Long reads


Q&A: Haymi Behar, chief marketing officer of SPI International

Haymi Behar, chief marketing officer of SPI International talks about the company’s expansion strategy, the thought process behind its recent rebrand, and how AVOD is evolving into a major force in TV. 2020 has been a significant year for expansion of SPI/FilmBox in terms of distribution. Please talk us through SPI/FilmBox’s distribution strategy and how […]

Staying in Control in an Increasingly Open World

With every wish comes a curse Pay TV operators have been adjusting their content strategy to respond to changing consumer needs and increased competition from over-the-top (OTT) video services. Their strategy has evolved from providing their own content (and often apps in a “walled garden”) to now integrating OTT video services into their offering. Many […]

Q&A: Marcus Bergström, CEO of Vionlabs

Marcus Bergström, CEO of Vionlabs, talks about how the user experience is key to service providers and the ways they can differentiate themselves from the pack by creating personalised recommendations that move beyond simple metadata. As content and app line-ups converge, what do service providers need to do to differentiate their service through the user […]

Q&A: Martin Bergenwall, Verimatrix on content protection

Martin Bergenwall, Senior Vice President at Verimatrix talks to DTVE about the changing face of piracy in the age of streaming and what is being done to protect content. What are the most important ways in which the security threat to content service providers has changed over the last couple of years and 2020 in […]

Q&A: Patrick Vos, Zappware on UX

Patrick Vos, CEO of Zappware, talks to DTVE about the importance of UX and the company’s deployment with Austrian A1 Group. Looking at your deployment with A1 Group, what are the challenges multinational TV operators face in delivering a consistent UX to subsidiaries in multiple territories? A1 Group had a clear “One Company – One […]

IPTV transformation for SETAR in Aruba

More than a next generation TV platform As the leader in Technology, Media, and Telecommunications on Aruba, SETAR continuously brings the newest technologies and innovative products, services, and apps to the Aruban community. The TV operator offers advanced mobile, Cable TV, high-speed Internet services, and fixed telephony for residential and business customers. The company ensures […]

Q&A: Alexey Petrovskikh, G-Core Labs on low latency streaming

Alekey Petrovskikh, head of streaming platforms at G-Core Labs, talks to DTVE about meeting the challenge of ultra low-latency streaming. As live streaming grows in popularity, delivering ultra-low latency is becoming critical. What is the G-Core Labs streaming platform and how can it help to solve the challenge mentioned above? The G-Core Labs streaming platform is a […]

Liberty Global’s Fries: infrastructure separation could be ‘interesting’

Liberty Global CEO Mike Fries has hinted that the cable giant may look at opportunities to spin off and merge its infrastructure with that of partners to create scale and enable the more efficient build-out of fibre. Speaking on a panel at the SCTE-ISBE Cable-Tech Expo Virtual Experience, Fries said that it was “becoming clear […]

Omdia: PVOD v cinema trends varying by market

17% of surveyed consumers would pay a premium to watch Mulan at home v 21% that would see it in theatres opening weekend, according to research by Omdia. In the week leading up to the September 4 global premiere of Mulan, Omdia polled consumers across five regions to gain insight into audience theatrical and PVOD […]

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