Consumers are increasingly taking control of their entertainment experience, multitasking while watching television, integrating second screen devices into their viewing experience, and viewing more Internet-based content, according to a new survey from Accenture. The third annual multi-nation Video Over Internet Consumer Survey found that viewers are multitasking with their laptops, phones, tablets and even books and newspapers, in growing numbers [...]
Dr Giles Wilson, Head of TV Compression at Ericsson, tells Chris Forrester what motivated the company’s investment in its all new AVP 4000 platform, the first with an Ericsson developed video chip set, and what a step forward it is in video compression and content delivery flexibility.
Graham Kill, CEO of content security provider Irdeto, talks to Nick Snow about how pay-TV operators can turn the potential threat of OTT into a major opportunity. Learn about adapting to new consumption habits with multi-screen implementation, understanding piracy motivations and protecting revenue security. Hear about case studies including SBS and ITV.
Service providers are under increasing competitive pressure to provide the consumer with the ultimate service in terms of QoE, flexibility and functionality. A TV provider can no longer be a passive carrier of content but must be an active intermediary, and the CDN is central to this process. Three leading practitioners discuss the developing role of the CDN in TV [...]
Speaking at CabSat MENA in Dubai, Mohamed Youssif, CEO of YahLive, tells Nick Snow about ambitious plans for the all-HD service in the year ahead.
Topping a poll of ‘good’ brands for 2012 was the BBC iPlayer with a score of 30, followed by department store John Lewis at 24.6 and Amazon in third with 24.1. BrandIndex pollsters questioned a different set of 2,000 people every day, asking whether they had heard anything positive or negative through advertising, the media or word of mouth about [...]
CA DRM 2012 Is pay-TV theft in developed markets a thing of the past? Will economic hard times encourage more piracy? How are providers meeting the challenge of multi-screen delivery? Is MPEG DASH a decisive move towards IP delivery standards, are there security implications? Will the set top box and the smart card remain at the centre of premium pay-TV [...]
CA DRM 2011 Conditional Access providers are facing a conundrum; their clients want their content available more widely than ever, on more devices than ever, and yet they want it as secure as ever. Fortunately, there is nothing CA vendors enjoy more than a challenge. When five senior representatives of leading CA/DRM providers gathered in London in July, the agenda [...]
By 2014 consumer spend on digital content will reach nearly $52 billion, accounting for 46 per cent of total global spend across media. This compares with the 24 per cent share in 2010. “While packaged media is declining, it certainly isn’t falling off a cliff,” explained Futuresource Senior Analyst, Mai Hoang. “The decline in packaged media across video, gaming and [...]
A report by Enders Analysis predicts BSkyB earnings will double over the next five years. It says EBITDA will balloon from 2010’s £845 million (€953m) to £1.7 billion in 2015 from revenues up from £5.7 billion to £8.1 billion in the same period. Veteran analyst Toby Syfret believes the earnings will flow as a period of high investment comes to [...]