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TV Leaders Summit 2014 post #1: Where Leaders Transform Imagination into Reality

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  Following on from last year’s inaugural event in Athens, the 2014 TV Leaders Summit in Madrid – scheduled for May 15-17 - promises to be just as thought-provoking, wide-ranging and inspirational. An opportunity for prominent industry figures to discuss and debate trends and developments within the TV sector, the...

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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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yes Go says yes to Viaccess-Orca

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  Just a few weeks ago, yes in Israel announced its first multiscreen TV offering, yes Go. The new service from the country’s satellite provider yes is supported by Viaccess-Orca’s COMPASS content discovery platform and delivers personalized video streams to consumers’ TVs, PCs, tablets and smartphones.The yes G...

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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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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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Behind Roku’s Expansion into the TV

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Roku, best known for their cord cutters’ heaven streaming box, announced that they will be launching a TV set later this year. This is big news coming from a company whose current digital media players allow customers to access Internet-streamed audio and video content through TV, using free and subscription-based servi...

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How to Improve User Engagement for Video Services?

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Content operators need to take a step back and examine how content service engagement has evolved and improved over time. The process has gone from poorly designed user interfaces, program guides and interactive menus to features that empower users. These innovations include a personalized user experience and consumptio...

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Hot TV Industry News of the Week

Hottest TV Industry News

A mix of different types of industry news made headlines this week, each very exciting. Netflix churned out a new series - for kids! They might also like the new finger gesture controls that Samsung is going to release in 2014. We wonder if Samsung had energy conservation in mind, because the US Energy Department is begin...

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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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Categories: Portfolio

User Interface: Beyond the Buzzword

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Have you ever asked yourself why anyone should care about user interface (UI) and user experience (UX) of a product or service? As long as it’s innovative, everything else should fall into place, right? Wrong! Although seemingly similar, UX and UI are completely different - yet go hand-in-hand. The UI is the point of i...

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