Vol 24 - Issue 11


Sony to Stop PlayStation 3 Production This Month

by Alan Spencer

You might not have realised that it is was still being made, but after a little more than 10 years on the market, Sony is to phase out the PlayStation 3 with production stopping …

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Worldwide AR and VR Headset Market Expecting 58% CAGR

by Alan Spencer

According to IDC, the worldwide AR and VR headset device market will reach 99.4 million units in 2021, a rise of nearly 10-times from the 10.1 million units shipped in 2016. This represents a …

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Notebook Shipments Rise in February

by Alan Spencer

Digitimes Research reports that the top five notebook brand vendors in the world, saw their combined shipments rise by 20% in February compared to the previous month, and rise 22% compared to the previous …

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Sky Media Introduces Real-Time Advertising

by Alan Spencer

The Sky Audio Visual Exchange can now give buyers of advertising the capability to make decisions in real-time on Sky’s owned and operated TV and VoD services. During the pilot phase, Omnicom bought advertising …

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US Pay-TV Subscribers Becoming Increasingly Dissatisfied

by Alan Spencer

Research from Parks Associates reveals that 20% of US pay-TV subscribers are dissatisfied with their service, and this represents a 100% increase since early2013. The research also indicates that only a third of pay-TV …

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Cisco and Sky to Launch OnPrime TV

by Alan Spencer

A new app, OnPrime TV, developed by Cisco in collaboration with Sky and supported by Encompass Digital Media, is now available in the UK, Italy and Germany on Apple TV. Viewers can now access …

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Wurl TV Added to TiVo

by Alan Spencer

In the US, Wurl TV’s Internet-delivered programming has been added to TiVo’s cable TV and retail set-top boxes. Wurl TV network adds new channels such as IGN TV, Newsy, Baeble Music TV, the ALT …

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Ooredoo Launches 4K TV in the Middle East with Harmonic

by Alan Spencer

Ooredoo, a telecommunications operator based in Qatar, has launched a 4K TV service in the Middle East using Harmonic’s Electra VS convergent video system. Ooredoo’s new multiscreen channels, called FunBox UHD and C4K360, offer …

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Evolution Digital Uses TiVo to Deliver eGuide

by Alan Spencer

Evolution Digital has signed a renewal agreement with TiVo to deploy eGuide, a newly designed IPG. The IPG is powered by TiVo Metadata, a navigation scheme which is like TiVo’s current iGuide. The eGuide …

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North America Sees Pay-TV Subscriber Losses

by Alan Spencer

North Americans are switching from pay-TV to Internet delivered TV services, but at different rates. In the US, Leichtman Research Group reported that the largest pay-TV providers, representing about 95% of the market, lost …

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LED Device Under Development that both Emits and Detects Light

by Arthur Berman

A team of researchers lead by Moonsub Shim, a professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign, IL), is developing a novel type of LED. The so-called nanorod LED is …

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Nanosys Wins Third Film Maker in China

by Bob Raikes

Nanosys has announced that it has signed Exciton in China, said to be a leading maker of diffuser films, to make Nanosys QDEF film. The company is ready for mass production and will buy …

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