

2. Move beyond TV Everywhere with apps that engage NOT distract viewers

3. “Content Personalization” is the new packaging mantra for Pay TV

4. Turn Data Assets into Revenues by leveraging Customer Data and Analytics

5. Understand the changed dynamics of “Customer Life-cycle Value”

6. Use Targeted Advertising and information sharing (e.g. social media recommendations) as two sides of the marketing and promotion of content to consumers