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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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Secure Player Bolsters VO’s Protection Capability

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  Some big news on the content protection front. With our acquisition of the Secure Player business from Discretix, we’ve significantly strengthened our ability to cater for customers’ ever-growing appetite for second-screen services. Brett Sappington, Director of Research at Parks Associates, in his recent T...

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Hot TV Industry News of the Week

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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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Hot TV Industry News of the Week

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  There are exciting developments in the world of 4K high definition right now, especially in the OTT arena. But, it’s by no means over for live TV and a study of Facebook’s social TV data has thrown up some interesting findings too. Learn more below and share your thoughts by leaving a comment. You can also ...

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Infographic: The Rise of TV Everywhere

The Rise of TV Everywhere

Pay TV providers are finding it ever more challenging to keep up with the changes brought by TV Everywhere and Over-the-Top (OTT) services. Nonetheless, as the TV market continues to evolve at a rapid pace, industry players must adopt OTT and TV Everywhere services in order to remain relevant. TV Everywhere is growin...

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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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Hot TV Industry News of the Week

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There was so much VOD news going around this week, it was getting tricky to pick the hottest. Yet we managed, so here it goes! Following the US and UK, Google launched a VOD service in Japan. They were also kind enough to throw in a little something extra to cater to the viewers. Subscribers in Japan aren’t the only on...

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