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    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...
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    Harmonic and Verimatrix in Africa

    Zuku TV
    In the second of our special joint AfricaCast interviews, IP&TV News talks to Jakob Hummes (Sales Director, OTT and MediaGrida, Harmonic) and Steve Christian (VP Marketing, Verimatrix) to find out how Harmonic and Verimatrix have helped Wananchi break new ground in African broadcasting.  IP&TV News: How is Wananchi using Harmonic/Verimatrix solutions? Steve Christian: Initially chosen in 2010...
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    FOX: “TV Everywhere is still in its infancy”

    Sanjay Raina, General Manager for the Middle East, North Africa & Pakistan, Fox International Channels
    IP&TV News talks to FOX International’s Sanjay Raina about MENA, TV Everywhere, and more… IP&TV News: It’s been quite an active few months for FOX International in the MENA region. Can you give us an overview of the most significant developments? Sanjay Raina: Fox is on a path to seek a greater connect with our audiences. We are...

Analysis & Opinion

  • 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…

  • Search and destroy: metadata at IBC

    As IP&TV News staggered from one hall to the next at this year’s IBC, squinting into the vast, fold-out map, it was repeatedly confronted by ingenious uses of metadata. So, upon returning to London, we thought it a good idea to contact a handful some of those exhibitors and ask the simple question – What’s the…

  • Have your say about the future of TV and video technology

    Rob Gallagher 
Director Research & Analysis Media & Entertainment,
Ovum

    Guest post by Rob Gallagher, Ovum The potential for TV and video innovation has never been so great – or so uncertain. This year has already seen the first 4K trials, an explosion in OTT video services, and the continued shift towards cloud-based architectures, but what does the future hold? Which technologies will service providers prioritize…

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