What Aereo And Google Told Us About The TV Business Today (International Business Times)

Televisions on display at the 1969 International CES CEA/International CES

Two things happened Wednesday that show how far the TV business will go to preserve the status quo.

Broadcasters, including ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox, prevailed over Aereo, a startup that sold access to free channels over the Web. Google unveiled Android TV, yet another set-top box that puts all kinds of content on your TV except, well, TV…. [Read more on International Business Times]

Google se préparerait à sortir une box TV connectée (La Tribune)

Ce nouveau boîtier fonctionnera avec une nouvelle version d’Android TV et permettra de regarder des films ou de jouer à des jeux vidéo. /Reuters

L’entreprise californienne devrait présenter un nouveau boîtier multimédia au cours de sa conférence annuelle des développeurs.

Google devrait dévoiler au moins… [Lire la suite sur La Tribune]

Here’s Why Google Inc. Is Launching a New TV Platform (The Motley Fool)

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Since 2010, Google is aggressively aiming to enter the streaming television market. The good news is the company’s $35 HDMI streaming dongle, Chromecast, has been fairly successful. The bad news is the company has continuously struggled with Google TV, a streaming platform with access to Android apps.

As Gigaom reports,  the tech giant is now replacing this platform with a much more… [Read more on The Motley Fool]

The Supreme Court Case That Will Decide the Future of Television (Politix)

In this Wednesday, March 26, 2014 photo, Chet Kanojia, the founder and CEO of Aereo, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press, in New York. • AP Photo/Mark Lennihan

Aereo – Billion-Dollar Company or Billion-Dollar Liability? Op-ed by Derek Khanna

In the past decade, home-media consumption of television content has changed significantly. Millions of people, particularly among younger generations, are becoming cord-cutters and converting to Netflix or Hulu. Smart TV’s and add-ons like Chromecast, Roku, Fire TV, and Apple TV are changing the way we consume content, changing how we pay for content, and changing the content we are able to consume – as the quality of programming has continued to get much higher.

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hear a case involving… [Read more on Politix]

Now, you can control your Smart TV using a keyboard (Deccan Chronicle)

Logitech Harmony Smart Keyboard

Logitech Harmony Smart Keyboard

Are you planning to buy a Smart TV? Do you expect the Smart TV to offer you with more than just touch screen or additional apps? If yes, a new Smart TV keyboard known as ‘Harmony Smart Keyboard’ has been developed by Logitech. This keyboard can support the Amazon Fire TV, Netflix and Hulu.

Its media keys include… [Read more on Deccan Chronicle]

How the New ‘TV’ Will Affect Cable Companies and Consumers (Townhall Finance)

Watching what you used to consider television is about to get a whole lot more interesting. By now, most us have abandoned true broadcast television and left our “rabbit ears” behind for cable service of one kind or another. Whether from Comcast (CMCSA), Cox Cable, Charter Communications, Verizon (VZ), AT&T (T) or some other service, these companies have been… [Read more on Townhall Finance]

Chromecast de Google, le concurrent de l’Apple TV et de la Fire TV d’Amazon (Challenges)

Chromecast (JOSH EDELSON / AFP)

TEST Ce périphérique permet de visualiser le contenu des appareils nomades sur un téléviseur. Et offre au géant californien un accès stratégique au salon.

La bataille pour la télévision de demain reprend de plus belle avec le lancement de Chromecast en Europe par Google et le développement d’Android TV, sa plateforme dédiée aux TV connectées, selon des informations de presse.

Le premier est un appareil tout petit par la taille – il ressemble à une clé USB –, mais aux ambitions gigantesques. Il se présente comme… [Lire la suite sur Challenges]

Exclusive: this is Android TV (The Verge)

Google’s plans for the living room come into focus with a simple TV interface, apps, and games

Every so often, some enterprising computer company will claim they’ve finally fixed the TV. They’ll talk about how they’ve turned a dumb terminal into a smart computing platform that extends your work and play to a gigantic screen. Then, we’ll watch as the idea flops because they fail to line up content deals or wind up delivering a confusing, haphazard experience. That was the story of Google TV, which became the laughing stock of the industry after Google chairman… [Read more on The Verge]

Minyanville: Apple, Amazon will surive Android TV but will Chromecast? (USA Today)

With the recent leak of Android TV, Google appears to undo all the headway it has made with the Chromecast

Three and a half years ago, Google launched an assault against Apple TV and Roku boxes in a grand attempt to control our living rooms and finally advance the technology of cable boxes. Adding an interactive overlay on top of live and streaming content, Google TV boxes and equipped sets aimed to create an interface that allowed for quick searches, painless Web browsing, and real-time info to work in conjunction with the content being viewed.But recognizing the risk of such an endeavor to their powerfully antiquated business models, NBC, ABC, Fox, CBS, and Hulu blocked Google TV devices from accessing their Web content. Add a misguided marketing campaign,… [Read more on USA Today]

Amazon’s FireTV Is Better Than Apple and Google’s Alternatives — For Now (Daily Finance)

Unless you’re an HBO Go addict, Amazon‘s FireTV is just about the best set-top box you can buy. It’s faster than the Apple TV, packing features Apple’s set-top box lacks, including voice search and the ability to play video games. It’s more expensive than Google‘s Chromecast, but offers access to more content and isn’t chained to a mobile device.

But while Amazon is in the lead today, its advantage may only be temporary: … [Read more on Daily Finance]

Google Targets Apple TV, Fire TV with Android TV (The Mac Observer)

Apple has Apple TV, Amazon has Fire TV, and soon Google will have Android TV. The Internet search giant is reportedly ready to jump into the set top box game — despite the fact that it already sells Google Chromecast.

News of Google’s plans comes courtesy of insider sources talking with The Verge. Internal documents said.

Android TV is an entertainment interface, not a computing platform. It’s all about… [Read more on The Mac Observer]

Will mobile kill the video star? (The Guardian)

Can Smart TV win back audiences from mobile? Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Will the wave of new formats aimed at mobile video augment or simply replace traditional TV viewing? Oisin Lunny explores how mobile could determine the future of video consumption.

The gogglebox, beloved of politicians and advertisers alike for its effortless inducement of states of suggestibility, could be losing its most valuable asset: captive eyeballs. Social media is increasingly the hangout of choice and “off-portal” eyeballs can be hard to… [Read on on The Guardian]

Smart TV : Google, Apple et Amazon prêts pour la « guerre sainte » (Le NouvelObs)

Un chat avec une télécommande (Michael/Flickr/CC)

Après le smartphone, la tablette et les objets connectés, c’est la « smart TV », ou télévision connectée, qui est en passe de devenir le nouveau champ de bataille des géants du Net.

Trois des quatre GAFA (Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple) ont dévoilé leurs plans sur le sujet, et le mot commence à bourgeonner partout dans la presse. [Lire la suite sur le Nouvel Obs]