Digital Home zone
Perhaps with a view to the long-tail potential of its current box office star Skyfall, Sony Pictures believes cloud locker services will help overcome some of consumers' biggest frustrations with emerging online services.
Telefónica's Chilean subsidiary Movistar has connected up half a million homes across the country with fibre connections, and is now getting ready to launch an IPTV service which will feature cloud-based gaming services developed in partnership with Microsoft, according to local reports.
There were 69mn subscribers to managed IPTV services globally by the end of the first half of this year, with all regions seeing strong uptake and together adding 15.9mn customers over the preceding 12 months, according to new figures from industry body the Broadband Forum.
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According to the results of Informa Telecoms & Media’s annual industry survey, innovation is a key priority for global telecoms and media players in 2013. Over 500 senior executives from across both these sectors were asked how their businesses and markets would perform in 2013 and the role innovation would play in driving future revenue growth.
Broadcasters and TV operators take note: consumers are tired of clunky user interfaces, weary of digital rights issues, and willing to run into the arms of a big technology company like Apple or Google if these problems are not resolved, and fast.
This year’s IBC event lacked a big, overarching theme, or new “wow” topic to get journalists, analysts and market-watchers foaming at the mouth. And that’s no bad thing. It’s the sign of a maturing industry, and as a result, the show retained a healthy focus on improving existing products and trying to get the big things – multiscreen, OTT, hybrid – right. Nevertheless, there was plenty on show that highlighted that the market remains miles away from anything resembling certainty.
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