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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 […]


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 […]

Eoin Shanaghy, SVP Product and Technology, for tells Advanced Television about the company’s approach to enabling flexible media services provision for network operators.


Said Bacho, Senior VP EMEA, tells Advanced Television what’s new from Grass Valley and the progress the company looks forward to over the next couple of years.


Patrick Henry, CEO and President, explains Entropic’s unique approach to the connected home and the products and solutions it provides.

Viewsat – One Stop Shop

Viewsat is fast-growing a one-stop shop for play out management for TV channels from around the world. It offers a 24/7, 365 service and has all the expertise, equipment and back-ups to ensure complete continuity and quality of service. An expert in dealing with start ups, particularly from emerging markets, it can bring a channel to market fast and ensure it […]

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