Just a note to say that Altim Media will be attending the Connected TV Summit (http://connectedtvsummit.com/) on Wednesday (2nd May) and Thursday (3rd May) this week, and are looking forward to hearing the learned thoughts of the presenters and meeting with as many of the attendees as we can. Of particular interest will be the Connected TV Awards, not least of which because we have been part of the judging panel (http://www.v-net.tv/connected-tv-summit-awards/).
One in four UK viewers spend more time watching TV through ‘on demand’ services, than they do watching traditional ‘linear’ broadcast TV, according to new Smart TV research by YouGov.
Apple is in talks with Hollywood studios to license content to stream to its forthcoming TV set and current Apple TV unit, Richard Grover and Lisa Richwine of Reuters report.
Acer presents the Aspire S3 13.3″ Ultrabook with top of the range components that make this a great contender in the newly emerging ultrabooks market.
The YouView set-top box won’t be on sale in time for the Olympics, according to a report. Baron Sugar of Clapton, aka Alan Sugar, the chairman of the consortium, doesn’t deem the technology ready for prime time.
Consumers around the world want a hassle-free way to record free, over-the-air television and play it back on any Internet-connected device. But every time a company creates such a service, it gets sued by copyright holders. Last year we reported on ivi, an American firm that argued that it qualified for a compulsory licensing regime designed for cable companies. The courts didn’t buy it. Another American company, Aereo, is still fighting in court about whether its “tiny antennas” service is legal.
Google recently released Google Drive. It is the newest cloud storage device. Dropbox is a cloud storage device that has been in use for quite some time. I thought it would be interesting to compare the two.