TV Connect

Viewers want OTT on TV, says Roku

Migration of video to OTT is a genuine global trend, but viewers still prefer to watch that video on TV, according to Ed Lee, vice-president of content for Roku. Speaking at TV Connect yesterday, Lee noted that OTT leader Netflix would be in 200 countries by the end of 2016, and that Ovum – the […]

ABOX42 highlights advanced set-tops

Germany-based set-top provider ABOX42 is using TV Connect to highlight the latest generation M40 Smart STB platform for IPTV, OTT and hybrid deployments. This latest model of the M-series product range supports HEVC/H.265 compression and is based on the latest chipset technology from Broadcom, supporting up to 4K video resolution. ABOX42 is also showcasing the […]

IPTV is dead and there is ‘no such thing as TV’, claims UUX exec

IPTV is dead and the shift to a multiscreen world means that TV no longer exists in the way that it did, according Robert Delamar, the chief commercial officer of internet TV as-a-service firm UUX.  Speaking at TV Connect in London this morning, Delamar apologised to set-top box manufactures but said that the death of […]

Standards crucial for second screen, says Sony

Second screen apps related to TV programmes face a range of challenges include the multiplicity of platforms, brands and services in the market, according to Spencer Stephens, executive vice-president and chief technology officer, Sony Pictures Entertainment, speaking at TV Connect yesterday.  “It’s not scaleable or sustainable,” he said of the current environment for second screen […]

Ericsson hails birth of EVE

Ericsson has used TV Connect to announce Ericsson Virtualised Encoding (EVE), a new solution that will be launched formally at NAB next month.  Ericsson described EVE as the industry’s “first software solution for intelligent utilisation of multiple encoding resources, regardless of the platform”. EVE is designed, according to the company, as an abstraction layer that […]

OTT and cord shaving ‘not a threat to broadcast model’

The rise of OTT and ‘cord shaving’, cutting down on pay TV services, will not kill the broadcast model, according to 79.6% of TV and media firms, polled by Informa Telecoms and Media. The global survey of “key players in the TV and media market”, conducted by Informa Telecoms & Media ahead of the TV […]

EA: Games providers must adapt for connected TV rewards

Games providers face a number of challenges in addressing the connected TV market but there are huge opportunities if they approach the market in the rights way, according to Richard Hilleman, chief creative officer at games provider Electronic Arts (EA).  The key is for games providers to respect the time and money available to this […]