Archive for the 'Mobile TV' Category

Amazon’s TV Box: Next Week

Posted by Sam Churchill on March 27th, 2014

Amazon’s TV set-top box is coming next week, says Amazon has invited reporters to gather for an “update on our video business” in New York next Wednesday, April 2. Amazon is considering a free (or not), advertising-supported streaming television and music-video service, a departure from its strategy of linking video to its $99-a-year Prime […]

Dish in Merger Talks with Sprint?

Posted by Sam Churchill on March 27th, 2014

Japan’s SoftBank is in talks with Dish Network on a fixed wireless broadband partnership, the chief executive officer of SoftBank told Reuters on Thursday. Dish, which has some 55 MHz of frequencies, mostly in the 2GHz, would likely use some of Clearwire’s 120 MHz of frequencies in the 2.6 GHz band. Dish, of course, is […]

MobiTV: Chromecast Competitor?

Posted by Sam Churchill on February 25th, 2014

MobiTV announced a collaboration with Jabil Circuit to develop an HDMI dongle similar to Google’s Chromecast to wireless carriers. It can deliver video programming to multiple devices in subscriber homes, including TVs, tablets and smartphones, says FierceCable. The HDMI dongle would help wireless operators increase the average revenue per user (ARPU) in the connected home. […]

Sochi Winter Olympics Open

Posted by Sam Churchill on February 7th, 2014

The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics start tonight, notes the Washington Post. But if you’re among the 9 percent of U.S. households who have broadband but don’t subscribe to paid television, it will be nearly impossible to (legally) watch the games online this year. That’s because while NBC is streaming all of the events live online, […]

Amazon Into Video Ads via FreeWheel

Posted by Sam Churchill on February 5th, 2014

Amazon is laying the foundation for a giant video advertising business, says Re/Code. According to eMarketer, Amazon’s ad revenue is expected to top $800 million in 2013, which represents only about one percent of Amazon’s overall revenue. Today, however, Amazon announced a deal with video ad company FreeWheel to provide the technology for Amazon to […]

Sprint Spark: Firestarter or Blowing Smoke?

Posted by Sam Churchill on February 5th, 2014

In a blog post, Sprint CTO Stephen Bye says the company’s Spark upgrades should ultimately allow for maximum downstream speeds of 180 Mbps “by late next year.” While Sprint may have bandwidth to burn, many major markets are still waiting for any flavor of Sprint LTE to launch, including Sprint’s slower (5 Mhz x 2) […]