New Media

Japan Moves to Integrate Broadcasting, Internet

Tuesday, 03 July 2012 12:41

Japan’s MIC announced at a June conference in Tokyo a “Smart TV” program, to incentivize integration of broadcasting and internet applications.  The program, launching with demonstration experiments in FY 2012 and 2013, foresees increased seamless interaction between video-enabled devices ranging from phones to TV sets, and smooth movement of content around this new ecology.   Cooperative development of the concepts and related equipment in developing-country markets (e.g. in Southeast Asia) is foreseen.  

An MIC presentation on the program can be downloaded here.


[Korea's regulatory reform agenda (12)] Broadcast rules not reflecting industry changes

Monday, 16 February 2009 00:00

The Korea Herald - The following is the 12th installment in a series of articles on deregulation offering a total of 26 articles outlining major regulatory reform tasks facing the Korean government. We undertake this special report project in cooperation with the Korea Economic Research Institute.

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HKCEDB Decisions on Mobile TV

Monday, 22 December 2008 00:00

The Hong Kong Government's officical decision paper on Hong Kong Mobile TV

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China 3G licensing plans

Friday, 30 May 2008 00:00 - An official from China's State-Owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission (SASAC) has indicated that the overall direction for issuing 3G licences once the telecom industry restructuring is complete has been settled.

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Viewing behaviour shifts as IPTV gains traction

Monday, 26 May 2008 00:00 - Research from analyst firm Canalys indicates that, while the IPTV market will continue to gather momentum over the next four years, competition from other video delivery platforms will make it increasingly difficult for service providers to convince consumers to invest in services.

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IPTV needs whole-home networking solution

Friday, 23 May 2008 00:00 - IPTV faces an uphill struggle to penetrate the consumer market if it remains a stand-alone pay-TV service, according to Gartner.

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Ads will move to Internet TV

Tuesday, 13 May 2008 00:00 - Yankee Group has claimed that there is a significant shift taking place in the advertising industry - cable and IPTV operators will lose out to Internet video platforms in the competition for the incremental ad revenue that supports investments in interactive television.

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IPTV STBs - $3bn business in 2012

Friday, 09 May 2008 00:00 - The IMS Research study 'IPTV: A Global Market Analysis - 2008 Edition' forecasts that, on a worldwide basis, shipments of IP set-top boxes will grow at a CAGR of 37.1 per cent through the end of 2012.

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IPTV underdeveloped in Australia

Thursday, 08 May 2008 00:00 - The Australian market for IPTV and Internet video is less developed than many other international markets, with fewer than five IPTV providers and fifteen Internet video providers offering full-length professional content directly to consumers, according to a report by the Australian Communications and Media Authority.

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IPTV market sees aggressive growth

Friday, 25 April 2008 00:00 - The Synergy 2007 IPTV Market Share report has shown the overall IPTV equipment revenue, from the core of the network to the set-top box, is growing aggressively at 47 per cent year over year.

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