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June 3, 2012

3 Reasons why Television Industry on its last Legs


Is the " State of 
Television"    on its last legs standing ?  After " having  ended the the Newspaper Business, is the internet going to obliterate Television ? 
The chart above published at Business Insider  lays out the problem: After a century of growth, the New York Times's news business peaked earlier this decade with just over $3 billion in revenue and $500 million of operating profit. In the years since, however, the company's revenue (blue line) and operating profit (green banrs) have begun to shrink.

The greatest Folly of the Newspaper Industry was that it paid no heed on the " writing on the wall" and  the print Barons   failed to realized how" users  are moving towards the web..   .. But for almost a whole decade, the newspaper industry barely noticed.
Subscriptions kept going up.Ads kept going until they realised that " the party was about to end"  So is the same thing going to happen to the TV ?.
So  how soon are we going to write an obituary for Television.  Businessinser cites 4 reasons why this may end up the same way
Reason No 1: Television shows Broadcasts have come down drastically    (with the very notable exception of live sports)News today  is consumed via the Internet, and less via TV or Print.

Reason No 2 :Users are increasingly watching TV and movie content, but always on demand and almost never with ads ( used to watching shows via Netflix or iTunes or HBO that ads now seem like bizarre intrusions)




  •  Today " Consumer  are awash with " three to four Mobile Screens" which is watch TV and movie content on 4 different screens, depending on which is convenient (TV, laptops, phones, iPad)





  • March 13, 2012

    Apple TV Manufacturing expected to begin in May/June for 2012 Holiday launch



    Overseas suppliers have begun to ship parts for Apple's anticipated television set as the company gears up to begin production as soon as May, according to a new report.

    Production of Apple television expected to begin in May/June for late 2012 launch:
    Overseas suppliers have begun to ship parts for Apple's anticipated television set as the company gears up to begin production as soon as May, according to a new report.


    Analyst Peter Misek with Jefferies said in a note to investors on Tuesday that "specialty components" have already begun to ship to Apple's panel suppliers in Asia. Components being shipped are said to include polarized films, filters, and IGZO components, though they are currently being supplied in "small quantities."


    Sources report that commercial production of the rumored device will begin in May or June, with between 2 million and 5 million units built initially. Apple TV’s full-fledged television set is to be  launched in the fourth quarter of calendar 2012. It was previously reported that Sharp would produce the actual panels for the TV. 


    The upcoming TV, which is rumored to offer unparalleled wireless connectivity, seamless integration with other Apple devices, and potentially a Siri-esque voice command in place of a traditional remote control, has been the subject of many rumors over the last few months.

    The Apple TV was Apple's previous attempt at entering the living room, but it has largely been a flop due to the mere fact that people don't like the idea of dedicated set-top boxes anymore. Not in a world where increasing amounts of software is built into the TV itself, or some other staple component like game consoles or Blu-ray players.




    June 24, 2011

    Apple TV to Become Reality By 2012 Christmas

    The longstanding rumor that Apple intends to jump into the business of selling televisions could be coming closer to reality thanks to iCloud, which  Apple's recently-announced.Last February,The New York Post  had reported that Apple had invested nearly $4 billion in long-term contracts and LCD-manufacturing facilities overseas in preparation for the launch, according to the Wall Street firm Piper Jaffray.

    Apple is reported to be teaming up with a major electronics firm to launch Apple branded televisions..At first the only media iCloud will store is music and pictures, but  industry sources believe Apple may add movies and TV shows purchased or rented in iTunes to the iCloud service, which could be viewed on a TV."

    This is not to be confused with the existing Apple TV product, a small, hockey puck-style device the company sells for $99 to let users stream Netflix and other content via their existing TV sets. It is believed that Apple will bring an $1,800 TV set to market near the end of next year, with it replacing the Apple TV set-top box, which Apple currently sells for $99.



    The Apple TV is more akin to Google TV, the Android-based Web TV product that blends a Chrome Web browser and search capabilities with consumers' existing TV services.The revolutionary aspect of an Apple TV would be that it could work independently of cable or over-the-air stations and offer viewers TV shows -- for a fee -- from the iTunes library or from apps created by outside suppliers.

    The  iCloud infrastructure  is one of the " small steps" Apple is probably taking to make the " Apple TV" a grand success.Apple's iCloud service for media storage makes it simpler to own multiple Apple devices and share content among them.

    Apple is developing a television that will succeed its current Apple TV set-top-box, likely in late [calendar year] 2012,” Gene Munster, an analyst with Piper Jaffray, wrote in a June 23 research note. “As recently as May 11 the US Patent & Trademark Office has published Apple patents relating to television-specific technology,” including one for “advanced TV broadcast menus.

    With its focus on consumer products via the Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod, an Apple branded iTV looks like a  the perfect  product that will make Apple a  complete Consumer Electronics Corporation.