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  • Carving a niche in the TV vendor space


    OTT devices

    A disruptive landscape is changing the shape of the entertainment industry as we know it. Embedded operators are facing cord cutting from a millennial generation that don’t want to be tied down to hefty monthly bills for channels they never watch.

  • Expert Insight: NAGRA Head of Africa Guillaume Hallez on TV in Africa


    TV Connect: Can you tell me a little bit about NAGRA, its strategy in Africa and your role in the company? Hallez: NAGRA is a digital TV division of the Kudelski Group and has been providing security and multiscreen user experience solutions to the pay-TV industry for more than 30 years. NAGRA has been active...

  • Tackling piracy goes beyond content protection


    Remote Control and Smart TV

    Piracy is about more than just content stealing, it is a threat that has the potential to bring down whole networks. Niall Hunt talks to Conax EVP and Principal Architect Tor Helge Kristiansen about the right approach to ensuring network security.

  • Huawei Revolutionizes TV Viewing with Video Cloud in the Middle East


    HauweiMENA

    New Video Solution Enables Operators to Achieve New Revenue Streams by Making TV Service Part of their Core offering Dubai, October 31, 2016 – During its participation at the TV Connect MENA conference and exhibition being held on October 31-November 1 at the Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi, Huawei, a leading global ICT solutions provider, showcased...

  • Q&A with Verimatrix


    We chat exclusively with Verimatrix President: Steve Oetegenn 1. For our readers who aren’t aware, can you provide an overview of the projects Verimatrix are involved with? Verimatrix has been securing pay-TV networks for more than 12 years, and started in IPTV. Within IcPTV, we have some of the largest pay TV customers in Europe, such...

  • 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...

  • Executive Interview: Paul Molinier, CEO at Viaccess-Orca


    1. How do you predict the industry will be different in the next 12 months, and how do you see VO shaping that change? Cloud infrastructure is currently making a tremendous impact on the way pay-TV operators manage television services for OTT multiscreen. At Viaccess-Orca, we are helping operators address the challenges and monetization opportunities...

  • 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...

  • Single millenials most likely to access SVOD


    While subscription VOD (SVOD) is used by 66% of millenials aged 18-34, it’s most used by single independents (78%) and least used by those who are starting a family (58%) according to recent research by Nielsen. Nielsen’s Total Audience Report for Q4 2015 found that ‘on their own’ single millenials averaging 27 years of age...

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