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The Netflix Invasion

Netflix Invasion

Netflix, the trailblazing OTT content provider, is making waves in mainland Europe with its recent Netherlands service launch back in September 2013. Once compared to the Albanian Army by Time Warner's CEO Jeffery Beweks, who remarked, “It's a little bit like, is the Albanian army going to take over the world? I don't thi...

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Fifty Shades of Recommendations: A Trilogy – Part 2

Fifty Shades of Recommendations Part 2

A Casual Fling can come back to haunt you!! The Five Dangers that will Doom your Recommendations In the last post, we examined the rush towards Recommendation solutions and the motivation behind it. I also hinted that due to a variety of limitations, many of the early implementations of Recommendations have been premed...

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CEO Insight: The Engagement Model Comes to Life at IBC 2013

Viaccess-Orca CEO François Moreau de Saint Martin

In my previous post, I highlighted the importance of looking at the content experience from the customers’ perspective. This was a point of focus at the TV Leaders Summit (TVLS) in Athens. One of the main attractions at TVLS was the engagement model, and our team is now ready to demonstrate it once again at IBC 2013. We a...

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Yes Said “Yes!”

yes said "yes!"

Later this year, yes Satellite will launch “My TV” as part of its service packages, which will enable their users to discover even more content. “My TV” is part of yes' latest addition to their OTT advances since entering the world of OTT in 2010. We are proud to announce that yes Satellite has said “yes!” to Viaccess-Orc...

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TV Leaders Summit: The Impact of Second Screen Apps in the TV Industry – An Interview with Patrice Slupowski

The Impact of Second Screen Apps in the TV Industry - An Interview with Patrice Slupowski

The TV leaders Summit is coming soon, where market leaders will discuss the hottest topics of today’s TV world. We have gathered some of the main speakers for one-on-one interviews just before the excitement starts. We are delighted to present the first interview with Patrice Slupowski, VP, Digital Innovation at Oran...

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MWC – TVcheck in Action

TVcheck Second Screen App from Orange

See how you can check-in to TV shows, comment with your friends on social channels, get recommendations and play live games with TVcheck, Orange's second screen application.     Click here to learn more about TVcheck in our interview with Patrice Slupowski, Orange’s Vice President of Digital Innovation &a...

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Checking Out TVcheck

Checking Out TVcheck

Television has suddenly become much more interesting. Just in time for the Mobile World Congress, Orange has released the second version of TVcheck; their social TV app. This latest version has an important twist: its complete integration with Viaccess-Orca’s COMPASS enables it to provide not only fun and games, but also...

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Special Holiday Post: Movie Recommendations from Viaccess-Orca’s Team!

Holiday movie recommendations from Viaccess-Orca's team

Christmas is just around the corner. With the holiday season upon us, your to-do lists pile up: shopping for gifts for family, friends and co-workers; buying a million groceries for the all-important holiday dinner; giving your home a much-needed Christmas flare; getting a tree, ornaments, socks - the works. Only when d...

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Netflix, Microsoft, and the Impact on Content Service Providers

Netflix

Netflix stock jumped 13% last month amidst rumors of a possible take over by Microsoft. These were fueled by the recent resignation of Reed Hastings, Netflix's CEO, from Microsoft's board of directors earlier this month, possibly in order to avoid conflicts of interest. Although the increase in stock value is far fro...

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Mirrors All Around Us

betterrez

If there's something on your mind, something of specific interest to you at some point in time, often the entire world suddenly seems flooded with it - for instance that nice new car you are about to buy or that lovely new clothing brand you enjoy. You have no doubt experienced this special feeling; this phenomenon is cal...

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