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: broadcastprome.com

In the US about half of cable-TV bills go to sports – http://is.gd/1dIkUw

Major US multichannel video providers lost over 50,000 subscribers in Q3 2012 – bit.ly/ZW0dmX

Crackle arrives on the PlayStation 3 – http://is.gd/nGNaql

The IPTV Daily Newsletter is out! paper.li/iptvtwit

UnoTelly Allows Region Free App Access on Xbox 360 – http://is.gd/fMd17K

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

OTT – Netflix is immediately available on Nintendo’s Wii U – http://is.gd/3Dcv8v

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

Social TV – TDG: Social TV app makers must engage without distracting: The burgeoning market for Social TV apps and se… bit.ly/WoFlWq

Swisscom TV subs up 31% y-o-y – http://is.gd/Xl2zp9

IPTV – Telefonica standardizes on Mediaroom IPTV – ow.ly/fpPXl

IPv6 – Worldwide IPv6 Usage Reaches Key Threshold – dlvr.it/2W17gx

Satellite – Arabsat Partners with Level421 for Reliable Coverage in Middle East and Africa – ow.ly/fpZUX

Nintendo adds Broadcom’s NFC tech in the WiiU, boosting interactivity in gaming and beyond – gobrcm.com/fphQV

WiMAX takes off in Algeria despite stalling 3G auctions – http://lnkd.in/y4X7qg

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

STB updates – Grosse mise à jour pour le décodeur Neufbox TV : http://is.gd/hOj45A

Ofcom: No 3 strike letters before mid-2014 – http://is.gd/1KJNc2

YouTube: “We could do Pay TV – http://is.gd/pLOyzN

Disney closes Movies Online service – http://is.gd/954TDC

OTT – Netflix: “Amazon losing $1bn a year on streaming” – http://is.gd/4qI4mK

Half of Internet users unsure of content legality – http://is.gd/PZoDbT

Social TV – US Social TV app GetGlue is bought by Viggle for over $75mn | bit.ly/UQYnim

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 – bit.ly/Ufh0hq

Net-Connected Televisions Will Let Users Stream Both Legal, Illegal Video Content – http://is.gd/MFBXRV

Satellite/Mobile – Rascomstar, Viasat Demonstrate New GSM Cellular Service in Africa – ow.ly/frTp0

Satellite – INTELSAT Names Ron Busch as New Space Data Association Chairman – ow.ly/frTjG

Social TV – Flingo Bets on Social TV Apps in Smart TVs: “People are watching more TV than they ever have. You could say… bit.ly/107Js9s

Digital TV in Lithuania up 18% year-on-year at end 3Q 2012 – bit.ly/107wVCT

Dutch digital TV connections grow to 6.3 million in Q3 2012 – bit.ly/10o3v2A

Bell Canada Renews Astral Bid – http://is.gd/Mv7acT

IPTV/Connected TV – Chunghwa Telecom reports strong early sales of its IPTV Connected TV sets –bit.ly/10804Oh

Social TV – Mark Cuban an investor in Flingo – Bets on Social TV Apps in Smart TVs: beet.tv/2012/11/flingo…

ESPN3 finally comes to Cablevision, WatchESPN ‘coming soon’ to Optimum TV to GO – http://engt.co/TOOz7v

Eloqua Experience: How Brands Become Publishers and Create Customers Part 2 – http://trap.it/HycJq2

Interesting: Here’s how Boxee TV is promoted in Walmart stores – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDeA5X-t2kQ&feature=relmfu …

AT&T, Boingo, T-Mobile agree to back wireless in 30 more New York City subway stations – http://dlvr.it/2WK0vQ

FCC says Dish can use wireless spectrum, with limits – http://reut.rs/Y0N1ys

Next Wave: Can Google Capture and Survive in the Mobile Spectrum? http://sns.mx/fig4y1

HDTV – 10 Smart Tips for Buying an HDTV – http://dlvr.it/2WK9Tl

Mobile bridges the marketing gap between rural, urban in India – http://sbne.ws/r/bWfo

Major change for Hungarian public TV – http://dlvr.it/2WQZRy

BitTorrent to start testing live P2P – http://dlvr.it/2WQs9r

New study on media concentration in Europe http://dlvr.it/2WR6P5

Cable TV losing subs to Satellite and IPTV: US firm Infonetics Research has issued new figures for the… bit.ly/10ujVGF

Smart TVs – why are they so awful to use? is.gd/sNmqly

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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 – mrgco.com/blog/arris-tra…

HBO now available via Pay TV in the Nordics bit.ly/StkIC6

State of the Broadcast Pro Video Industry – New Poll Results — scri.com/nbcur.shtml/

Over half Americans stream TV shows – http://is.gd/2cZb0W

LTE – AT&T Brings LTE Coverage to Eight New Markets – dlvr.it/2TncD0

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

FCC recommends cross-ownership waivers for Tribune Co. – Chicago Tribune – dlvr.it/2Tnz7b

Leap Wireless Shakes Up Management Team – http://bit.ly/T4uyyl

How do you make money from M2M? – http://lnkd.in/ErXAbw

OTT SMS killers..: KakaoTalk Now Profitable, Will Next Take Aim at Indonesia – http://bit.ly/UrtC37

Video Discovery Specialist Veveo Launches Voice Search That Actually Works – tcrn.ch/PW9n0O

Google Play comes to Europe: UK, Germany & France. Spain and others in the next months. broadbandtvnews.com/2012/11/11/goo…

Why the iPad app NextGuide wants to be the Switzerland of TV guides – http://is.gd/2Gf8ZA

IPTV – Telefónica crece en televisión y vídeo por internet – blodico.com/135297759242 Telefónica ushers in the next phase of IP video delivery on a global scale: Spanish telecoms giant Telefónica –  bit.ly/W96AUW Telefónica and Microsoft to Deploy New Global Video Platform – bit.ly/TKDqam

UTStarcom takes minority stake in cloud-based video platform aioTV: bit.ly/Zzn3l6

Adobe Project Primetime: TV over the internet – http://is.gd/hoCLPb

IPTV/TV Middleware – Tri-County Telephone deploys Innovative Systems IPTV middleware – bit.ly/ZOxIYh

Court Fail Puts YouView Broadband IPTV Service at Risk of Losing its Name –ispreview.co.uk/index.php/2012…

IPTV Scripps Networks Interactive expands to more – bit.ly/ZNpdfV

Fetch set top box can now stream all your media to your TV via “Media Hub’ update – bit.ly/RE9Mn4

ACMA releases full report into Online Video content services in Australia including Connected TV, NBN and IPTV – bit.ly/RE5f3U

Find your Fayve (for iPad) movies from online services – http://is.gd/aDn49P

Tipping point for UK Connected TV? 55% of households have connected main screens to the internet, according to YouGov. http://lnkd.in/4SYpTw

IPTV – TV1 im Web-Filmprogramm: Da gibt’s immer wieder Neues: http://bit.ly/RwzhnB  http://bit.ly/Ss1XPy

IPTV – Zapperbusch Produktioncenter für IP-TV und Web-TV realisiert und produziert neues V-Commerce-Format… http://bit.ly/W9IwBa

IPTV – Ziel: Ich will u.a. am PC-Monitor Gamecube spielen (gibt nur analog aus) und fernsehen (IPTV nach Entschlüsselun… http://bit.ly/W9IwBc

Hbb TV – Digital TV Labs registered by HbbTV Consortium – http://is.gd/ZfEF71

Apple TV vs. Roku 2 XS: Streaming Media Showdown – http://is.gd/hVClw8

Connected television: the audiovisual engine for Mirada TV –  http://is.gd/JZOSo1

Google TV Launches a New Advanced TV Guide Application | iptv-news.com/2012/11/google…

Newtec Satcom’s Vision award for new MDM6000. SatconEXPO  – pic.twitter.com/MOFtb8EY

Coverage of Ooyala’s Global Video Index here: bit.ly/TLQ1tB

A user’s perspective on second screen experiences. See thoughts on using your tablet with your TV- geek.com/articles/mobil…

How Apple Owns Social TV with Traditional Commercials – mbist.ro/RVdZUN

Banjo’s Location Based App Rolls Out New Features – bit.ly/Wbiiya

Viaplay Selects Accedo to Extend Leading OTT Service to PS3™ – http://www.accedo.tv/pressrelease/2012:viaplay2

Broadcast TV – Mitigating loud commercials, part 2 – http://is.gd/reEkbB

Volicon Observer® Video Monitoring and Logging System Simplifies Compliance Monitoring for Malawi Regulator – http://www.theiabm.org/article.php?group_id=6895

LIPSYNC POST INVESTS IN BLACKMAGIC VIDEOHUB AS INTEGRAL PART OF FACILITY EXPANSION – http://www.theiabm.org/article.php?group_id=6920

Broadcst TV – Harris Corporation Secures Multi-Million Dollar Digital TV Transmission Contract in Bulgaria – http://www.theiabm.org/article.php?group_id=6906

3D – DOREMI RELEASES 3D HFR (HIGH FRAME RATE) UPDATES – http://www.theiabm.org/article.php?group_id=6928

GEPCO® INTERNATIONAL UNVEILS VDM230LT ULTRA-LIGHTWEIGHT, HIGH-DEFINITION MINIATURE COAX FOR MOBILE TRUCKS AT CCW 2012  – http://www.theiabm.org/article.php?group_id=6908

Predicament of telecommunications – http://sns.mx/uHmdy7

Fizziology helps TV networks determine how much people like a TV show – http://is.gd/aajcqR

Telecom – Survey finds 8 in 10 European SMEs plan to switch telecom service providers soon – http://bit.ly/ZYuUrA

LTE/4G – The Need for Timing Synchronization Technology for 4G/LTE Networks: http://goo.gl/fb/MZAx6

Google Considering Wireless Network [REPORT] – http://dlvr.it/2VGbHL

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

Closed Captioning for Streaming Media – http://bit.ly/Wf6JG8

Google TV Embedded LG TVs Get OnLive – Two Platforms Trying to Gain Relevance Find New Union – http://dlvr.it/2VGlmr

European TV Broadcasters Continue Ad Revenue Decline – buff.ly/WeN9tC

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

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

Brightcove has unveiled new tools for its App Cloud: ow.ly/fm4cr

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

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Moldcell Granted LTE License – bit.ly/XuWGgx

Social TV – Guter Bericht über Twitter integration im TV – bit.ly/ToKSYu

Social TV – Watching with a second screen: the rise of Social TV [Infographic] – tvfutu.re/XvC9IP

Social TV – La Social TV, premières expériences. La clefs est d’engager le public | sco.lt/5Co9Bp

Social TV Data Is Not The New Nielsen: How It Might Be Better – tvfutu.re/W22DN1

Social TV – ‘Australian 2nd Screen Synchronicity Turn Out’ – bitly.com/TAh5JK

The Satcom Weekly is out! – http://paper.li/rpctelecom/1309853401 …

Mobile – http://is.gd/zjt7AU – Guardian article on how Mobile will change the world for the better

Mobile – UK sets £1.3B reserve for 4G airwaves – mwl.me/TVhxqO

Satellite – SES Satellites Authorizes New SAT-Over-IP Converter – ow.ly/fapfZ

Channel 4 has announced updates for 4oD, including downloads, ‘pause and play’, and ‘watch live’ for all channels digitaltveurope.net/29906/channel-…

The FCC Wants to Know: How Much Spectrum Is Too Much Spectrum? : ow.ly/fdcuC

Patently coherent? Apple and HTC declare peace – tinyurl.com/ceankff

UHDTV – Digitimes: Foxconn may release 130-inch UHDTV products in the future, says company vice president – ow.ly/fdcAH

Ultra HD TVs hitting the market, but many doubt whether you actually need one – ow.ly/fdcWV

UHDTV – Foxconn may release 130-inch UHDTV products in the future, says company vice president – ow.ly/fdcAH

How did North America fare in 3Q12 broadband and Pay TV? Blog post at – broadbandtrends.com/blog1/2012/11/

Mobile – Chilean Falabella to launch MVNO using Entel networks: The Chilean retail company Falabella is se… bit.ly/WXU9fW

Report: Apple begins iPhone 5S, iPad 4, Apple TV pre-production for early 2013 – sns.mx/gipey9

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

Arabia One comes to Freeview and Roku players – bit.ly/VWDwjh

TalkTalk TV has selected ATEME’s TITAN platform for its YouView-based service – tvbeurope.com/theworkflownew…

Broadcast TV make-goods could shift ad dollars to cable goo.gl/8hUPx Positive impact for cable TV with 18-49 demo.

Google TV – Google TV expands music and movies availability in Europe – bit.ly/W3ej1Y

OTT – BEENIUS Inks OTT TV Deal With BH Telecom – bit.ly/QAZwyD

FCC Sets Wireless Mic Comment Deadline – ow.ly/fdgvY

Mobile – Over 30 million Galaxy S III sold – goo.gl/hmRgS

Video Interview with VO Orca-Viaccess from IBC on second screen and IPTV: blog.viaccess-orca.com/events/voices-…

Beet.TV: Web Series Creator Barry Gribble: “Second Screen Content Is Inevitable For Narratives”: beet.tv/2012/11/sscree…  Beet.TV: With 10 Million Live Streams on Election NIght. ABC News Digital Chief: “We’re Rivaling Cable News”: beet.tv/2012/11/abcnew…

HDTV – RTL completes German HD roll-out – dlvr.it/2T3q0G

Ofcom: UK 4G spectrum bidding starts in January with £1.3 billion reserve – engt.co/UjrLxf

TV Everywhere – Measuring the revenue contribution of TV Everywhere – bit.ly/ZelPLG

Pay TV/IPTV – Latin America’s low-income homes enter Pay TV’s crosshairs – bit.ly/ZtJtmA

T-Mobile: LTE Will Reach 200M By End of 2013 – With Upgrades Completed Sometime in 2014 – dlvr.it/2T3v9x

AT&T Turns on LTE in Several New Markets – Including Knoxville and Fort Myers – dlvr.it/2T3vBR

Satellite – Fixed Satellite Communications Equipment from Iridium and Inmarsat: ow.ly/f8eee

CODcasting could finally popularize gamer TV – dlvr.it/2T40XL

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

WiMAX Forum Technology Roadmap Extended to WiMAX Advanced – goo.gl/siEVU

Roku Battles Apple TV In Streaming Video Market: Anthony Wood describes his platform as the Apple alternat… bit.ly/ZybcCM

Broadband Regulation and the Future of America – ow.ly/feCtW

2013 Could Mark the Beginning of a Shared Data Plan War between US Carriers – analyst note –bit.ly/sLPqFY

Orange Expands Rural Phone Coverage in Niger – bit.ly/UAjCKS

IPTV Infographic: Rise of the Second Screen: Confused.com have produced an infographic that pulls together… bit.ly/W0OcgF

LTE/4G – Nokia Siemens Networks is world’s second largest LTE radio access network vendor by revenue says Dell’Oro Group – http://is.gd/IVk9XQ

IPTV – Vudu Internet streaming 1080p video announced – http://is.gd/aMt3TT

Dolby enables 7.1 surround sound for streaming media – http://is.gd/yakhDH

Google Fiber TV adds over 20 new channels as a signup sweetener: Over twenty new channels have been added … bit.ly/Zlzz7u

IPTV – Colba.Net Telecom expands Quebeçoise IPTV footprint: More communities in the French-speaking Canada… bit.ly/ZlnkI9

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

UK ISP TalkTalk Falls to 4.043m Broadband Users as Fibre Connections Double – ispreview.co.uk/index.php/2012…

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 – http://is.gd/CpliGh

Google TV – YouTube Weeds Its Shows As Google Cultivates TV Strategy – http://is.gd/W7Brsf

Haivision Encoder, Live Streaming Solution Win Streaming Media Awards – http://is.gd/zRyY7l

Akamai parts with cold cash for Verivue: US firm Akamai, a global provider of Content Delivery Network (CDN)… bit.ly/W1topt

IPTV – Hilfe-Bereich bei Entertain überarbeitet – bit.ly/TGF38H

http://is.gd/cGpVrm – 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… vk.cc/13Jpfj

Vuzix Smart Glasses will take on Google Glass in 2013. Check them out: cnet.co/PSvt4k

Cord cutting – The Xbox 360: how Microsoft’s trojan horse took over your living room – j.mp/TBRiDE

Google Is Finally Installing Gigabit Fiber In Kansas City Homes – gizmodo.com/5960259/google…

Isilon founder joins Elemental’s board – CED Magazine cedmagazine.com/news/2012/11/i…

*** Jetzt Herbst-Vorteile sichern! *** & LTE-Verfügbarkeit prüfen! DSL plus IP-TV u.v.m.Immer günstig & fair!… bit.ly/X5ynH7

Forderung nach einem Grundeinkommen umstritten – webtv.bundestag.de/iptv/player/ma… bit.ly/X5yna7

Find YouTube Videos on Android, Play Them on Google TV – sns.mx/f7gvy3

Verizon and Amazon ink app alliance – mwl.me/RXyyyd

For OTT, There’s Strength in Numbers – telecompetitor.com/?p=27918

Boxee CEO Avner Ronen: ‘I’m not sure people want everything on demand’ – trap.it/wBfhvE

Google TV update adds voice control, taps into Knowledge Graph – http://is.gd/fHW0Hi

Cord Cutters: WD TV Live gets over-the-air tuner and DVR support – http://is.gd/hCo10f

BSkyB “exploring” rebranding Roku boxes: Bloomberg reports that UK satellite broadcaster BSkyB is working … bit.ly/Snt7ai

Nielsen beefs up Social TV analytics: Audience engagement expert Nielsen has bought SocialGuide, a leading… bit.ly/Snt520

PCCW nets EPL rights for another three years: PCCW has once again bagged the exclusive rights to live cove… bit.ly/W4WX9M

Pay TV/IPTV/Cable TV – Q3 sees a 53K  Pay TV subscriber loss across – is.gd/W3eAA5

Brazil to approach 4mn IPTV subs by 2017: There will be 3.9mn subscribers to managed IPTV services in Brazil… bit.ly/TFcvfS

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

Wowza Media Systems Releases Highly Anticipated Wowza Media Server 3.5 – http://is.gd/ilj89J

STB – BSkyB Develops Set-Top Box With Roku – mobile.bloomberg.com/news/2012-11-1…

ATEME Video Compression Technology Powers UK TalkTalk TV Service – mvpx.tv/QctqJU

Broadcast TV – Actus Keeps Customers A Cut Above With Frame-Accurate Editing – http://is.gd/Qe76W5

Living with Google TV: jack of all trades, master of none – http://is.gd/5auoSC

The IPTV Daily Newsletter is out! – paper.li/iptvtwit

Is There a Consolidation in Play for Netflix? – http://is.gd/ROn7mX

TV Middleware – Microsoft Mediaroom middleware in 23% of all deployed set-top boxes by mid-2012 –fierceiptv.com/story/microsof…

LTE – Moldcell Opens LTE Network for Tests – dlvr.it/2Th64y

VoLTE – Spirent Expands Support of Mobile Infrastructure Testing for VoLTE bit.ly/THjIw4

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: connectedworld.tv/articles/onlin…

Irish eyes smile on Shazam TV-enabled second-screen Volvo ad: connectedworld.tv/articles/irish…

Activision Q3 Tops Guidance; Boosts Full Year Outlook – bit.ly/Z17dyi

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

Samsung’s Galaxy S III Beats iPhone 4S In Q3 : The Galaxy S III has overtaken Apple’s iPhone 4S for the… bit.ly/TN5Jqh

Mobile -“Forget apps and smartphones – I just want to make calls” – Interesting read at The Telegraph pub.vitrue.com/4uA3

AT&T moves dramatically towards “Internet Everywhere” – forbes.com/sites/larrydow…

Barco installs world’s largest suspended LED videowall – ow.ly/f7x6o

Satellite – Inmarsat Names L-3 GCS as Global Xpress Initial Launch Partner – ow.ly/f6Aup

OTT – Netflix dominates streaming rivals with growing video share – dlvr.it/2S3zxm

Tekelec also wins at Informa’s Broadband Traffic Management Congress: Best Signaling Solution for Traffic Management broadbandtrafficevent.com/broadband-traf…

Channel 4 sets out multi-platform stall – csimagazine.com

U.S. TV Stations Seek Retrans Fees From Canadian Cable and Satellite TV Services | bit.ly/VM0l9b

Virgin Media launches Virgin TV Anywhere app – bit.ly/Zcwiq4

UK’s First 4G Network, EE, Delays SIM-Only Tariff Launch For Up To Two Weeks sns.mx/S2kCy6

No clear signal on FCC chair’s post – Brooks Boliek – politi.co/SV0wgs

Windstream Q3 revenues get boost from broadband, business and FTTT sales – fiercetelecom.com/story/windstre….

Mobile – The 25 Most Powerful People in the U.S. Wireless Industry – bit.ly/XmZRad

Skype launches online platform designed to enable small enterprises to connect with their customers – ht.ly/fa8Q5

OTT – Multicast nanoCDN might redefine streaming economics – http://is.gd/RgAZFT

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

Broadcast – RØDE Microphones Launch New Edition of Soundbooth – bit.ly/WLDYSK

Cable TV – 3 Takeaways from MSO’s 3Q earnings: bitly.com/Tg82A5

Satellite – Latest SA Report: Military Satellite Trends and Outlook – sa-link.cc/GAAS091112

Social TV – Study: 63 percent of tablet owners multitask with TV – ow.ly/faU5a

Virgin TV Anywhere extends viewing flexibility – http://is.gd/oQnYtD

Freeview celebrates decade with fresh campaign – http://is.gd/UtDp0X

TV Middleware – Putting the customer experience first: Telco choosing APMAX IPTV middleware from Innovative Systems – bit.ly/SS62iX

Microsoft Patents TV That Watches Back, Counts Heads, Charges Admission – http://is.gd/SFiBRf

Be Careful When Comparing Amazon to Netflix – http://is.gd/jgzLQs

IPTV – MRG Global IPTV leaders include Microsoft, Verimatrix, AlcaLu, Harmonic, Huawei, and Google-Motorola – bit.ly/Q2Uj2C

IPTV – Kansas Telco TCT boosts IPTV services – bit.ly/SS62iX

IPTV – IPTV helps Manitoba Telecom as legacy business declines – bit.ly/UeCOri

Making the Switch from Cable to Internet TV – http://is.gd/CRTsT6

OTT – Can You Have Faith in Netflix Like Icahn? – http://is.gd/yDUdSl

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

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AT&T Pledges $14 Billion for Broadband Expansion ow.ly/f6ucn

FCC Paves Way for Non-Commercial Stations to Fundraise for #Sandy ow.ly/f6u9F

Survey of operators deploying session border controllers reveals an opportunity for up-and-coming SBC vendors – bit.ly/WfWUc0

Broadcast TV – Notable business trend? Some radio transmitter companies broadening into TV – http://is.gd/svIPfX

Canadian TV & Telecom Times is out! – http://paper.li/gregobr/1315856514#

Tablet + TV Everywhere, the “first screen” of the future – Screendome – http://bit.ly/SGGnKQ

Software Defined Networks (SDN) – SDN Central Daily News is out! – http://bit.ly/A2N7nZ

Mobile – Report: Microsoft working on its own smartphone design – http://bit.ly/RA9xXY

Major natural disasters like hurricane SANDY and earthquakes have increased the demand for communications in-doors: http://ow.ly/eWkfP

IPTV/Apple TV – Apple adds ‘Apple Events’ channel to the Apple TV so viewers can watch iPad …: Apple has just quietly added… http://bit.ly/Tnp4vT

Social TV – Tim Kring talks 2nd screen strategies with Brian Seth Hurst – http://ow.ly/eZJHk

FCC – Post-Sandy, FCC Warns Of Worsening Cell Phone Networks – http://trib.al/cw3AmN

Generating & Automating Content for Multi-Platform Multi-Display Dist – 15 Nov – Washington DC – http://bit.ly/NdpDnd

The IPTV Daily Newsletter is out! – bit.ly/fNrcuh

5 Key Telco TV Takeaways — It’s about IP, not IPTV — Pressure mounting for OTT multiscreenhttp://is.gd/2lR83m

Candidates ignore Telecom issues – http://is.gd/TGpV9t

A set-top box that streams broadcast TV to mobile devices – http://t.co/Y2Psmg3D – thus showing the TV rights model has to change

IPTV – Bahrain’s Batelco expands reach of its IPTV service: bit.ly/WlBWIT

NFC – NFC transactions to reach $100 billion in 2016 – http://is.gd/Uvz1rD

Telecom Operators Plan Discriminatory Tariffs for Subscribers – http://sns.mx/uflMy3

How Is the U.S. Doing in the ‘Global Bandwidth Race’? Interview with FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski –http://bit.ly/SDJjYO

The Small Cells Daily is out! – http://bit.ly/KUJ85N

Satellite – Red Cross sets up VSAT SATCOM center in Elizabeth City, NC – http://goo.gl/J9UPy

Satellite – Top story this week: Gap in Weather Satellites Forecasted for Upcoming Years – ow.ly/eYKfU

Mobile OS three-way cage fight – sns.mx/Knhdy3

The IPTV Daily Newsletter is out! – bit.ly/fNrcuh

IPTV subscribers predicted to hit 6 mln this week – Yonhap News – http://bit.ly/RJ2xIg

Mobile – Android: 72% percent of Android apps pose a potential security risk, says study –http://nl4.us/sTzEdI

DVB approves next generation handheld spec – http://bitly.com/R8Fokh

EBU event supports funding for eastern Europe digitisation – http://bit.ly/TsL8Dh

LTE/Mobile – EC: UMTS spectrum must be available for LTE by mid-2014 – http://bit.ly/YJnRlO

The SocialTVx Daily is out! – http://bit.ly/nJVMHX

Sony Offering Free Bond 50 Blu-ray Boxset For HX8 TV Buyers – HDTV Test – http://dlvr.it/2R90Dj

HD+ in over 750,000 German households – http://bit.ly/RyCsNT

Croatia’s biggest telecom company suffers setbacks in profit – http://goo.gl/q1pHt

Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) Standards Quarterly Report now available – http://ow.ly/f0hH8

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 – http://is.gd/dHuAg5

Magine aims to be a cloud pay TV service without the box – http://magine.com/

Cord-Cutting on rise at Time Warner: Cord-cutting seems to be taking a toll on Time Warner Cable. The… bit.ly/TtUv7L

The IPTV Daily Newsletter is out! – bit.ly/fNrcuh

Sprint to Acquire Spectrum, Customers in Midwest from U.S. Cellular – j.mp/SBhfCe

Monetizing OTT Multi-Screen Video | http://is.gd/CW27eW

Mobile – Android adoption growing 6 times faster than iPhone – tinyurl.com/caahnod

OTT – Netflix Has Big Usage Lead on Amazon, Hulu, HBO: Sandvine – dlvr.it/2Rmns2

The Dutch Media Authority authorized 3D OPEN to broadcast – http://www.3dopen.tv

Glasses free 3D tablet to launch in 2013 | 3D Focus – http://is.gd/r7Y7r8

IPTV – Australia’s IPTV’s Fetch TV Looks To Expand By Snagging US & UK Channels – bit.ly/SBaCzR

Virgin TV Anywhere: Free video streaming hits iPhone and laptops today!  – http://is.gd/eT53gI

Sony Pictures CTO: “People are being locked into making technology decisions before buying content”:… bit.ly/VCdXns

Telefónica Digital aims to use Web RTC to boost ‘cross-platform’ video calling – tinyurl.com/c7zw7q7

Cord-cutting continues as Charter, Cablevision and Dish lose 102,000 video customers in last quarter – on.wsj.com/TKuGmt

Analyst Angle: 3 Group shows the way for carriers to partner with OTTs – http://is.gd/VlwUUY

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 – http://www.3dopen.tv

Glasses free 3D tablet to launch in 2013 | 3D Focus – http://is.gd/r7Y7r8

Virgin TV Anywhere: Free video streaming hits iPhone and laptops today!  – http://is.gd/eT53gI

Magine aims to be a cloud pay TV service without the box – http://magine.com/

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

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Mobile – http://is.gd/06gnfd – With parallels to Starent, Movik aims to revolutionize mobile content delivery

How to monetize mobile video – Part II – http://is.gd/zHpv9X

Pay-TV market worth $236bn by end of 2012 – http://is.gd/HEen1Y

Mobile – California notifies mobile app developers of privacy law non-compliance – http://ow.ly/eUSmu

IPTV – BT passes 750k IPTV subs: UK telco BT has passed three-quarters of a million subscribers for its IPTV service… bit.ly/Y61FDj

Multiformat transcoding revenue to reach $ 600 m by 2016 – http://is.gd/OOSt4N

Boxee aims to beat Apple and Roku in the TV box game – http://is.gd/83jIHQ

As expected Filmnet is going to be launched in Finland as well – MTV strikes back – http://is.gd/piK7T0

OTT – Carl Icahn says Netflix sale is possible strategy in TV interview – http://is.gd/ZzxnPw

YouView software update adds surround-sound, faster boot times… dlvr.it/2Q19gb

The IPTV Daily Newsletter is out! bit.ly/fNrcuh

IPTV/OTT – Thomson Video Networks and Anevia Offer Integrated OTT Solution – http://is.gd/2l7uWD

IPTV Brightcove Announces Financial Results for Third Quarter 2012: Brightcove Announces Financial Results for … bit.ly/Rv3QdP

UHDTV – Sony Reveals Development of 4K Raw Recording Interface – ow.ly/eWaFN

Social TV console wars – Xbox’s Stevie – bit.ly/VdBhry vs Nintendo’s WiiU – bit.ly/8xwE76

Mobile – Swisscom Cutting 400 Jobs Next Year – bit.ly/TbxZR0

WiMAX Forum embraces ‘rival’ tech – mwl.me/QWmWv7

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 ow.ly/eWad8

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

LTE – Tekelec Customer Syniverse Begins LTE Roaming Trials

Domino’s Pizza deal with Lionsgate U.K. for streaming video adds spice to OTT space – fb.me/27h1vP9s9

Mobile Research – Latest SA Research: North America Smartphone Vendor & OS Market Share by Country: Q3 2012 – sa-link.cc/WSS311012B

Toni & Guy joins O2 Wi-Fi stable – Operator steps up Wi-Fi business to help brands with data-led targeting. ow.ly/2sYQUJ

NXP Semiconductors NV : NXP Boosts SmallCell Wireless Base Stations With High-Performance RF – 4-traders.com/news/NXP-Semic…

TV Technology: SMPTE Sampling: File-Based Workflows – bit.ly/VemcGe

Broadband – Just a 10 percent increase in broadband integration can improve a country’s GDP by 3.2 percent – huff.to/QVrlyA

Connected TV – castLabs Download Service Provider gains UltraViolet reference, Articles: http://is.gd/tpZL4Q

Digital Movies Gaining In Popularity – [Say goodbye to DVDs ] – bit.ly/XLCsxy

Mobile/LTE – Microsoft and NTT DoCoMo sign collaborative agreement to push LTE Windows 8 tablets to… thenextweb.com/microsoft/2012…

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

IPTV – Ukrainian telco Vega prepping for IPTV: Ukrainian telecoms group Vega has started the process of preparing… bit.ly/WbP96S

IPTV – PointTopic sees strong IPTV growth internationally, with China and France driving plenty of IPTV adoption – bit.ly/S0jrWy

Daily Video Industry Roundup is out! – bit.ly/etXZ5N

Wi-Fi: A Major “Hotspot” for Service Providers By Tony Verspecht and Luiz Lima, Cisco Internet Business – cs.co/6018pzlI

The Streaming Video Market Is So Messed Up It’s Scary – bit.ly/SnogqH

Social TV infografica. TV Goes Social, l’irresistibile ascesa dei secondi schermi: visual.ly/tv-goes-social…

UHDTV – Super Hi-Vision, 4K Are Closer Than You Think: tinyurl.com/b7nlll5

Broadcast TV/OTT – CBS, Netflix extend international licensing agreements – bit.ly/Q9mBIE

Satellite – Fiji TV chooses Intelsat for direct-to-home media distribution in the Pacific Ocean region – ow.ly/eVBRV

A global media and entertainment company has chosen Pilat Media’s Integrated Broadcast Management System (IBMS) – http://is.gd/khoSCA

Satellite – Intelsat to Provide Capacity for Chilefilms Cinema Distribution Network – http://ow.ly/eY6y9

Satellite – RSCC and Eutelsat announces Express-AMU1/Eutelsat-36C satellite – http://is.gd/vLg5p2

ActiveVideo News: Fabulous piece on CloudTV from bnetTV – http://ow.ly/eYDW6

IPTV – CUSTOMER WIN: Australian Communications Leader Grabs More Growth with BMC Software – http://bit.ly/WfZLSl

IPTV/Social TV – CBS Rolls Out Second-Screen App for NCIS: LA, Part of Larger Social TV Strategy:. http://bit.ly/Yx3sR7

Satellite – SpaceX Signs Deal to Stay in Hawthorne Until 2022 – http://ow.ly/eYEqz

Video Offers New Way for Companies to Communicate Internally – http://ow.ly/eRAqB

In Focus: Consumers Online Video Satisfaction Rises – bit.ly/Ti6sgL

How SMBs View Online Media: Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) spent $1,190 on average during the… bit.ly/Tj1AIv

RGB Networks is best in show at TelcoTV – http://is.gd/05wiPZ

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

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The IPTV Daily Newsletter is out! – bit.ly/fNrcuh

HBO Nordic delays OTT launch: The launch of HBO’s Nordic online video service has been delayed, the cable network – tinyurl.com/936ysux

Russia’s TransTelCom launches TV service: Russian telco TransTeleCom is launching an online TV service – tinyurl.com/9myha7b

Current TV assessing sale options: International pay TV broadcaster Current TV is eyeing a sale – tinyurl.com/8dtdkwq

CRTC requires more transparency in rates for wholesale telecommunications – sns.mx/uslEy3

Pay TV – Parks Associates finds 7% of US Pay TV subscribers recently returned to the service after cutting the cord – bit.ly/RiUPI9

IPTV/VOD/WiMax – Albentia introduces a new IPTV solution: Digital TV transmission over wireless WiMAX networks with multicast and VOD – goo.gl/gvL5q

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 – goo.gl/FXTHo

Cable TV/IPTV – Foxtel explores triple-play and IPTV strategy – http://is.gd/RdROZw

OTT – 3 Reasons Microsoft Should Buy Netflix – http://is.gd/DxXEZC . 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 – http://is.gd/FG3t0k – 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 –  dld.bz/bQBqG

Telco TV: For AT&T, the IPTV game right now is about engagement – http://is.gd/cX2GQZ

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 – http://bit.ly/Yeex9w

Multiscreen TV – If Content Is King, Multiscreen Is The Queen – http://is.gd/vOpajA

Bravo Launches Interactive Experience for its New Reality Series, Start-Ups Silicon Valley – http://bit.ly/SnTpgf

VOD – UK ITV slowly rolling toward paid VOD launch – http://dlvr.it/2PFljY

Marquis Broadcast has launched X2Pro LE and X2Pro Professional, delivering Final Cut Pro X projects to Avid Pro Tools – http://is.gd/BE7prR

TelecomItalia’s CuboVision lands on Windows8  – http://bit.ly/UYMNXq

Dutch to tax DVR and tablets – http://dlvr.it/2PCkzK

Telecom – Video: Ericsson predicting telecom business model moving from direct to indirect – http://youtu.be/pvH1Ciqt0_c

Liberty Global: Cable services will transition over time to cloud-based infrastructure: Aamir Hussain, Man… bit.ly/Sdr35R

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

Multiscreen TV – Bahrain’s Atyaf launches TV Everywhere: Bahraini Telco Atyaf has launched an over-the-top (OTT) multi-screen TV – bit.ly/RlPJY6

Apple TV – Mark Cuban: Apple TV Is a Pipe Dream – http://is.gd/aFsFxm

IPTV – Chile’s Movistar ready to deliver IPTV over fibre: Telefónica’s Chilean subsidiary Movistar has connected … bit.ly/V3HZQI

GWI Maine lists OTT as a reason not to get into IPTVgwi.net/policy/blog/fi…

Advertising on a Freemium Model : In the long run, we are all advertisers – http://is.gd/yyPzg3

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

Digital Policy Institute Examines Broadband in America – ow.ly/eR22z

Roku Gets the Ultimate Set-Top Box Feature: Universal Search Across Netflix, Hulu, and Others – http://is.gd/lCUJf3 Roku adds search channel for Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, more – http://is.gd/7SHoy6

Neilsen Wire – In Any Language, Content is Still King: New Survey Finds Spanish-speaking U.S. Hispanics Interested in More – http://is.gd/40AkXu

Univision launches bilingual digital network – http://is.gd/12UkSG

Interview: Netflix talks about its new Windows 8 app – http://is.gd/JE6eYl

Netflix hits Amazon Appstore in UK, available for Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD – http://is.gd/qdd4J7

Practical Content Strategy, Part 1: Roles and Approaches  – http://is.gd/bPGoD9

OTT, Multiscreen TV, & IPTV – CNW Edit Recaps 5 Key Telco TV Takeaways – ow.ly/eTmzw

Mobile – ZTE Named World’s 4th Biggest Smartphone Manufacturer – goo.gl/fb/mZpZG

“It’s all about speed, baby” – goo.gl/fb/xrKda

52% Think Broadband Most Important Utility – Though East Coast Likely Believes Power More Important – dlvr.it/2PY3dH

Mobile – Amid subscriber declines, MetroPCS plans RCS launch for tomorrow – tinyurl.com/9lkyofj

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 … – dlvr.it/2Mwx78

UHDTV – UltraHD, the TV Technology Formerly Known as 4K, Gets Ready To Hit Store Shelves – bit.ly/TFFUVc

Netflix has now passed 25 million streaming customers in North America – http://is.gd/QfY1bI Netflix shares hammered as subscriber forecast cut – trap.it/g94sj3 Netflix: Simple Math Shows Upside And Acquisition Potential – http://is.gd/GwM41C   Netflix Hits 30 Million Plus Subscriber Milestone! –    http://is.gd/BuNZ7I

Pay TV – One in five Pay TV subscribers consider online video as a replacement – http://is.gd/oo56zU

ABI Research: One-third of households worldwide subscribe to fixed broadband service – http://is.gd/VQfxp3

FCC – Emergency warnings: What the FCC requires from video distributors – http://is.gd/vJLhZr

IPTV – South Korean IPTV provider LG Uplus clears way for Google TV in Korea – bit.ly/PA2rqN

IPTV – Amino announces Minerva Broadband TV certification for entire product range – goo.gl/fb/BQIje

IPTV/Pay TV – Worldwide Pay TV Market to Notch up $236 Billion in Revenue by the End of 2012 – bit.ly/UxxR2t

IPTV – Dune HD And Beenius Partner To Deliver IPTV Solution To Operators – bit.ly/XP5R9t

IPTV – Columbus Communications nears IPTV service with best-of-breed ecosystem – bit.ly/SmBjsg

IPTV – U.S. IPTV subscribers will more than double from 8.8 million in 2011 to 18.6 million in 2017 – http://is.gd/QmR3d7

Apple, Google, and Amazon Are So Profitable Because They Know What to Lose Money On – http://is.gd/gUYF8f

Computers, tablets, smartphones, DVRs and video game consoles have redefined what television is – shar.es/cjRQg

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

Smart TV – LG reportedly working on Open webOS-powered smart TV – vrge.co/RWU30q Samsung Smart TV gets Amazon Instant Video, synchronicity with Kindle Fire – engt.co/RWX4Ox LG Open webOS smart TV planned for CES 2013 as Google TV sidelined – http://sns.mx/fogsy3

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

Social TV – Twitter positions itself as Second Screen app + Social TV analytics – ow.ly/eMngs – 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 – http://bitly.com/MRsMga

Mobile – European operators slowly progress with NFC payment plans – http://tinyurl.com/8lmknwn

Broadband TV/Streaming Video – Demand and network congestion beget video stalling – http://tinyurl.com/9kboaqh

Amazon Instant lands on Samsung Smart TVs: Samsung has given its Smart TV ambitions in North America a boost by … http://bit.ly/XttDZd

The Smart Phone Daily is out! – http://bit.ly/JVTfYW

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

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