Active-TV Technology for iPhone and iPod touch

Active-TV Technology for iPhone and iPod touch
Navigate YouTube

Navigate YouTube available at iTunes App Sore

An easy to use iPhone and iPod touch App that enables both new and advanced YouTube users to get the best from YouTube.

Browse video Standard Feeds, Categories, Channels and Playlists. Then organize new videos into your own favorites and playlists. Make playlists private or public. Subscribe to other user's playlists and video collections for future viewing. Subscribe to videos matching search-words.

Look at publicly viewable favorite videos, playlists and subscriptions based on your YouTube friends, family and contacts. Send and receive video links with YouTube contacts via YouTube video messages.

Search for new videos tagged for your language or geographical region, using local keyboard. Explore for new videos via easy switching of user ID to the owner of interesting videos - then explore their world.

All actions are kept in sync with PC, Mac or Apple-TV access to YouTube. Available at Apple App Store.

active-TV technology for PC

active-TV technology for PC
Windows PC based home network

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

99% say no to cable TV on PC

Active-TV Ecosystem Developers,

A 566 day Time Warner experiment reported below, determined that 99% of PC users don’t want to watch cable-TV service on their PC. The experiment delivered TV over the internet to a network home PC.

So what is the role of a PC in support of living room video entertainment? Some in the PC industry still say there is a role for the PC-in-the-living-room, but it is hard to build a business with reports of less than 1% consumer interest.

The article says: “cable-system operators and programmers can breathe a sigh of relief. As a result of this test”. But it is not good news for those trying to position the PC as an “alternative” to conventional cable-TV platforms.

Active-TV technology follows the evolutionary Extended-PC approach. It enables living room viewing of TV-web channels without a PC-in-the-living-room. The cost of creating a TV-web channel is low. Active-TV enables TV-web channel access via a networked STB or networked TV. Adding network support, adds little to the cost of the TV or STB; and it does not destabilize TV operation or add to TV “maintenance”.

Active-TV technology addresses the interest of the 99% of TV users that don’t want a PC in-the-living-room, but want new IP-delivered TV-web channels.

Feedback, corrections and comments welcome.

Daniel Mann

Time Warner Ends ‘Unscalable’ Trial

[quote] Let’s say you could watch 75 channels of cable television on your PC. Would you? No. At least 99% of the time.

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