Analyst Insights

Strange Days

July 06, 2016Joel Espelien

Strange Days

Forrest Gump has nothing on me. Through sheer coincidence I spent the past two weeks on holiday in London. As anyone on the planet with a screen now...

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HLS Doing DASH?

June 30, 2016

HLS Doing DASH?

The recent announcement by Apple’s HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) to support the same container format as Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (DASH) is...

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History Has Its Eyes On You

June 28, 2016Joel Espelien

History Has Its Eyes On You

Fascinating drama in Congress this week as Democrats staged a 1960s-style sit-in to protest the legislature’s inability to tackle gun violence...

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Subtracting Ads

June 21, 2016Joel Espelien

Subtracting Ads

The Next TV Summit was held this past week in San Francisco. One panel in particular caught my attention. At the session on reshaping business models...

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June 16, 2016Joel Espelien

The Power of Competition

Dueling announcements from Sony and Microsoft this week around the videogame industry’s big E3 show in Los Angeles. Microsoft revealed an...

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June 15, 2016Joel Espelien

Supply and Demand

Creator edged Destin by a nose to win the 148th running of the Belmont Stakes this weekend. Seems like it was an exciting race. I missed it, and...

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Cardboard Pong

June 09, 2016Joel Espelien

Cardboard Pong

Fun news in the world of VR this week as the Minnesota Twins announced they are going to give away 5,000 team-branded Google Cardboard headsets at...

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Chewbacca Mom

June 01, 2016Joel Espelien

Chewbacca Mom

The future of TV is a funny place. Both funny ‘strange’ and funny as in ‘ha ha.’ At least that’s what I learned watching the Chewbacca Mom...

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All Roads Lead to Rome

May 24, 2016TDG

All Roads Lead to Rome

I finally watched Ex Machina this weekend (and recommend it highly). Science fiction retains a unique power to bring elements of the future to life...

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Brother Can You Spare a Dime?

May 17, 2016Joel Espelien

Brother Can You Spare a Dime?

I just returned from Streaming Media East, held last week in New York, and as always enjoyed checking in with old friends and new acquaintances in...

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