Digital Home zone
Perhaps with a view to the long-tail potential of its current box office star Skyfall, Sony Pictures believes cloud locker services will help overcome some of consumers' biggest frustrations with emerging online services.
Bahraini telco Atyaf has launched an over-the-top (OTT) multi-screen TV service offering more than 130 linear channels and VOD content across the Middle East.
Pay-TV services again delivered a much-needed prop for France Telecom/Orange in the third quarter of this year, as overall revenues declined once more due to increasing competition and price erosion in France and other countries.
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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BT Sport channels free with BT broadband
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