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  • Report: putting TV content back in the (living) room


    Guest post by Navin Natoewal, General Manager, Philips uWand The TV industry is going through a period of intense change, driven by the growth of video on demand and over-the-top services. At NAB earlier this month, YouTube’s Francisco Varela predicted that linear TV’s days are numbered and users will be seamlessly switching between mobile devices and...

  • A Watermarking System for Adaptive Streaming


    Guest post by Dmitri Jarnikov, Erik Hietbrink, Mark Arana and Jeroen M. Doumen, Irdeto, the Netherlands; Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands; and The Walt Disney Studios.  As adaptive streaming becomes one of the main mechanisms for delivering premium multimedia content over the Internet, it is essential that watermarking works seamlessly in this environment to...

  • Mobile video will become a viewing standard within years


    Guest post from Kirill Filippov, CEO of SPB TV Mobile video viewing has every chance to become the most important source of information and entertainment within several years globally. According to Ericsson Mobility Report, conducted in Q3 2013, mobile subscriptions globally amounted to 6,6 billion. Even if the real number of subscribers was lower (around 4.5 billion due...

  • Making multiscreen matter: can operators fight obscurity?


    Post TV Connect guest blog by Adam Nightingale, Irdeto When it comes to multi-screen, every operator is at a different place in its evolution. Some are in the early stages of OTT exploration, while others are already operating successful TV services across multiple devices and are looking for ideas on what to do next. The...

  • Preparing for the emergent mobile markets


    Guest post by Kirill Filippov, Chief Executive Officer, SPB TV The growth of the global mobile and OTT TV market reveals nuances and problems previously unexpected but which determine future research paths. Universality is the best word to define this new trend: bringing together different viewing methods into hybrid TV models or mobile and OTT...

  • 8/10 operators agree: single operating system for STBs would make their day


    Guest post by Pelle Rosell, Head of Marketing and Brand, Zenterio The fact is, TV viewers really don’t care how content is delivered. They want a seamless experience of different content formats regardless of distribution technology. To make that happen, operators need to up their game to deliver interactive TV services. Right now there’s a fragmentation...

  • Straightening out QoE for the connected audience


    Guest post by Simen K. Frostad, Chairman, Bridge Technologies Conditions in the world of technology change at an incredible rate, and manufacturers are always developing huge numbers of new ‘species’ to populate any new technological landscape. And of course, not all of these can survive. Look at any area of the technology market, and you...

  • OTT & the divine right of TV Kings


    Guest post by Ajey Anand, Co-founder of Norigin Media Earlier this year, a large semiconductor chip maker cancelled and sold off an ambitious plan and platform to launch an OTT (over-the-top or online) TV solution, with all the Live TV one might ever wish to consume.  Many already confirmed the platform as a true prototype...

  • Multiscreen promises at TV Connect


    Guest post by Dr Neale Foster, VP Global Sales TV, ACCESS (stand #93, TV Connect) TV Connect promises many new and exciting innovations in multiscreen entertainment from cloud TV to secure delivery on the home network through new market-ready devices such as dongles, making multiscreen and TV Everywhere the key trends at TV Connect 2014,...

  • Outside Thinkbox: why we need a full picture of viewing habits


    Guest post by Indira Kuriyan, associate director, corporate development, Videology Recent research from Thinkbox, the marketing body for commercial TV in the UK, makes a compelling argument for the continued strength of the TV set when it comes to viewing traditional broadcast content.  And undoubtedly, broadcaster content and the TV set continue to play a...

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