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Nick Snow is the founder and publisher of advanced-television as well as Euromedia and IP Television magazines. In 1984 he worked in the debut issue of Cable & Satellite Europe and over the years his companies have published many of the industry’s most highly regarded titles.

Speed, a Neutral issue?

The need for speed is not always associated with high intelligence; think young men (or, even worse, middle aged men pretending to be young) on motorbikes. On the other hand in motor racing those that can afford the best technology can usually go quickest. The same can be said for service providers. And, as in racing, the need for more […]

Kaltura integrates Wowza

Wowza Media Systems and Kaltura have formed a new partnership that adds enhanced live video streaming capabilities for Kaltura customers. The new integration enables the Kaltura platform to easily begin broadcasting live video streams to deliver high-quality live viewing experiences on any device. The live streaming engine powered by Wowza Media Systems provides a robust, scalable service that is integrated […]

Targeted ads, let the sleeping dog lie

Ironically, given that its purpose is to draw attention, targeted advertising is the dog that didn’t bark. For as long as most of us can remember it has been talked of the great untapped resource, just waiting to be unlocked by convergence; the ‘Mother Load’ that would justify much investment in technology and content. The foundation upon which many a […]

OTT in MENA

The robust health of the Middle Eastern broadcast sector was in evidence at the busy CabSat MENA show in Dubai. Advanced Television took the opportunity to sound out some key players on the fast developing OTT sector. At an event hosted by Irdeto and MGI, executives from a range of providers gathered to share views on the potential of OTT […]

Devils and deep blue seas

There are some people who owe politicians and journalists a lot. These people are estate agents and parking wardens. A few years ago, these groups would routinely rank at the bottom of any ‘respect’ poll in the UK, now, thanks to MPs expense scandals and the phone hacking debacle, they no longer need worry about footing the league. In international […]

Imagine TV Everywhere

Imagine Communications, a leader in media software and networking solutions, has introduced its TV Everywhere vision and portfolio. Leading the portfolio are SelenioNext adaptive bit rate (ABR) transcoding technology and the SelenioEdge content delivery network (CDN) software, which combine to create an end-to-end, TV Everywhere solution to meet growing demand for optimized live video stream distribution across a variety of […]

BBC: It’s the quality, not quantity, stupid.

There used to be an entire industry devoted to Kremlin watching during the Cold War, it’s a pastime that’s enjoying – if that’s the right word – a revival just now. The BBC bureaucracy has sometimes been compared to the Kremlin and defining, deducing or second guessing its next move sometimes seems as fraught. Lord Hall, the DG, has dropped […]

BBC3 paves way for online content tax

The first ever closing of a BBC channel has been done to pave the way for the first ever tax imposed for receiving content over the Internet. The BBC, in the person of its Director General Lord Tony Hall, says the BBC is taking difficult and necessary decisions in the face of real term cuts to its budget – i.e. […]

Comcast: Keep your enemies close

Keep your friends close and your enemies closer, so the saying goes. Charter and John Malone must be reflecting on that now. Comcast had – reportedly – been in detailed discussions with Charter as to which bits of Time Warner it would buy if the former’s bid for the latter was successful. Then, after a few rumblings they weren’t seeing […]

Neglected Old Timer has no future?

I get the feeling we will soon see some seismic moves in M&A, the kind that will make the weather for some time to come. A look at Vodafone’s results reflects a lack of lustre; revenues down and an absence of bright spots. The odds on a shape-shifting deal, using the ammunition of the $135 billion it scored from Verizon, […]

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