Tag Archives: Television

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 […]

June 11

Bridging the Gaps

There is intense focus at the moment on the potential of IP delivery of media. A slew of acronyms like VOD, OTT, and IPTV are being joined by terms such as, “second screen,” “orchestrated media,” “lean back,” and “lean forward,” viewing with more to come. To date, the majority of effort in this area has […]