Long reads


Speed Merchants

Broadband providers are engaged in an arms race to deliver ultra-fast services to subscribers. HFC cable network operators are making use of a fast-evolving range of tools to stay ahead of rivals, writes Adrian Pennington. The ‘need for speed’ is dominating the cable operator market as competitors jostle to deliver tomorrow’s Gigabit services for consumer […]

Onwards for Android

The rise of Android TV as the operating system of choice for an ever-growing range of service providers speaks to the realisation that aggregation of multiple app-based video services and a compelling user experience are the key competitive tools for operators. Stuart Thomson reports. The Android TV Operator Tier platform has gained numerous adherents among […]

Zappware Strategy Summit: t-commerce gets AI push

Imagine if you could make your screen interactive – how would that change your business? That’s the proposition from Spott.ai, the Belgium-based outfit which has a SaaS cloud solution allowing clients to upload any content including video and make it interactive – and shoppable. Speaking at the recent Zappware Strategy Summit in Ghent, company co-founder […]

Zappware Strategy Summit: WIND Hellas reinvents TV experience with UX Focus

A year ago, Greek telco WIND Hellas launched its new multi-screen pay-TV service in Greece. Built and operated by Zappware as a turnkey service, WIND VISION has taken the market by storm, combining DVB and OTT in one hybrid Android TV box and propelling rapid growth. “Our goal was to offer our customers a unique […]

Q&A: Gernot Jaeger, Zattoo

Gernot Jaeger, Chief Officer of B2B at Zattoo, talks about the latest expansion of Zattoo’s end-to-end white label IPTV platform, which is now available as an Android TV solution for operators. What are the main reasons for the overall growth in interest in Android TV? We can clearly see that more and more operators are […]

#TiVoPerspectives

How can I predict churn? Patrick Byrden, Senior Director – Customer Solutions Measuring viewership – or the amount of time someone spends watching content – has long been a metric that operators have used to identify if a customer is at risk of leaving their service. However, it has not proven to be the only […]

Taking on the cord cutting threat

Zappware’s inaugural Strategy Summit in Ghent saw a raft of industry participants discuss strategies for succeeding in pay TV and taking on the cord-cutting challenge. If there’s one question exercising the minds of pay TV operators today it is how to differentiate their offer amidst unprecedented competition between service providers while battling OTT to prevent […]

A smart approach to the cloud

With TV operators still in wait and see mode on the migration of live media workflows to the cloud, Synamedia has championed a flexible approach to helping them manage the shift. Migrating video delivery infrastructure to the cloud and applying artificial intelligence to improve the video experience are topics that are currently exercising the minds […]

Q&A: Nivedita Nouvel, Broadpeak

Nivedita Nouvel, Vice President of Marketing at Broadpeak talks about the challenges facing video content providers and how they can optimise the delivery of their services What are the key challenges faced by video content providers in delivering streaming video and how can they overcome these? Today’s consumers expect exceptional video experiences across all devices. […]

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 […]