Long reads


Inside esports: Q&A with Stéphane Gambetta, Reed MIDEM

The purpose of this article is to better inform readers about the esports phenomenon. Esports is growing at an incredibly fast pace thanks to digital natives, and it is playing a more central role in the entertainment experience and consumption among new generations. Reed Midem, organiser of the leading international entertainment markets MIPCOM, MIPTV and […]

Q&A: Andy Shenkler, Deluxe

Andy Shenkler, chief product officer at Deluxe, talks about disruption of the media supply chain, and the use of cloud technology, automation and open software to meet the challenges faced by media companies today. What do you see as the main sources of disruption that are having an impact on the media supply chain at […]

Q&A: Dr Peter Charissé, ANGA COM

Peter Charissé, managing director of ANGA COM, talks to Digital TV Europe about the key themes of this year’s event and the central issues facing the industry. What will be the main themes of the ANGA COM Conference this year, and how do these reflect current trends in the industry? Hot topics of the exhibition […]

Q&A: Steve Oetegenn, Verimatrix

Steve Oetegenn, chief operating officer at Verimatrix talks about combining forces with Inside Secure, the changing security needs of rights-holders and the growing impact of streaming piracy Why does the combination of Inside Secure and Verimatrix make sense? While both companies have a focus in security, our expanded areas of expertise and target audiences are […]

Android TV comes of age…

Mikolaj Zapala, Senior Director – Strategic Accounts at TiVo The Android TV Revolution There is no doubt that Android TV™ has come of age in the Pay TV space in the last 12 months. Once a platform that operators looked at with a large dose of wariness, the changes that Google has made to enable […]

Q&A: Rinat Burdo, Synamedia

Rinat Burdo, Video Security Product Manager at Synamedia, talks about the changing nature of the piracy threat in the age of streaming and how to combat it. How is piracy changing? Video piracy today is not just about hacking the CA/DRM, because clear video can be easily extracted from end-point devices via HDMI port, and […]

Q&A: Simon Trudelle, NAGRA

Simon Trudelle, senior director, product marketing, NAGRA, talks about cloud delivery, security threats from streaming, the attractions of Android TV and the role of AI in delivering advanced TV services What additional threats does the cloud-based delivery of content raise and how can TV operators use cloud technology to secure their content? There is no […]

Lines of sight

Broadcasters are looking to new hybrid delivery technologies to ensure that their services stay relevant in the digital age. Anna Tobin reports on the latest developments. The demise of broadcast TV has been predicted for years as audiences increasingly choose to watch content online and on-demand. It’s not dead yet though. In fact, broadcast businesses […]

Stealing the stream

Streaming has changed the nature and extent of the revenue threat to video service providers posed by pirates. Stuart Thomson looks at the state of play. Piracy has always been a central hazard for the pay TV business, and finding reliable ways to secure the service has been a necessary investment for operators since the […]

User experienced

Universal discovery has long been an industry goal, but will the scale and complexity of content always keep a global solution out of reach? Adrian Pennington reports. Consumers can’t be expected to know everything that’s available to them in the vast pool of content in the world. They need help and the service that does […]