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Hot TV Industry News of the Week

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  The attention-grabbing headline this week is Apple and Comcast’s reported discussions about a new streaming-television service. Meanwhile, concerns over piracy have prompted TV industry players in the Mena region to set up a coalition tasked with combating the problem. And a new study forecasts a significant r...

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VO Secures Mobistar’s Move into Cable TV

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  Prime Sentinel helped to make a bit of Belgian TV history earlier this month. Our smart-card based content protection solution is set to play a key role in Mobistar’s expansion into cable television. Mobistar’s new venture came about as a result of new regulation in Belgium which permits alternative operato...

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  There has been a mix of interesting TV industry news making the rounds this week. A survey by Verizon reveals 16-34 year-olds’ strong preference for on-demand TV, as the BBC makes headlines with plans to move a popular young adults channel online. Meanwhile, in Australia, the government is hinting that it may ...

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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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Hot TV Industry News of the Week

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  Demand for applications on set-top-boxes appears set to rise, while broadband and telecommunications company Verizon is looking to partner with content companies for a new online TV service. And the Oscars continue to work their magic, with record TV viewers and rental demand for award-winning films. Learn ...

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Comcast’s Acquisition of Time Warner Cable: The Sound of Revolution or Simple Opportunism?

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The biggest cable TV operator in the USA is set to get even bigger. Last Thursday, 13 February, Comcast confirmed a deal to buy rival Time Warner Cable for a princely US$45.2 billion. The new company would control three-quarters of the American cable industry and strengthen the assets of Comcast, who already owns the...

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The hottest TV industry news this week was mostly about viewing trends in Latin America. According to Cisco, social TV is growing in Latin America at a rate much faster than the US. What’s also impressive is the fact that over half of Latin America is expected to subscribe to pay TV by 2015. In other news, BBC’s Director ...

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CEO Insight: The Future of Integrated Connected TV Sets

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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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There has been a lot of OTT news floating around this week. The Canadian pay TV service and cellco, Rogers, will soon announce their new OTT service. This isn’t the first time they made waves in the industry, as they also recently announced a TV Everywhere service. Netflix might not feel threatened by Rogers though, becau...

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Data is King: Towards a New Security Paradigm

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Yesterday was a good time for enterprise security practitioners. Back then it was enough to install a device to protect a building, and that was it. Unfortunately, such good times are gone. In fact, we should have started having doubts several years ago, when firewalls seemed to be ineffective against new threats. Why? ...

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