July, 15 2017

Banish the Spinning Wheel of Death Forever!

If I said to a TV broadcast engineer “I’m going to interrupt your live broadcast signal, freeze the picture, insert a spinning wheel of death, and I’m going to do this frequently and at random” his/her reply would be unprintable! So why has this become acceptable for OTT delivery? The answer is that, until now, …

May, 14 2017

Poetical Science and the Fourth Transformation

I just finished reading “The Innovators” by Walter Isaacson. A while ago I read “The Fourth Transformation” by Robert Scoble and Shel Israel. When you put these two seminal works into the context of recent developments in AR, movies, studios and Telco’s, it becomes clear that we really are at the beginning of a fundamental transition …

May, 02 2017

The truth is out there!

Nice to see more conversations about the “elephant in the room of OTT”. We need to work together to build the new infrastructure that enables 4K, VR and all the other new media realities to be enjoyed at home and in the cinema in their true glory. As the recent Kaleidoscope showcase in Sydney demonstrated, …

April, 25 2017

Home theatre is the future but Telco’s and ISPs can’t deliver

The 5 articles below from Colin Dixon of nScreenMedia highlight the opportunity and the elephant in the room in OTT. In the first one, a panel of industry heavy hitters at NAB confirms that the Home TV experience is already better than cinema. 4K HDR is how producers and directors want you to see the content they make.  Cinemas can’t do HDR …

April, 20 2017

Warner Bros envisions the future of movies and applies for a patent

7 days ago, the Thursday before Easter, a Warner Brothers US patent application was published and the movie business shifted fundamentally into the next era: the era of Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), Merged Reality (MR), and every kind of reality (xR). While everyone was running around looking for a killer app for AR, Warners correctly …

April, 03 2017

Tectonic shifts in TMT at the Aussie OTT TV Summit 2017

The 2017 Australian OTT TV Summit last week will be remembered as a watershed moment in the TMT industries. The tectonic shifts in alignment of Telco’s, Media co’s and Technology (TMT) were made apparent. Some key “elephants in the room” were aired, and we were given a true glimpse of the future. The historic AT&T …