Analyst Insights

June 18, 2008

Mixed Messages from Time Warner Cable

Time Warner Cable has recently announced two moves which could have a dramatic effect on the nascent world of broadband video. The first, announced...

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May 22, 2008

Yes, PayTV Operators, Be Afraid – Be Very, Very Afraid!

Four or five years ago, I attended a CTAM panel discussion on the digital transition featuring, among others, the SVP of technology for Comcast...

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May 20, 2008Michael Greeson

A Few Not-So-Common Thoughts on the Netflix Set-Top Box Announcement

By now you've heard the news that Netflix has released a $99 Roku-manufactured Internet-enabled set-top box. To summarize the news: The set-top box...

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May 16, 2008Michael Greeson

Rapid Price Erosion Needed to Ensure Blu-ray’s Viability

You've likely seen the flood of articles reporting that widespread adoption of Blu-ray players will be "delayed" due to higher-than-acceptable retail...

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April 04, 2008

BBC’s iPlayer a Model for U.S. Networks?

There's a lot of angst in Hollywood at the moment over broadband video. With video advertising models online in their infancy, the content providers...

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February 21, 2008Michael Greeson

The Rapid Demise of HD DVD and the Trail of Embarrassed Analysts Left Behind

Unless you've been hiding under a rock the past few days, you are aware that Toshiba will "no longer develop, manufacture, and market HD DVD players...

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February 14, 2008

The Missing Piece at CES, Redux

After the 2006 Consumer Electronic Show, I wrote a TDG Opinion out the profusion of connected, multifunction devices which seemed to be bringing more...

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January 15, 2008Michael Greeson

A Quick Take on Take 2

At the Macworld Expo in San Francisco, Apple today announced two updates to its digital video strategy. First, iTunes will now feature movie rentals...

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January 03, 2008Michael Greeson

Apple TV – So When Exactly is Showtime?

Much has been made about how poorly Apple TV has performed. Though the Company has yet to release specific numbers, consensus suggests sales have...

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December 11, 2007

Disney & Macrovision Could Help Get the Guide on the Map

As those of you who have read my writings or heard me speak will attest, I have long maligned the PayTV industry for their failure to provide useful...

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