Category archives for: IPTV

Spain: NAGRA enables record adoption of Yomvi


NAGRA, a Kudelski Group digital TV business and provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions, has announced that its MediaLive multiscreen solution enabled record adoption of Canal+ Spain’s OTT platform, “Yomvi de Canal+,” during the live streaming, on March 22nd, 2015, of a major football match between Real Madrid and Barcelona. Marking a major milestone for Yomvi, the live […]

Telekom Slovenije selects Viaccess-Orca

Viaccess-Orca, a global player in the protection and enhancement of content services, has announced that Telekom Slovenije has selected Viaccess-Orca’s Connected Sentinel Player to support its new OTT multiscreen platform TViN. Through the Connected Sentinel Player, a multiplatform media player that includes DRM for premium VoD and live content, operators and content providers can securely deliver OTT services to a […]

Fire TV Stick Amazon’s ‘fastest-selling UK device ever’


Fire TV Stick, Amazon’s OTT dongle, has become the company’s fastest-selling UK device since becoming available for pre-order on March 24th. The device, which started shipping on April 15th, plugs straight into the HDMI socket on a TV, allowing users to stream video from popular services such as Amazon Prime Instant Video (previously Lovefilm), Netflix and BBC iPlayer. Customers can […]

SpotXchange: Broadcasters need centralised platform

Broadcasters must find mechanisms that easily allow them to package TV with online video, just as publishers have learned to package digital and print, according to a whitepaper from programmatic video advertising platform, SpotXchange. With convergence in the video market progressing rapidly, broadcasters need a centralised platform to manage and package advertising across content distribution channels, the whitepaper found. Developing […]

Only 7.5% rate linear TV to remain important

TV Connect, the connected entertainment event, has revealed the results of the Connected100 Survey, which reveals that data-driven video services will help tailor the consumer experience and open the door for programmatic TV advertising. Video services are also expected to enable end users to publish User-Generated Content that will become an integral part of the content offering, enabling consumers to […]

Accenture: Traditional TV on the wane


The television’s popularity as the go-to entertainment device may be ending, according to ‘Digital Video and the Connected Consumer’, a research report from Accenture. The television was the only product category to see uniform, double-digit usage declines across different types of media worldwide among viewers of nearly all ages. It is rapidly being replaced as consumers turn to a combination […]

IntelsatOne Prism IP platform

Intelsat, a provider of satellite services, has expanded its media services offering with the introduction of IntelsatOne Prism, a next-generation, IP content distribution platform and managed service that is fully integrated with Intelsat’s global satellite fleet and IntelsatOne terrestrial network.  IntelsatOne Prism’s fully automated, converged IP-based platform allows media customers to conduct multiple content transmissions via one platform, including linear […]

IPTV market worth $80bn in 2020

Transparency Market Research has released a new publication which studies the emergence of IPTV. The report states that the global IPTV market is estimated to grow from $24.94 billion in 2013 to $79.38 billion in 2020, registering a strong CAGR of 18.1 per cent between 2014 and 2020. Fuelled by falling IPTV subscription prices and expanding broadband penetration, Western Europe […]

Digital TV homes to double in LatAm

Despite slowing economic growth, the number of digital TV households in Latin America will double by 2020. A report by Digital TV Research estimates 152 million digital TV households by 2020. Digital TV will climb from only 17.9 per cent penetration of TV households at end-2010 to just over the halfway mark by end-2014 and onto 93.6 per cent by […]

‘Cord Cheating’ common among US streamers

According to research from The Diffusion Group (TDG), more than 20 per cent of adult broadband users who stream video from an online subscription service are ‘cord cheaters’, consumers who access these services using the account name and password of someone that does not reside in the same household. “While it is widely acknowledged that ‘cord cheating’ is

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