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Motorola Mobility Booth Photos @ CES 2012

Motorola Mobility is showcasing its lastest innovations in home and mobile devices at CES this week. Check out some photos from our booth below or, if you are at the show, stop by and see us in booth #8644.

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Motorola Televation for Comcast AnyPlay

If you have to fight to watch your favorite program on the family television, we Motorolans feel your pain. And we have a solution: Motorola Televation.  

Globally, 69% of us are already watching TV on devices other than the television and (according to Kantar Worldpanel Comtech) more than 30 million Americans own a tablet. 

Our new Televation product lets you stream your full channel line-up to your tablet, live, over your home network so that you can watch it anywhere in your house. And, unlike other streaming devices, with Televation you don’t have to compete with the guys in the living room for what channel to play on your tablet. You’re not just watching what they’re watching on another screen; you are in control of your regular channels, whenever you want.

No wonder Televation was conferred Light Reading’s Leading Light Award and Communications Technology’s Platinum Award.

Comcast is beginning to roll out a new service based on Televation, called AnyPlay, in Denver and Nashville.

Find out more about the new Comcast AnyPlay service in the Comcast Voices blog post, “AnyPlay Brings Live TV to the Tablet.”  For more info on Televation, visit here.

Motorola Mobility Leadership & Technology Honored

CableFAX and Communications Technology held a luncheon at the Grand Hyatt in NYC today to honor the cable industry’s top 100 executives and present the Communications Technology Platinum Awards.

Dan Moloney, President of Motorola Mobility, Honored as a CableFAX 100

Dan Moloney has been leading Motorola Mobility through one of the most exciting years in Motorola’s history – and our industry though one of the largest technology opportunities there has ever been.

The intersection of Internet, mobile, PC and media marks the most dramatic convergence we’ve seen in 20 years. Dan and his team are focused on empowering our service provider customers – and their subscribers – to win in this era of convergence.

Under Dan’s leadership, we continue to drive innovations that empower service providers to dramatically improve the home entertainment experience: multi-screen TV, social TV, connected home services and personal clouds over legacy and IP networks.  These efforts are designed to meet consumers’ deep hunger for constant connection and personalization, as seen in our latest Media Engagement Barometer study.

Televation wins a Communications Technology Platinum Award

Also, Motorola Televation took home the Communications Technology Platinum Award in the Multi-Screen Video Solution/Deployment category for its ability to stream live TV anywhere in and around the user’s home. The award recognizes outstanding broadband-technology products and services used by voice, video and data providers.

This is the latest in a growing list of awards for Televation; check out some of our other honors here.

Top 5 Tech Articles You Might Have Missed: Week of September 19

This week, the tech world has been abuzz about some major company shifts. On Monday, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings publicly announced that the company will split into two separate businesses. Netflix plans to maintain its streaming video business model while spinning off its DVD rental service under the new name, Qwikster. Hewlett-Packard also appointed Meg Whitman as the company’s new CEO; with HP’s recent announcement to spin-off its PC business, many are speculating about coming strategic changes under Whitman’s leadership. On Thursday, Facebook announced potential partnerships with Hollywood studios, Hulu and possibly Netflix in the near future. How do you think these new deals and executive changes will impact the tech world?

In other news, Motorola plans on testing the highly-anticipated CCAP next year which will smooth out the transition to IP. Check out Motorola’s Jeff Walker’s conversation with Jeff Baumgartner of Light Reading, below, and Walker’s related blog post from last week.  Lastly, watch a few of our video posts from the last few days featuring Motorola Mobility executives and industry thought leader Shelly Palmer.  All are discussing key trends and issues presented at our Users’ Conference in San Diego this week.    

1. Netflix Apologizes to Customers & Rebrands Its DVD Service (Sept. 19) – By Ben Parr, Mashable: Netflix CEO Reed Hastings has announced that Netflix will be splitting its DVD and streaming video businesses and rebranding the DVD division to win back the trust of its customers.

2. Whitman at H.P.? The Idea Distresses the Tech World (Sept. 21) – By David Streitfeld, The New York Times: As speculation swirled Wednesday that Meg Whitman might be brought in to save the troubled Hewlett-Packard, the tech world rendered a verdict: You have got to be kidding.

3. Moto Takes Long View on Cable Access (Sept. 23) – By Jeff Baumgartner, Light Reading: Motorola Mobility Inc. much-anticipated Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP) product is on course for demonstrations, testing and lab events sometime in 2012.

4. Facebook seeks exec to cut deals with Hollywood, Hulu and, maybe, Netflix (Sept. 8 ) – By Jim O’Neill, FierceOnlineVideo:  The social networking giant will announce a platform that allows users to share what TV shows and movies they’re watching. What isn’t clear is just how much further the company will go.

5. Videos from the Motorola Mobility’s Users’ Conference – By Motorola Mobility, MediaExperiences 2 Go blog: Dan Moloney on convergence, Shelly Palmer on the two types of consumers or Joe Cozzolino on maximizing bandwidth.

Shelly Palmer on the Two Types of Consumers

At Motorola’s User’s Conference this morning, Live Digital with Shelly Palmer’s host Shelly Palmer outlined to attendees his take on how this industry is changing at a rapid pace. Shelly has a fascinating vantage point on how the industry is transforming and the impact on consumers. He focused a good amount of his presentation touching on the two types of consumers – connected and not connected. Shelly noted something that we well know in this space – consumers will pay for convience. However, this doesn’t mean they’ll pay for less than stellar quality or access to content.

Rather than dive deep into Shelly’s points, we’ll let him do the talking in a brief video touching on connected and not connected consumers. He also spoke to several other valuable points from his presentation, and we’ll share the videos here in the near future.



Convergence @ the Speed of Life

This morning at Motorola Mobility’s User’s Conference, Dan Moloney, president, kicked  off the day by outlining his views on convergence and how it’s taking place at the speed of life. The fact is that consumers are pressing this convergence to happen and happen quickly.

Dan explained the challenges inherent in this new, rapidly changing world – and how the company is working with its partners to transform them into strategic opportunities. I particularly loved Dan’s vision of the new Digital Living Room: where you can enjoy a host of personalized converged experiences….live TV on your Tablet, SocialTV, Remote Home Monitoring, Personal Clouds – all made simple and delivered to you by your service provider.

 We spoke with Dan following his presentation and he touched on these challenges and opportunities in this short video. Stay tuned here for more videos from Dan and other speakers who will discuss what’s next for the industry.

Motorola Mobility Users Conference: Sharing the Vision

This week in San Diego, we are meeting with our customers and industry peers to discuss the latest trends, new technology innovations and share ideas on how to breakthrough today’s challenges. Front-and-center to the discussion will be around the shift to IP, but we’ll also focus on a multitude of changes facing the industry and hear from Motorola executives, customers and industry thought leaders outlining solutions for each challenge. Of course, we’ll be showing off innovations from us for example – Motorola Televation, Motorola Medios Software Suite, 4Home Solutions and MPEG-4 encoding solutions.

The conference kicks off with Motorola Mobility’s president, Dan Moloney, sharing his vision for how Motorola is approaching today’s industry challenges and offer his perspective on the future of converged media experiences. Guest speakers include a couple of our customers and Shelly Palmer, host of NBC Universal’s “Live Digital with Shelly Palmer.”

Senior leaders, John Burke, Joe Cozzolino and Larry Robinson from our Converged Experiences, Network Infrastructure and Home Devices businesses respectively will be sharing the stage with Rob McLaughlin, senior vice president and general manager, Global Home Go-to-Market, outlining solutions to meet today’s industry demands. We’ll also hear from our Chief Technology Officer Geoff Roman on trends transforming our industry and his vision for what’s next, and Vice President & General Manager of Video Processing Solutions, Kevin Wirick, on the evolution of digital video and multi-screen experiences. Follow our blog, Twitter and check out YouTube for insight and video from the User Conference.