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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...