Exploring the Connected Home & Handheld Devices

1 Day Course
Official Curriculum
Code PWL353

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This course is intended as a non-technical examination of the development path for convergence and device integration in an IPTV world, explaining the current and future evolution to the home media infrastructure. Points covered include:

  • Purchase and ownership trends for consumer devices.
  • Device hierarchy – and the rise of the home gateway.
  • DNLA and other ‘enabling’ technologies.
  • Development plans of the major device manufacturers and TV platforms.
  • The content and communications models that new devices enable.


This course is intended to build on the Landscape Overview and provide participants with a deeper understanding of the consumer device landscape in the home, showing how consumer electronics are converging to create a new 'home media ecosystem'.


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Purchase and ownership trends for consumer devices (4 topics)

  • Overview of ownership key CE products
  • The acceleration of the purchase cycle
  • Drivers of technology take up - HD, 3D, connectivity
  • Forecast trends in device ownership

Device hierarchy - and the rise of the home gateway (3 topics)

  • The growth in 'connectivity'
  • TV at the heart - smart devices integrated into IPTV outcomes
  • Functionality vs device

DNLA and other (4 topics)

  • Digital Lifestyle Network Alliance
  • HbbTV and the rise of the TV browser
  • Proprietary networking technologies of the major manufacturers
  • 'Ultraviolet' and other content alliance formats

Development plans of the major device manufacturers and TV platforms (3 topics)

  • Device manufacturers - Sony, Samsung, LG & Panasonic
  • Trade alliances around standards - Sharp, Loewe
  • Device strategies of the major IPTV platforms

The Content & Communications Models That Are Enabled (2 topics)

  • Device support for 2 and 3 screen content strategies
  • Device strategies around search and discovery


Emerging TV Landscape or equivalent knowledge.

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