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The advancement from analogue to digital…

28 Φεβρουαρίου, 2007

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https://www.openbc.com/hp/Apostolos_Tsorakis/    The advancement from analogue to digital changes the face of home entertainment. New devices, new services, as well as broadband and WIMAX ways to access content give a boost to the home entertainment market. As Internet penetration levelled off in most markets, broadband development has come at the expense of narrowband. Personal video recorders […]

Porter’s internationalisation…

6 Νοεμβρίου, 2006

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https://www.openbc.com/hp/Apostolos_Tsorakis/  Porter’s Basic Concepts The concept of “industry”, as it has been recorded in all of Porters writings, is the field where different factors, forces and dimensions influence and shape competition. Porter strongly believes and supports that the structures of industry and the forces of competition drive the wins or losses of the firm. Defining […]

Joint venture project consideration: agreement of a TV station with a Mobile Telecom provider to offer content for mobile based added value services…

4 Οκτωβρίου, 2006

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https://www.openbc.com/hp/Apostolos_Tsorakis/ According to the agreement the TV station provides infotainment services, while the telecom provider offers its distribution channel and its customers.   The agreement can be implemented through the use of a spin off “Repackaging-Repurposing Company”, utilizing the network to deliver the services to the end user. Leader of the project can be held […]

Evaluation of the merits and drawbacks of the use of the internal rate of return as an investment criterion…

30 Σεπτεμβρίου, 2006

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https://www.openbc.com/hp/Apostolos_Tsorakis/   Technically, IRR is a discount rate: the rate at which the present value of an investment is equal to the present value of the returns on this investment. The aim with IRR is to answer the question: ‘What level of interest will this project be able to withstand?’ Once we know this, the […]

The Marketing Function and the Programming Service Role in Television…

20 Σεπτεμβρίου, 2006

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https://www.openbc.com/hp/Apostolos_Tsorakis/  There are two kinds of customers with which the marketing function in a TV station has to be concerned: the media audiences (B2C) and the advertisers (B2B). The main variables that define a TV station’s performance and therefore its profitability are TV Ratings and Share. The TV Rating point is defined as the number […]

Technology & Marketing in Home Entertainment…

16 Σεπτεμβρίου, 2006

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https://www.openbc.com/hp/Apostolos_Tsorakis/    The advancement from analogue to digital changes the face of home entertainment. New devices, new services, as well as broadband and WIMAX ways to access content give a boost to the home entertainment market. As Internet penetration levelled off in most markets, broadband development has come at the expense of narrowband. Personal video recorders […]

TV Broadcasting Revenue Models…

13 Σεπτεμβρίου, 2006

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https://www.openbc.com/hp/Apostolos_Tsorakis/   Television has undergone three distinct periods of development since it replaced radio as the major entertainment media of the household in the 1950’s: The first period was characterized by viewer passiveness inasmuch as the market was dominated by few players, as in the case of the USA and Australia, or was generally dominated by […]

Digitilization of the broadcasting value chain and the consumer/viewer…

11 Σεπτεμβρίου, 2006

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https://www.openbc.com/hp/Apostolos_Tsorakis/   Fast and cheap broadband connections operated by easy to use low cost devices, modular content, and shared computing resources that provide mobility are having a deep impact on the global economy and its social structure. Customers becoming end users, increasingly take cues from one another rather than from institutional sources like corporations, media outlets, […]

Porter’s literature… review

7 Σεπτεμβρίου, 2006

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https://www.linkedin.com/in/apostolostsorakis Porter’s Basic Concepts The concept of “industry”, as it has been recorded in all of Porters writings, is the field where different factors, forces and dimensions influence and shape competition. Porter strongly believes and supports that the structures of industry and the forces of competition drive the wins or losses of the firm. Defining […]

Lagging in technology creates opportunities…

6 Σεπτεμβρίου, 2006

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https://www.openbc.com/hp/Apostolos_Tsorakis/    We have heard a lot about next generation TV, and next generation TV viewer which, fingers crossed, will become online consumer of the programmes that he misses over his seven days routine, creating a market for movies on demand, real-time movies on demand etc. Interactive services under this perspective are going to be […]

Is technology embeded in social behaviour?

5 Αυγούστου, 2006

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https://www.openbc.com/hp/Apostolos_Tsorakis/   Do you know why things are really happening in people’s life’s…? Well nobody does and every time somebody claims so with a believable myth, communities declare him god; which of course he is not.  Recently, it came in my attention a very interesting analysis that I am prohibited to reproduce. A good friend of mine sent […]

Content vs Technology…

26 Ιουνίου, 2006

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https://www.openbc.com/hp/Apostolos_Tsorakis/   Since 20 years ago when I was studying computer information systems, I had an understanding of technology as a context to deliver results efficiently and effectively shortening the workflows of the traditional manufacturing and analogue environment. Many things happened since, the Internet, the servicization of operations, the automation of workflows, the mobility in the […]

Centralcasting, servicization of operations management and globalization…

21 Ιουνίου, 2006

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https://www.openbc.com/hp/Apostolos_Tsorakis/   A theory perspective  Author: Apostolos Tsorakis Operations management focuses on carefully managing the processes to produce and distribute products and services. Slack et al, (2001), clarifies that the operation function of the organization is the arrangement of those resources which are devoted to the production and delivery of its products and services however, not […]

Metadata: the mental mapping tool for a new Television audience

17 Ιουνίου, 2006

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https://www.openbc.com/hp/Apostolos_Tsorakis/   Author: Apostolos Tsorakis So what is happening with television and its digital integration… so many things that the end user, customer, viewer, consumer don’t have a clue about. But why should he have a clue. The coach potato viewer, mobile phone owner and pc user is the same person? And if so what the […]

Dedicated to those who were given birth before 1980!!!

14 Ιουνίου, 2006

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https://www.openbc.com/hp/Apostolos_Tsorakis/   The truth is that I do not know how we managed to survive all these years. We are the pending generation, we lived our childhood waiting for: two hours after eating to swim, two hours midday sleep to get rest, and during Sundays we should wait foodless until we were given the Eucharist. Even when […]