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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.

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...

Reactions to “Apple & Microsoft: Making Waves in OTT”

Posted by & filed under Android, Apple, Blog, Devices, Mediaroom, Microsoft, Multiscreen, Opinion, Samsung, tvstrategies, Viaccess-Orca

Viaccess-Orca recently posted a thought piece on their company blog, about Apple and Microsoft shaking things up in the OTT video world. It ended with the question: “Who will dominate the living room?” Given the success of the Xbox and Xbox LIVE, versus Apple’s currently serviceable but functionally l...

DISH Network, Sprint, and the Three Fish Scenario

Posted by & filed under Competition, DISH, fcc, News, Opinion

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Anyone surprised by DISH Network’s bid to acquire Sprint Communications is probably wearing cable-colored glasses. Many cable industry observers look at competitors through the filter of who is offering pay TV or triple-play (TV, broadband access and voice) services, and don’t seem so worried about quad-play compet...