The Future of Your TV (2)(1)

The Future of Your TV (2)(1) - National digital-TV...

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Click to edit Master subtitle style  4/15/11 BTMM821-002 The Future of Your TV (2) Instructor: Sueen Noh January 24, 2011
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 4/15/11 The Businesses of Television Television (“far-sight” or “far-vision”) tele  (Greek) +  visio  (Latin) Two basic TV business models “Free” vs. subscription 100 millions TV households in the U.S.
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 4/15/11 The Businesses of Television Is “free” analog television free? TV receiver (monitor + tuner) TV antenna Electricity Broadcast networks “Network” of local TV stations
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 4/15/11 The Businesses of Television Designated Market Areas (DMAs) Broadcast coverage areas of TV stations Used by Nielsen Media Research 1,400 commercial TV stations in the U.S. 210 DMAs each has 200 affiliates System operators
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 4/15/11 “Free” Digital Television
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Unformatted text preview: National digital-TV transition › June 12, 2009 Digital TV tuner, digital TV set, or digital-to-analog converter is required Digital TV = HDTV? 4/15/11 Television Packaging Free Hybrid subscription › Cable TV (1940s); digital cable › Satellite TV; DBS Pure subscription › HBO, Showtime, Starz › “Four G’s” are the key to success; fifth “G” 4/15/11 TV Business Components Form factors › Shows, commercials, physical copies (DVD, CD, etc), master files (.wav, .mpg, etc) Packaging Distribution 4/15/11 Video-On-Demand(Dickson) Storage and bandwidth requirements › Hard disk, solid-state flash memory, DRAM › Cost-prohibitive: centralized storage libraries + smaller caches in local hubs › SeaChange’s VOD servers Merging VOD with new platforms...
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