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    Telstra and Sky lead $14.5m Elemental financing

    Multiscreen software vendor Elemental Technologies has secured an impressive $14.5 million in financing from the likes of Australian telco Telstra, Sky, and existing investors such as General Catalyst Partners, Norwest Venture Partners and Voyager Capital. Elemental will use the funds to accelerate worldwide growth and expand its suite of software-defined video (SDV) solutions to support...
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    Miles Weaver’s Top 3 Trends for 2015

    Miles Weaver,
Innovation Programme Strategist,
    As 2014 draws to a close, it’s time to start looking forward to next year. IP&TV News asked Miles Weaver about the dominant trends he thinks will shape the TV industry in 2015… here are his big three – Personalization Personalization will be a huge trend for 2015, and we’ll reach a point where it...
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    More OTT content on AirTies devices to come

    Pay-TV operators using AirTies devices can now extend their offerings with compelling over-the-top (OTT) and HbbTV video services  through their hybrid set-top boxes. This follows the renewal of an agreement between AirTies, the Turkish maker of wireless and OTT streaming devices, and Opera Software. The extended agreement ensures that the Opera Devices SDK (Software Development...

Analysis & Opinion

  • IP&TV News annual review: the winners and losers of 2014

    Oliver Johnson, 
Point Topic

    Oliver Johnson, CEO, Point Topic, looks back on 2014 for IP&TV News. Winners of 2014 BT (UK). I think the proof is in the pudding: more subscribers, improved market share – even Watchdog had a hard time trying to find anything to beat up BT about. I think they’ve done a pretty good job and…

  • Analyst report: Reed Hastings and the ‘end of broadcasting’

    Well he would say that, wouldn’t he? By ‘he’  we mean Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, and by ‘that’ his recent proclamation/prophecy that traditional broadcasting was the horse to OTT’s car, and will have become similarly obsolete (Wild Bunch-style) by 2030.   Certainly it sounded a bit of a bold statement. IP&TV News turned to Tom Cheesewright (Applied…

  • Special report: Why ISPs need to be thinking more about the future

    Tom Cheesewright, Founder, Book of the Future

    Does the broadband industry need a reality check? Applied futurist Tom Cheesewright thinks… it might. Weeks after chairing a discussion concerning net freedom on Day 3 of the Broadband World Forum 2014 – with a panel including BitTorrent’s Eric Klinke (and others leading reps from “the internet’s far left”) – Cheesewright still sounds slightly stunned by the…

Reed Hastings and 2030: is he right?

What was the word on 4K at IBC?

What does the future hold for IPTV? (Lessons learned from Aereo)

ABN & the future of African broadcasting

Vimeo & the search to reinvent video

TV’s future and the road to 2020