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    Streaming sticks expected to help fill 2014 Xmas lists

    New analysis and insights from Parks Associates predict smart watches and connected entertainment devices, including game consoles and streaming media devices, will be the most popular gifts for the holiday season. Among connected CE devices acquired in 2014, 37% of smart watches, 25% of streaming media devices (including players like the Roku 3 and sticks like...
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    EPIX launches premium app on Google Chromecast

    Premium entertainment network EPIX has launched its EPIX app on Google Chromecast. Authenticated subscribers will have streaming access to EPIX’s  on-demand mix of over 3,000 movies plus original programming. “The marrying of EPIX premium entertainment with Chromecast’s easy-to-use device offers a unique and unparalleled experience. With this partnership, we’re continuing to build on our momentum of delivering great...
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    Michael Malcy joins Visible World

    Michael Malcy has joined TV ad technology supplier Visible World as Senior Vice President, Business Development. Malcy, who has spent over two decades in the media industry, most recently served as Senior Vice President of Business Development for Alticast, Inc., where he was responsible for Business Development, Marketing and Business Affairs. Prior to Alticast, he...

Analysis & Opinion

  • OTTtv World Summit asks: Could Chromecast replace set top box?

    At OTTtv World Summit, London At yesterday’s OTT World Summit, a panel discussion including the likes of TalkTalk, Arqiva, and DT came together to ask ‘Are We Witnessing the Death of the Set Top Box?’ The answer, perhaps surprisingly, was an emphatic and unanimous ‘no’ – for a variety of reasons, it was agreed that…

  • Report: Where next for Sky in Europe?

    Yesterday saw the completion of Sky’s European consolidation, with BSkyB absorbing Sky Italia and Sky Deutschland and encompassing both under one umbrella (henceforth just ‘Sky’). While this seems entirely in step with the consolidating trend within the industry at large, and looks to be in keeping with Sky’s wider interests and ambitions, the question remains as…

  • TV AD: Has Amazon Fire Stick sparked Age of Dongle?

    With Amazon having entered the fray with its Fire Stick, joining the Roku Streaming Stick and (of course) Google’s Chromecast, it would appear that we have definitely entered, TV wise, the AD era: the Age of the Dongle. Tom Cheesewright (from applied futurism practice Book of the Future)points to the compelling logic behind the proliferation…

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