Kindle Fire


By Steve Donohue, for [itvt]
Dish Network won’t deploy new streaming video set-tops to launch a virtual pay TV service since it will be able to run on existing connected TV devices, Chairman Charlie Ergen said Wednesday. “If you have a smart TV or [Chromecast] or Roku box or Kindle Fire, you don’t need us to roll a truck. It can be immediate,” Ergen said on Dish’s first-quarter earnings call. Dish signed a landmark distribution deal with Walt Disney Co...

Will on Wednesdays: Get Off Your Ads and Mobilize! - Part 2: Multi-Screen Orchestration Tunes Up

Moving from an Era of " What's in Your Wallet? " to " Who's Your Mobile Wallet? "
In our last installment , we looked at how Apple, with its vertically integrated products, identity architecture and cloud stack, may very well be the first company to bridge the TV advertising to mobile retail experience divide. From Apple TV to Passbook, we anticipate the company will opportunistically optimize their iAds platform -- using the awareness-generating power of TV ad impressions to both mobilize and shift branded experiences to the iPhone in as few clicks as possible.

Interactive TV News Round-Up (III): Sling Media, Kindle Fire, Teletext Holidays, Humax, Turner, iStreamPlanet

--Sling Media Brings TV Placeshifting to Amazon's Kindle Fire Tablet
--Teletext Holidays Launches Interactive TV App on Humax's Internet-Connected Freeview HD STB's
--Turner Broadcasting Invests in OTT Video Company, iStreamPlanet
Due to the large volume of news generated by the recent 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and other factors, we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. We anticipate that it will take us several more days to process all the news from the show: so if your company has sent us a press release or briefed us on an announcement, and you don't yet see your news covered in this issue,...