NAB, Broadcasters, Broadband and The Internet of Things

Mid-April Las Vegas Super Session Breaks New Ground (Las Vegas, NV, April 13, 2015) – On Tax Day, Wednesday, April 15, the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), for the first time ever, will present a session about the Internet of Things, titled “Broadband and the Internet of Things: Realities and Myths.”   This bigger-than-normal-in-audience-size-and-attention “Super Session” will take the NAB… Read More

More Content, More Content, More Content!

Study Finds Rights Hamper New Media While Demand Rises The Carmel Group’s most recent across-the-industry study looks at where the video industry is headed in the next 3-5-to-7-year time span, focused almost entirely on the content side of the business.* We asked questions of 30+ key C-Level executives representing a macro cross-section of the federal government, trade groups, telecom law… Read More

Net Neutrality Decisions, Acronyms, and The Comcast-TWC Merger

Handicapping Future Acquisitions Based on Word Abbreviations? At the time and place of the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas (LVC), the Washington, DC (WDC)-based Satellite Broadcasting Communications Association (SBCA), conducted an off-site “Leadership Luncheon” (SBCALL). This SBCALL was organized by The Carmel Group (TCG), in conjunction with SBCA (of course), EchoStar (DISH and SATS), and DirecTV (DTV),… Read More

Roamio, TabletTV, and Dish’s ‘Griddle,’ Join Sling and The Disruptors

Reviving The Internet TV Trend; A Huge Challenge to Traditional Pay TV   The top headline above deals with video services and in-home consumer devices. Yet, someone young and new to the media and telecom industries might easily confuse this title with groups and music stars among their youthful music and entertainment. Indeed, “Sling and The Disruptors” could well be… Read More

Some Post-IBC and -Automechanika ’14 Show Thoughts…

And a Bit of World-Class Satellite Distribution, As Well My 10-day European excursion ended  a week ago Monday (following another horrendous experience with United Airlines), with visits for three days each to the International Broadcasting Conference 2014 in Amsterdam; Messe Frankfurt’s Automechanika 2014 in Frankfurt; and to one of the world’s largest (and best) fixed satellite services (FSS) providers, SES,… Read More

ACA/NCTC 2014: 2 Top Leaders

The Future of Small-To-Midsized Cable The Pittsburgh-headquartered American Cable Association (ACA), and its sister organization, the Lenexa, Kan.-based National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC), have been, for many decades between them, advocating for and representing their hundreds of cable TV, phone, and broadband members in their business and governmental endeavors.   In the case of the NCTC, it stands as an… Read More