This week, Motorola paired up with FourthWall Media to further integrate set-top boxes and mobile devices. This will allow Motorola to continue extending its multiscreen capabilities enabling users to program their DVRs remotely or play on-demand video from their smartphones and tablets. Ryan Lawler from GigaOM also discusses why providing content on multiple platforms is becoming more prevalent as the media landscape continues to evolve.
In retrospect, 2011 has been a very eventful year for the digital entertainment industry. Mashable wraps up some of this year’s major changes that have affected media production, consumption and distribution such as an influx in social TV activity and the transformation of tablets into second screens. Ben Drawbaugh also shares some of his predictions for the future of TV in his opinion piece for Engadget. Drawbaugh speculates that providers might start offering unbundled programming to subscribers. What do you think will happen to TV in 2012?
1. Motorola, FourthWall form a multi-screen bond (Dec. 13) By Brian Santo, CED: Motorola Mobility has adopted products from FourthWall Media to support tighter integration between set-top boxes and mobile devices.
2. The ubiquity imperative: Why content needs to be everywhere (Dec. 13) By Ryan Lawler, GigaOM: The media world is quickly changing, being driven by a vast number of new devices from which viewers can access content and the ease of finding content on-demand.
3. Video streaming on game consoles up seven percent over last year (Dec. 15) By Dieter Bohn: Nielson has released numbers showing that a very large number of consumers have realized that the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, or Wii sitting under their television does more than just offer video games.
4. 5 Major Trends That Changed Digital Entertainment in 2011 (Dec. 14) By Christina Warren, Mashable: As 2011 comes to a close, it’s time to look back and reflect on some of the major events, changes and trends across various industries.
5. What’s wrong with TV, and what it takes to change it (Dec. 16) By Ben Drawbaugh, Engadget: America’s favorite pastime, and perhaps that of all first-world countries, has yet to be truly rocked by technology.