Long reads


Q&A: Ferran G. Vilaró, NPAW

Ferran G. Vilaró, co-founder and CEO of NPAW, who also co-founded Wuaki.tv, talks about the importance of QoE monitoring and data analytics for streaming services What impact is growing interest in AVOD having on content provider requirements for video monitoring and analytics? Ad-funded services have been driving their business blindly. While making efforts to attract […]

nangu.TV content aggregation offers users fast and convenient programme selection

  There is an enormous amount of television programme content nowadays. Users have 180 channels available with live broadcasting. If you include a seven-day time shift offer, this means there are as many as 30,000 shows which can be watched at any moment in time. Content can be played or paused at any time on […]

Q&A: Michele and Francesco Moretti, Fincons Group

Michele Moretti, CEO of Fincons Group, and Francesco Moretti, Deputy CEO Fincons Group and CEO Fincons.US, talk about the evolving requirements of the broadcast industry at a time of accelerating change. Based on your 36 years’ experience, in Europe and more recently in US, what changes have you witnessed in the broadcast industry over the […]

The D2C challenge: stand out and deliver

Tim Ruhl and Adam Davies of Synamedia talk about the challenges of standing out, winning and retaining customers in a crowded streaming market. The direct-to-consumer video business is becoming more competitive by the day, fuelled by a recent proliferation of live-streaming services adding to the well-populated field of OTT TV propositions currently available. In this […]

Q&A: Michael McCluskey, Enghouse Networks

Michael McCluskey, VP product management at Enghouse Networks talks about the challenges facing European Telcos, evolving business models and the advantages of a cloud based TVaaS model in delivering an advanced user experience. European telcos are under pressure to invest in fibre upgrades and 5G mobile without a clear path to making a return. What […]

Confluence of streams

Subscription video-on-demand services are proliferating, but questions are arising about the affordability and convenience of stacking multiple offerings. Stuart Thomson reports. Subscription video-on-demand has transformed the video distribution landscape, with global players such as Netflix and Amazon effectively disrupting traditional pay TV with a low-cost subscription model.  Disney+, Apple TV+ and WarnerMedia’s HBO Max will soon […]

ViacomCBS and the ‘channelising’ of streaming platforms

With an on-again, off-again saga longer than many sit-coms, CBS and Viacom finally confirmed their reunification this week, creating the US’s biggest broadcaster with a global reach of over 4.3 billion cumulative TV subscribers. Despite the impressive array of linear channels that the combined company now has in its arsenal, what was perhaps most interesting […]

Kicking and Streaming

Live streaming, including of major sports events, is becoming increasingly popular, but the technical challenges of delivering a high-quality service at scale remain considerable. Anna Tobin reports. OTT providers have been streaming live content for years now, but more often than not, the experience has been – frankly – bad.  With audiences increasingly expecting live streaming […]

5G set for slow-burn uptake

Operators are approaching early 5G rollout to deliver efficiency savings and enhanced broadband with the more exotic consumer apps lined up for phase two. Adrian Pennington reports. There is no immediate ‘killer application’ for 5G. Its early consumer commercialisation should be seen as a way of evolving and expanding the established business of service providers. The […]

The rise of the AVODs

With subscription costs mounting and the SVOD market becoming more crowded, Jonathan Easton looks at the attractions of advertising-supported video-on-demand. When Netflix added a streaming option to its DVD rental service as an optional extra in 2010, few could have predicted that it would create the seismic shift that it did in the following years.  Of […]