Pay TV Operators

Taking things further

The proliferation of connected devices like tablets and smartphones, combined with the threat from OTT players, means operators are more acutely aware than ever of the need to launch multiscreen services. Graham Pomphrey reports. Sky Deutschland recently became the latest pay TV operator to launch a multiscreen offering, in a move that CEO Brian Sullivan […]

Interview: Mike Fries President and CEO, Liberty Global

Digital TV Europe’s editorial team named Liberty Global’s Mike Fries as Industry Leader of the Year at our Euro 50 Awards last month (held at Cable Congress in Switzerland). Ahead of the show, he talked to Stuart Thomson about the company’s current plans. Liberty Global has long stood at the forefront of European cable’s drive […]

The IPTV survey

Which developments in the IPTV industry most surprised you last year? I think the rate at which there has been growing acceptance within the industry of OTT no longer being a threat, but complementary, has come as a surprise to many. Alan Delaney, Ericsson Fibre networks becoming a reality, even faster than expected (including coming […]

Charge it

OSS and BSS systems are increasingly being called upon to support multi-play and multi-screen services. Anna Tobin surveys recent developments. Now we can watch TV on our telephones and shop for telephones on our TVs. We can download VOD on to our PCs and surf the net on our tablets. We can play with our […]

The third dimension

BSkyB will launch a dedicated 3D TV channel this year. With other operators set to follow, Graham Pomphrey assesses broadcaster strategies and the latest technologies on offer for this much-hyped technology. 3D video has, until recently, been confined to the cinema. If you exclude the limited forays into anaglyphic technology, that is. You may know […]

Play it again

The emergence of multi-screen delivery of content has had a significant impact on the channel playout business, reports Anna Tobin. Broadcasters have always hungered for good content to bring in audiences and revenues. Now, however, that content can be repackaged for multiple outlets: mobile devices; PC and TV, for example, the industry has realised that […]