Long reads

Accenture: a four point plan for media

Media and entertainment businesses face an unprecedented array of challenges as big tech companies move into content creation and distribution. To survive and prosper, established players need to guard their core business while forging a path to unlock new revenue streams through innovation, says Accenture’s Gavin Mann. “If we want everything to stay the way […]

Q&A: Andy Shenkler, Deluxe

Andy Shenkler, Chief Product Officer at Deluxe, talks about how unifying the content supply chain in the cloud can help media companies meet the challenges of today’s complex content landscape. What are the main challenges faced by media companies in managing the content supply chain? The biggest challenge is standardised information: with the growing number […]

The meaning of live

OTT has been a mainstream technology for the delivery of on-demand content for a long time, but live streaming still presents challenges, especially in the case of mass-audience events such as the World Cup. Anna Tobin looks for solutions. The 2018 FIFA football World Cup has long been cited by the tech industry as a […]

Q&A: Peter Cossack, Irdeto

Peter Cossack, vice-president, cybersecurity services, Irdeto, talks about emerging threats to revenue security and the role of watermarking in protecting high-value content. What are the key emerging threats to revenue security for video service providers? Piracy continues to be the biggest threat to existing business models in the pay TV industry, with a report from […]

Home truths

Whole-home connectivity presents both a challenge and an opportunity to service providers. It is a clear pain point for the customer but it is technically difficult to solve and risks creating a huge support challenge. Adrian Pennington reports. Broadband networks have improved dramatically to the point where service providers can almost guarantee a certain level […]

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 […]