In our last issue, IP Television asked a number of leading industry players to share their thoughts on the Smart/Connected TV market. Here’s the second part of the survey.
Smart TV, or Connected TV is predicted to become a mainstay of TV distribution and consumption, but is still struggling in some territories with low connection figures, despite growing set sales. IP Television asked a number of industry players what the challenges of Smart TV are, and how they see the market developing. Here’s the first part of our in-depth Survey.
Broadcasters are grappling with establishing more channels destined for more devices in order to preserve their competitive position. This puts a premium on efficient and economic Digital Asset Management. Colin Mann finds out how specialist developers and vendors are meeting broadcasters’ needs.
Many media observers suggest that the future of TV viewing will centre on IP content delivered to Connected TVs as part of a hybrid viewing experience. How much is hype and how much is reality? What are the opportunities and challenges? A number of industry experts shared their thoughts at two major events recently. Colin Mann reports.
While there are some potential stumbling blocks on the road to all-IP, the transition to next-gen IP network technology is a critical step on the path to delivering video beyond the television. In a world where tablets and smartphones are becoming ubiquitous and video-on-the-go is expected, video service providers with the right tools are well-positioned to tackle these challenges head-on.
Telco TV in the US was the ‘new kid on the block’ in terms of multi-channel distribution, competing with cable and satellite for subscribers, often as part of a triple-play package. It now faces additional threats from OTT providers and Connected TVs. According to industry experts, it is nevertheless well placed to benefit from the opportunities presented. Colin Mann reports.
From the early days of IPTV, much focus has been on large-scale deployments. Behind the headlines, using IPTV to deliver in-room entertainment is proving a boon to the hospitality industry and is also increasingly used by organisations to distribute video content throughout buildings and sites. How have players in the sector developed a thriving business and what challenges lay ahead? Colin Mann reports.
The exponential growth of video traffic is placing additional demands on carrier and service provider networks. Recent acquisitions and alliances suggest the demand for OTT-delivered content will only continue to rise. How will the different elements in the online video delivery chain develop to meet customer requirements and expectations? What lies ahead for Content Delivery Networks? Colin Mann investigates.
The recent International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas saw major CE manufacturers announce a host of Connected TV initiatives. With leading US cable MSOs nailing their colours to the Connected TV mast, can the managed IPTV services of telco players survive in the app-driven, ‘TV Everywhere’ era? Colin Mann investigates.
We hear a good deal about the major telcos’ IPTV operations – FiOS and U-verse – and their inroads into cable in the locations they serve. But IPTV in America promised to be the shield Local Telecom Operators would need against cable, and their route to a multiservice future. How is progress in the LTO market and who is providing the technology and content services to make it happen? Colin Mann finds out.