Category Archives: Interactive TV

Initial Experiences with Unotelly

Continuing our voyage of being an online TV only viewing home, we’re now using Unotelly (thanks Adam).  After spending a week earlier this month in the UK visiting family, we really appreciated the quality of the children’s programming with Cbeebies and CBBC, and the kids wanted to continue watching once back in the US. I’ve used […]

Telecom Application Developer Summit

Most of my working life has been spent building telecom applications within telcos (BT), vendors (Lucent, Cambridge Technology Partners), in my start-up Teltier (mobile presence applications), and working with many tens of telecom application developers as an independent. Based on this experience, telecom application developers exist and are grossly under-served by the telecom industry.  A […]

TVXperience World 2013

I’ll be attending TVXperience World from July 16-17 in New York City.  It’s nice to have a conference on my backdoor.  The conference will examine how multiscreen is influencing the evolution of the TV User Experience. It’s an important issue for telcos, cablecos, broadcasters, content producers, OTT TV providers, as well as the many device […]

Free Report. TV Delivery Evolution: Hybrid TV, Over The Top (Internet) TV and TV Everywhere (Multi-Screen) TV

Back in September 2012 I published this report “TV Delivery Evolution: Hybrid TV, Over The Top (Internet) TV and TV Everywhere (Multi-Screen) TV. Status Report and Projections 2012-2017.”  A friend recently asked if they could buy the report, so I reread the material, and I was surprised at how far we have moved in the […]

End of 2012 Entry: An Eventful and Noisy Year

In this end of year article I’ll review 2012 and look at a few of the things coming up in 2013.  2012 has been an eventful year, we tend to miss how eventful as we’re busy working and raising our families (a life-long commitment!).  The year opened with some operators finally admitting revenues are in […]

BBWF 2012 Summary

Apologies for typos and lack of links in this article, Hurricane Sandy took out our power and broadband, so I’m on a congested 3G network with lots of time-outs limiting online editing. BBWF (Broadband World Forum) continues to be a ‘sweet spot’ conference, not as big as MWC (Mobile World Congress) where prices are silly […]

SDP Global Summit Summary: A Significant Change in the Industry. Rays of Light Emerge from a Once Cloudy Sky.

Overall Summary The fog of ‘hype / BS’ and ‘strategic consulting organization misdirection’ lifts, revealing a focus on real business coupled with an eye to long term survival.  The conference was packed with quantified API case study successes.  The end of this weblog has some slides with a few highlights from the conference. The biggest […]

Updated Report: TV Delivery Evolution: Hybrid TV, Over The Top (Internet) TV and TV Everywhere (Multi-Screen) TV. Status Report and Projections 2012-2017.

A complete rewrite of the TV Delivery Evolution Report is now available, its now titled: “TV Delivery Evolution: Hybrid TV, Over The Top (Internet) TV and TV Everywhere (Multi-Screen) TV. Status Report and Projections 2012-2017.”  The table of contents, figures and introduction are available to download here and shown at the bottom of this article.  […]

The Trials and Tribulations of Cutting the PayTV Cord Part 2: We Finally Did It!

Back in March an article on this weblog reviewed the challenges in cutting the payTV cord: the difficulty in receiving the FTA (Free To Air) service, in the end we gave up as we couldn’t get it working at a reasonable cost; and through the process discovered we were trapped in a 2 year contract […]

What the Mobile Industry can learn from the Failure of Canoe Ventures.

In March 2009 I wrote an article about “Why the Mobile Industry needs to keep an eye on Cable’s Canoe Ventures“.  This article was prompted by what I saw at MWC 2009 (Mobile World Congress), where the mobile advertising initiative announced in 2008 at MWC between Vodafone, Orange, O2, T-Mobile and Three was quietly swept […]