Announces Trends to Look For in Paid Television

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Following Variety’s November 25th article, titled “Apple’s Next Big Thing: A Gesture Controlled TV?” announced its list of three trends to look for in upcoming paid television programming. released a list of three trends to watch for in upcoming paid television programming. This list was created in the wake of the November 25th Variety article entitled “Apple’s Next Big Thing: A Gesture Controlled TV?” The article discussed Apple’s acquisition of a technology used in several video game systems, allowing users to perform functions with the wave of an arm or through using a simple gesture. This marks the continued desire for greater convenience in television services and programming, as evidenced by the trends expected to crop up in the future of television.

In his Variety article, Todd Spangler confirmed Apple’s purchase of the PrimeSense technology used in some video games to simulate real-time motion. This technology is predicted to have been purchased with the goal of developing a television with gesture-based commands. Others anticipate the technology being incorporated into iPad and iPhone technologies to tighten personal security and increase customization options. The company remained close-lipped about the exact plans, however, rendering the possibilities listed above mere speculation. released three trends to look for in the future of television programming. These trends include:

1.    Increased convenience-based improvements. As the internet continues to offer more services, satellite and cable TV will grow to offer the convenience internet services provide: namely, the ability to watch shows from any room in the house, or through any medium, including personal computers.

2.    Continued price fluctuations. These fluctuations occur as a result of the region the service is offered in, and the number of customers in that area. As consumers continue to rock back and forth between securing satellite TV and opting out, the prices for television services will continue to change—including online services.

3.    Fewer wires. As more and more devices are created to “simplify” life, the desire for less clutter rises—leading consumers to try to avoid a tangle of wires attached to television viewing. To appease consumers, satellite companies have already begun to develop technologies allowing far fewer wires attached to satellite TV, including television watched on a personal device such as a laptop or tablet.

Todd Spangler is a writer for Variety, an online and print media source that has been serving the United States for over 100 years. The site has grown to focus exclusively on information and news reports involving the media and entertainment industry.

Following the confirmation of Apple’s gesture-based technology purchase, released its list of trends to watch for in the paid television industry, including satellite and cable TV. The most common changes being made regard convenience and delivering a more hassle-free experience for satellite television customers, including new technologies to combat in internet TV service revolution. Paid television services can also be expected to continue to have shifts in pricing due to the unpredictable nature of television programming purchases, and continues to move forward in the hopes of eliminating as many wires as possible, allowing consumers to streamline their television services. This may also include increased bundling options and greater variety in available channels. To find local dish packages and internet bundles, including sports and entertainment bundles, offers the resource

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