Will Richmond of VideoNuze and I discuss some of the news affecting our industry coming out of CES 2014.
I review some of the developments in 4K (Ultra HD) TVs that I saw at the show, including big TVs and curved screens. There was almost no Hollywood 4K content on display on these new TVs. However, Netflix had provided some House of Cards promos and content from Amazon and YouTube was also being shown.
There were two new smart TV interfaces on display: Roku TV and LG’s new webOS. Unfortunately, that means smart TV platforms will remain fragmented for some time to come.
Will introduced several short topics to the discussion; including pay-tv subscriber gains, Aereo’s new funding round, and AT&T sponsored data. This last item is actually based on Ericsson technology which I saw demonstrated at CES. Ericsson was also responsible for the most intriguing demonstration I saw: using a person’s skin to transmit data.