Itunes 99˘ a la carte TV shows coming Sept. 7

A  report  by Peter Burrows, a veteran BusinessWeek reporter now writing for Bloomberg Businessweek, lays out the details of what sounds like a credible scenario. According to Burrows: Apple is set to begin a new service that would let iPad, iPhone and iPod owners rent current TV programs for 48 hours at 99-cents apiece. Currently movies can be rented from iTunes, but TV shows must be purchased for $1.99 to $2.99 each. Apple is said to be in "advanced talks" with News Corp. and "talks" with CBS and Disney to get access to their content. [According to the Wall Street Journal, Disney is "close to an agreement."] That would cover three of the four major networks (Fox, CBS and ABC). Time Warner might also make its older programs available. General Electric's NBC, which is in the process of being acquired by Comcast, was conspicuously absent from the Bloomberg report. Apple is also planning to unveil a $99 version of its three-year-old Apple TV set-top box. Earlier reports suggested that the new device would run the same operating system as the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch and be optimized for streaming, rather than downloading, video content. This is all supposed to happen at a special event on Sept. 7, at which time Steve Jobs will also unveil a new version of the iPod touch with a higher-resolution screen. Jobs has apparently abandoned its efforts to convince the TV networks to let him repackage their programming into a $30-per-month "best of TV" subscription service. Such a service would have jeopardized the networks' chances of getting higher retransmission fees from TV-system operators, according to RBC Capital's David Bank, the only source named in Burrows' piece.

Middle East's PALME regarded as "the most important event" for industry professionals and buyers Visitors with purchasing authority of more than US$ 1.035 billion attended the 2010 show

The Middle East has been identified as being among the fastest growing markets for the multi-billion dollar audio visual industry which, in spite of the troubling economic environment last year, has seen no overall contraction in spending.

Executives from CBS Corporation & Verizon Communications Set to Keynote TV 3.0 - Innovations in TV & Content Delivery in Los Angeles, CA

IMS Conferences is pleased to announce that CBS Corporation Chief Research Officer and President of CBS Vision, David Poltrack as well as Verizon Communications, President and CEO Fran Shammo will deliver keynote addresses at TV 3.0.

HAI Control Systems and Carrier Infinity, Bryant Evolution HVAC Systems Now Feature Two -Way Integration

HAI's OmniPro II and Lumina Pro home control systems now feature two-way integration with Carrier Infinity and Bryant Evolution Communicating HVAC systems.

Sanus Releases VXF220 All -Weather Full -Motion Mount for Indoor/Outdoor Use

Sanus Systems®, the leading global brand of audio/video mounts, furnishings and consumer electronics accessories, announces it is now shipping an all-weather mount for 42"-75" flat-panel TVs weighing up to 175 lbs.

Panamax/Furman CEDIA EXPO 2010 Product Preview

Panamax/Furman CEDIA EXPO 2010 Product Preview Atlanta, Ga. - Sept. 22-26, 2010 Booth 3035

Toshiba to launch first glasses-free 3D TV

From Breitbart - Japanese electronics giant Toshiba plans to market the world's first 3D television that does not need special glasses later this year, a report said on Tuesday. Toshiba will unveil three models of the television, which will cost several thousand dollars, before Christmas, the Yomiuri Shimbun said. The company has developed a new system that emits a number of rays of light with various angles from the screen so that viewers can see stereoscopic images without glasses, the daily said. "People can enjoy images in three dimensions from various positions and suffer less stress," it said. Japan's major electronics makers launched 3D television this year, but sales have not been as strong as expected while many customers have complained of being irritated by the glasses. However, a Toshiba spokeswoman said: "We are not in a position to make any announcement."

Atlona(R) at CEDIA EXPO 2010. Booth 4722

For its third appearance at the prestigious CEDIA EXPO, Atlona(R) Technologies has been gearing up with such innovations as its 3-D compatible switchers, extenders, amplifiers, and converters.

Middle Atlantic Product's Product Line Now Updated In D -Tools System Integrator (SI) 5.5 Software

The latest detailed Middle Atlantic Products information in System Integrator™ is now completely updated and available to current SI users.

New ProntoTunes Application Allows Two -Way Apple iTunes and Apple TV Integration with Philips Pronto Control Panels

Integrators are now able to offer full two-way control over Apple digital media seamlessly via a Pronto control panel.

Minicom Digital Signage is Launching DS Vision™ Digital

Minicom Digital Signage is launching its new solution platform which allows advanced media distribution, as well as network based control and monitoring capabilities of multiple remote displays - DS Vision™ Digital. DS Vision™ Digital is a powerful s

Guifx Releases New Weather Icons

Sleek Icon Set Brings Elegance to Weather Forecasting Applications With Realistic Graphics for Any Weather Condition

Dish Network Begins Streaming TV Shows Online

Beginning Tuesday, satellite TV provider  Dish Network  will stream TV shows to its subscribers on a website called DishOnline.com and through set-top boxes and mobile devices.  That differentiates Dish’s online offering from some other cable or satellite TV Internet channels like Time Warner and Comcast’s  TV Everywhere  strategies, which are primarily focused on web streaming.  According to  The New York Times , the first wave of content will include shows from the Discovery Channel, HGTV and MTV. Dish plans to serve both TV shows and movies, but most of the content will only be available to subscribers. Some clips or trailers might stream to you even if you’re not a subscriber, but full-length programs and movies will generally be restricted.  Subscribers will be able to watch the online content on certain set-top boxes, in addition to the traditionally distributed shows they record with their DVRs.  NewTeeVee  reports that iOS, Android and BlackBerry apps are coming too. Source: Mashables

Screen Research appoints new reps

Screen Research, a projector screen solutions provider hires Paradigm Systems and Michael Chafee Enterprise.

Crestron Mobile Pro® G iPad™ App Updated to Support Landscape Rotation and Gestures Navigation

Auto-Update for Top Grossing Lifestyle iPad™ App Now Available from the iTunes® App Store

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