Tuesday, 10 January 2012

UK launch of Netflix likely to ruffle loveFilm's feathers

Netflix’s online film and TV subscription service was launched in the UK yesterday. While this will certainly ruffle LoveFilm’s feathers this month, it is what falls out of it, that will be interesting. I expect the entire connected TV market to be shaken up this year as viewers get a plethora of next generation TV services offered to them. TV technology is becoming increasingly sophisticated in response to consumer demand for a more interactive, on demand viewing experience and we expect to see a wealth of innovative TV services follow in the footsteps of Netflix.

The connected TV has been critically overlooked in the past; as viewers were buying these devices but not being educated on how to connect them and enjoy the connected experience. 2012 will no doubt be the tipping point for the connected TV - as viewers realise the opportunity to explore and discover exciting new applications and services through their TV set, whilst still being able to sit back and relax.

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