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    MTN Nigeria pilots digital TV and OTT TV service

    MTN Nigeria recently launched a converged digital TV and over-the-top (OTT) video on demand (VoD) service in the city of Jos, according to media reports in the region. It’s understood the service is providing viewers with a mix of local and international content, accessible traditionally or over VoD. An MTN spokesman told South African publication...
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    Online streaming service TV.ae signs deal with Abhu Dhabi Media

    TV.ae online streaming service users are now able to view shows featured on Abu Dhabi TV and Al Emarat, such as Khiyanat Watan Min Riwayat Ritaj, following an agreement that was reported this week in local publication The National. This deal coincides with the start of Ramadan in the region and brings viewers programming in...
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    A Snapshot of Online and On-Demand TV Viewing habits in Western Europe & USA

    In spite of the hype around connected TVs and the industry’s move towards connected devices, services and apps, recent research by IHS shows that European viewers have some “catching up” to do when watching Catch up TV. In UK, overall TV viewing was just over 3 hours, however on average they spent 67 minutes watching...

Analysis & Opinion

  • Securing the Future of Pay TV through Data Analytics

    Contributed by Steve Oetegenn, President, Verimatrix  Analytics has become a major focus for broadcasters and pay TV operators, building on foundations laid by traditional audience measurement. Such measurement was based on sampling via appointed panels, until set-top box return path data emerged to complement this change and yield more up-to-date, valuable insights of individual subscriber behavior….

  • 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…

Facebook, Instagram and Sky case study: Game of Thrones

BT at IBC: 'unlocking the power of fibre IPTV'

IP&TV News tries out 4G Broadcast at the FA Cup Final

Thomas Riedl: “Google TV has evolved into Android TV”

Tesco and blinkbox: what went wrong?

Reed Hastings and 2030: is he right?

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INTERVIEWS

  • Q&A with Verimatrix
    We chat exclusively with Verimatrix President: Steve Oetegenn 1.       For...
    May 5th, 2016
  • Q&A with Netgem
    We chat exclusively with Sylvain Thevenot, Managing Director at Netgem. ...
    April 25th, 2016
  • Q&A with Freesat
    We chat exclusively with Matthew Huntington, CTO at Freesat 1. For...
    April 25th, 2016