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  • Irdeto: What 2016 has in store for pay-TV


    Guest post by Doug Lowther, CEO, Irdeto As ever, 2015 brought with it significant industry shifts which operators are rushing to navigate in the year ahead. It is very evident from the CES show in Las Vegas last month that 4K is here to stay and will become increasingly important through 2016, with operators needing...

  • 2016: modern entertainment discovery takes centre stage


    Guest post by Charles Dawes, Senior Director, International Marketing, Rovi Shifting consumer habits and advances in entertainment content technology are changing the face of modern entertainment discovery. This year we can expect further fascinating progress to be made around the integration of interconnected devices, intuitive data utilisation, and enhanced search and recommendation experiences. These advances...

  • Ask the industry: the benefits of LTE Broadcast


    Posted by Thomas Noszczak The conversation around LTE Broadcast can often seem to focus on future rather than contemporary commercial benefits. Here,  IP&TV News talks to two leading solution providers about the present-day opportunities for the ground-breaking technology: Jim Nelson (Vice President of Sales, LTE-Broadcast, Quickplay): While the application of LTE Broadcast is new, it continues...

  • Niche VOD: Can it survive in the age of TV Anywhere?


    Guest post by Sarah Paris-Mascicki, Product Marketing Manager, Cloud DVR, Ericsson In the age of TV Anywhere, VOD (video on-demand) is growing by leaps and bounds. According to Frost and Sullivan, the global VOD market is set to more than double from 2013 to 2019, owing to changing consumer behaviors, video viewership patterns, and continued uptake of...

  • Siemens Convergence Creators: OTT services for the young generation


    Pre-OTTtv World Summit guest post from Michael Holocher, Product Manager for Over-The-Top TV at Siemens Convergence Creators Parents strive to keep up with and stay on top of their offspring’s viewing habits which are again transforming as the young generation is rapidly developing into the most important target group for OTT Video Distribution.  Content owners and...

  • Why digital could lead to a new dawn for African content


    Guest post by TV Connect Africa keynote George Twumasi (CEO, ABN) The enduring wellbeing of any given community is directly linked to their belief systems and to the abiding myths upon which their society is founded on and inspired by. For many centuries, and particularly in its recent past, Africa has largely lost the ability...

  • Op-ed: Why satellite still matters most In MENA


    Guest post from TV Connect MENA (2-3 November 2015 Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai) keynote, Robert Lakos, ex-Chief Commercial Officer, MY-HD The uptake of satellite TV in MENA has been phenomenally successful, with the region now numbering 55-60 million satellite TV households, watching upwards of three hours of TV every day. Cost is a big part...

  • Match Maker: The Right Tech for the Right Rights


    Guest post from Mark Mulready, Senior Director, Cyber Services & Investigations, Irdeto It’s one thing to deliver rights over a platform but another thing to secure it. Piracy is a constant concern in the marketplace so how is technology being used to protect sports content delivery? One of the biggest threats to content owners, broadcasters...

  • WineSOFT: Scale-out and Caching


    Pre-Content Delivery World guest post from Jonathan Jaeha Ahn (Strategic Director, WineSOFT) 1. Principles for Designing Successful Service Successful service incorporates availability, speed and scalability. Kate Matsudaira emphasized these three principles too, from the article ‘Scalable Web Architecture and Distributed Systems’. Availability A service must be always available. Ninety percent of users move on to...

  • Cisco: we are more focussed on video than ever


    Next week, Dr Ken Morse will be discussing Cisco’s introduction of cloud and virtualisation capabilities into the video delivery at Content Delivery World (5th – 7th October 2015. Radisson Blu Portman Hotel, London). Here, Cisco’s Yvette Kanouff discusses virtualisation’s central place in Cisco’s video strategy. I was recently talking to an industry colleague about how incredibly focused...

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