IPTV zone

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    IBC 2014: European Commission VP urges copyright reform

    At IBC 2014, Amsterdam In a keynote at yesterday’s IBC 2014, outgoing Vice-President of the European Commission Neelie Kroes voiced frustration over copyright impediments unsuitable for the digital future. “My dream is a market that is open, borderless and competitive,” she told the audience. “Stimulating a sector pushes innovation, creativity and culture.” Aruging that the...
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    IBC 2014: SPB TV presents OTT survey on emerging markets

    SPB TV, a global provider of end-to-end OTT TV, IPTV and mobile TV solutions, released the OTT TV Survey 2014, at this year’s International Broadcasting Convention (IBC2014) in Amsterdam. On 12 September, at a special IBC Exhibition event with industry experts and media, SPB TV’s Co-Founder Sebastian-Justus Schmidt announced the survey outcomes, sharing developments in...
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    IBC 2014: Talking TV with Rovi

    At IBC 2014, Amsterdam Rovi have lately been widely extolling the importance of conversational interfaces for the future of TV search functions (on these pages among others), but it’s only in the course of a live demo at Rovi’s IBC booth that it becomes apparent precisely why they consider “talking TV” to be much more...

Analysis & Opinion

  • BuzzFeed: building video for the social web

    Will Hayward, 
Vice President, 

    “The wonderful thing about social is that you can’t trick it,” explains Will Hayward, European VP for viral specialist extraordinaire (and increasingly significant player in online video) BuzzFeed. “When we lived in the era of search, you could trick it. But the era of social is driven by sharing. That means you need to think about…

  • ‘Life in the fast lane’ How net neutrality became glamorous

    Since its first Tonight Show screening earlier this summer, well over 5 million people have viewed John Oliver’s net neutrality monologue on YouTube. It’s certainly a bravura performance, but what else is behind peering’s unlikely ascent to the status of cause célèbre? Are public fears well-founded? Or might things be less black and white (and accordingly less glamorous),…

  • Have your say about the future of TV and video technology

    Rob Gallagher 
Director Research & Analysis Media & Entertainment,

    Guest post by Rob Gallagher, Ovum The potential for TV and video innovation has never been so great – or so uncertain. This year has already seen the first 4K trials, an explosion in OTT video services, and the continued shift towards cloud-based architectures, but what does the future hold? Which technologies will service providers prioritize…

ABN & the future of African broadcasting

Adsmart: “This is a significant strategic play for Sky”

Vimeo & the search to reinvent video

TV’s future and the road to 2020

What will Apple’s HomeKit mean for tomorrow’s connected home?

What five things need to happen for Ultra HD to take off?