Event: SMTE looks at the future of television

On Monday 11 November I’ll be attending an event hosted by the Society of Motion & Television Engineer (SMTE) on the role of apps and video on-demand in the future of television. It’s held at the University of Salford at MediaCityUK and runs from 6pm-9pm. You can register for the event on Eventbrite – it’s free.

The event will focus on the different nature and delivery of live and on-demand TV and how technology can combine these two essentially separate experiences more smoothly. You can find out more about the event and SMPTE on their website.

Surprising fact: We’re watching more TV than we did a decade ago

This week we learned that far from becoming less popular in the competition from smartphones, tablet and video on-demand, television watching is actually more popular in households than it was 10 years ago.

And we’re talking the type of TV watching where the whole family joins in. This news, off the back of an Ofcom report, didn’t surprise me. Last February I watched a presentation by Nigel Walley of Decipher media who demonstrated very clearly that Saturday night family TV viewing is alive and well, thank you very much.
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