Long reads


Churn, Churn, Churn: Decoding a Key Metric for Video

Churn rate refers the percentage of users cancelling or disengaging with content or a platform, as you may know. It’s not only a gauge of customer satisfaction and an indicator of consumer loyalty, it’s one of seven key metrics that matter identified by a panel of experts at TiVo. According to TiVo’s most recent Video […]

‘Convenience and choice’ – sports streaming comes of age

At the time of writing, the sports world has ground to a halt. The English Premier League has been suspended indefinitely, while both the Tokyo Olympics and the UEFA Euros have been delayed until 2021, and Wimbledon – a staple in the British sporting calendar – has been cancelled for the first time since World […]

Making AI and machine learning pay

The blending of video production and distribution techniques with artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) is now at the stage when it needs to move from an expensive experiment to a profitable mass market success story. But, how feasible is this and over what time frame can it be achieved? AI and ML have […]

Cloud DVR: Responding to the technical challenges of the future media ecosystem

At a time when many service providers are struggling to differentiate themselves, the addition of integrated Cloud DVR (cDVR), OTT and on-demand capabilities are likely to become table stakes, particularly at a time when many consumers are becoming frustrated by a user experience that is become increasingly difficult to navigate. In the case of cDVR, […]

5G: The transformation of video distribution is underway

2019 was a pivotal year for 5G: operators began launching commercial services, enterprise use cases became clearer and its moved into consumer consciousness. 5G was on course to add nearly US$2.2 trillion to the global economy between 2024-34 and to account for 20% of all global connections by 2025. Albeit reported in February by the […]

ATSC 3.0: reinventing broadcast TV

2020 is meant to see the rollout across the US of Next-Gen TV – the new generation of over-the-air services based on the ATSC 3.0 standard. Elke Hungenaert of Synamedia talks to DTVE about the opportunities and challenges for US broadcasters. This year is meant to see the large-scale rollout in the US of Next-Gen […]

Empowering marketing teams to animate the UI

As pay TV service providers look to the user experience and aggregation of multiple third-party apps to differentiate their services from competitors, the ability to present and personalise content dynamically is becoming more important, as Meryem Ech Chaoui, sales director, EMEA at Alpha Networks explains. The rise of streaming platforms has not only changed the […]

Analysis: Disney+’s launch in Europe & Covid-19’s impact

Disney+ lands in countries across Europe – excluding France – today amid a pandemic that very few saw coming. Analysts at DTVE and TBI sibling Omdia take an in-depth look at the streamer’s launch offer, including the range of shows available, its comparable cost across territories, how it will reach consumers, and the impact of […]

Is your company prepared to work remotely?

M&E organizations have unique requirements that should not be ignored even in the wake of crisis. By Jon Finegold, CMO, Signiant The last few weeks have driven home how disruptive unforeseen turmoil can be for the industry. While events such as the 2011 Tohoku tsunami and the SARS pandemic have demonstrated threats to business continuity […]

How DAZN plans to take on the world and win – exclusive interview with EVP Joe Markowski

When DAZN this week announced it was expanding to 200 countries and territories, many observers were caught off-guard, but it is the culmination of years of efforts from the company.  Since launching in 2016 in Austria, Germany, Switzerland and Japan, the London-based disruptive sports streamer has gradually rolled out its service to five other markets […]

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