Tag Archives: Television

November 04

Talking about the future of traditional broadcasting

I’m really excited to be giving one of the keynotes for this year’s conference of the International Associates of Broadcast Manufacturers on the 4th of December in London. I’m talking about how traditional broadcasters can adapt to a radically changing world. http://www.theiabm.org/events/iabm-2015-annual-conference/schedule.html

August 21

Netflix reaches 1.5m UK subscribers for its internet video service | Media | The Guardian

Netflix is now responsible for 30% of all internet traffic in the UK during peak viewing hours. Netflix reaches 1.5m UK subscribers for its internet video service | Media | The Guardian. Update: Either I misread the article originally, or it’s been changed, but the 30% figure refers to US Internet traffic, and not the […]

August 21

Netflix steals Weinstein movies away from Showtime — Tech News and Analysis

What do you call TV on the internet?  “TV.”  Netflix is playing in the same league as the cable channels. Netflix steals Weinstein movies away from Showtime — Tech News and Analysis.

August 08

BBC Academy – Technology – Out with the old, in with the new

I’ve written an article for the BBC Academy looking at the dramatic changes we’re experience in broadcast technology. Check it out here: BBC Academy – Technology – Out with the old, in with the new.

July 22

TV Foresees Its Future. Netflix Is There. – NYTimes.com

It’s not about the delivery mechanism, it’s about the shows! TV Foresees Its Future. Netflix Is There. – NYTimes.com.

October 10

The Future is Yesterday

This autumn, BBC Scotland, passed the fifth anniversary of the opening of our new  facility at Pacific Quay in Glasgow. When we opened our doors, we were the most advanced broadcasting facility in Europe, and arguably the world.  We had a full HD infrastructure, production was mostly file-based, and with the exception of live video, all our media […]

July 31

The end of TV or just the end of the aerial?

The House of Lords have proposed that Britain should move all TV services to the internet and free the airwaves for mobile services. On the surface, this looks like a bold statement, and in many ways it is, but it’s also a safe bet. The writing has been on the wall for a while now. […]

July 13

Cloud PVR spreads over Europe

Good article in Broadcast Engineering: Cloud PVR spreads over Europe. The “Cloud PVR” (Or DVR, if you’re in the US) is a bizarre sort of thing, designed to solve a legal problem, not a technological one. It boils down to this – if a distribution company such as a cable of satellite operator, as opposed […]

June 29

On YouTube, Amateur Is the New Pro – NYTimes.com

On YouTube, Amateur Is the New Pro – NYTimes.com. “A history of the entertainment business could be framed as a series of experts asking, “Who the hell wants to watch that?” When the answer is “more people than you think.” What you call TV on the internet?  “TV.” There is the kernel of another story in […]

June 22

Cutting the cords – ALL of them

There are so many posts out now about the potential trend of “cutting the cord.” In other words, dropping cable and satellite service and relying on free to air television and internet streaming. Well, I’ve gone even further that that – I’ve even cut the cord to the rooftop aerial and am getting all my […]