Long reads

International affairs

Identifying which markets to prioritise and knowing when to invest in localisation are crucial to success for international brands. When it comes to assessing international opportunities, channel providers currently face the twin challenges of the recession and market saturation in some territories. “The European market is crowded but consolidation is in view,” says Jean-Thierry Augustin, […]

Into the unknown

Expanding geographical reach and building a strongly branded presence across the digital domain remain key preoccupations for international channel providers. In the wake of the economic downturn, international channel providers are continuing to look to make the most of the opportunities available to expand their reach, both  expanding to new territories and platforms within existing […]

Supply on-demand

Video-on-demand gives broadcasters the chance to tap into the growing demand for consumers to be able to watch content on their terms – at any time on any device. Online on-demand services including iPlayer and Hulu have proved popular. While on-demand viewing is nothing new, operators are beginning to see real demand from customers for […]

25 years of broadband and pay-TV

To celebrate our 25th anniversary, Digital TV Europe invited a group of leading industry executives to take a look back to some of the highs and lows of the last quarter century. Which event over 25 years had the biggest impact on pay-TV? Giuliano Berretta, chairman and CEO, Eutelsat The digitisation of the pay-TV market […]

Access all areas

As the battle for broadband subscribers heats up, investment by telecom and cable operators in next-generation infrastructure is accelerating. But how do the technology choices compare? Stuart Thomson investigates. As telecom and cable operators battle it out to win broadband subscribers, their ability to offer faster downstream speeds than the competition has become a key […]

Outsourcing economics

As the financial crisis maintains its grip on the TV industry, content owners are looking at ways to improve efficiencies and bring costs down. Graham Pomphrey looks at the role of playout service providers. The pace of change in the broadcast arena has been phenomenal. Go back 15 years and broadcasters generally wanted to get […]

Network profits

Service providers are taking tentative steps into the world of home networking. Advances in technology and standards including DLNA are making the process easier but how far are operators willing to go? Graham Pomphrey reports. Consumers are becoming increasingly savvy when it comes to home entertainment – everyone’s got an iPod, uploads photos and uses […]

Drive for success

The second Digital TV Europe/IPTV World Series/SCTE Golf Day took place on August 6. Barry Killengrey reports. This year’s Digital TV Europe/IPTV World Series/SCTE Golf Day, which took place at Thame in Oxfordshire on August 6, saw 17 teams and 69 players compete for an impressive array of prizes. The US PGA-standard 7,400-yard championship golf […]

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As consumers and service providers alike seek more flexible ways respectively to access and deliver pay-TV services, content security technology providers are answering the call. Stuart Thomson surveys recent developments. Pay-TV is, famously, supposed to be more or less immune to the effects of the economic downturn. As times get tougher, the argument runs, so […]

Foreign affairs

The market for channels targeting expatriate and other minorities in Europe is now larger and more varied than ever, and so are the business models that support it. Andy Fry reports. The market for foreign-language channels in Europe is, by its very nature, a complex and fragmented one. The only thing that can be said […]