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.

Young viewers are key segment to target for OTT

Parks Associates reports pay-TV penetration remains fairly steady at around 85% of US broadband households but OTT video use is increasing on multiple devices, particularly with younger viewers. via Young viewers are key segment to target for OTT.

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Roku Streaming Stick review: TV everywhere | The Verge

It happens every time I travel. I come back to my hotel room, flop into a freshly made bed, pick up the (probably sticky) black remote, and turn on the TV. I’m given the option to mortgage my home to … Continue reading

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Why the HBO-Amazon Deal Is Good for Everyone (Except Netflix)

HBO and Amazon just put a ring on it with a giant, multi-year deal that will put HBO originals on Amazon Prime exclusively. Woooooo! That means you don’t need an HBO subscription to watch old episodes of everything from the … Continue reading

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TalkTalk’s catch-up telly fib silenced by ad watchdog • The Register

Budget telco TalkTalk has been barked at by the Advertising Standards Authority after the company wrongly suggested that a whole host of TV channels were available via its catch-up service. via TalkTalk’s catch-up telly fib silenced by ad watchdog • … Continue reading

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Studio CTOs Talk Threats, Opportunities | Home Media Magazine

Where many in the industry see nothing but a threat with new technologies, Greg Gewickey, VP of digital distribution technologies for Warner Bros., mostly sees potential dollar signs. via Studio CTOs Talk Threats, Opportunities | Home Media Magazine.

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Dish reportedly launching internet TV service this summer

How do you fight cord-cutters? Offer an internet streaming service with all of cable TV’s best content. It sounds like a bit of a stretch, but it could be happening: the distribution deal that settled Disney and Dish’s ad-skipping dispute … Continue reading

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Netflix will be on a set-top box by end of June – Lost Remote

The lines between TV via the internet and TV via a cable provider are continuing to blur. In the midst of the high profile Supreme Court case with Aereo, Netflix “has been in talks with several pay TV operators in … Continue reading

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New director joins Cable Europe

Cable Europe has appointed Virginia Lee as its director of communications. via New director joins Cable Europe.

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Time Warner Cable ready to offer up Fan TV – FierceCable

About a year after its launch, Fan TV has snared a big cable operator to push out its live TV and streaming content service–at least for the time being. Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) said that it will launch Fan … Continue reading

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Rumor mill: Charter ‘near deal’ to get 1.5M subs from Comcast – FierceCable

Charter Communications (NASDAQ: CHTR) is reportedly in line to get 1.5 million Comcast subscribers and a stake in a newly formed company that Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA) would spin off if it acquires Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC). via Rumor mill: … Continue reading

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