Why Smart TV app stores need to improve

By Michael Lantz, CEO, Accedo

The Smart TV opportunity

The concept of Smart TV is brilliant. By adding connectivity directly in the TV screen, it is possible to access applications and content from various providers without the need for an extra device.

With the added benefit of having a tuner inside the TV, the Smart TV platforms offer unique possibilities of interaction with live broadcast in a way that no other OTT platforms can offer.

All major TV manufacturers have launched Smart TVs over the past 3-4...

By Michael Lantz, 27 August 2013, 1 comment. Categories: Apps, IPTV, Multi Screen, Smart TV.

How will the Smart TV experience evolve in 2013?

Smart TV devices can be connected to the Internet, and, via an integrated app platform, it is possible to use TV-centric applications like Netflix, Hulu and BBC iPlayer. New apps are launched regularly to the extent that a Smart TV is almost the equivalent to a set-top box, with a focus on the on-demand functionality.

By the end of 2012, there will be more than 100 million consumers in the world who regularly use Smart TV applications, and leading TV companies like Samsung, LG, Sony, and Panasonic are rapidly...

By Michael Lantz, 03 December 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Content, Devices, Entertainment, IPTV.

Who wins and who loses in the video on-demand wars?

The on-demand market is finally here

Video-on-demand is really a thing of the 1990s. Industry pundits have forecasted the demise of the linear TV market for almost 20 years, but the multi-channel pay-TV business model has proven remarkably resilient. The growth spurt and increased profitability with the move to digital distribution over the past 10-15 years have given new life to business models, which are more than 30 years old.

At the same time, on-demand technology has failed to deliver a truly attractive...

By Michael Lantz, 31 August 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Consumers, IPTV, Smart TV.