Long reads


OTT TV: an all-out attack on subscriber churn

OTT TV providers need to tackle churn just as urgently as pay TV companies, says Gilles Domartini, CEO and founder, Cleeng. We hear a lot about churn in traditional pay TV but how big a challenge is churn for OTT TV operators? Both pay TV and OTT providers have churn as a main challenge. The […]

Rakuten’s home cinema revolution

VOD provider Rakuten TV has big plans this year, including considering SVOD launches in Europe and an investment in movies to help push the case for getting them on the small screen faster. CEO Jacinto Roca talked exclusively with Stuart Thomson about his plans. Rakuten TV, the transactional video-on-demand service provider that currently operates in […]

Moving pictures

Video is expected to dominate mobile traffic in the years ahead. But much still needs to be done to ensure a seamless video experience over mobile networks. Anna Tobin reports. The demand for video on mobile screens is at an all time high and it is yet to peak. According to a Nokia Bell Labs […]

A sharper picture

Opinions differ about how quickly consumers are warming to UHD TV, but many hurdles still stand in the way of the format becoming mainstream. Adrian Pennington provides an update. Since the DVB specification for ultra high definition (UHD) TV, UHD-1 Phase 2, was approved at the end of 2016, global rollout has been slow but […]

The Cable Top Ten

What are the key industry developments shaping the future of cable? Digital TV Europe presents its take on the top 10 priorities for the industry. 1. The need for scale For cable operators seeking to rival telecom players in scale and compete at national – or international – level, the most obvious route is to […]

Q&A: Edwige Dazogbo, Edgy TV

Edwige Dazogbo, founder of Edwige Magazine and Edgy TV, talks about the international expansion of the multi-ethnic themed lifestyle channel. How do you rate Edgy TV’s success since its launch, both in Canada and internationally? Our multicultural, new media offering has international potential. We saw growth of 200% in terms of our TV viewership following […]

Q&A: Gernot Jaeger, Zattoo

Gernot Jaeger, chief officer, B2B TV solutions at Zattoo, talks about the cloud-based multiscreen IPTV service newly launched by 1&1, a tier-one European telco and one of Germany’s largest internet service providers. What is the solution and platform behind the 1&1 cloud-based IPTV Service? For 1&1 we developed 1&1 Digital-TV, which is a fully hosted […]

Q&A: Oliver Soellner, ABOX42

Oliver Soellner, member of the management board at ABOX42, talks about the advantages of turnkey solutions for TV service providers. What are the main challenges facing telecom operators in launching TV services and keeping them up-to-date? The TV market is developing very fast nowadays, so there is a constant need to innovate and keep up […]

Q&A: Ashish Chordia, Alphonso

Alphonso CEO Ashish Chordia talks about TV data and its likely impact on the video industry. What are the key applications of TV data and which groups in the TV value chain stand to benefit most? TV viewership data has always been in scarce supply, gathered typically on a small panel basis for many decades. […]

Lines in the sand

Rebecca Hawkes assesses the changing face of pay TV broadcasting in the MENA region at a time of transition as new OTT TV services enter the fray and political crises disrupt the market. Pay TV operators in the Arabic-speaking world have long aimed to transcend both the dominance of free-to-air TV and the blight of […]

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