The Future of TV Advertising

Interactive and targeted advertising have long been seen as providing a large potential source of additional revenue for both channel providers and pay TV operators. Operators have long sought to make the most of their advanced digital platforms to deliver additional revenue streams, while channel providers want to find ways to expand their inventory and […]

Fast Forward: Implementing Live-to-VOD Services

Today, hitting the pause button to take a quick break during a live football game is no longer just a farfetched impulse; it’s a practical expectation. Replaying a scene from a live TV broadcast is as simple as hitting the rewind button and catching up on a favorite show is just a menu option away. […]

Getting started with Digital Rights Management for online video

As consumers embrace online video across a broad spectrum of devices, from smartphones and tablets to PCs and connected TVs, publishers need a way to protect their content against piracy and unauthorized viewing no matter how, where or when it is accessed. Digital rights management (DRM) provides the control publishers require to secure their content […]

The Importance of Air Time Allocation in Wi-Fi Quality of Service

With the proliferation of Multi-SSID Wireless gateways that offer multiple services such as an in-home private network, Home Security and Appliance Monitoring, Public Hotspots and Video over Wi-Fi; the need to monitor and assure basic service levels and an overall Quality of Service (QoS) becomes essential to the user’s quality of experience. Through a series […]

Interactive TV Monetisation: The Big Picture

With traditional pay TV growth leveling off and consumers becoming less willing than previously to spend additional subscription revenue year-on-year for their existing service offerings, pay TV operators are seeking new ways of making money, primarily from digital activities. However, many offerings launched in recent years that fall under the broad category of ‘interactive services’ […]

The Connected Home and Multi-Device Video: The Big Picture

Multiroom TV – the distribution of pay TV services to multiple TV screens within each home served – has become an established feature of most service providers’ offerings. Multiroom TV is now being supplemented by multiscreen or multi-device offerings – meaning that TV services are available to users via consumer electronics devices such as tablets […]

Windmill – Smart Platform Report

Rapid increase of the internet speed and the popularization of smart devices, which have grown explosively, are bringing a fundamental change to the media market. In terms of competition, the range of the competition has been expanded to all business operators who provide media service through smart devices from the existing PayTV operators, and service […]

Multi-screen VOD and TV: The Bigger Picture

Multiscreen TV has been the big story of the last year, with pay TV operators as well as OTT service providers extending the reach of their content by targeting devices including tablets, smartphones, smart TVs and game consoles, as well as traditional set-top boxes. While multiscreen TV is now common in advanced markets, there remains […]