Posts Categorized: Conferences

(Belated) Happy New Year

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

This was important!

Where else, but at CES!

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 2014 Developer Summit!
  • The 2014 Consumer Telematics Show, all about the Connected Car!
  • New TV software, with features that might actually be useful!
  • The battle of the Whole Home TV giants!
  • Giant curved TV sets!

And much much more.

Telecompetitor: Cisco, Cox, AT&T, and DISH Network at CES 2013

Posted by & filed under Apps, AT&T, Blog, Cisco, Conferences, Cox, Developer, DISH, IPTV, Multiscreen, Operators, Telecompetitor.

At CES 2013, Cisco held an event which included demos of Cox Communications new Cisco video gateway, a Cox TV app on the iPad, and a new EPG. DISH Network launched a new version of its Hopper whole home DVR and AT&T held its 2013 Developer Summit. Read the rest of the article on Telecompetitor…

Telecompetitor: Verizon FiOS TV and Redbox Instant at CES 2013

Posted by & filed under Applications, Blog, Conferences, Devices, IPTV, Motorola, Multiscreen, Operators, Samsung, Telecompetitor, Verizon.

At CES 2013, Verizon Communications showed off a variety of updates for its FiOS TV service, as well as a demonstration of the forthcoming Redbox Instant service from the Verizon-Coinstar joint venture. Read this article on Telecompetitor…

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 post on Telecompetitor.

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 initiatives – some of which are poised to launch during 2013 – as well as a peek into the near future. Read the entire article on Telecompetitor….

Telecompetitor: For OTT, there’s strength in numbers

Posted by & filed under Blog, Conferences, Industry Research, Telecompetitor.

The results of two significant online video consumer studies were presented at the recent TelcoTV conference, and highlights from NBC Universal’s online video research from the 2012 London Olympics were also published. The numbers say that the demise of pay TV has been greatly over-exaggerated, and the potential for multiscreen services is clear, including for pay TV operators. Read the rest of this post at Telecompetitor…

Telecompetitor: It’s All Sand at the 2012 Digital Home Summit

Posted by & filed under broadband, Conferences, Networking, Telecompetitor.

When I was asked to introduce the Digital Home Summit session entitled “TV Everywhere in the Home” a week ago, I thought it sounded simple enough.  Until I met the presenters, Steve Palm, Senior Technical Director from the chip maker Broadcom; and Richard Wagner, a Director of Applied Network Technologies at Corning – and asked them what they could possibly have had in common.  One of them instantly exclaimed “Sand!”  What does sand have to do with the Digital Home?  As it turns out, everything…

Read the rest of the article on Telecompetitor

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 entries in both.  This article looks at offerings from Viaccess-Orca, Cisco (with NDS), Nagra, and Motorola.

Read the rest of the original post on Telecompetitor.

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 of years ago, then this year it was multi-screen TV…

See the original post on Telecompetitor…

Telecompetitor: Alcatel-Lucent 2012 Technology Symposium

Posted by & filed under Alcatel-Lucent, Apps, Blog, Conferences, Multi-screen, News, Telecompetitor.

Note: I now have the privilege to blog for Telecompetitor, an active telecommunications industry news and information resource. This is my first entry. I’ll be making entries twice every month, and linking to them from here. – Steve Hawley

Alcatel-Lucent’s annual industry analyst meeting took place against a challenging backdrop. Since the company’s creation in 2006, Alcatel-Lucent has had just one profitable year (2011), and the current economic slump – particularly in Europe – won’t help in 2012….

Read the rest of this article at the Telecompetitor site!