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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: 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...

Telecompetitor: IBC 2012 – Multiscreen, MPEG-DASH, Ultra HD…

Posted by & filed under Conferences, Devices, Multi-screen, News, OTT, Telecompetitor, TV Everywhere

This is the first of two posts about the 2012 International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) in Amsterdam.  As an analyst, I’m just as interested in the macro-level trends as I am the individual vendors and products.  So let’s look at a couple of those trends.  If OTT and 3D television were the big news a couple......

Telecompetitor: AT&T Brings U-verse Second Screen Apps and Social TV into Focus

Posted by & filed under Apps, AT&T, Developer, Multi-screen, Telecompetitor

AT&T announced additional second-screen and social features for its U-verse IPTV service a couple of weeks ago. Judge for yourself whether its U-verse App is an increasingly handy virtual Swiss Army Knife of sorts or whether it might instead be bordering on bloatware… Read the rest of this article on the Tele...