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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.

Telecompetitor: 1990s App Lives Again – and other low-profile high-impact disputes

Posted by & filed under Apple, Apps, Blog, Devices, Google, HTC, Opinion, Smartphones, Telecompetitor

The telecom industry is accustomed to conflict. Recent battles have been fought over network platforms, apps, and the electromagnetic spectrum. And the next set of transformational battle lines are already drawn in areas such as home automation and connected cars. As with past industry transformations, these are high s...

Telecompetitor: AT&T 2012 Consumer Industry Analyst Conference – Part 2

Posted by & filed under AT&T, Blog, Conferences, Digital Home, Operators, Telecompetitor

In this “Part 2” article about the AT&T 2012 Consumer Industry Analyst Conference, we look at AT&T’s forthcoming Digital Life home automation and home control offerings, several other connected consumer market initiatives, and provide a peek toward AT&T’s larger game plan. Read the rest of this p...

Telecompetitor: AT&T 2012 Consumer Industry Analyst Conference – Part 1

Posted by & filed under AT&T, Blog, Conferences, Devices, IPTV, Multi-screen, Operators, Telecompetitor

AT&T recently hosted its 2012 Consumer Industry Analyst Conference in Atlanta, the company’s first such event. Attendees received updates on the latest AT&T services and devices, including its U-verse TV IPTV service. AT&T also briefed us about several recently-announced “beyond TV” service initiat...

Telecompetitor: IBC 2012 – Clash of Four Second-screen Titans

Posted by & filed under Cisco, Conferences, Middleware, Motorola, Multi-screen, Nagra, Telecompetitor, Viaccess-Orca

Here is the second of two articles about IBC 2012.  At IBC this year, I was on the lookout at the intersection of TV software – which has always been my focus – and multi-screen delivery.  Two product categories enable multi-screen services: service delivery platforms and video gateways.  Some suppliers have ent...