KPN taps Accenture to enhance iTV service

Dutch operator KPN has agreed a new five-year deal with Accenture, in a move designed to enhance the customer experience of KPN’s digital video service iTV. Accenture will implement and run the latest version of its digital video platform, AVS 6, which will allow KPN to test, build, and scale personalised video experiences. “To compete […]

Accenture: 86% of viewers don’t want to juggle OTT services

Global viewers would rather not juggle OTT services such as Netflix and Amazon and would prefer a single access point for video content, according to new research from Accenture. The study of 21,000 online consumer in 19 countries shows that 39% would prefer to have pay TV or free over-the-air viewing only, 24% would prefer […]

Accenture: TV viewing more popular on non-TV devices

More people now prefer to watch TV shows on internet connected devices than on traditional TV sets, according to new research by Accenture. The company’s Digital Consumer Survey found that the percentage of consumers who said they prefer watching TV shows on television sets plummeted by 55% over the past year – from 52% to […]

Accenture adds features to AVS, teams with Ooyala

Accenture has launched new features for its Accenture Video Solution (AVS) platform and has signed an agreement with Telstra-owned Ooyala to provide advanced video offerings to broadcast, cable TV, digital media, and telecommunications service providers. Featuring an open Software Development Kit, the enhanced AVS offering reduces the amount of software code needed to build video services […]

Accenture to buy S3 Group’s TV technology business

Accenture has announced plans to buy S3 TV Technology, a unit of S3 Group that offers consultancy, automated testing, service monitoring and diagnostic solutions to video service providers. Accenture said that it will integrate S3 TV Technology’s StormTest automated testing platform and video consulting capabilities with its digital video services software, which is part of […]

Decline of TV viewing ‘accelerating,’ says Accenture

Video consumption across different devices, anytime, is accelerating the decline of traditional TV viewing, according to a new global research report by Accenture.  The ‘Digital Video and the Connected Consumer’ study claims there to be “double-digit declines in TV viewing globally” among viewers of “nearly all ages”. “We are seeing a definitive pendulum shift away […]

Consumer interest in HDTVs and tablets slowing

The pace of growth in sales of video display devices including HDTVs and tablets could be set to slow down as the market matures, while consumers are becoming excited about new devices including wearable and smart home devices, according to a survey by Accenture. According to Accenture’s report, Engaging the Digital Consumer in the New […]

Client software leads video infrastructure market

Client software is the fastest growing software category within the video infrastructure software market, followed by headend software, according to a report by Synergy Research Group. Both categories have grown by 10%-20% over the last year, while the market for content security has declined, according to Synergy. In total the video infrastructure software market has […]

Some 44% of consumers watch movies and TV shows daily via the web

Some 44% of consumers now watch full-length movies and TV shows over the internet on a daily basis, according to new research by Accenture. The study, which polled 23,000 people in 23 countries across North America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa, found that 39% watched TV shows and movies online on a weekly […]

Accenture powers Mediaset Infinity

Management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, Accenture, is powering Mediaset Italy’s new on-demand service Infinity, it has announced.  Mediaset is using the Accenture Video Solution, which offers packaging, licensing, distribution and monetisation of video content across multiple platforms. Mediaset launched its over-the-top VOD service Mediaset Infinity in December, allowing viewers to watch TV shows […]