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Category: Next Generation / IPTV

Olympic IPTV

February 23, 2006 | Author: Ibex Marketing
According to a report on the NewYorkBusiness.com site, NBC reports that their NBCOlympics.com Web site has had 261.1 million pages hits since it opened. More importantly, it has delivered 6.4 million video streams totalling 72,000 hours of video. This is double the amount of video streamed during the Athens Olympics. At a time when Olympic broadcast ratings seem to be slumping, video delivered over the Internet is taking off. Why?...

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IPTV for Toons

February 17, 2006 | Author: Ibex Marketing
Our youngest child is almost a doctor, so it has been a long time since we've had Saturday morning cartoons playing at our house. Yet I confess that I've always had a fascination with animated programming. As they have progressed from Crusader Rabbit to Yogi Bear to Rug Rats to Digimon, there have been interesting developments in artistic style and content that I think reflect some broader changes in our...

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Alfred Poor at TCF ’06

February 16, 2006 | Author: Ibex Marketing
I'll be the Featured Technical Speaker at the Trenton Computer Festival on April 22, 2006, at the College of New Jersey in Ewing Township, New Jersey. The show started in 1976, making this the oldest computer show in the country. There are two days of programs and an enormous computer and electronic flea market that has to be seen to be believed. My topic is "Will Your Next Computer Be...

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Is IPTV for Real?

February 8, 2006 | Author: Ibex Marketing
Verizon is making news by rolling out its Fios TV service in various test markets around the country. But many people don't realize that IPTV -- television over the Internet -- is already well-established in some places. "now Broadband" is a service based in Hong Kong that serves more than 500,000 subscribers, mostly in southeast Asia. The service offers more than 80 channels, including CNN, HBO, Disney Channel, CNBC, ESPN,...

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Networked HDTV

February 2, 2006 | Author: Ibex Marketing
I recently wrote about televisions that will have satellite service receivers built-in. A company named Digitrex is taking a different approach, and one that I think may ultimately be more successful. They are building network support into their LCD HDTVs. They come ready to connect to both wired and wireless (802.11b/g WiFi) networks. They are Microsoft "Plays for sure" certified, which means that they will automatically find Windows Media PCs...

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One Less Network

January 30, 2006 | Author: Ibex Marketing
Last week, CBS and Warner Brothers announced that they will combine the UPN and WB broadcast networks to create a joint venture that will be called CW. The new network will start broadcasting in the fall of 2006, at which time the other two networks will shut down. CW programs will include some of the more popular content from the UPN and WB lineups. Many cities currently have both networks,...

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IPTV: Think Small!

January 27, 2006 | Author: Ibex Marketing
IPTV -- Internet Protocol TV -- holds out the promise of "what you want to watch, where you want to watch it, when you want to watch it." And it continues to be the hot topic of the year. The latest development is a new dramatic series developed by CBS and sponsored by Pontiac. The startling detail about the show that started airing this week is that the episodes are...

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CES 2006: HDTV Conference

January 13, 2006 | Author: Ibex Marketing
Wow -- where did this week go? I've been digging through all the information I picked up at CES in Las Vegas (plus catching up on all the work that accumulates when you're away from your desk for a week). And I still haven't given a summary of the HDTV Business Conference that was held on Wednesday, January 4, sponsored by Insight Media and Elliot Schlam Associates. It was an...

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CES 2006: Wireless HDTV Is Possible

January 12, 2006 | Author: Ibex Marketing
One of the big themes at CES 2006 was IPTV. Digital TV transmissions already take digitized image data and send it out as packets, so it's a small step to apply the Internet Protocol -- IP -- to the process so that you can use standard Internet and network transmission systems to move programming from somewhere to your screen, whether it's from a server that the "broadcaster" runs, or from...

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Network Your HDTVs

January 4, 2006 | Author: Ibex Marketing
Instead of connecting the televisions in your home to a cable or satellite service, or to a rooftop antenna, you may soon just connect them to a computer network. ED Digital is a new company that is introducing its Digitrex line of HDTVs that work with Microsoft's Windows Media Connect technology so that you can distribute digital entertainment throughout your home. As I see it, one of the major obstacles...

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