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Category: Next Generation / IPTV

Free CBS IPTV

May 8, 2006 | Author: Ibex Marketing
CBS has jumped on the bandwagon of providing free online video. The network now offers "innertube" which includes a variety of broadcast, special, and behind-the-scenes programming. There's even a Pearl Jam concert from a David Letterman show available. The content segments are interspersed with short commercials (or spots promoting CBS shows). Segments range from a couple of minutes to nearly 50 minutes long in the case of Pearl Jam. Clearly,...

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HDTV IPTV coming in Germany

May 1, 2006 | Author: Ibex Marketing
Germany's Deutsche Telekom has been stringing fiber optic cable throughout ten cities, as part of a $3.7 billion build-out that will eventually cover 50 cities. Test operations are starting this month, with select customers enjoying about 100 channels, both from cable and satellite feeds. Other services include movies on demand and VOIP. One key component is a media receiver from Linksys (now part of Cisco) that has an 80 GB...

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IPTV Links

April 24, 2006 | Author: Ibex Marketing
At the Trenton Computer Festival on Saturday, I gave a talk about "Will Your Next Computer be an HDTV?" Many of the audience members were interested in what I had to say about IPTV and some of my favorite sites for free video over the Internet. At their request, I'm listing the links that I mentioned in my presentation. Sundance Film Festival Shorts: http://festival.sundance.org/2006/watch/index.aspx Yahoo! video search: http://video.search.yahoo.com/ You Tube:...

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IPTV for Free

April 13, 2006 | Author: Ibex Marketing
ABC made headlines when the company started selling popular TV show episodes on iTunes. Now they will be offering the same episodes for free on the ABC.com Web site, as part of a two-month trial. Like the iTunes offerings, the shows will be available the day after they air on broadcast. Unlike the iTunes versions -- which are commercial-free -- the free episodes will include advertising that cannot be skipped...

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New Releases Come Home

March 27, 2006 | Author: Ibex Marketing
Europe looks to be the bellwether in digital entertainment once again. Both Universal Picture and Warner Brothers have announced plans to make major movies available for download at the same time as the DVD version is released for retail sales. The studios hope that this approach will help stem the tide of piracy, just as pay-for-download services such as iTunes have transformed the music industry. Unlike other services that only...

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IPTV for Europe

March 24, 2006 | Author: Ibex Marketing
Microsoft made the news this week over a new deal with Germany's Deutsche Telekom. Starting this summer, Microsoft TV software will be used to deliver television programming and video on demand over a VDSL Internet Protocol network. According to a Reuters report, the service is scheduled to be available in 50 German cities by the end of 2006, and the company forecasts 1 million users by the end of 2007....

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Users Want IPTV

March 14, 2006 | Author: Ibex Marketing
A survey of Internet users shows that they are interested in getting video content from the Internet. A third expressed interest in Google Video and more than 40 percent found Yahoo! Go to be appealing. Most wanted to view content on a computer or laptop, but nearly as many wanted to use a television. An iPod or other cell phone rated much lower. I might have been more skeptical about...

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Happy Camper!

March 8, 2006 | Author: Ibex Marketing
Okay, I know it's not polite to gloat, especially in a setting such as this where I control the content. But something happened last Saturday that made me very happy. As I walked down to the mailbox, I saw two big trucks out on the street, with a giant spool of cable between them. I asked one of the workers what type of cable they were stringing on the poles,...

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Watching the Tiny Screen

March 7, 2006 | Author: Ibex Marketing
I've been one of the skeptics about television on cell phones. A big one. And once again, it appears that the world is only too happy to prove me wrong. Insight Media's Ken Werner reported in last Friday's "Daily Outlook" that a Nokia-sponsored in England shows that people love to watch the telly on their mobile (as they'd say over there). Half of the people who watched their phones did...

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“I Want My IPTV!”

February 27, 2006 | Author: Ibex Marketing
A number of news sources have reported the results from a new survey by Harris Interactive on the subject of IPTV. More than half of the Americans polled said that they had heard of IPTV, and nearly one in five said that they'd sign up for it right away if they could send the images to their TV. Not surprisingly, the most popular reason given for wanting to try IPTV...

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