Author Archives: Ian D. Nock

About Ian D. Nock

Looks a little like a bank robber but actually is a consultant working in the field of Consumer Electronics, Digital TV and Interactive Solutions/delivery. Twenty years experience working throughout Europe on delivering IT Systems and Digital TV Solutions. Experienced in working on all aspects of service delivery including solution integration, platforms and customer premises equipment.

VOD Professional | 4oD’s User Registration Strategy & Why it’s So Successful

A senior executive at a European broadcaster told me a story recently about how the company was “terrified” (his word) of children born after 2005. Why? Because before broadband speeds enabled high-quality video streaming, kids had to watch TV on … Continue reading

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Google halts Nexus Player pre-sales pending FCC approval » Digital TV Europe

Google has suspended pre-sales of its new Android TV streaming player, the Nexus Player, pending approval from the Federal Communications Commission. via Google halts Nexus Player pre-sales pending FCC approval » Digital TV Europe.

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Sky Broadband UK Discussing Mobile Service with EE, O2 and Vodafone – ISPreview UK

It’s no secret that BSkyB (Sky Broadband) has an ambition to launch their own mobile service in the United Kingdom and they’ve already held exploratory talks with Vodafone (here), so fresh reports today that the media giant has been discussing … Continue reading

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TiVo reports dramatic rise in multitasking when watching TV

New research from Tivo indicates a dramatic increase in multitasking during TV viewing: over half of the 856 survey respondents reported multitasking every time or almost every time they watch TV (51%); compared to just over one third (36%) in … Continue reading

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HBO’s standalone subscription service might cost $15 a month | News | TechRadar

HBO finally entered the modern age this week by announcing a standalone streaming service that customers will be able to subscribe to without a cable package. via HBO’s standalone subscription service might cost $15 a month | News | TechRadar.

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Flash daddy SanDisk: Revenues up, but Wall St unimpressed • The Register

SanDisk’s third 2013 quarter showed a healthy annual and quarterly increase but subdued profits, while Fusion-io integration costs and mis-met Wall Street expectations sent the shares down a tad. via Flash daddy SanDisk: Revenues up, but Wall St unimpressed • … Continue reading

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Careful what you wish for, cord cutters: Unbundled TV could prove more expensive – FierceCable

“Cord cutters rejoice” has been the oft-written headline preamble to numerous stories written this week about the groundbreaking a la carte programming announcements from HBO and CBS. via Careful what you wish for, cord cutters: Unbundled TV could prove more … Continue reading

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