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Compared to Smartphones, the Smart TV still has a lot to learn. While mobile devices have mastered the challenges of location based services, synchronization and intuitive user interface, Smart TVs are about as fit as the couch potatoes staring at them. Integration within the home network, content discoverability and performance issues are major challenges for users and developers alike. Getting these things right are essential for the success of Smart TV. Despite a growing number of Smart TVs, many customers are simply not hooking them up or just not using the connected services they have to offer.

While hardware vendors and content providers are still figuring out their strategies, app developers are caught in the middle without a standard framework to support them. Add to that country-specific politics and media regulation exercising their influence in the TV marketplace and you have your work cut out for you.

The Project Lounge knows the technology and content providers in the digital TV space. If your venture needs contacts or expertise to get off the couch, we are ready to help. More information at: info@project-lounge.com.

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With the further expansion of Deutsche Telekom’s nationwide xDSL network, Andrew Luedders was tasked with the creation of a next generation entertainment platform. Following the successful trials in 2004, Andrew led a team of digital experts to introduce a full range of IPTV services in 2005-2006. Working closely with technology partners at Microsoft, Andrew worked with Microsoft to create the largest IPTV project in Europe and second largest worldwide featuring over 160 TV / HDTV channels, 1500 VOD films, advanced PVR functionality, secure parental controls, a user-friendly program guide and many other new features.

Content is King

January 1, 2013

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During the rapid expansion of broadband internet access in Germany in 2002, Andrew Luedders was asked to spearhead a new initiative to provide digital content for customers with high-speed internet access. The forward looking project – aptly called T-Online Vision – showcased new applications and content, from music videos, games, news and sports to Germany’s first interactive movie “Jack Point Jack”, marking T-Online’s debut as a film distributor along side MTV and RTL. The broadband portal introduced digital paid-content to the German market and integrated new technologies such as games-on-demand in cooperation with other innovative global technology companies such as exent. The successful showcase became a pre-cursor to T-Online’s introduction of video on demand and IPTV trials in 2003-2004.