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  • Connected TV product innovations at TV Connect 2016

    A new multiscreen analytics tool, which tracks consumer behaviour on set-top boxes (STBs) and multiscreen devices, has been launched by Genius Digital during the TV Connect 2016 show. This tool can be integrated directly into the company’s existing Insight platform. The launch follows a recent partnership announcement with Astro, a leading Malaysian media broadcaster.  …

  • Q&A with NAGRA

    IP&TV News speaks exclusively with Simon Trudelle (STR), Senior Director of Product Marketing at NAGRA ahead of TV Connect London.  For our readers who aren’t aware, can you provide an overview of what NAGRA offers in the connected TV space? STR: NAGRA is the digital TV division of the Kudelski Group and we provide security and multiscreen…

  • Q&A with Accenture

    IP&TV News speaks exclusively with Sef Tuma (ST), Managing Director and Chief Strategy Officer of Accenture Digital Video ahead of TV Connect London.  For our readers who aren’t aware, can you provide an overview of what Accenture offers in the Digital Video space? ST: Accenture Digital Video helps clients profitably capture growth as customers watch more and…

  • Delivering OTT and HbbTV front-end applications reliably and quickly

    Mautilus CTO, Petr Mazanec guest blogs for us ahead of TV Connect 2016.  First, let’s consider what are the four most common customers’ requirements when front-end application development is being discussed: Keeping up with a tight schedule. In OTT business, everything is done at the last moment, so if we are lucky we have to…

  • Sky announces partnership with Asian SVOD

    Sky has today announced a strategic partnership with iflix, a leading Southeast Asia SVOD, currently available in Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines. As part of the partnership, Sky is investing US$45 million in iflix and the parties will work together to identify areas of future collaboration across the high-growth emerging markets in which iflix operates….

  • Survey: 71% expect TV ad cash to shift to digital

    According to a new Videology survey, there is a widespread expectation that online TV consumption will increase significantly over the next three years, and that advertisers will mirror this in their allocation of resources. Participants included 100 decision-makers from US advertisers, agencies, and media companies, including both traditional and online-only video content producers. Of those…

  • FCC intervenes to open up US set-top box market

    The Federal Communications Commission has approved a proposal that paves the way for software, devices, and other innovative solutions to compete with the set-top boxes currently leased by pay-TV providers.   The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) will create a framework for providing innovators, device manufacturers, and app developers the information they need to develop…

  • Exclusive: World Rugby’s plans to let fans edit video content

    Murray Barnett

    Technology is fast changing the way we consume and experience sport. Unsurprisingly, TV Connect 2016 reflects this, with Rhys Beer (NBCUniversal International), Jamie Hindhaugh (BT Sport) and Charles Balchin (IMG) among those that will be sharing their insights and innovations with delegates. IP&TV News spoke to another leading innovator in the field (and fellow TV Connect…

  • IAB: online activity DECLINES during TV ad-break

    Only 50% of UK online adults now say the TV set is the focal point of their living room, according to a new in-depth study from the Internet Advertising Bureau UK (IAB). The study additionally revealed that the traditional assumption that people cram non-TV related behaviour into the ad breaks is no longer valid. For…

  • Sky Q goes on sale in UK

    Sky’s next generation home entertainment system Sky Q is available to buy now in the UK. Claiming to completely reinvent the viewing experience, Sky Q gives viewers the option to pause in one room and carry on in another, as well as the ability to take recordings with you wherever you go – a first…

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