Digital TV World Summit

Ultra HD uptake still a long way off, warns LG executive

Despite having “the wow factor” Ultra High Definition take-up faces a number of challenges, including a slow TV replacement cycle among consumers, according to LG Electronics’ director of EU innovation R&D, Stuart Savage. Speaking at the Digital World Summit in London this week, Savage warned that like HD before it, UHD will take a long […]

BT beating Setanta and ESPN, but has ‘long way to go’

BT Sport has already gained more momentum than previous UK rivals to Sky Sports, though still has “a long way to go,” according to the head of BT Sport Simon Green. Speaking at the Digital TV World Summit in London this morning, Green said that he accepts BT is still “building credibility” in the sports […]

Russia’s Play unveils ambitious plans for 2014

Russian video-on-demand service Play is to enhance its service by launching full HD streaming and multiple audio and subtitles over the next two weeks, with testing of 4K likely next year, according to CEO Leonid Belyaev. Speaking at the Digital TV World Summit in London yesterday, Belyaev said the next step for Play is to […]

Operators must embrace OTT and cloud services, says DT’s O’Sullivan

Pay TV operators must embrace OTT services and be prepared to adjust the way they reach customers if they are to remain successful, according to Gerry O’Sullivan, senior vice-president global TV and entertainment at Deutsche Telecom (DT). Speaking at the Digital TV World Summit in London this morning, O’Sullivan said the German telco, which has […]

Chellomedia’s Curran: broadcasters must adapt in face of market fragmentation

In an era of media and device fragmentation, pay TV broadcasters must future proof their businesses by focusing on the needs of customers, viewers and investors. That was the message from Niall Curran, president of Liberty Global’s content arm Chellomedia, who was speaking at the Digital TV World Summit this morning about how broadcasters must […]