blinkx, the video search engine, has announced a dedicated blinkx app, as well as an open source blinkx Video Player for the Tizen community. Tizen is an open source, standards-based software platform for mobile devices. The blinkx app, available through the Tizen store, will replicate the look and feel of the recently re-launched blinkx.com, tapping into over 35 million hours [...]
Recent findings from Juniper Research suggest that by 2017, 2 billion mobile and tablet users will watch TV and video on their devices. This is attributed to the growing popularity of short and easily shared video clips, and the increased global uptake of connected devices with faster processors and better displays. The Mobile/Tablet TV & Video: Content, Broadcast & OTT [...]
May 15 2013 | Posted in Articles
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Walt Disney’s ABC, responding to the proliferation of smartphones and tablet computers, will participate in Nielsen’s trial of new technology designed to measure the mobile-TV viewing audience. The test of the Nielsen Online Campaign Ratings system will run through September, the companies said in a joint statement. ABC is seeking to measure audience demographics and the reach and frequency of [...]
The BBC has confirmed that the BBC iPlayer is available on Windows Phone 8 devices. The application – consisting of a shortcut to the mobile optimised website, live tile and media player – can be downloaded for free from the Window Phone Store.
The application will enable users to catch up on their favourite BBC shows on the go.
Belkin has announced the availability of its receiver accessory for Dyle mobile TV which enables live broadcast television content on an Apple iPhone or iPad. Paired with the Dyle TV app, the new Dyle mobile TV receiver makes live broadcast television available, without an Internet connection, to the millions of iOS device users in 37 major markets across the country. [...]
Sandvine, a provider of broadband network solutions, has released its Internet traffic trends report based on data from a selection of Sandvine’s 200-plus service provider customers spanning North America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Caribbean and Latin America and Asia-Pacific. “We predict from this data that 2013 will be the year long-form video will make its move onto mobile networks,” [...]
MobiTV, a specialist in enabling delivery of live and on-demand TV everywhere, has elevated Vice President of Technology Cedric Fernandes to chief technology officer. Over the past eight years, Fernandes has been one of the company’s key technologists helping to drive innovation in the delivery of media to all connected screens. Most recently, in his post as vice president of [...]
The Digital TV Group (DTG), the industry association for digital TV in the UK, has published the first status update of the government-backed Future of Innovation in Television Technology (FITT) Taskforce. Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries, Ed Vaizey MP announced the publication of the update in his keynote speech to delegates at the DTG’s annual Summit: “It’s very [...]
Indian Premier League cricket has gripped mobile audiences in the country, with viewers consuming more than 900,000 hours of video feed averaging at over 42,000 hours daily. According to statistics by mobile TV service nexGTv, the most sought VoD content are the highlights of matches and interesting moments of the T20 cricketing extravaganza, since it began on April 3rd. “As [...]
Adobe has released a broad set of industry data and insights about online video and ad consumption. Key findings in the Digital Index report show that TV Everywhere adoption increased 12-fold; mobile video viewing grew by 300 per cent; Facebook users are seeing twice the level of engagement with video over non-video content; and pre-roll ads now account for 82 [...]