What is going on in TV, the new Ultraviolet technology and what it means, plus interactive email technology Active Views.
First, one of the best write ups I have seen on what is going on in teleivision land…What the hell is going on with TV?
There’s a new logo in the future of video lovers. Or at least that’s what many heavy hitters from the content, hardware and retailing worlds hope. That would be UltraViolet, the name for a new format that is designed to break through what backers say are some key obstacles that are slowing down purchases of digital movies and TV shows. One of the biggest fears among consumers, they say, is that a movie they download or buy on disk will someday become lost or hard to access-because their computer or other hardware might crash, formats might change or other issues.
Comcast says it plans to offer live television programming on iPads and other computer tablets later this year. View more here.
In December 2010, Hotmail began offering Active Views, the industry’s first “interactive e-mail” solution. Hotmail users can have more engaging, rich experiences with their e-mail messages and take actions more quickly and easily, within the e-mail itself. Great development.