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CEO Insight: Why the Orange Spain service Caught the Eye at TV Connect?

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During two recent shows (Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, and TV Connect, London), I have been impressed by the level of interest in the Orange Spain service.   It could be perceived as just another multi-screen solution demo. The user interface is nice, but not disruptive. There are many others at s...

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IPTV Standards – What Are They Good For?

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  David Leporini, Viaccess-Orca’s EVP of marketing, products and security, contributed his industry knowledge and insights to a feature in the March issue of IP Television magazine, which explored the challenges and opportunities facing IPTV networks. The feature, entitled “Setting the Standard”, focused on t...

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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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Hybrid TV: The Potential New De-Facto Standard

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What’s the first thought that comes to mind if you hear someone utter the word “hybrid”? Would you think about cars? Perhaps cross-pollinated plants? Or maybe even mixed-breeds of cats or dogs? In our market, you’re most likely to bump in “Hybrid TV”, which is one of the latest topics of interest for consumers and cont...

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Hot TV Industry News of the Week

Hottest TV Industry News

This week offered a mix of interesting goodies covering several areas within the TV industry. Euronews officially launched on Google Glass, thereby earning bragging rights for being the first media channel in Europe to do so. Can you blame them? They have a huge following and viewership. That can’t always be said for ...

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Hot TV Industry News of the Week

Hottest TV Industry News

A lot of juicy things happened this week in the world of OTT video devices. For starters, Apple had a major “whoops” by releasing a buggy Apple TV update. After being rammed by a slew of complaints from outraged users, they quickly gathered to fix it up. Speaking of enhancements, PlayOn is launching PlayCast, which is the...

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Hot TV Industry News of the Week

Hottest TV Industry News

The hottest TV industry news this week all traced back to cable TV channel offerings. Eurosport finally inked a deal to show programming in the US on Discovery’s Velocity Channel. Speaking of quality programming, Breaking Bad continues to be the center of attention as advertisers fight for spots during the final episodes,...

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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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Hot TV Industry News of the Week

Hottest TV Industry News

Pay-TV dominated the hottest TV industry news around the world this week.  Subscriptions for pay-TV services have been skyrocketing in Croatia, while they continue to hold the crown for their share of the market. The same can’t be said about the US, as 217K subscribers chose to cut the cord in favor of satellite and other...

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Hot TV Industry News of the Week

Hottest TV Industry News

This week brought the TV industry a lot of groundbreaking news – some good, some not as good. For starters, LG is launching their curved OLED TVs in Germany, and will make history in doing so. Speaking of making history, Internet providers in the Netherlands attempted to do so by blocking The Pirate Bay, sadly to no ...

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