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The Online Reporter no. 963

 

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KEY ISSUES

Panasonic, Samsung, LG Start an Avalanche of Ultra HD Premium TVs

Comment about this item: Ever wonder how products can be put on the market as soon as, and often before, a new industry standard has been completed?

In the case of this item it’s because Samsung and its chip suppliers, which in this case could be Samsung’s gigantic semiconductor division, are deeply involved in developing the standard. They know what the specifications will be before the specs are completed.

Social Streaming Will Be a Game Changer’

Virtual Reality from Hulu Is Coming

UltraHD Premium’ Might Smell Sweeter with a Different Name

 

PAY TV FIGHTS BACK

Time Warner Taking a Page from the Netflix Playbook

AT&T Harvests DirecTV Content for Unlimited Mobile Data Offer

 

4K/UHD (ULTRA HIGH DEFINITION)

How Good Are the New UltraHD Premium TV Sets?

UltraHD Premium Takes Only about 5%-20% More Bandwidth than 4K

Rumblings about 4K Blu-ray Players

Funai Launches Philips Brand UHD Blu-ray Player

 

OTT SERVICES, APPS AND SCREENS

Anthem Sports & Entertainment Is a Next Generation Media Company

We’re Seeing the Great Unbundling’ Occur

Kids Are Growing Up in a Completely Different Entertainment Ecosystem

Starz Is Jumping on the OTT Bandwagon

CBS and Warner Brothers Consider CW Online Options

NBC Wants Reality Check’ on Netflix by Revealing Ratings

Hulu Shines Light on Dead TV Revivals

Nielsen Not Measuring Up for NBC Universal

 

ORIGINAL ONLINE VIDEOS

MCNs Are Now Media Companies

Snapchat Has Some Notable New Users

Periscope Live Video Now Available Via Twitter Feed

Amazon Originals Recognition and Viewing Is Up

Huffington Post Sees Need to Change Video Approach

SeeSo Won’t Be NBC’s Only Niche Streaming Service

 

ENABLING TECHNOLOGIES

BROADBAND BEAT

FCC Flunks US on Broadband Deployment Efforts

 

HOME NETWORKING

Home Network Update from CES

TP-Link Shows World’s First Router with Wi-Fi 11ad (WiGig)

Sigma Designs Announces Two Major G.hn Wins

MaxLinear Announces 1 Gbps MoCA 2.0 Chips

 

LIES, DAMN LIES AND STATISTICS

Millennials Won’t Grow Out’ of Their Preferences for OTT

Deloitte Predicts 10X More Gigabit Connections in 2016

ESPN’s Prospects as a Direct-to-Consumer Offering Look Dim

Subscription Internet TV Services Now in 12% of Homes in France

Verizon’s FiOS Tops Netflix’s ISP Speed Rankings

VR Headset Sales to Soar in 2016

 

DIGI GRAMS

Minority-Targeted Programming Totally Antiquated’

YouTubers Drive Commerce better than Models

Streaming Costs on the Rise for OTT Providers as Viewers Stream More Content

Everything Will Change in 2018

Live Streaming Virtual Reality? It’s Coming

Another Teaser From Netflix

Wireless 3D TVs Appear at CES

Five Factors That’ll Erode US TV Market in 2016

Not One Person Mentioned Vessel at CES. What Happened?

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