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Links Week Starting 4th July 2022

by Bob Raikes

Every week we see some articles that don’t really need comment or are just plain interesting. Here are a few from the first part of this week. (I’m still catching up after Display Week!) …

Tags:Asus| ATSC| Awards| Consoles| Desktop Monitors| Digital Photography| Game Playing| Google| iPhone| MSI| Netflix| Nvidia| Right to Repair| Samsung| STBs| Vodafone

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Roku / Netflix Acquisition Rumor

by Bob Raikes

What They Say Last week there were rumours that Roku was to be bought by Neflix. Commentators speculated that Netflix could use such an acquisition to accelerate its expected advertising-subsidised membership plans. From Roku’s …

Tags:Mergers & Acquisitions| Netflix| Roku

Links mid-Week Week Ending 3rd June 2022

by Bob Raikes

Every week we see some articles that don’t really need comment or are just plain interesting. Here are a few from the middle and end of this week. Samsung Display to fully exit from …

Tags:Apple| Asus| Desktop Monitors| HP Inc| LCD Fabs| Location-based Entertainment (LBE)| Microsoft| Netflix| Russia| Samsung| Samsung Display| Streaming Dongles| TVs (TV Sets)| Virtual Reality| Xiaomi

Been Underground? Netflix Had a Bad Week

by Bob Raikes

You’d have to have been underground helping to recover pot-holers or trapped miners not to have seen the flood of news this week following a plummet in the stock price of Netflix after it …

Tags:Investment| Netflix| OTT Video| Streaming Video| SVOD

Home Entertainment Viewing Keeps Growing

by Andy Marken

Just in case you don’t know it, I live in Silicon Valley and have worked in the technology industry like forever. It’s good because you get to see new things born and grow rapidly …

Tags:Netflix| OTT Video| Pay TV| Sports and Stadiums| Streaming Video

For Streaming Media, Everything Old Is New Again

by Pete Putman

A story published March 9 at Forbes illustrates how the video streaming landscape continues to shift dramatically. What started out largely as a science experiment 18 years ago with YouTube has now become the …

Tags:Broadcast| Disney| Netflix| Streaming Video| USA

Streaming is Old at Two

by Andy Marken

Looking down from the top of the Hollywood Hills, it’s impossible to imagine what a beating the Media & Entertainment (M&E) industry has taken in recent years. According to many, it’s all been caused …

Tags:Amazon| Disney| Movies & Content| Netflix| Streaming Video| SVOD

Qualcomm is adding AV1 support

by Bob Raikes

What They Say Qualcomm is reported by Protocol Entertainment to be developing a chip, the SM8550, due at the end of the year or later, that will support AV1 native decoding. The article reports …

Tags:Codecs| HBO| Netflix| Qualcomm| Samsung| YouTube

Content is a Small Part of Streaming Leadership

by Andy Marken

Shortly after Tim Berners-Lee launched the world’s first web site, someone made the profound statement that, “if it’s on the Internet, it should be free!” So, how’s that working out for you? “Head down, …

Tags:Amazon| Apple| Netflix| Streaming Video| SVOD

Links Week Ending 4th February 2022

by Bob Raikes

Every week we see some articles that don’t really need comment or are just plain interesting. Here are (quite!) a few from the second part of this week. Amazon Prime Video overtakes Netflix in …

Tags:Amazon| Desktop Monitors| E Ink| Google| HP Inc| Iiyama| Netflix| OLED TVs| Operating Systems| Philips| Reorganisation & Restructuring| Samsung| sony| Testing| The Metaverse| ViewSonic| Xiaomi

Links Week Starting 24th January 2022

by Bob Raikes

Every week we see some articles that don’t really need comment or are just plain interesting. Here are a few from the first part of this week. Sky Is Largest TV Company by Revenue …

Tags:Apple| Desktop Monitors| Ericsson| Europe| Game Playing| Google| Litigation| Netflix| Patents| Sky| Streaming Dongles| SVOD| The Metaverse| ViewSonic| Windows

Links Week Starting 17th January 2022

by Bob Raikes

Every week we see some articles that don’t really need comment or are just plain interesting. Here are a few from the first part of this week. Here’s a nice VFX show reel if …

Tags:Cinema| Colour Grading| Desktop Monitors| Digital Signage| Google| HDR - High Dynamic Range| Netflix| OLEDs| Operating Systems| Pricing| Retail| USA