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Bletchley Park in 360: See inside Britain's Enigma-breaking HQ - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - June 23, 2016
CNET takes you on an immersive VR tour of Bletchley Park, where Alan Turing and his colleagues smashed Nazi encryptions in World War II.

Major blow for TNS in Russia

BroadbandTVNews - June 23, 2016

Russia’s State Duma has passed a bill banning foreign-owned companies from undertaking TV audience measurement research in the country. Read the story »

Faraday Future will test self-driving cars in California...even though it doesn't yet have a car - Roadshow

CNET Media 2.0 - June 23, 2016
This is the next major move for the mysterious, self-described Tesla competitor.

Cablevision gives subscribers a little part of France

BroadbandTVNews - June 23, 2016

Altice is to give subscribers to its newly acquired Cablevision network their own taste of the fifth republic. Read the story »

TVN outlines on demand strategy

BroadbandTVNews - June 23, 2016

The Polish national commercial broadcaster TVN plans to produce more content exclusively for its on demand service Player.pl. Read the story »

Your next ride around the Nürburgring could be in a 200-mph Jaguar F-Type SVR - Roadshow

CNET Media 2.0 - June 23, 2016
€295 will buy you a 30-minute ride 'round the 'Ring with a professional driver at the helm.

Availability of streaming content drives cord cutting

BroadbandTVNews - June 23, 2016

As consumers find themselves with a wider variety of OTT content options, price is becoming less of a factor in the decision to cut the cord with pay TV providers while content availability increasingly drives decision-making. Read the story »

European co-productions get better VOD distribution than national films

BroadbandTVNews - June 23, 2016

European co-productions get better VOD distribution than national films, however, they travel less well than US films, according to the latest research by the European Audiovisual Observatory. Read the story »

Netflix improvecd streaming efficiency shows in Sandvine data

BroadbandTVNews - June 23, 2016

Netflix represented 35.2% of traffic on North America fixed networks, according to Sandvine’s Global Internet Phenomena Report: Latin America & North America. Read the story »

Instagram will soon automatically translate foreign languages in-app - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - June 23, 2016
User bios, comments and captions written in foreign languages will begin to be automatically translated to the user's native language in the ever-popular app.

MPAA opposes EU’s plans for digital single market

BroadbandTVNews - June 23, 2016

Not surprisingly, the American movie studios are arming themselves against proposal of the European Commission to create a common digital market without frontiers. Read the story »

Euro 2016: Polsat could face investigation

BroadbandTVNews - June 23, 2016

The president of Poland’s Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) has asked Cyfrowy Polsat and Telewizja Polsat to provide information about their activities with respect to the transmission of Euro 2016. Read the story »

Banaxi widens reach in Slovakia

BroadbandTVNews - June 23, 2016

The VOD provider Banaxi has entered into an agreement with the Slovak operator Dsidata. Read the story »

White Paper: Cardless without Compromise

BroadbandTVNews - June 23, 2016


As the business of pay television has developed over the last several decades, content protection systems like conditional access (CAS) and digital rights management (DRM) have emerged and evolved to protect it. Read the story »

Want to develop an app but have no expertise? Google now has a course for you - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - June 23, 2016
Google and Udacity say they can turn you into an Android developer in 165 hours.

How the sex life of screwworm flies saved billions - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - June 22, 2016
Research conducted in the 1950s came under ridicule, but over the decades since has done more for agriculture than anyone could have guessed.

Smell: The final frontier for mobile senses

Reuters Technology - June 22, 2016
For more than a decade, tech developers have been working towards harnessing the power of smell for apps and devices. As tech correspondent Jeremy Wagstaff reports from Singapore, it's one thing to get your phone to produce an aroma, but enabling it to sniff things out for itself is a whole other kettle of fish.

'Game of Thrones' stars to net $500,000 per episode next season, says report - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - June 22, 2016
Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Kit Harington, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Emilia Clarke have just secured themselves a nice new deal, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Airbnb, Lyft among tech companies pledging to White House diversity initiative - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - June 22, 2016
The Obama Administration looks to change the landscape of technology and business by focusing on inclusion and diversity.

"Discovery, Personalization and the TV User Experience" at The TV of Tomorrow Show 2016

TVOT Feed - June 22, 2016

[itvt] is pleased to present an audio recording plus slideshow of the TVOT SF 2016 session, "Discovery, Personalization and the TV User Experience." The session was described in the show brochure as follows:

"This session will explore the latest developments in television search and recommendations technologies, metadata creation and management techniques, and personalization strategies, in an attempt to ascertain how these developments are being brought together to shape the TV user experience of tomorrow. In addition, panelists will examine the extent to which curation (by human beings rather than by algorithms) will continue to play a crucial role in matching viewers with the programming that appeals to them, and will also debate the extent to which audience discovery--i.e. methodologies through which programming offerings find their target audiences through data and human know-how--could play an even more important role in TV's future than content discovery." Panelists included:

  • Susan Crouse, Director of Product Management, Alticast
  • Campbell Foster, Director of Product Marketing, Adobe
  • Kimberly Hicks, VP of Product Management, Viacom
  • Gerard Kunkel, Managing Partner, Next Media Partners (Moderator)
  • Andre Swanston, CEO, Tru Optik
  • Tyler Winton, VP of Client Services, Digitalsmiths

(Note: a big thank you to Martin Focazio, Head of Strategy and Business Consulting at EPAM Systems, for his help in the conceptualization of this session.)

NOTE: A video of this session is available for purchase. Please contact tracyswedlow@gmail.com to inquire.

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