Tag Archives: Internet

Why Cyber Monday would be even better if it was a multichannel experience

christmas shoppingAre you and your credit cards ready for Black Friday tomorrow, and Cyber Monday next week? You can bet that the online retail king Amazon will be: after all, last year, in the UK alone, Amazon took 4.1m in sales on 2 December, beating the previous record of 4m set 76 hours earlier on ‘Black Friday’. And this year, IMRG is predicting record revenues for UK web retailers: Internet spending on Friday could hit £555.5m – that’s over £385,000 a minute – but on Monday, spending is predicted to reach a staggering £649.6million. So with e-commerce now firmly established as an […]  More >>

Who will you choose to supply your video content?

By: David Jacobs In a previous blog, I suggested that as PayTV takes its next evolutionary step and embraces the Internet as another delivery medium, the principle of paying for TV is far from dead. Viewed content will always be paid for somehow – whether it’s “I pay” (subscription or pre-payment), “you pay” (given to me, the consumer, as part of an incentive) or someone else pays (paid by advertising). However, the payment method needs to be contextualized to suit the person consuming it. For example, young children are unlikely to use their pocket money to watch TV, but will […]  More >>

The Unintentional Consequences of a Court Ruling

  The real danger of this month’s US federal appeals court ruling rejecting the authority of the Federal Communications Commission to regulate the Internet has little to do with the threat to net neutrality and whether service providers will suddenly soon start charging consumers extra for YouTube access. The sting in the tail comes in the implications the court ruling has for the FCC’s national broadband plan, a much-needed program to bring broadband access to 100 million Americans. To quickly recap: a federal appeals court ruled earlier this month, by a 3-0 majority, that the FCC had no authority to […]  More >>