Are Big Media Companies Too Lax About Mobile Streaming?

By | Monday February 25, 2013 @ 1:01pm PST

Needham & Co analyst Laura Martin says they are — and her new report making that case should rattle media execs. Martin thinks more deeply about corporate Read More »

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TV’s “Second Screen” Wins Respect As Ultra-HD Scores The Hype At CES Confab

Never mind the ballyhoo about ultra-high definition televisions that Samsung, Sony, Sharp, LG, Panasonic and other consumer electronics manufacturers will generate this week at the annual International CES gadget confab in Las Vegas. Only a few consumers have the money and desire to buy one of these beautiful but pricey sets which pack four times as many pixels as a conventional HD television: U.S. consumers will buy just 1.4M ultra-HD sets in 2016, accounting for 5% of all sales, the Consumer Electronics Association projected today. But it looks like the more meaningful announcements for ordinary TV viewers will come this week from companies that want to help them harness their small screens — smartphones and tablets. CEA Senior Analyst Shawn Dubravac says that consumers are becoming “digital omnivores,” adding that “the second screen is now robust.” Dish Network, which likes to use CES to unveil its new technologies, apparently agrees: It’s teasing Read More »

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Most Tablet Owners Use Them To Watch Videos And TV: Report

By | Friday June 8, 2012 @ 8:55am PDT

Producers and directors who’ve finally learned how to craft shows to fill big HDTVs had better learn how to also scale them down for the tablet computer. It’s one of the fastest growing consumer technologies ever, and 53% … Read More »

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Tablet TV Viewing Passes Computers As Second-Screen Pick: Study

By | Tuesday April 17, 2012 @ 2:16pm PDT

Tablet computer devices like Apple’s iPad, Amazon’s Kindle Fire and Barnes & Noble’s Nook have replaced laptop and desktop computers as the preferred second-screen alternate to television for watching full-length TV, according to the results of a … Read More »

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