While 2016 has been a tumultuous year on the world stage, for operators it’s been one of positive change. Our CEO, Paul Molinier, looks at the developments in key technologies we can expect to make an impact in 2017.
The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation laws are due in 18 months and will shake up privacy around the globe; Connected TV use is on the rise; and Europe looks to establish the Gigabit Society within a decade.
An influential recent survey indicating that interest in sport is declining amongst the young Millennials has sent shockwaves through the industry, but even so the quote in the title is surprising when you realise it comes from Sky’s Group CEO, Jeremy Darroch. Is this the end of the sporting era?
Our IBC2016 Panel Discussion examined the key issues regarding the introduction of Big Data in the broadcast industry and the opportunities for monetisation it represents.
An “enormous and rapid shift” is underway to mobile video consumption according to Ericsson, while consumers seem to rate OTT over pay-TV in a growing number of metrics. And Oculus VR Chief Scientist, Michael Abrash, predicts the next five years of accelerating development for the technology.
A new report on SVOD in the APAC region highlights the fact that growth is accelerating and that local operators have the potential to dominate the market
Sport is driving VR and, from our initial world’s first presentation of a live VR sporting event earlier this year to the 85 hours of VR content transmitted from Rio 2016, progress in live streaming 360-degree video content has been astonishingly rapid.
As we approach Sportel 2016, all the pointers are that the sales of VR hardware in 2016 have been over and above the predictions made for the year.
One of the latest reports looking at the potential for the VR market predicts it could be worth as much as $50bn by 2021. Growth in sports rights meanwhile is set to be more modest as rights holders start to focus on new digital and immersive products. And following its dramatic over-reporting error, what is the industry to do about measuring Facebook’s video views?
Our EVP Marketing and Sales, Chem Assayag, was interviewed by the IABM team at IBC about what we were up to at the show and you can watch the video here.