TDG 3-Minute Reads

September 18, 2007

IBC 3: A Few Afterthoughts and Reflections

As I sit here on the plane returning to the U.S. after a most enjoyable IBC, I find myself thinking about the state of the digital media industry as...


September 14, 2007

IBC-2: Of Guides, Graphics, and Quality

Amsterdam was the focus of the European media technology world this weekend with vendors, operators, and content providers crowding the 12 halls of...


September 13, 2007

IBC-1: Trapped in IPTV Land

Up until the very last pre-show panel session at IBC, I felt trapped in "IPTV-land." Speaker after speaker lambasted the open Internet as a medium...


September 12, 2007TDG

The MTV/Rhapsody Deal Confirms It: The iPod is Doomed

Last month, MTV and Real Networks announced a new music service partnership, Rhapsody America. By combining MTV's substantial media presence with...


August 02, 2007Michael Greeson

The Format Wars are Over… Well, Maybe Not

During the recent Electronics Merchants Association Home Media Expo 2007 in Las Vegas, I participated in a panel hosted by the HD DVD Promotional...


July 26, 2007

Quality! Who Cares? Give Me Choice

Barely a day goes by without a wide variety of companies announcing new or enhanced online video offerings. For example: CBS announced it will be...


July 11, 2007Michael Greeson

What the TiVo/Amazon Announcement Really Means

As our clients will testify, TDG's predictions and prognostications have in most cases turned out to be accurate - in some cases, eerily so. In terms...


June 26, 2007Michael Greeson

Premature Prognostication? On Blockbuster’s Decision to Drop HD-DVD

The News Last week, Blockbuster announced that it would carry high-definition DVDs in only the Blu-ray format, at least in its brick-and-mortar...


June 14, 2007

A Comcastic Mistake

As a digital media technology analyst, I get the chance to look at a wide variety of electronic program guides (EPGs), a privilege which allows me...


April 12, 2007TDG

Vonage – An Anachronism or an Antecedent?

Stephen M. Dye, Consulting Analyst Hats off to Vonage. It didn't just jump on the VoIP bandwagon; it created it, and for that the company deserves a...