Intel gears up for TV push

Intel is trailing its forthcoming TV product among some 2,000 company employees and has started to build a call-centre operation ahead of the launch, according to US reports.  CNET reported that staff in Northern California, Arizona were testing the ‘Black Box Project’ and Oregon – though it said the product trial is still based on […]

OTT revenues hit US$8 billion

The over-the-top video market grew 60% last year to pass US$8 billion (€6.09 billion), driven by companies like Netflix, Hulu, Apple, and Amazon, according to new figures by ABI Research.  The research found that the three largest markets – North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific – experienced year-on-year growth in excess of 50% in 2012. ABI […]

HD OTT and 4K VOD provide early markets for HEVC, says Harmonic

HD OTT to multiple screens is likely to be the key initial application for the new HEVC compression standard, but 4K video-on-demand also presents a possible route to exploit the new technology, according to Tom Lattie, vice-president, product marketing, Harmonic.  Speaking to DTVE at the NAB Show, Lattie said that HD OTT would likely be […]

Access networks will look for new peering terms, says report

New business models are likely to emerge for over-the-top content and ISP peering as local access operators seek better terms from content providers for the delivery of content over their networks, according to a report by Informa Telecoms & Media.  According to Informa’s Internet Innovation: Navigating the Future of Online Content Delivery, local access operators […]

Service providers will need to move beyond triple-play, says report

Service providers will increasingly have to offer subscribers more complex bundled products in place of traditional triple- or quad-play offerings, according to a study by Informa Telecoms & Media. According to Informa senior analyst Tony Brown, operators will increasingly have to include OTT content from companies like Netflix and Spotify, and possibly VoIP offerings from […]

Zattoo launches in Luxembourg

European web TV service provider Zattoo has teamed up with P&T LuxGSM to launch in the Luxembourg market. All P&T LuxGSM customers will be able to watch live TV on their smartphones, tablets and PCs at home via Zattoo, with a monthly fee of €2.99 giving access to about 40 channels. The move means that […]

Industry and analysts give mixed reaction to Google-Motorola merger

Industry technologists and analysts have expressed mixed views of the impact of Google’s acquisition of Motorola Mobility on the TV business, with analysts diverging on whether there are synergies between Google TV and Motorola’s video arm and the needs of Motorola’s cable operator customer base. Giles Cottle, principal analyst at Informa Telecoms & Media, said […]

OTT and VOD revenues set to exceed US$30 million by 2016

Over-the-top TV and video-on-demand services from pay TV operators will deliver combined revenues of over US$30 billion (€21 billion) in five years’ time, according to IMS Research. The research group forecasts that OTT video services will generate US$16.4 billion in 2016, while pay TV VOD services will provide another US$14.7 billion, giving a total of […]

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