Long reads


Inside Viaplay’s content-first approach to expansion – interview with NENT Group chief content officer Filippa Wallestam

Amid ongoing expansion to new streaming markets, Nordic Entertainment Group’s EVP and chief content officer Filippa Wallestam speaks to Digital TV Europe about the company’s philosophy around content and its strategy to provide a compelling alternative to major US players. Amid a glut of streaming services from film studios, major broadcasters and everything in between, […]

HBO Max gets set for launch

WarnerMedia this week unveiled details of HBO Max’s first European launches, with European general manager Christina Sulebakk giving an exclusive interview to Digital TV Europe in which she said that the service would provide a completely new experience to the group’s legacy services in the region. Sulebakk said the fact that the offering would be […]

HDMI 2.1 Gaming Features Deliver Opportunities for Service Providers

  Companies have welcomed the opportunities associated with the increasing availability and distribution of 4K content. And this year, something new is impacting several business sectors with the HDMI® 2.1 Specification’s gaming features appearing on devices around the globe. In an industry first, almost all major TV manufacturers are aggressively promoting new lines of TVs […]

Spain’s Tivify eyes country’s cord-cutters with ambitious plan for growth

The rise of linear streaming video has been one of the major stories of the last year in the TV distribution business, with a number of players sensing an opportunity. One company that sees great prospects in the area of linear streaming services is Spain’s Tivify, which began life as a technology solutions provider mostly […]

Insight TV and the switch to digital

Up until recently, it seemed that  linear TV  – especially those channels targeting a younger demographic – would soon become an endangered species, with viewing migrating to on-demand, online platforms. However, the linear channel is undergoing something of a renaissance with the growth of free ad-supported TV, or FAST channels, highlighting an apparent lingering desire […]

Real-time Engagement: The new frontier for OTT platforms and differentiation

For a long time, media companies have known that direct-to-consumer (D2C) business models are vital to future-proofing their businesses. With this in mind, many companies have spent years of development— both outsourced and in-house— building their own platforms that are often worthy Netflix clones. But this does little to solve the real problem.  With the […]

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