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Plug In to Tune In HDTV

November 4, 2005 | Ibex Marketing

Okay, you’ve got a killer digital TV system set up in your living room, with cable and Internet and a DVR — digital video recorder — with a massive hard drive. But what happens when you go into the kitchen? You can’t enjoy your video assets in the other room. Oh, but you can. You can set up a wired or wireless home network, but this can be complex and...

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Will IPTV Content Be Limited?

November 2, 2005 | Ibex Marketing

The rise of IPTV -- getting video content on-demand and streaming over the Internet -- is an intriguing and powerful new development. There's a potentially dark side to it to, however. The service provider who controls the connection to your home will also be empowered to control what content you get to see. Broadcast television and radio has long been regulated by the US government to encourage free speech and...

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Someone Agrees about TV over the Internet

October 31, 2005 | Ibex Marketing

Apple announced today that selling video clips on iTunes is a success. This is their new service that lets you download a video clip of everything from the latest episode of "Desperate Housewives" or "Lost " to music videos by Madonna or Coldplay, to animated shorts from Pixar. How much of a success? How does 1 million downloads since October 12 sound? At $1.99 per download, that's pretty close to...

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Comedy Central Goes Online

October 25, 2005 | Ibex Marketing

Comedy Central is scheduled to launch a broadband optimized IPTV site called “Motherload” on November 1. The site will include short clips from shows including The Daily Show and The Colbert Report. It will also offer original material created just for the site. The site will be funded through advertising for Verizon’s broadband services, as well as car makers and the Army. This is one more piece of evidence that...

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Verizon IPTV Takes on Cable

October 24, 2005 | Ibex Marketing

Last month, Verizon got the go-ahead from the Fairfax County, Virginia supervisors to offer TV service. Yes, this is one of the first instances of the “triple-play” strategy, where a single provider aims to deliver phone, Internet, and television service all over a single connection. Verizon calls its service “FiOS”, which relies on fiber-optic connections instead of copper cable to carry digital signals to and from your home. The company...

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iTunes Does Digital TV

October 17, 2005 | Ibex Marketing

Apple’s announcement last week of a new iPod that can play video did not get my pulse racing; it’s been possible to watch video clips on all sorts of portable devices for years. The big news that got my attention, however, was the deal with Disney to make video content from ABC network shows available to consumers through Apple’s iTunes service. Yes, you can play these clips on one of...

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Networks for HDTV?

October 13, 2005 | Ibex Marketing

The Digital Delivery Group is a consortium of consumer electronics distributors, working with the custom-installation home theater segment. The group sees a major sea change in how home entertainment systems are structured. In the past, everything connected to the television. The new concept is that everything is connected to the network. This makes the display one more component of the entire system, and the focus is on the data —...

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VOD: Video On Demand — The Future of HDTV?

September 29, 2005 | Ibex Marketing

VOD: that stands for Video On Demand, and is part of the brave new world of “television.” Already part of many digital cable services, this service allows you to choose what you want to watch, and when you want to watch it. It’s sort of like Tivo and other video recorders, in that you can start when you want and pause if you like. The difference is that the show...

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Google HDTV?

September 28, 2005 | Ibex Marketing

Google — the juggernaut that defined the Web search market — appears poised to expand its reach. A job posting on the company Web site seeks candidates to “identify key market trends that are shaping user behavior when watching television.” Google has already discovered ways to make lots of money pairing advertisers with Web users who are looking for information on certain topics. This job posting could be an early...

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