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CEO Insight: Is Netflix Pointing the Way for the Industry?

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  Barely a day goes by without a new story about Netflix, just see any of our recent Hot Industry News of the Week posts. The Subscription Video on Demand (SVoD) operator is arguably the biggest thing in the business right now, so it was a pleasure to be asked to give my opinion on Netflix’s strategic vision to ...

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CEO Insight: The Future of Integrated Connected TV Sets

Viaccess-Orca CEO François Moreau de Saint Martin

In the near future, TV sets are going to be connected to private and/or public IP networks. In fact, according to Informa Telecoms & Media forecasts, by the end of 2016, we will see more than 1.8 billion devices, ranging from TVs, STBs, game consoles, Blu-ray players, and media streaming boxes, “with inbuilt Interne...

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New Year’s Resolutions for Content Service Providers

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It’s that time of the year again! We are approaching the twilight of 2013, and find ourselves eagerly awaiting the beginning of 2014. Numerous technological innovations helped the TV industry advance substantially this year, but there is still a long way to go for many content service providers. Last year’s special hol...

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Multiscreen Services and TV Anywhere: Notes from Connections Europe 2013

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Connections Europe 2013 proved to be an enlightening event for all attendees. Spanning two days in beautiful Amsterdam, the agenda was packed with discussions led by renowned executives of top companies offering their perspectives on best practices for increasing revenues now and in the future. Day One’s series of talks...

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CEO Insight: Are We in the Business of Fear?

Viaccess-Orca CEO François Moreau de Saint Martin

A Commentary Piece on the Business Strategies of CAS/DRM Companies  I was quite intrigued by the article written by Jon Evans, “The Business of Fear,” which focuses on the NSA and raises some thought-provoking questions about security activities in various fields. (http://techcrunch.com/2013/08/03/the-business-of-fear/...

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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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CEO Insight: How Do We Enjoy Content? Highlights from the TV Leaders Summit

Viaccess-Orca CEO François Moreau de Saint Martin

Hosting the TV Leaders Summit in Athens could have been an opportunity to listen to the ancient Greek philosophers. The renowned philosopher Plato aptly observed, "Human behaviors flow from three main sources: desire, emotions and knowledge." When we talk about content services, we are focusing primarily on desires and ...

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CEO Insight – Who Will Win the War of the Companion Apps?

Viaccess-Orca CEO François Moreau de Saint Martin

What Viewers Want Second screen usage and companion apps are increasingly becoming essential components of the TV viewing experience. Like most viewers, I love them because they allow for seamless multitasking. We can gather information while interacting with our networks and the program itself. This transforms a trad...

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TV Connect Recap – Tweets Round Up

TV Connect Recap Tweets Round Up

We had serious fun at TV Connect in London last week, where we realized we are in the right industry with the right solutions at the right time, and Viaccess-Orca was proud to be announced as highly commended at the TV Connect Awards ceremony for Best TV Experience Enhancement for DEEP! There were a lot of interestin...

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CEO Insight – Through the Looking Glass: OTT

Viaccess-Orca CEO François Moreau de Saint Martin

I have always been a big fan of the blogosphere. Good blogs give you not only insight and analysis on current affairs and new technology but also a fresh viewpoint on something we take for granted. So, I decided after a few years of saying no, to start 2013 with diving into the digital world and write a monthly blog post ...

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