A post in ZDNet declared that Cisco has its “top honors” at CES, stating that “Cisco’s vision for Connected TV represents what CES is all about – a revolutionary idea that gets both consumers and the industry excited.” The team both on and off-site at CES is understandably honored by the distinction but it’s important to note that our service provider partners are just as deserving of the award as they have played an active role help us shape the vision and create what is known today as “Videoscape,.”
While I’ve been dealing mostly with press and analysts, Pankaj Patel, the senior vice president and general manager of the service provider group here at Cisco, has been spending the vast majority of his time with customers, so we tracked him down to get a summary of their reactions. And, what you’ll find in this brief video is a real sense that Cisco Videoscape brings together for them the ability to deliver rich video experiences, to have expanded opportunities to create new revenue streams and to do it over an architecture that will bring it “all together.” Read More »
Tags: CES, consumer electronics show, Service Provider, video, video experience, videoscape
Another exciting day behind us and another ahead of us here at CES. The energy and pace of this event only gets better each year (though, my voice is not keeping up). One thing is for sure, every new technology or device being debuted here center around bringing better experiences to how we share and enjoy video, communication and collaboration. These exciting, new experiences are made possible by Next Generation Internet that fuels the “all together,” immersive Videoscape solution we debuted this week .
To shed a little more insight into the Next Generation Internet and Videoscape, I captured this short video with Suraj Shetty, vice president of service provider marketing here at Cisco yesterday. Read More »
Tags: next gen internet, next generation internet, Service Provider, video, video experience, videoscape
One of the goals of my videos this week here at CES is to provide a 360 view of the Videoscape solution we announced. One question that we are often asked is if this is really just a new “box” or set of technologies.
As you’ll see in this short video Kelly Ahuja, Cisco vice president of service provider architecture, states that “it’s not about the box” and that a purpose-built architecture can unlock new, exciting experiences and new revenue streams for service providers. He also talks about how Telstra is using elements of Videoscape in their network – today. Read More »
Tags: CES, clouds, consumer electronics show, devices, Service Provider, video, videoscape
What do smart phones, tablet computers, PCs, washers, dryers, TVs, content providers, medical devices and even athletic shoes have in common?
Yes, they will all be taking part in the excitement generated during CES 2011, happening this week in Las Vegas. But what’s more, the most common denominator among the major breakthroughs and hot products is they all need to be connected to be truly useful.
And not just connected, but easy to use and seamlessly integrated with other aspects of our life. These expectations are part of our DNA with more and more converting to a connected life. Increasingly, our connected life involves increasing use of video to communicate, connect and engage with our family and friends.
Cisco has long been involved in the video space and announced Cisco Videoscape at a pre-CES conference yesterday. Cisco Videoscape brings entertainment together from infinite sources of content from pay TV, online and on-demand and combines it with the social media, communications, and mobility to create a truly immersive TV experience. Read More »
Tags: CES, consumer electronics show, Service Provider, tv, videoscape
Today is an exciting day for us at Cisco with the launch of Videoscape.
As our Chairman and CEO, John Chambers, announced in a press conference this afternoon, Cisco Videoscape is both an experience and a solution, purpose-built for delivering and reinventing the next generation of TV experience. Together we will bring , entertainment, social media and communications and mobility together to transform how users engage with video and how providers can prosper.
Right now the consumer video experience is fragmented requiring consumers to go to multiple sources for their content. They are going to their cable or IPTV subscriptions for some content. Or, looking to their DVR and on-demand content for others. At times, they stream online content or do applications from their PC. Even still they must find additional boxes to stream their PC experience to their TV and to others that help sling content from one place to another. And, the list goes on. Some homes are so complex that it seems users need to have CCIE just to hook it all up and make it work; but all of that still doesn’t address the experience where users are having to navigate all of these different silos and devices just to watch what they want to watch or do what they want to do (and, we haven’t even spoken of quality yet). Challenges also exist for service providers as they now must now handle the ever increasing load of traffic while simultaneously losing some traction with the portion of their audience that is considering trimming of the cord. Both dynamics can have a negative effect on their business.
Today’s announcement intends to change all of this for consumers and providers alike. With Videoscape, SPs can do for TV experience (and other screens) what the mobile internet did for the phone.
Let’s look at what Videoscape delivers to the consumer, service provider and media company. Read More »
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