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Rabbit Ear Technology and Re-Discovering Public Television

I’m probably the last person in the world who would disconnect from what is commonly known as “cable TV.”  In my case, I was a customer of A&T’s U-verse TV service.   My HD stream came through my phone line which was a pretty interesting technological feat.  Old school telephone companies – telcos – needed a way to fight back the cable companies who were taking away Internet and even phone service from their customers. I Wasn’t Just Any Customer of AT&T’s U-verse TV Service When AT&T was based in San Antonio, the company had beta (trial) customers to who could try this new service.    I was not only a beta customer, one of my clients was a fabless semiconductor company, who provided core technology for AT&T’s set top boxes that enabled the distribution of the signal throughout the home. But wait, there was even more. I was so enthralled by the advent of what was known as IPTV, I even created a blog, 3Screens, which attracted national media coverage, and even got me this segment on Good Morning America.  IPTV went mainstream, and I scaled back posting content to 3Screens and went on to do other projects, including being a contractor to write about a new industry standard for the wired home network known as G.hn. Re-Tooling My Media Consumption Habits As 2012 was coming to an end, I was starting to think about the year ahead, and the changes I wanted to make in my life – one of which was re-thinking how I watch “television,” and what I wanted from it. Part of my decision...

En Route to VON

I am headed off to VON Spring 2007 – Voice on the Net / Video on the Net. We have two clients we are supporting – Surf Communication Solutions and Network2.tv plus seeig long time friends and just having fun at one of my favorite tradeshows of the year. As much as VON keeps growing, it never loses its vibe:  a place where a whole lot of very interesting and passionate people combust and create new ideas and business opportunities. If you are a member of the media, blogger or industry analyst needing press information on Surf or Network2.tv please send me an email to: alan at weinkrantz dot com. Look for the winner’s of the How Do You Watch Internet TV? contest announcement on Tuesday...

Network2.tv Contest Winners To Be Announced on Tuesday, March 20 at VON Spring 2007

Our client, Network2.tv, will be announcing the winners of the "How Do You Watch Internet TV?" contest on Tuesday, March 20 at VON Spring 2007 in San Jose.  Click here to see Chris Brogan’s video about the contest as it came to a close today for...

Network2.tv Showcases Top 60 Entries for Its ‘How Do You Watch Internet TV?’ Contest

Our client, Network2.tv today announced that it is showcasing its top sixty entries for the "How Do You Watch Internet TV?" contest http://pulverblog.pulver.com/archives/006601.html One of these entries will be the winner of $25,000, another will win $10,000 and one will win $5,000. The winners of this contest will be announced on March 20th at Spring 2007 Video on the Net. Read the news release...

Visiting Financial Institutions in New York Next Week

Next week I am in New York visiting several financial institutions to discuss my knowledge, insight, and experience in the IPTV space in the context of my other blog, SAtechBLOG.com I will be addressing the potential impact for the "phone" companies in the U.S. and the world to disrupt and possibly reinvent the telecom and broadcast industries. I will be in Silicon Valley doing likewise at the end of July. Please contact me at alan at weinkrantz dot com if you would be interested in learning...