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    More OTT content on AirTies devices to come

    Pay-TV operators using AirTies devices can now extend their offerings with compelling over-the-top (OTT) and HbbTV video services  through their hybrid set-top boxes. This follows the renewal of an agreement between AirTies, the Turkish maker of wireless and OTT streaming devices, and Opera Software. The extended agreement ensures that the Opera Devices SDK (Software Development…

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    Ofcom reviewing Sky Sports ruling

    UK regulator Ofcom is publishing a consultation reviewing its 2010 legislation requiring Sky to offer its Sky Sports 1 and 2 channels to other pay-TV competitors. The obligation, designed to encourage competition, has been in effect since 2010 for Virgin Media (cable) and BT (digital terrestrial TV). In November 2014, it was extended to IPTV…

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    4K demand to grow at 72% CAGR until 2018

    The worldwide television market is forecast to grow to 234 million units in 2014, representing a 3% growth from 2013, according to the latest research from Futuresource Consulting. However, 2014 is projected to see a 4% fall in trade value to $97 billion, reflecting a decline in average retail prices from $652 to $608. “The…

Analysis & Opinion

  • IP&TV News annual review: the winners and losers of 2014

    Oliver Johnson, 
CEO, 
Point Topic

    Oliver Johnson, CEO, Point Topic, looks back on 2014 for IP&TV News. Winners of 2014 BT (UK). I think the proof is in the pudding: more subscribers, improved market share – even Watchdog had a hard time trying to find anything to beat up BT about. I think they’ve done a pretty good job and…

  • Analyst report: Reed Hastings and the ‘end of broadcasting’

    Well he would say that, wouldn’t he? By ‘he’  we mean Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, and by ‘that’ his recent proclamation/prophecy that traditional broadcasting was the horse to OTT’s car, and will have become similarly obsolete (Wild Bunch-style) by 2030.   Certainly it sounded a bit of a bold statement. IP&TV News turned to Tom Cheesewright (Applied…

  • Special report: Why ISPs need to be thinking more about the future

    Tom Cheesewright, Founder, Book of the Future

    Does the broadband industry need a reality check? Applied futurist Tom Cheesewright thinks… it might. Weeks after chairing a discussion concerning net freedom on Day 3 of the Broadband World Forum 2014 – with a panel including BitTorrent’s Eric Klinke (and others leading reps from “the internet’s far left”) – Cheesewright still sounds slightly stunned by the…

Reed Hastings and 2030: is he right?

What was the word on 4K at IBC?

What does the future hold for IPTV? (Lessons learned from Aereo)

ABN & the future of African broadcasting

Vimeo & the search to reinvent video

TV’s future and the road to 2020