It’s the end of April and recent news is all about connectivity. This week we saw some exciting coverage of streaming entertainment in the Internet Era with new offerings from service providers to allow for more multi-screen experiences. Software continues to evolve and help consumers access content anytime, anywhere, on any device. The week comes to an exciting close with the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. It’s a spectacle sure to have the whole world watching…did you?
April 28, 2011 By Ryan Lawler, NewTeeVee
Comcast has drastically expanded the amount of TV content available through its VOD service, now with all four major broadcasters on board with current-season TV programming available to subscribers. But more important than the addition of new content is some technology that will enable content providers to better track and monetize shows that Comcast subscribers are tuning into on demand.
April 28, 2011 By Ron Frankel, Mashable
The TV industry is at a turning point, and it’s no surprise that this shift is causing operator and programming executives to aggressively rethink conventional wisdom and come up with new ideas to address changing consumer habits.
April 18, 2011 By Janko Roettgers, GigaOM
Netflix will introduce additional streaming plans later this year that will offer the ability to stream to multiple devices simultaneously, according to a FAQ for investors published on the company’s website. Details are still to be determined, but the offering could look like a cell phone family plan, with an option to add additional accounts at a lower price point.
April 20, 2011 Travel+Leisure
Travel + Leisure magazine announced the winners of its 2011 Tech Awards, featuring both the Motorola XOOM and Motorola ATRIX 4G in the Best Tablet and Best Smartphone categories.
April 28, 2011 By Doug Gross, CNN
Fear not. The British royal family is making sure that anyone with access to the Web will be able to keep up with the nuptials of Prince William and Kate Middleton. Viewers can follow the royal wedding on any device anywhere including live streams via YouTube, Twitter, Flickr and TV broadcasting.