ANIMATION HONORS: 3net Studios President & CEO Tom Cosgrove, whose 4K original series Space: Unraveling the Cosmos won “Best Documentary” poses with DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg, who was on-hand to accept the Harold Lloyd Filmmaker Award at The International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society’s Awards Gala Tuesday night at Warner Bros Studios.
January 8, 2013
Research & Analytics...
Why Smarter Homes Mean More Revenue Strategy Analytics predicts 16 percent of global broadband households will have at least one smart-home system in place by 2017. Increasing demand for monitoring and control services offered by such players as ADT, AT&T, British Gas, Rogers Communications, SFR, Swisscom, Time Warner Cable and Verizon along with remote-enabled entertainment controls and smart appliances from the likes of LG and Whirlpool will drive the bulk of households that adopt smart-home systems and services. Interactive security from Alarm.com and Comcast in addition to ADT will remain the leading application in the U.S. market, and entertainment-related solutions will be popular globally. The group expects revenues from smart-home hardware to hit nearly $20 billion this year and $41 billion by 2017, with smart-home services and installation fees to reach more than $11 billion and $30 billion in the same time frames, meaning there is plenty of opportunity for operators in all categories to either introduce or bulk up smart-home services (and wireless devices probably will play a key remote-control role).