Manufacturers have identified the marketing potential of the “app” and this has ignited the trend for the production of hardware which is application compatible. Apple product users are now able to download software at their own convenience via the Apple Mac store, so the next predicted trend will be in application based televisions, which is already a rapidly developing market.
New plans to see a complete overhaul of the regional TV networks across the UK is set to see bidding between major parties in the hope of winning the contracts, and it is also expected that the first channel will be up and running from 2014.
As one of the bigger changes in the technical market, giants Panasonic†have given us a sneaky peek at the new line of televisions for 2011. All the new lines have the new state-of-the-art faster panels feature, which ultimately cuts out cross talk.
Leading TV and satellite provider Sky are reportedly launching a new electronic programme guide specifically for their HD content, available from February 2011. This will allow HD-TV users to get the most out of their television sets and satellite services.
3D World Cup coverage is set to increase for Sony following this year’s successful 3D coverage of the World Cup. Sony has recently confirmed that they have the intention of producing further programs in this format for the next series of the competition.
The new government has announced plans that will see the whole of Britainís population have full access to the internet in their homes. Currently 80% of the UK is on-line, but the coalition government have planned for every community in 2015 to have broadband available to them.
Virgin Media are attempting to offer an innovative new service to their UK customers. Virgin already offers TV, fast broadband, mobile phones and land-line telephone; however in order to remain ahead of other competitors such as Sky and BT, they are planning on releasing a revolutionary† set top box which combines on-line services to form a converged TV platform.
Christmas really has come early this year for movie lovers. After their phenomenal success last year, Sky has confirmed their plans to re-launch the Sky Movies Christmas Channel after last year it highlighted just how special films are in people’s hearts, especially around the Christmas period.