Long reads

Q&A: Hans Kornmann, Divitel

Hans Kornmann, CEO and founder of Divitel explains to DTVE how technology can empower service providers to manage their video distribution and deliver a superior user experience. What do you see as the main challenges facing video service providers in distributing their content cost-efficiently while maintaining high levels of quality and reliability? Service providers today […]

The boom in FAST services

It seems the FAST channels or rather linear free advertising-supported streaming television (FAST) are here to stay. With every new smart TV turned on a fresh set of viewers step forward into this exciting world awaiting them behind the brightly coloured branded apps and platforms.  A question floating around the industry is can FAST and […]

Q&A: Haymi Behar, chief marketing officer of SPI International

Haymi Behar, chief marketing officer of SPI International talks about the company’s transition to FAST, along with the technical and content requirements to make an impact in the market.   Why did SPI International/Filmbox recently take the decision to enter the FAST market? Platforms that offer FAST services have proliferated in the past couple of […]

Set-top Box Providers’ Top Two HDMI Questions – Licensed Products and EMI

It’s been almost 20 years since the first HDMI Specification was introduced. Here are the two most common HDMI questions asked by companies specifying HDMI-enabled equipment and set-top box installations according to HDMI Adopters and resellers. What is a licensed product and how do I tell if a product is licensed? A licensed product is […]

The CTV Industry Should Look to Improve Security & Fragmentation

It’s hard to think of a part of the tech industry that has experienced the same level of explosive growth as connected television (CTV) has over the past 18 months. According to a recent study by the Leichtman Research Group, 82% of U.S. TV households now have at least one internet-connected TV device including smart […]

Inside Viaplay’s content-first approach to expansion – interview with NENT Group chief content officer Filippa Wallestam

Amid ongoing expansion to new streaming markets, Nordic Entertainment Group’s EVP and chief content officer Filippa Wallestam speaks to Digital TV Europe about the company’s philosophy around content and its strategy to provide a compelling alternative to major US players. Amid a glut of streaming services from film studios, major broadcasters and everything in between, […]

HBO Max gets set for launch

WarnerMedia this week unveiled details of HBO Max’s first European launches, with European general manager Christina Sulebakk giving an exclusive interview to Digital TV Europe in which she said that the service would provide a completely new experience to the group’s legacy services in the region. Sulebakk said the fact that the offering would be […]

HDMI 2.1 Gaming Features Deliver Opportunities for Service Providers

  Companies have welcomed the opportunities associated with the increasing availability and distribution of 4K content. And this year, something new is impacting several business sectors with the HDMI® 2.1 Specification’s gaming features appearing on devices around the globe. In an industry first, almost all major TV manufacturers are aggressively promoting new lines of TVs […]

Spain’s Tivify eyes country’s cord-cutters with ambitious plan for growth

The rise of linear streaming video has been one of the major stories of the last year in the TV distribution business, with a number of players sensing an opportunity. One company that sees great prospects in the area of linear streaming services is Spain’s Tivify, which began life as a technology solutions provider mostly […]