The way we view now

As Amazon signs Woody Allen to make his first TV series, are on-demand services poised to wreck the broadcast model? Stephen Price is sceptical. The traditional way of watching television, as a family around a static set in the corner of the living room, is over, we are told. TV ownership has – for the […]

Innovations in sports broadcasting technology 

Luca Marinoni, head of sport and live events at RR Media Europe, discusses 4K, cloud delivery and other innovations in sports broadcasting.  Last year saw a huge amount of innovation in the field of sports broadcasting technology, with major sporting events such as the World Cup demonstrating the value and demand for sports content around […]

The shape of techs to track

Following last week’s CES 2015 in Las Vegas, Steve Plunkett, chief technology officer, Red Bee Media, presents his take on  some of this year’s key digital technology trends. Following this year’s CES, here is a look at the most likely trends that will develop in the next 12 months. There’s a lot to be excited […]

Why are European broadcasters snapping up YouTube networks?

Following RTL Group’s acquisition of a majority stake in StyleHaul earlier this month, the YouTube fashion and beauty network’s vice-president for Europe, James Stafford, explains why he thinks broadcasters are being increasingly drawn to multi-channel networks. When I was growing up in Australia in the 1980s, we only had three TV channels available (for some […]

Are we all going mobile?

Adoption of mobile video is growing,  but the live viewing experience remains key, argues Stephen Taylor of Redshift Strategy. Are we all going mobile?  Scarcely a week goes by without a news story reminding us how we have been seduced by the convenience and ease of use offered by mobile devices.  Most recently it was […]

Kings of content

Pay TV operators, mobile providers and tech giants are all investing in content assets, and there is a lot to play for, writes Kate Bulkley Belgium  is home to many fine achievements – Hercule Poirot and Hergé’s Adventures of TinTin among them – but breakthrough moments in modern-day television business practices? Surely not. And yet […]

Tailor made: sport and the second screen

In the wake of the World Cup, Piksel’s Miles Weaver assesses second screen activity around the event. “Sport is about moments,” a smart man at the PGA European Tour once told me. “That’s why people are so attracted to watching it.” This remains one of the most incisive things I’ve ever heard on any given […]

Getting Streaming Media Right

Charlie Johnson, digital media director of Europe for Digital Element discusses using IP Intelligence data to manage digital rights and improve user experience. A quarter of internet consumers in Europe are being blocked from routine online activities, including streaming media and uploading content to popular social network sites, according to a recent Eurobarometer survey. Additionally, […]

The Netflix effect

From foe to friend – Kate Bulkley reports on Netflix’s increasingly cosy relationship with traditional cable operators.  It wasn’t so long ago that Netflix was considered enemy number one in the cord-cutting wars. Now the online TV and film provider is being invited on to cable boxes both in Europe and in the US. What […]

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 […]

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