In a research note Wednesday, Brian White of Topeka Capital Markets says the “iTV” will be 60 inches on the diagonal, but could also come in 50- and 55-inch versions. Apple will also release a small “iRing” that fits on the viewer’s finger, allowing the user to control the screen by pointing, White says.
Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook said technology for televisions was of “intense interest” but stressed the company’s efforts would unfold gradually amid speculation the iPad and iPhone maker was on the brink of unveiling a revolutionary iTV.
There’s a “You say potato, I say potahto’ scenario going on in interactive TV. The term ITV is used to refer to two types of interactivity: one dealing with usage, the other with technology. “Interactive television is about engaging with content [on the TV], not the hardware [with which you engage],” said Ashley Swartz, senior VP-ITV practice lead at Digitas. “TV is the next great disruptor, which is a paradox, as advertisers look at it as their anchor.”
Canada’s largest telecommunications companies are squaring off in a fight about the future of television. Rogers Communications Inc. and BCE Inc. are in talks with Apple Inc. to become Canadian launch partners for its much-hyped Apple iTV, a product that has the potential to revolutionize TV viewing by turning conventional televisions into gigantic iPads.
Apple’s suppliers are preparing to ship materials the computer giant’s new iTV set in the first quarter to meet Apple’s goal of launching the set in the third quarter, according to a report.
ITV, the U.K.’s largest commercial television network, will streamline its distribution chain using channel-in-a-box content delivery based on Miranda Technologies’ iTX solution. ITV’s move to an IT-based system will begin with its new Red Button interactive video services, which are due to launch later this year. The new system will offer much greater playout flexibility, […]
BSkyB, ITV and Channel 4 have joined U.S. broadcasters including ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC in successfully stopping London-based Internet video service FilmOn from showing their channels without permission.