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Despite second-screen behaviour being well established among UK television viewers, broadcasters are failing to capitalise on the opportunities therein, according to new research by UK firm Red Bee Media, a provider of media management services.
The majority of communications service providers (CSPs) are increasing their spending budget for customer experience (CX) initiatives next year, according to a wide-ranging survey with 75 CSPs sponsored by Alcatel-Lucent.
Paris-headquartered telecoms equipment vendor Alcatel-Lucent has revealed more details about its Performance Program, announced last July with the intention of shaving €1.25bn of costs and 5,000 jobs by the end of next year.
According to the results of Informa Telecoms & Media’s annual industry survey, innovation is a key priority for global telecoms and media players in 2013. Over 500 senior executives from across both these sectors were asked how their businesses and markets would perform in 2013 and the role innovation would play in driving future revenue growth.
Broadcasters and TV operators take note: consumers are tired of clunky user interfaces, weary of digital rights issues, and willing to run into the arms of a big technology company like Apple or Google if these problems are not resolved, and fast.
This year’s IBC event lacked a big, overarching theme, or new “wow” topic to get journalists, analysts and market-watchers foaming at the mouth. And that’s no bad thing. It’s the sign of a maturing industry, and as a result, the show retained a healthy focus on improving existing products and trying to get the big things – multiscreen, OTT, hybrid – right. Nevertheless, there was plenty on show that highlighted that the market remains miles away from anything resembling certainty.
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