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Changing Language in Changing Times:

Friday, 20 December 2013, 12:26 pm | The Diffusion Group

A Note on Nomenclature Michael Greeson, President and Principal Analyst December 19, 2013 At the end of each year, the fine folks at Oxford select a word they consider to be of particular social and cultural relevance that it deserves to be branded ... More >>

Twitter, Comcast, and the Future of TV

Friday, 13 December 2013, 12:38 pm | The Diffusion Group

Twitter, Comcast, and the Future of TV Joel Espelien, Senior Analyst December 12, 2013 Sometimes, important stories just get overlooked. And so it was a few months back when Twitter and Comcast announced their new collaboration around the "See ... More >>

Verizon Digital Media Snaps Up Edgecast

Wednesday, 11 December 2013, 1:01 pm | The Diffusion Group

December 10, 2013 A few weeks ago when Verizon Digital Media Services announced its acquisition of upLynk, I had the opportunity to ask Verizon about other likely strategic purchases it may have planned for the near future. Apparently it wasn't yet done ... More >>

New Report Separates Fact from Fiction in Social TV Market

Friday, 19 April 2013, 9:20 am | The Diffusion Group

April 18, 2013 (Frisco, TX) - TDG's newest report on the evolving world of social TV is now available for immediate purchase. Social TV: Myths, Facts, and the Future [ ... More >>

New Warner OTT Service is Unfortunately Just 'Netflix Lite'

Wednesday, 10 April 2013, 10:09 am | The Diffusion Group

April 9, 2013 Last week saw the public launch of Warner Archive Instant, a new subscription OTT service from TV/movie industry heavyweight Warner Bros. Considering that Warner Bros. has an almost 100 year history of being a leader in filmed and televised entertainment, ... More >>

'TV Everywhere' Ready for Live Linear

Friday, 22 March 2013, 2:08 pm | The Diffusion Group

'TV Everywhere' Ready for Live Linear! New White Paper from the The Diffusion Group Points to Strong Demand for Live Linear Video Delivery More >>

A Broadcast Primer (If Only as a Reminder)

Tuesday, 19 March 2013, 9:47 am | The Diffusion Group

March 18, 2013 Alex Zambelli (an old friend who recently left Microsoft for iStreamPlanet) recently wrote a piece [ ] for the Guardian that nicely outlines the evolution of IP-based video during the ... More >>

TDG Opinion: Pay-TV Households Have Peaked

Friday, 11 January 2013, 12:32 pm | The Diffusion Group

January 10, 2013 Now here's a forecast that might wake you least in time for the fireworks. According to new forecasts from TDG, the number of US households that subscribe to traditional cable-like pay-TV peaked in the last two years and ... More >>

CES 2013: The Calm Before the Storm

Wednesday, 9 January 2013, 10:25 am | The Diffusion Group

January 8, 2013 Ready for another year of CES? Neither am I. The mother-of-all-trade-shows is a rite of passage for PR flacks and industry pundits, with "new" announcements and press releases coming in waves; device after device topping each other in an ... More >>

Netflix Leads the Onslaught of Data Video Streaming

Friday, 14 December 2012, 10:38 am | The Diffusion Group

December 13, 2012 Did you ever wonder if Netflix would work better if you switched your ISP? Netflix announced that it will tell you. Ken Florance, Vice President of Content Delivery at Netflix, blogged that the company would begin publishing monthly ... More >>

The TV Remains an Elusive Goal for YouTube

Wednesday, 12 December 2012, 10:18 am | The Diffusion Group

December 11, 2012 Last week YouTube rolled out a new channel-centric interface for its browser-based experience. After playing with it this weekend, I'm very pleased with the changes. More >>

Watching the Internet

Thursday, 13 September 2012, 12:45 pm | The Diffusion Group

September 12, 2012 I was fortunate to sit in on a very lively conference session at IBC last week. More >>

TDG Opinion: Gaming Enters the World of Spectator Sport

Friday, 20 July 2012, 11:24 am | The Diffusion Group

July 18, 2012 According to the stereotype, hard-core gamers have little interest in watching regular TV, instead preferring to be in the thick of the online action playing World of Warcraft, Call of Duty, or Halo with their friends. But does that ... More >>

Business of TV, Cable Ratings, Tolling Internet Traffic

Saturday, 9 June 2012, 8:19 am | The Diffusion Group

The Television Will Remain Dominant, Though "TV" is Showing Signs of Weakness Michael Greeson, Founding Partner, Research More >>

Apocalypse Now?

Saturday, 25 September 2010, 9:37 am | The Diffusion Group

TDG was the first research firm in the U.S. to warn of the very real threat that OTT TV would have on the traditional business of home video. In fact, several years ago we predicted many of the specific headlines you are now reading (Blockbuster ... More >>

CDN Market Gets More Competitive

Saturday, 18 September 2010, 11:44 am | The Diffusion Group

At IBC in Amsterdam, the week offered ample evidence that competition in the CDN market is about to heat up. Several companies announced products and services positioned to help operators, particularly telcos, enter the content distribution business. ... More >>

Internet Video to Trump Broadcast TV by 2020

Thursday, 20 May 2010, 1:56 pm | The Diffusion Group

New research from The Diffusion Group (TDG) predicts that by 2020 the consumption of Internet video - content stored and distributed over an IP architecture - will eclipse the consumption of broadcast TV programming. More >>

TV Everywhere v Over-the-Top Broadband Video

Friday, 9 October 2009, 11:33 am | The Diffusion Group

New White Paper from TDG Profiles the Pending Throwdown Between TV Everywhere and Over-the-Top Broadband Video Internet-to-TV Video Services will Compete Head-to-Head with Expanding TV Everywhere-like Efforts More >>

Project Canvas: Internet Killer?

Wednesday, 4 March 2009, 10:04 am | The Diffusion Group

What do you get when you cross broadcast television with the Internet? Is the joint offering like the Internet, open and unregulated, or like broadcast TV, strictly controlled and heavily regulated? I think there are many companies, governments and ... More >>

Next Video Service May Come from Your Game Console

Tuesday, 2 December 2008, 5:22 pm | The Diffusion Group

According to a new report from TDG, a leading voice regarding the diffusion of broadband video, game consoles such as Microsoft’s Xbox 360 and Sony’s PS3 are evolving into multimedia gateways with legitimate non-gaming media arsenals. Armed with the ... More >>