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Top Three Trends from IBC

Top Three Trends from IBC

The international Broadcasting Convention (IBC) finished up last month, attracting a record crowd of over 55,000 attendees to Amsterdam.

2014 World Cup: the Perfect Match of Audience, Content, and Digital

2014 World Cup: the Perfect Match of Audience, Content, and Digital

This article originally appeared on June 13, 2014 in Streaming Media.  Although Super Bowl XLVIII was essentially decided in the first 30 minutes, it drew 111.5 million television viewers and 2.3 million online viewers, and was attended by more than 82,000 fans. These sound like impressive numbers—until you consider the World Cup.

Amazon: The Phone of the Future?

Amazon: The Phone of the Future?

Amazon is set to unveil an innovative new product on Wednesday, June 18, and rumor has it the device may be Amazon’s first attempt at a phone. But reports are circulating that the device is no ordinary phone; it could be a smartphone with 3D interface that moves as the user tilts their head. If all this buzz is more than mere hearsay, it co...

SmackDown: Is OTT on the Ropes?

SmackDown: Is OTT on the Ropes?

WWE made headlines again on Friday, though not necessarily the spotlight that Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon was hoping. With fanfare and anticipation from both wrestling fans and industry observers, WWE launched the WWE Network in February. Despite the bumpy start, the service signed up 667,000 subscribers.

House Aereo

House Aereo

As I mentioned in my "Anytime, Anywhere, Any Device -- Advanced Mobile Developments" NAB Super Session panel, the biggest news was HBO GO falling over during the Game of Thrones season premiere, its second in the past couple of months.

Apple and Comcast: Opposites Attract?

Apple and Comcast: Opposites Attract?

Apple and TV. When those words are mentioned in the same sentence, tech and media industry watchers take note. So while it's not the Apple TV news we've been anxiously awaiting, rumors that Apple is in talks with Comcast about a streaming relationship are understandably getting a lot of attention.