Connected TV

Over a quarter share media across devices in UK homes

written by: Richard Kastelein
Over a quarter share media across devices in UK homes
Over a quarter (26%) of adults have shared media and/or content across separate devices via their home WiFi network, new YouGov research reveals.

The “Connected Devices, 2014” report found that just over a third (34%) of adults specifically look for devices they can connect to their existing devices across their home network. YouGov finds that the most popular form of content sharing between devices is viewing photos on the TV set, followed by streaming music from a smartphone, laptop or tablet...

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Report: The Role of Digital in TV Research, Fanship and Viewing

written by: Richard Kastelein
Report: The Role of Digital in TV Research, Fanship and Viewing
From Google Think Insights: Digital platforms are changing the way today’s viewer experiences television. From sharing the new viral Jimmy Kimmel Live video to watching the promo for the premiere of The Walking Dead to searching for the actor who plays the funny cop on Brooklyn Nine-Nine, one thing is clear: There are more ways than ever for TV audiences to research, participate in and access television content.

With 90% of TV viewers visiting YouTube and Google Search, we looked at search...

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Eyeview Brings Personalized Digital Video Ads to Connected TVs

written by: Richard Kastelein
Eyeview Brings Personalized Digital Video Ads to Connected TVs
Eyeview, a leading provider of personalized online video advertising solutions for brand marketers, has announced it has become the first company to bring personalized digital video ads to connected TVs. The company's move from digital to television makes it easier for brands to reach addressable audiences at scale. Eyeview's personalized video ad solution is now available on connected TV devices, including Roku and Microsoft's XBox. By serving ads through leading video ad exchanges...

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Report: American Internet ad revenue surpasses broadcast

written by: Richard Kastelein
Report: American Internet ad revenue surpasses broadcast
The Associated Press is reporting that US Internet ad revenue surpasses broadcast TV for the first time, according to a recent study from the IAB. For the first time, U.S. Internet advertising revenue has surpassed that of broadcast television thanks to sharp growth in mobile and digital video ads.

That's according to a report from the Interactive Advertising Bureau, which said Thursday that Internet advertising revenue rose 17 percent to a record $42.8 billion in 2013. Broadcast TV ad...

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AdTheorent Partners with Civolution to Use ACR for tracking Brands in real time on TV

written by: Richard Kastelein
AdTheorent Partners with Civolution to Use ACR for tracking Brands in real time on TV
AdTheorent, Inc., the largest 2nd generation mobile ad network, and Civolution , the leading provider of technology and solutions for identifying, managing and monetizing media content, today announced a partnership in which AdTheorent will use Civolution's real-time TV monitoring network to track TV frequency for brands. As a result of this partnership, AdTheorent is launching a first-to-market Media Mix Correlation Study for its brand and agency clients, providing them a full view of...

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Amazon unleashes Amazon Fire TV Set Top Box

written by: Richard Kastelein
Amazon unleashes Amazon Fire TV Set Top Box
Amazon is excited to unveil its newest innovation—Fire TV, a tiny box that plugs into your HDTV for easy and instant access to Netflix, Prime Instant Video, Hulu Plus, WatchESPN, SHOWTIME, low-cost video rentals, and much more. Fire TV also brings photos, music, and games to the living room. Meet Amazon Fire TV at http://www.amazon.com/FireTV. “Tiny box, huge specs, tons of content, incredible price—people are going to love Fire TV,” said Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com Founder and CEO. “Voice...

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Skype Delivers a New Broadcast Solution

written by: Richard Kastelein
Skype Delivers a New Broadcast Solution
Skype has just announced a new solution for broadcasters available soon. The improved offering is a result of Skype’s recent acquisition long-time broadcast partner Cat and Mouse and they are currently building on the existing Cat and Mouse technology to deliver a high quality hardware and software Skype integration direct into a studio environment.

"Skype TX" is studio grade software that delivers high quality audio and video output to seamlessly connect broadcast and media productions with...

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Google To Launch Android TV - Rebrand of Google TV?

written by: Richard Kastelein
 Google To Launch Android TV - Rebrand of Google TV?

According to documents obtained exclusively by The Verge last week, Google is about to relauch and rebrand a new Google TV as Android TV: According to documents obtained exclusively by The Verge, Google is about to launch a renewed assault on your television set called Android TV. Major video app providers are building for the platform right now. Android TV may sound like a semantic difference — after all, Google TV was based on Android — but it’s something very different. Android TV is no...

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Twenty-five percent of Accenture survey say they plan to buy a Connected TV in near future

written by: Richard Kastelein
Twenty-five percent of Accenture survey say they plan to buy a Connected TV in near future
Consumer viewing of TV programming and movies over the Internet is growing, according to a recent survey from Accenture. The demand for more devices and more online content, as well as consumers’ willingness to pay for better access to content, is reshaping the media and entertainment landscape.

The fourth annual multi-national “Accenture Digital Consumer Survey” for communications, media and technology companies, found significant daily consumption of online content across a number of...

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SeeSpace's InAiR Kickstarting Augmented TV experience

written by: Richard Kastelein
SeeSpace's InAiR Kickstarting Augmented TV experience
New hardware called InAIR from a startup called SeeSpace has moved far past their original $100,000 goal, raising more than $158,000 on Kickstarter and will now go into production of their product InAIR, which is set to cost $99, works by plugging directly into any television through its “smart” HDMI cable that then connects to a set top box.

InAiR brings you a truly Augmented TV experience

With InAir plugged in, your TV becomes an Augmented Television. You can turn any ordinary television...

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Youtube sets Eyes on European IPTV Distribution for Channels

written by: Richard Kastelein
Youtube sets Eyes on European IPTV Distribution for Channels
A recent article from Digital TV Europe reporting from World Mobile Congress in Barcelona notes that YouTube is starting to experiment with making its channels available on IPTV operators’ EPG as part of partner-led initiatives to extend the platform and keep viewers engaged. Speaking at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, YouTube’s global director of mobile and platform partnerships, Francisco Varela, said that the video site is working with operators in a bid to offer a seamless experience...

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Netflix Sets Eyes on French IPTV Market

written by: Richard Kastelein
Netflix Sets Eyes on French IPTV Market
French reporter Emmanuel Paquette from L'Express has published an article on Netflix's attempts to woo French Internet access providers to integrate their service into their IPTV networks. France still leads the IPTV market with 11.05 million subscribers, representing over 50% of French broadband lines. According to the article, Orange is the most preferred partner in the current negotiations. ...If Free is still in the race, the ideal candidate remains Orange with its subscriber base - the...

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