NPD: 41% of U.S. Tablet Owners Use Tablets for TV Viewing Enhancement

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Tablets are proving to be the long sought after means of making TV viewing a genuinely interactive social experience. According to new market research from The NPD Group, “tablets, especially for younger owners, are an extension of the TV viewing experience.” Fifty-six percent of U.S....Learn More

Accenture: 25% of Consumers Plan to Purchase Connected TV Within a Year

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Viewing TV programming over the Internet is growing, as is demand for more devices and more online content. And consumers are increasingly willing to pay for better access to content, which is reshaping the landscape of the media and entertainment industries, according to the fourth...Learn More

Comcast Corporation, NBCUniversal and Twitter Form Social TV Strategic Partnership

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October 9, 2013 — PHILADELPHIA, PA and SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA, CMCSK), NBCUniversal and Twitter today announced a strategic partnership to more directly connect the millions of Twitter users with television viewing.  In the first step of the partnership, Comcast engineers...Learn More

2013 U.S. College Explorer: Connecting with Increasingly Connected College Students

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College students are a major force when it comes to U.S. consumer spending, a sizable portion of their discretionary spending goes towards information and communications technology (ICT): $117 billion of a grand total of $404 billion in college market spending is discretionary in 2013, up...Learn More

GoogleTV Seeks To Enhance Web TV With Marvell SoC

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They haven’t pinned the tail on the donkey yet, so to speak, but with the digital home entertainment market at stake, Google and collective technology development partners continue to refine Google and enhance the Google TV platform. Early last month, fabless chip designer Marvell Technology...Learn More

Smart TVs Helping Drive the Smart Everything Era

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Smart TV growth will soar this year and next and “the latest technology shift to smart mobile terminals will sooner or later extend into this new market segment,” according to Taiwan’s Topology Research Institute (TRI), which CENS.com details. By “smart mobile terminals” TRI is referring...Learn More