Guest post by Dr Neale Foster, VP Global Sales TV, ACCESS (stand #93, TV Connect)
TV Connect promises many new and exciting innovations in multiscreen entertainment from cloud TV to secure delivery on the home network through new market-ready devices such as dongles, making multiscreen and TV Everywhere the key trends at TV Connect 2014, which we’re right at the heart of delivering.
We are especially looking forward to meeting new and existing customers at the show and the standardisation panel will be a highlight (18th March, 17.00), during which Joerg Eggink, our Global Product Director for Connected Home, will discuss how DLNA can help operators launch fully interoperable secure media experiences across all devices.
The panel discussion will explore what standardisation organisations can do to make implementation faster. Key topics featured include the ability to manage the multitude of new “standards” entering the market, an overview of the commercial drivers that will provide the ultimate solution, and gauging the possibility of alliances and consortiums streamlining the industry.
The show floor and meeting rooms of TV Connect will see demonstrations of a host of new devices enabling true media sharing throughout the home. These new ‘hockey puck’ and USB dongle devices help TV operators meet the consumer demand for multiscreen media sharing. We are already engaged in conversations with customers that want to replace the 2nd set-top with a dongle and I’m sure there will be operators looking to replace the primary set-top with a ‘streaming stick’.
Our role in these exciting new developments is to provide media sharing and browser solutions and ensure that the operator can provide studio confident security. TV Connect will see us demonstrate CA and DRM integration as well as support for the new DLNA CVP-2 guidelines. Without studio confident security, the content industry is going to pull up the handbrake on media sharing – it’s our role to provide the secured media sharing solutions that enable the content industry to give the OK to premium video being distributed seamlessly through the home to all devices. If you think you need studio confident solutions, we’ll be pleased to meet you at TV Connect.