Archive for Atul Patel

When there’s an audience, self-promotion always makes sense

Posted by Atul Patel on February 21st, 2013 at 3:00 am

If you were part of the 100 million viewers who tuned in to CBS to watch the Super Bowl this year, ask yourself this: Who was the advertiser you saw the most? It’s likely that CBS definitely ranks high in your memory. Not only did CBS receive honors for having the highest-rated ad during the Super Bowl (its Person of Interest ad that aired at 10:31 p.m. EST won a household rating of 47.4, according to Kantar Media), but the network also significantly increased its advertising efforts since the Super Bowl of 2012, with 13 ads for its own programming between kickoff and the first half, compared to last year’s six.

The Rise of the Vertical Stack

Posted by Atul Patel on February 11th, 2013 at 6:00 am

Welcome to the era where being a contender in the technology industry means offering the consumer the vertical stack. The companies who introduced us to these technologies (Amazon, Apple, Google) have evolved, from providing a product to providing efficiencies across every layer of the spectrum (from the device to the data) – and each wants to be considered the best.

Publishers vs. Platforms

Posted by Atul Patel on January 30th, 2013 at 6:30 am

It’s important to understand the difference between publishers and platforms when so many companies are now serving both roles. At OneScreen, we define a publisher as a company that makes its licensed or produced content directly available to its audience through its own channels, sites, and applications. A platform, on the other hand, enables a variety of different publishers to distribute their content (or their licensed content) through an “app store,” such as Apple’s App Store and Google Play.

What is a connected device, anyway?

Posted by Atul Patel on December 18th, 2012 at 3:00 am

It seems a day doesn't go by that we don’t come across “connected device,” but what does “connected device” really mean?

Defying the Gravity of Cable Giants: HBO Nordic AB and Its Implications

Posted by Atul Patel on October 3rd, 2012 at 5:00 am

In a system of established cable and television business models with restrictive syndication, it seems the only way to push the evolution of video forward is to approach distribution in as many angles and in as many territories as possible. HBO is finally embarking on this frontier with their recent announcement of HBO Nordic AB, a service that will provide HBO content direct to consumers for the first time in Europe. This move is a symbol of changing audience expectations and the very real opportunities that exist for video producers and publishers if they will only tap in.