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The battle for cable

Consolidation in the European cable market is far from over and Liberty Global is not the only potential buyer on the lookout for acquisitions, reports Kate Bulkley. John Malone may have lost out to Comcast in the race to lead the next phase of cable consolidation in the US, but Malone’s Liberty Global is very […]

2014: The year that TV tries to go local

Mark Errington, CEO at OASYS, looks at factors behind the likely success or failure of UK local TV. The UK’s major broadcasters have been unable to exploit the opportunity that local public service broadcasting has to offer for a number of years now. So when then culture secretary Jeremy Hunt essentially gave ITV the green […]

Cable Congress 2014 Interview: Vassilis Seferidis, Samsung Electronics

Vassilis Seferidis, director of business development for Samsung Electronics will be speaking at the Cable Congress 2014 event taking place in Amsterdam on March 12-14 2014. For more information on how to register, please click here. Innovation in technology is focused on delivering for the end user.  What are some of the biggest technology advances […]

Cable Congress 2014: Key trends for cable

Guy Bisson, Research Director, Television, IHS, will be speaking at the Cable Congress 2014 event taking place in Amsterdam on March 12-14 2014. For more information and to register, please visit cablecongress.com. What were the most significant developments for the cable industry in 2013 and what are some of your predictions for the industry in […]

Trends and technologies at CES 2014

Red Bee Media’s chief technology officer, Steve Plunkett talks us through what to look out for at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. It’s that time of the year again. The over-indulgence of the Christmas period, perhaps with some technology overspend on the latest gadgets, gives way to the double whammy of […]

Adaptive evolution – ABR and targeted advertising

Yuval Fisher, chief technology officer of RGB Networks takes a look at the advantages of adaptive HTTP streaming and the promise of highly targeted ad insertion. The multiscreen content mix has exploded to include thousands of on-demand titles plus a full complement of live channels delivered in IP mode. However, reaching users with all this […]

The user experience: putting the operator on cloud nine

Navin Natoewal, General Manager, Philips uWand on why pay TV operators need to adapt their services’ user interface and customer experience to respond to the rise of cloud-based apps and IP-delivered content.  The cloud has become a double-edged sword for operators. On the one hand, internet-based delivery has greatly reduced distribution costs, but on the […]

Technology is a lifestyle choice – enhance the customer experience

Mark Price, director at CoralTree Systems, highlights the challenges of maintaining excellent customer experience as an increasing number of new technologies change the way in which customers demand interaction with operators. Whether you’re booking cinema tickets, checking in for a flight, or doing the weekly shop online – technology influences our everyday actions. Gone are […]

Cable’s ties that bind

For pay TV operators, cord cutting is like a difficult breakup, but what can they do to win back the affections of wayward viewers, asks Kate Bulkley. Sometimes  the world of TV mirrors that of the rest of society. Take, for instance, what happens at the end of a long-term relationship: often there is surprise […]

Gearing up for the Ultra HD future

For some time now, Ultra HD has been touted as the ‘next big thing’, arriving on a TV screen near us in the near future. It’s a sign of technology in its relative infancy that key industry stakeholders have yet to finalise the particulars but the promise is compelling; a new generation of picture quality […]

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