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.

STB revenues post best year ever in 2013, says IHS

Following a relatively flat three-year period, the global set-top box (STB) market managed to achieve the highest annual revenue total in its history in 2013, setting the stage for continued growth through 2015, according to IHS. via STB revenues post … Continue reading

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Despite royalties slump, ARM expects uptick ahead | Embedded

Growth in mobile device shipments should come out of a slump in the second half of the year and generally stay in low double digits through 2018, according to ARM’s chief executive, reporting on the company’s latest quarterly results. He … Continue reading

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Comcast retention rep’s network boasts expose company to liability – Boing Boing

When the Comcast Rep From Hell insisted that Comcast had the “fastest network in the USA,” he was speaking on behalf of the company — and it was a lie. via Comcast retention rep’s network boasts expose company to liability … Continue reading

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Counting Netflix by country

The UK and the Nordics are proving fertile markets for Netflix with the Netherlands fast gaining ground. Analysis by Digital TV Research using Netflix data shows that two and a half years after the launch of Netflix in the UK … Continue reading

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Digital TV innovators rewarded | Advanced Television

Four digital TV innovations are set to be showcased at the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) in Amsterdam following their success in a Dragon’s Den-style event hosted by the Digital TV Group – the members’ association for digital television in the … Continue reading

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Vodafone revises Orange fibre deal as it completes Ono acquisition » Digital TV Europe

Vodafone has completed the acquisition of Spanish cable operator Ono and has revised its fibre-sharing deal with fellow Spanish mobile operator Orange, scaling back a previously stated commitment to build out fibre networks across the country. via Vodafone revises Orange … Continue reading

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UHD TV shipments to reach 14.5 million this year » Digital TV Europe

Shipments of Ultra High Definition (UHD) TVs are due to grow to 14.5 million units in 2014, up from 2.0 million last year, amid “aggressive marketing efforts” by global brands, according to IHS Technology. via UHD TV shipments to reach … Continue reading

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US broadband users engaging with mobile video apps » Digital TV Europe

Almost half of US adult broadband users engage with a mobile video app at least once a month, according to a new report from The Diffusion Group. via US broadband users engaging with mobile video apps » Digital TV Europe.

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Rovi names head of new discovery unit » Digital TV Europe

Interactive TV technology provider Rovi has named Omar Javaid as senior vice-president of discovery. via Rovi names head of new discovery unit » Digital TV Europe.

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Ofcom to review Sky Access Control

Ofcom has launched a consultation into Access Control (AC) services on the Sky set-top box. While Red Button remains the headline grabber, access control has now developed to include on-screen watermarking and interactive services including. via Ofcom to review Sky … Continue reading

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