Posted on January 9, 2012 by Motorola Mobility Home
TV is evolving. It’s becoming more mobile, more connected and more readily available than ever before. This convergence is changing how we get our TV fix and what that consists of. Few of us are content to simply watch TV on a TV anymore.
We’re tweeting, commenting, seeking and making recommendations, discovering new content, and more. Our behavior is creating a whole new ball game in content delivery and entertainment, and Motorola is at the forefront of the technology that’s making it possible. For example, new products like Televation and DreamGallery are giving us rich, multi-screen experiences that are easy to navigate and simple to use.
We recently conducted a Media Engagement Barometer—fancy words for a study on how people are using media—which provided some good insight on how and why TV is evolving:
- The 2011 research discovered a nearly five-fold increase from 2010 in U.S. TV viewing taking place on smartphones—23 percent are currently watching mobile TV on their smartphones up from only 5 percent just a year ago. And, it’s highly addictive, with those participating in mobile TV viewing doing it 3+ times a week.
- Americans are still watching a lot of TV – spending 21 hours per week in front of the set—2 hours more than last year – and 6 hours more than the global average of 15 hours per week.
- More than half (61 percent) of global respondents say they have already discussed a TV program with friends via a social network, and the trend is only expected to continue.
In summary, we’re watching more TV. We’re spending a lot of that viewing time on mobile devices. And our TV time is beginning to overlap and interplay with social networking.
CES is sure to showcase new innovations that address those trends. We’ll be there with Motorola Televation and DreamGallery, among others. These are just a couple of the latest innovations you’ll see from Motorola. What do you expect to see at CES 2012? Stay tuned for an action-packed show!
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Posted on November 16, 2011 by Motorola Mobility Home
Shaw Communications is developing a completely new guide experience for its customers…thanks to Motorola’s technology DreamGallery. DreamGallery is a cloud-based HTML5 video tool suite that delivers tools for rapid creation of custom, operator-branded guide experiences through powerful animations, filtering and an easy-to-use Web-like interface.
DreamGallery gives Shaw complete customization control of their television portals for advanced user navigation, features, and functionality for the deployment of new video experiences to the Motorola DCX3200 and beyond. Shaw customers using the DCX3200, a high definition (HD) set-top with a single 1 GHz tuner that supports both MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 can enjoy DreamGallery seamlessly. When configured with the optional MoCA® home networking interface, the DCX3200 can serve as a multimedia client for accessing content from other compatible devices in the home.
Watch a video below of Bjorn Lang, Software Solutions Architect @ Motorola discuss the challenges his team faced when developing DreamGallery and the consumer benefits.
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