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  • TV Connect 2015: Innovating the user experience


    A guest post from TV Connect keynote Chloe Davies, head of product, Freesat We’ve come a long way since the first cathode-ray TVs that featured an impressive two channels!  But what has driven this? Arguably it’s a result of what TV audiences have wanted, and these needs fall broadly into two categories, improving the volume...

  • TV Connect 2015: the evolution of TV services across Europe


    On Day 1 of next week’s TV Connect (28th April, 2015) Norigin will host a Fireside Chat with industry experts from across Europe to candidly assess the reality and evolution of European OTT services. Here some of the participants offer a foretaste of the discussion… Ajey Anand, CEO, Norigin Media: As the viewing habits of...

  • Agama Technologies: Closing the loop in change management


    Guest post from Mikael Dahlgren, CEO at Agama Technologies Side-effects of service environment changes are often a major contributing factor in negative customer viewing experiences. Operators can manage these changes efficiently and effectively – and close the loop in the change management process – with a customer experience centric approach. TV distribution today depends on...

  • Friend MTS: Who is really responsible for protecting content?


    Guest post from Paul Hastings Sales Director, Europe, Friend MTS Premium sports rights continue to be the fuel that drives the global pay-TV business. The recent announcement that the English Premier League had increased revenues from Sky and BT Sport for its domestic TV rights by over 80%, shows that there is no indication of...

  • How live 4K streaming points way to OTT sports


    Guest post by Chris Wagner, Executive VP Marketplace strategy at NeuLion Though consumer adoption of Ultra HD (UHD) TV screens is on the rise, lack of content is still a massive issue for 4K. At the same time, consumer demand for live sports streaming is increasing with operators such as BeINSport, ESPN and Univision succeeding...

  • Strategies for securing OTT video in a multiscreen world


    Guest post by Bill Rosenblatt, GiantSteps Media Technology Strategies Life is not simple for providers of over-the-top (OTT) Internet video services – whether they are pay TV operators or new pure-Internet players.  Services like Netflix have proven that it’s possible to attract large audiences to Internet-delivered premium video content, but staying competitive is difficult.  Devices...

  • Huawei: How to become an OTT service provider


    Guest post by Kevin Cochrane SVP, Global Content Partnerships at Huawei Technologies Traditional telcos and MSOs are looking to get into the OTT content provision game, but the guy in the hardhat fixing your phone line might not have the skill set to negotiate a multibillion dollar media agreement with a team of Hollywood lawyers and...

  • Without the TV show, Top Gear could be heading for the scrapyard


    Guest post by Nick Thomas, Practice Leader, Digital Media Telecoms, Media and IT,  Ovum Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson’s latest indiscretion – a “fracas” with one of the show’s producers – was not only a piece of industry gossip, but also the lead news story across the UK media the following day, after the final two...

  • 2015: Moving towards the smart home


      As the new agenda for 2015′s Smart Home World (23 – 24 June 2015, London) makes clear, this looks like being a pivotal year for the smart home.  In this special guest post for IP&TV News, Murali Aravamudan, SVP Discovery, Rovi, looks at some of the biggest issues. While 2014 was the year that the media...

  • Teletrax: Next gen advertising trends for 2015


    Guest post by Andy Nobbs, Chief Commercial Officer at Teletrax, a Civolution company Since their inception, the TV and video industries have relied heavily on advertising to fund innovation and programming. More recently though, the online and mobile advertising models have threatened TV’s ad spend supremacy. The advent of Real-Time Bidding (RTB) and programmatic advertising...

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