Sony Continues To Sell Off Buildings

Sony Continues To Sell Off Buildings

By Greg Tarr On Feb 28 2014 - 11:11am

Sony's Tokyo headquarters


Tokyo – Sony, which is in the midst of major global corporate restructuring, is now reportedly trying to sell its former headquarters and surrounding buildings in central Tokyo.

According to a Nikkei report Friday, the sale by the struggling electronics giant continues the offloading of real estate holdings from a year ago, when the company sold its U.S. headquarters building at 550 Madison Ave. in New York City for $1.1 billion.

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Netflix, Comcast Deal Raises Flags

Netflix, Comcast Deal Raises Flags

By Greg Tarr On Feb 24 2014 - 11:56am




Los Gatos, Calif. — Netflix took a strategic step Sunday to ensure that its subscribers who use Comcast broadband service continue to receive unimpeded movie and TV program streaming.

According to a report in the Wall Street Journal Sunday, Netflix agreed to pay Comcast for direct access to its broadband network, eliminating the need to go through backbone service providers, which have been under pressure to pay ISPs like Comcast for improved access to their broadband users.

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Utah Court Slaps Injunction On Aereo

Utah Court Slaps Injunction On Aereo

By Greg Tarr On Feb 20 2014 - 10:58am




Salt Lake City — A federal judge approved Wednesday a preliminary injunction against mobile TV service Aereo.

Judge Dale Kimball, of The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Utah, ruled in favor of local broadcasters Community Television of Utah, KUTV-TV, Fox Broadcasting, and Nexstar Broadcasting, although the case will not proceed further until after a similar injunction case is heard by the U.S. Supreme Court in April.

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Sim2 Reveals 2014 Grand Cinema Offerings

Sim2 Reveals 2014 Grand Cinema Offerings

By Greg Tarr On Feb 6 2014 - 2:33pm




Sunrise, Fla. — Sim2 USA unveiled Wednesday its latest generation of three-chip, DLP-based home cinema projectors.

The company said it is adding six Grand Cinema models: the Lumis Uno E, Lumis 3D-PF, Superlumis, Superlumis Pro, Superlumis Duo and the limited-edition Fuoriserie.

Suggested retails will range from $26,000 for the entry Lumis Uno E, to $120,000 for the Superlumis Duo.

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Rembrandt 3D Demos Glasses-Free 3D TV Set

Rembrandt 3D Demos Glasses-Free 3D TV Set

By Greg Tarr On Jan 31 2014 - 3:24pm




New York – Glasses-free 3DTV resource Rembrandt 3D this week premiered a 55-inch 4K LCD, Auto Stereoscopic (glasses-free) 3D (AS3D) television system showing a pilot presentation of Frank Lloyd Wright's, “Fallingwater in 3D” at the American Institute of Architects (AIA), here.

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EcoSense Unveils Dimming LED Systems

EcoSense Unveils Dimming LED Systems

By Greg Tarr On Jan 31 2014 - 11:04am




New York – LED technologies manufacturer EcoSense introduced a new product portfolio featuring three upgraded series – EcoSpec Linear INT, EcoSpec Linear HP INT and EcoSpec Linear HP INT WW.

All three series now incorporate patent-pending dimming technology that enables smooth, flicker-free dimming down to zero. 

The technology is said to use an Electronic Low Voltage power-onboard platform that enables dimming down to zero input power and zero lumen output as smoothly and seamlessly as an incandescent light source.

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iON America Teams With Snow Sports Canada

iON America Teams With Snow Sports Canada

By Greg Tarr On Jan 30 2014 - 1:55pm




Vancouver, B.C. – Action video camera resource, iON America said Thursday that it will be providing point-of-view cameras to Snow Sports Canada to capture enhanced real-time action for review and performance feedback by event technical staff and coaches.

 Snow Sports Canada—formed in 2013—brings together seven of Canada’s premier winter sports organizations to promote winter sport development.

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Panasonic To Supply LED Boards To NFL’s Eagles

Panasonic To Supply LED Boards To NFL’s Eagles

By Greg Tarr On Jan 29 2014 - 10:28am




Newark, N.J. – Panasonic said Wednesday that it has reached a deal with the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles franchise to provide the highest definition LED video display boards in the NFL throughout Lincoln Financial Field.

Panasonic’s Eco Solutions North America unit said it will place multiple screens throughout the field, including two end zone boards with a 10mm pitch that measure 27 feet tall and 192 feet wide.

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TiVo To Acquire Digitalsmiths

TiVo To Acquire Digitalsmiths

By Greg Tarr On Jan 29 2014 - 10:22am




San Jose, Calif. – TiVo said Wednesday that it will acquire Cloud-based content discovery and recommendation service Digitalsmiths.

Digitalsmiths offers personalized video search, recommendations and browsing, social trending and mood-based discovery. This can be used to connect consumers to the most relevant movies, TV shows and live events available on multiple devices, including set-top boxes, tablets, smartphones, computers and gaming consoles.

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Study: OTT, VOD Services Continue To Co-Exist

Study: OTT, VOD Services Continue To Co-Exist

By Greg Tarr On Jan 28 2014 - 3:27pm




New York, NY – Over-the-top streaming TV services like Netflix, Hulu+ and Amazon Prime are becoming popular but show no immediate threat to more traditional video-on-demand (VOD) offerings from pay-TV providers, a new study from GfK Media showed Tuesday.

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