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October 20, 2009

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At the recent Television 3.0 conference in Los Angeles, I was pleased to find some fresh and interesting perspectives on mobile TV from execs at CBS Interactive and their mobile TV partner Transpera.

They set out to dispel some commonly held “truths” regarding behavior on consuming mobile TV based on current research.  For me, it added up to the fact that people are using mobile devices to extend their normal viewing habits, around and outside the home.

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October 16, 2009

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Seems that I wasn't persuasive enough in my discussions at IBC 2009 with Ben Schwarz at VideoNet where we talked about extending pay-TV models into Internet delivery. Overall, I'm happy to be described as living in an alternate reality where sites like today's Hulu do not represent the entire future of video services.

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October 11, 2009

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I got a warm reception this week at the STB 2009 conference in San Jose where many speakers were presenting on the convergence between pay-TV and Internet delivery channels. Also see Jeff Vinson's blog write up. On the topic how to live in a multi-DRM world, I presented it as a challenge from both a technical and a business perspective.

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September 28, 2009

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IBC has always been a platform for showcasing the next big thing in pay TV. Operators come to hear about the latest technology platforms and get a sense of what is real and what is purely in the demo stage. Because of the innovation explosion that has occurred in this industry over the past several years, we were seeing operators actually delay decisions on building out new networks. Too many variables were unresolved.   Operators didn’t want to get stuck with the last MPEG-2 only set-top box.

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