• Albert Lai's picture
    Albert Lai on June 19, 2014

    This article originally appeared on June 13, 2014 in Streaming Media.  Read More →

  • Albert Lai's picture
    Albert Lai on June 18, 2014

    Amazon is set to unveil an innovative new product on Wednesday, June 18, and rumor has it the device may be Amazon’s first attempt at a phone. But reports are circulating that the device is no ordinary phone; it could be a smartphone with 3D interface that moves as the user tilts their head. Read More →

  • Albert Lai's picture
    Albert Lai on May 19, 2014

    WWE made headlines again on Friday, though not necessarily the spotlight that Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon was hoping. With fanfare and anticipation from both wrestling fans and industry observers, WWE launched the WWE Network in February. Despite the bumpy start, the service signed up 667,000 subscribers. Despite falling short of the whispered breakeven goal of 1 million subscribers, WWE saw its stock price climb to a 52-week high of $31.98 in March. Read More →

  • House Aereo

    industry
     
    Albert Lai's picture
    Albert Lai on April 28, 2014

    As I mentioned in my "Anytime, Anywhere, Any Device -- Advanced Mobile Developments" NAB Super Session panel, the biggest news was HBO GO falling over during the Game of Thrones season premiere, its second in the past couple of months. I anticipated that the rest of the month would be spent discussing King Joffrey’s wedding, Arya and Jamie’s new “golden” fist. Read More →

  • Albert Lai's picture
    Albert Lai on March 28, 2014

    Apple and TV. When those words are mentioned in the same sentence, tech and media industry watchers take note. So while it's not the Apple TV news we've been anxiously awaiting, rumors that Apple is in talks with Comcast about a streaming relationship are understandably getting a lot of attention. Thus far, there is a hesitancy to embrace this news as "set in stone"--or to declare it as the driving force behind a massive industry shift. Read More →

  • Albert Lai's picture
    Albert Lai on March 17, 2014

    On any lazy Sunday, I have access to hundreds of channels and VOD on my television, thousands of digital programs from Netflix and Prime Instant Video and countless hours of free, ad-supported and TV Everywhere authenticated programming accessible from numerous in-home devices: smart TVs, companion devices, smartphones and tablets. The options are almost limitless; however, when it comes to broadband Internet access at home, I have only one "choice." Read More →

  • Albert Lai's picture
    Albert Lai on February 26, 2014

    Two highly anticipated over-the-top (OTT) services launched this week. While the Disney Movies Everywhere service may target an entirely different audience than the WWE Network service, both offerings aim to deliver a premium digital entertainment product to a highly targeted audience. Read More →