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OTT 2014: Making the most of OTT

Not long ago OTT was defined as a threat to conventional pay TV. Now it is recognised as an enabler of TV Everywhere provision, a key defence against alternative providers. But, whether as part of the pay TV package or as a new challenger service, has the real potential of OTT been fully recognised and exploited? Advanced Television brought together […]

Alticast

John Carlucci, CTO USA, shows us around Alticast’s latest innovations for TV providers including HDMI Express a portable plug and play solution for subscribers to a cloud based OTT service.  

Entropic

  We meet with Al Servati, VP Marketing to talk about Entropic’s single cable solutions for direct satellite. With industry-leading outdoor unit integrated circuit solutions, operators can significantly reduce deployment costs by sending multiple video streams from individual or multiple satellites into the home – over a single-cable feed. This is achieved by Entropic’s unique digital channel stacking switch (dCSS) […]

Verizon

Verizon Digital Media Services provides enterprises with a suite of advanced video solutions and products, enabling them to satisfy consumer demand for premium digital media. Their flexible and robust video solutions are customizable and can be seamlessly integrated for video on demand, linear channels and live events. Ralf Jacob head of revenue for N. America reveals the success of the […]

CA DRM 2014

Pay-TV subscription prices are trending up as broadcaster competition keeps content rights costs high. Meantime, managed service providers are under pressure from OTT competition and must respond with a TV Everywhere proposition that is both functional and highly interactive with social media. The net result is ever more valuable content spread ever further into unmanaged environments and onto unmanaged devices. […]

RDK: The Real Thing?

RDK was ‘invented’ in America and is now expanding internationally with more service providers and vendors signing up. Is it the answer for a standardised approach to interactive and multiscreen service development? Will it deliver on increased innovation and speed to market? Or is it a one-size fits all approach to suit the biggest operators; will it squeeze SME suppliers […]

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 […]

HEVC: Ready or not?

The world is about to start embracing the new HEVC compression standard in readiness for Ultra-HDTV and greater transmission efficiencies for all networks. What will this mean for consumers?  How are chipset manufacturers addressing the challenges of getting product to market?  Are set-top box manufacturers ready for these changes? How expensive will the transition be for broadcasters and viewers? Will […]

CDN: control, functionality, business models

TV Everywhere is a now a routine demand on content providers, be they broadcasters, pay-TV players or OTT services. This means everyone has to engage with ‘The Cloud’ and make use of CDNs. How is the CDN market developing in terms of functionality, compatibility, hierarchies and business control? We brought together experts from Edgeware, Ericsson and Qarva to discuss the […]

HEVC and 4K

IBC was all about the coming of 4K. But it was a subject not without controversy with much concern that its benefits could be dissipated. In this fascinating roundtable representatives from Elemental Technologies, Entropic, Ericsson and Rovi talk about 4k, HEVC and look ahead to 8k. Are broadcasters slow off the mark with HEVC installation? How is HEVC applicable beyond […]

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