Mass market deployment of 4K/UHD is not going to happen overnight.
But as the ecosystem matures, the potential is huge. Futuresource Consulting for instance, estimates that 4K TV sets will increase from 62,000 units last year to almost 800,000 by year’s end – and skyrocket to about 22 million units by 2017.
But there are a number of potential bumps in the road. As reported in TechZone360, a number of operator challenges must be surmounted.
“Delivery of 4K requires four times the bandwidth of 1080p, which has significant implications for the production and distribution chains,” said Adam Cox, head of broadcast equipment at Futuresource.
While tools like HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding) compression can mitigate some of the delivery overhead for pay-TV providers, one factor that’s affecting 4K investment added TechZone360, is “a lack of an accepted broadcasting and transmission standard that meets the defined UltraHD TV spec and a current lack of 4K content – a big obstacle to the adoption of 4K TV sets and general uptake by consumers.”
No surprise then, that a panel of experts who recently sat down at the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) 2013 Symposium in Hollywood, offered further insights on key... Read more
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In the first half of 2013, United States citizens spent $10 billion in mobile commerce and could exceed $25 billion by the end of the year, according to a recent study by comScore. Mobile commerce is becoming more widely used and has the potential to eclipse Ecommerce because of its ease of use and convenience. Yet again, the way consumers engage and make purchases is changing and marketers and advertisers must meet them there. But let’s first understand what effects smartphones are having on Ecommerce.
Enabling Purchases from Anywhere
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It’s clear how easy mobile commerce makes shopping. A few clicks and a shopping cart is full; considerably easier than traveling to a store and browsing through products. And with the amount of brands offering free returns and extended return windows, the risk is minimal for buyers.
Mobile shopping has untethered online shoppers from their desktop PCs and laptops (because gosh, that was so inconvenient wasn’t it?). Waiting in line, sitting in an airport, or even lying on a beach are the new storefronts since mobile purchases can be made anywhere with cell phone reception or Wi-Fi, making the online shopping experience just as important as the in store... Read more