Long reads


The OTT hotlist

As the over-the-top video market continues to come of age, Digital TV Europe shines a light on some of the most interesting services to have emerged in recent times. Andy McDonald reports. The over-the-top video market continues to grow as content providers big and small look to establish direct, cross-device and contract-free relationships with their […]

Pay TV goes OTT

Technology choices such as cloud-based delivery of advanced service and adaptive bit-rate-enabled unicast streaming are no longer the province of pure-play OTT TV providers. They are increasingly being adopted by established pay TV providers as the latter evolve to meet the challenges laid down by Netflix and others. Stuart Thomson investigates. How far and how […]

Q&A: Matthew Wilkinson, Magine Pro

Matthew Wilkinson, general manager at Magine Pro, talks about opportunities and challenges facing new entrants in the OTT TV market. How much opportunity is there for new entrants in the OTT TV market and what are the key things that operators need to focus on in order to succeed? We now see consumers subscribing to […]

Q&A: Hermann Riedl, WIND Hellas & Patrick Vos, Zappware

WIND Hellas Chief Strategy and Digital transformation Officer Hermann Riedl and Zappware CEO Patrick Vos talk about the development of WIND’s innovative new hybrid IP and DTT, Android TV-based TV service What was WIND Hellas aiming to achieve by developing its TV service? HR WIND is one of the biggest fixed-line operators in the Greek […]

Q&A: Pablo Hesse, Teltoo

Pablo Hesse, CEO of Teltoo, talks about the rise of live-streaming and the challenges of delivering mass-audience events over the internet. What major changes in consumption of TV do you believe will have the biggest impact on the business in the next couple of years? We will see the biggest impact in live TV. Right […]

Q&A: Simon Trudelle, NAGRA

Simon Trudelle, senior director of product marketing at NAGRA, talks about the changes driving take-up of OTT among consumers and how OTT TV technology can transform the TV experience What are the key changes in consumer behaviour that are driving take up of OTT TV technology by service providers? Our 2018 Pay-TV Innovation Forum research […]

The VR hotlist

The entertainment world is increasingly adapting to the possibilities of virtual reality, experimenting with a format that stretches far beyond the realms of television. Andy McDonald speaks to some of the leading lights in this nascent but quickly evolving market Factory 42 Factory 42 is an immersive production studio and creative agency co-founded by former […]

Q&A: Charly Kraus, Limelight Networks

The popularity of online video is growing substantially. Initially, movies and TV shows on demand dominated, but now live online streaming is gaining traction, especially during major sports events like the Olympics and World Cup. While traditional TV broadcasts of these events draw the major share of audience, live streaming is growing in popularity with […]

Speed kills

With high-speed broadband increasingly seen as the key competitive battleground for fixed-line service providers, cable operators are constantly looking to stay ahead of their rivals by investing in new technology, but they also need to prioritise investment to match what their customers want. Stuart Thomson investigates. Speed is the killer app. High-speed broadband is now […]

Smart moves: the battle for the smart home

The battle for the smart home is heating up, as service providers seek to leverage their residential footprint to control Internet of Things devices. Adrian Pennington reports. With margins on pay TV, landlines and DVRs under pressure from over-the-top providers, multi-service operators are using their broadband connections and established relationship with residential customers as the […]

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