Connected TV, 3D TV and now Smart TV – A steady revolution in TV Technology – Part I

By Nitin Narang | On Tue, Apr 12th, 2011 - No Comments »
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From a passive, dumb device to a connected, intelligent, interactive home entertainment hub, TV technology has unquestionably come a long way in last couple of years. This journey also brought physical changes in Television as plasma made cathode tubes seem pre-historic and then technology shifted gears with LCD and LED bringing unique features, radically thinner form factor, stylish designs. 

Facebook to offer movie rental – adds new facet to social networking

By Nitin Narang | On Fri, Mar 18th, 2011 - No Comments »
Watch Dark Knight on Facebook

Rewind Feb 2004: Social networking service “Facebook” is born with limited membership to Harvard students to share profile photo, personal facts and option to extend network by invitation. Gains instant popularity among students and a new journey begins. Watch Dark Knight on Facebook 7 Years Hence : 2011 –  Facebook is second most popular site on the planet, has more. 

Over the Top (OTT) – Is it for Real : Part II

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Is OTT becoming a reality? Are customers ready to switch off their Pay TV subscription and jump on the OTT bandwagon or is it seen more as a complementary service. In this Part II, let us review opportunities and envisioned future of OTT. OTT as a concept is not new but had been synonyms with low quality content and largely restricted to PC audience but more recently OTT has started to make. 

Over the Top OTT ; Is it for real? Part I

By Nitin Narang | On Mon, Jan 17th, 2011 - No Comments »
Over the Top Ecosystem Players

Is OTT becoming a reality? Are customers ready to switch off their Pay TV subscription and jump on the OTT bandwagon or is it seen more as a complementary service. In this Part I, let us understand the current landscape, what exactly is OTT and its current set of challenges Over the Top Ecosystem Players Current Landscape: With the convenience of anytime viewing through catch up service. 

Google TV (GTV): Android based media powerhouse bringing web to your TV

Google TV

Google is definitely not the first to bring web to TV with similar offerings by Apple, Microsoft and other CE manufacturers (connected TV – Samsung, LG etc) in the past but what differentiates GTV is essentially its open nature and a shift away from the walled garden approach. Google TV brings an open platform build on android, full version support for Flash 10.1 (access ready for. 

Media Genie: The Content Aggregator

By Nitin Narang | On Sun, Nov 28th, 2010 - No Comments »
VOD Content Portal

Beginning of 21st Century has seen tremendous growth of Internet and similarly exponential growth in generation, publication and consumption of online video content. While option to access and consume media services anytime, anywhere and on any connected device has benefited consumers with added convenience, it has also opened interesting opportunities and commercial models in the user driven,. 

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