Convergence: This time it's real

Birkmaier, Craig
May 2008
Broadcast Engineering;May2008, Vol. 50 Issue 5, p14
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the convergence of television, computing and telecommunications which were being explored by experts and analysts across a broad spectrum of industries. According to the author the television networks are going considerable resources to the creation of a Web-based distribution system with a variety of business models. A discussion on the development of computer-television-telecommunication convergence is offered.


Related Articles

  • COMPETITIVE STRATEGIES IN KOREA MOBILE TELEVISION MARKETS: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF MOBILE OPERATORS AND TELEVISION BROADCASTERS. Chan-Olmsted, Sylvia M.; Sangwon Lee; Heejung Kim // International Journal of Mobile Marketing;Jun2011, Vol. 6 Issue 1, p77 

    This paper examines the competitive strategies in the South Korean mobile television market between two leading contenders, TV broadcasters and mobile phone service providers. Specifically, the differences in adopted strategies between the two sets of competitors and factors affecting these...

  • Convergence: a growing opportunity. Begg, Rob // IBE: International Broadcast Engineer;Oct2002, Issue 330, p34 

    Focuses on the convergence between broadcasting and telecommunications technologies. Factors contributing to the phenomena; Interest of governments and industry bodies on convergence; Concept of the multimedia telecommunications company as of October 2002; Impact of the advent of the Internet...

  • What prevents cable TV from taking off in Brazil? Reis // Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media;Summer99, Vol. 43 Issue 3, p399 

    Probes the reason preventing cable television from taking off in Brazil. Pervasiveness of broadcast television in Brazil; Discussion of telecommunications policies; Overview of Brazilian broadcast TV's programming; Brazilian's reluctance to adopt emerging technologies.

  • SAMPLING OF TECH TERMS FROM EMERGING TECH '04. Ellis, Leslie // Multichannel News;1/26/2004, Vol. 25 Issue 4, p36 

    Discusses technology terms from the 2004 Emerging Technologies conference of the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers in the U.S. All-digital cable network; Midsplit cable bandwidth; Advanced Television Systems Committee Cable Applications Platform.

  • China's cable wars. Clark, Robert // Telecom Asia;Jul/Aug2010, Vol. 21 Issue 6, p38 

    The article discusses the attempt of the Chinese cable ministry, the State Administration of Radio, Film & TV (SARFT), to converge cable and telecommunication in the national market. The author reveals that a next-generation broadcast team is planned by SARFT that will run cable past 200 million...

  • Wi-Fi will lead a convergent future. Walmsley, Andrew // Marketing (00253650);12/13/2006, p13 

    The article focuses on the impact of convergence on the way people use technology. Television broadcasting is being delivered over the Internet to set-top boxes, personal computers, mobile phones and iPods. Digital editions of newspapers are available on their web sites. The sales of compact...

  • Media brands must diversify or die. Ritson, Mark // Marketing (00253650);12/13/2006, p21 

    The article focuses on the role of convergence in television broadcasting in Great Britain. British Telecom PLC hopes that 30 million people will tune into its broadband television service, which will include on-demand films and football. The television broadcaster BSkyB Group PLC has extended...

  • Convergence Makes a Comeback. Kern, Tony // Broadcasting & Cable;12/5/2005, Vol. 135 Issue 52, p32 

    The article observes the rise of convergence in the U.S. broadcasting industry. Convergence is defined as the combination of two business lines, products or services that produces new alliance, value chain or economic model that often changes industrial organization. The three elements that...

  • Technology transition = business revolution? SCHULTZ, WINFRIED // IBE: International Broadcast Engineer;Jul/Aug2008, p22 

    The article presents the convergence in the TV industry in terms of voice, video and data available on near transparent platforms. The effects of IT technology is discussed forcing manufacturers to adapt to the technical changes. Test and measurement is explained in a different place in the...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics