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    Asian mobile network operators keen to partner with OTT players

     To combat revenue loss, Asian mobile network operators (MNOs) are seeking to create revenue-sharing partnerships with OTT providers, according to recent research by IT and networking vendor Alepo which highlighted the need for more effective strategies for OTT services by MNOs in the Asia-Pacific region. Alepo also reports that while just over half of the...
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    Eastern Europe wakes up to OTT

    Eastern European over-the-top (OTT) TV and video revenues are expected to reach nearly $2bn by 2021, which represents a growth of over 400% from the $454m recorded in 2015. The Eastern Europe OTT TV & Video Forecasts by Digital TV Research, which analysed 18 countries in the region, showed that Russia accounted for half the...
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    Euronews expands into Latin America ahead of Rio games

    Five major distribution agreements, with TV Alphaville, TV A Cabo, Cablecom and Telecable and Gigared, has helped Euronews expand its presence in Latin America ahead of the Rio games. It concluded a special partnership for the Olympic Games when it was selected by Claro TV to be broadcast in the Olympic Villages of Belo Horizonte,...

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…

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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