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tvstrategies™ analyst & consultant Steven Hawley blogs about industry events, products & services (reviews), his opinions and announcements from tvstrategies as they occur, including industry reports.

(Belated) Happy New Year

Posted by & filed under AT&T, Conferences, Connected Car, Events, Opinion

This was important!
Here’s wishing my readers a happy and prosperous 2014!   Strap in – 2014 promises to be a great ride. It’s a bit late for Happy New Year, but a week at CES provides a good excuse.  Over the next week, I’ll be presenting my CES experience here. 2014 CES highlights included: AT&T ‘s 2...

MRG / SNL Kagan: Connected Car Webinar

Posted by & filed under Blog, Connected Car, Events, News, Webinars

On November 14, 2013, Steven Hawley conducted a Webinar about the Connected Car, for Multimedia Research Group (MRG), an SNL Kagan company.   The Webinar goes with a comprehensive industry report written for MRG by Steven Hawley of Advanced Media Strategies during 2013.  For further details and to view the Webinar, ...

The Apple TV September announcements that weren’t

Posted by & filed under News

(Revised October 14)   Just before Apple’s September 10 iPhone 5s/5c announcements, veteran industry journalist and analyst Jim O’Neill reported on industry rumors that along with a new iPhone, Apple would be announcing an update to Apple TV at the September 10 launch event. My guess,  given that Apple T...

Telecompetitor: Steve Ballmer retires. What next?

Posted by & filed under AT&T, Competition, Mediaroom, Microsoft, News, Opinion, Telecompetitor

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced his retirement last week, leading to two immediate questions: “What happens next?”  and “Who will succeed him?”   In answer to the first question, the company would do well to quickly re-evaluate and re-rationalize its entire product strategy and portfolio.   Microsoft...

Google and TV again? Ranking the Odds of the TV Outsiders

Posted by & filed under Android, Apple, Apps, Google TV, Intel, Mediaroom, Microsoft, Opinion, Sony

[ Updated August 22: The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal have both reported Sony to be negotiating with Viacom and others, in preparation for an OTT TV service.  This raises Sony’s odds.] This week, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal both reported on efforts being mounted by Google to... ...

Telecompetitor Plus: Intel Media is all about OTT (Except maybe it isn’t)

Posted by & filed under Blog, Devices, Intel, News, OTT, Telecompetitor

In recent months, lots of buzz has been building across the business and industry press about Intel Corporation’s work-in-progress toward an OTT TV service. A recent Reuters report said that Intel does plan to introduce a consumer service this year, but is struggling to close content deals, even though it is offering...