The connected STB, not cloud, will dominate the next decade

Decipher, the UK media consultancy, has just published research that indicates that cord cutting is finally starting to be felt in the UK but points to weaknesses in the Smart TV consumer proposition that mean platform operator connected STBs are winning the battle for our attention. The research, which harnesses findings from a 3,000 home study plus detailed market analysis, indicates a bright future for the connected DVR especially.

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TiVo TV Anywhere app, multi-room streaming launch for Virgin Media viewers – Engadget

“British TiVo owners with Virgin Media have sometimes had to watch as their American counterparts get first crack at the latest extras, not the least of which have been the mobile apps. The UK has just caught up, and then some, now that Virgin has rolled out a finished TV Anywhere app for iOS, Macs and Windows PCs.”

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Solving complexity for the SmartTV market

It’s a given that the TV is the ultimate shared device for watching videos and viewing large images from the comfort of a sofa, rather than hunched over a 15″ laptop. Certain types of content are best viewed on a TV and there are already several million smart TV’s in the UK, which makes it a natural home for many consumer brands.

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