Advanced Television

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Interview: Irdeto CTO Andrew Wajs

Advanced Television chats to Andrew Wajs, CTO of Irdeto, about content security on multiple unmanaged devices, OTT and the Internet speed of innovation, consumer attitudes to piracy, what piracy monitoring can teach a provider, combating content sharing, and security risks for the Internet of Everything.   [bitsontherun RCEZkt5l-Nz9lx6T9]

December 17, 2014

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 […]

October 31, 2014


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.   [bitsontherun Rnr0Hsaf-R7BwkdbT]

October 10, 2014


  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 […]

October 10, 2014


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 […]

October 10, 2014

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 […]

August 7, 2014

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; […]

July 31, 2014


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 […]

April 8, 2014

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 […]

March 18, 2014

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 […]

December 18, 2013