Social TV zone
A wide-ranging study by US network Viacom has found that there are three key types of motivation for viewers to engage in TV-related social media activities - functional, communal and playful - with functional information such as airing dates the most highly valued.
Fast emerging as the new hot topic for broadcasters and TV operators looking to increase viewer engagement, social TV services are set for meteoric growth over the next five years, according to a new report from US firm MarketsandMarkets.
Industry body the Wi-Fi Alliance has launched a certification programme for its new Miracast standard, a 5GHz peer-to-peer wireless connection designed to simplify discovery and setup so that users can quickly transmit video content from one device to another.
According to the results of Informa Telecoms & Media’s annual industry survey, innovation is a key priority for global telecoms and media players in 2013. Over 500 senior executives from across both these sectors were asked how their businesses and markets would perform in 2013 and the role innovation would play in driving future revenue growth.
Broadcasters and TV operators take note: consumers are tired of clunky user interfaces, weary of digital rights issues, and willing to run into the arms of a big technology company like Apple or Google if these problems are not resolved, and fast.
This year’s IBC event lacked a big, overarching theme, or new “wow” topic to get journalists, analysts and market-watchers foaming at the mouth. And that’s no bad thing. It’s the sign of a maturing industry, and as a result, the show retained a healthy focus on improving existing products and trying to get the big things – multiscreen, OTT, hybrid – right. Nevertheless, there was plenty on show that highlighted that the market remains miles away from anything resembling certainty.
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