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Can Apple Accelerate AR’s Adoption?

Tue, Jul 18, 2017 | by Andy Stout

Will Apple's rollout of Augmented Reality technology to 100s of millions of devices in the forthcoming iOS 11 provide the accelerant that the AR market needs?

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Topics: Apple, Augmented Reality

TV Industry - 4 Scenarios That Will Shape The Future

Thu, Jul 13, 2017 | by Andy Stout

Who will be the victors in the battle for the future of the TV industry? Will it be the established media groups, the internet platforms, or the incoming telcos?

To understand the roadmap for the future of the industry, four scenarios were presented by Florence Le Borgne of IDATE at our TVLS event in June this year. Surprisingly, while the internet is a major source of disruption, it is not the only one.

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Topics: Disruptors, Future of TV, TVLS 2017

Video Streaming Services: All Change as Apple Chooses HEVC

Tue, Jul 4, 2017 | by Andy Stout

Apple’s move from the H.264 codec to HEVC (H.265) is going to free up a lot of bandwidth as 1 billion active iOS devices become vastly more efficient.

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Topics: Mobile video, Video Streaming Services

Video to be 80% of all Internet Traffic by 2021

Fri, Jun 30, 2017 | by Chem Assayag


The latest Cisco Visual Networking Index revises Internet traffic numbers upwards yet again.

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Topics: OTT, cord-cutting, Internet

Apps, Big Data & Piracy - Burning Questions Heat Up the TV Business Debate at TVLS 2017

Tue, Jun 27, 2017 | by Patricia Frith

This year, VO’s TV Leaders Summit brought together an eclectic group of executives, researchers, analysts, and academics to mull over the challenges and opportunities in the rapidly changing media business.

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Topics: Analytics, Anti-piracy, Content Delivery

The Acceleration of the TV as a Service Market

Wed, Jun 21, 2017 | by Meirav Gan

The TV as a Service market is on course to be a $1.5 billion a year industry by 2021 as the advantages of cloud-based business models are becoming increasingly recognised.

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Topics: TV as a Service, Cloud TV platform

What is Driving the Growth of Mobile Video?

Wed, Jun 14, 2017 | by Mathieu Harel

Cisco’s latest Mobile Visual Networking Index estimates that there will be a 9x increase in mobile video traffic between 2016 and 2021. What are the factors driving this?

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Topics: OTT, Mobile video, Social Media

NFV, 360 and VR Streaming: Virtual is the New Real. Or almost…

Mon, Jun 5, 2017 | by Leonid Berkovich

While 360 and VR Streaming gain a hold on the public consciousness, the global trend of virtualization in the Pay-TV industry is gaining momentum. 

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Topics: Virtual Reality, 360 degree video

How TV Everywhere is Evolving and Its Services are Becoming Skinnier than Ever

Wed, May 31, 2017 | by Andy Stout

One of the interesting aspects of the shifting power structures within the industry is that operators are increasingly able to choose the channels they want — and only the channels they want. This means that the shape of TV Everywhere services is changing.

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Topics: OTT, TV Everywhere

Live Streaming takes to Social Media - But For How Long?

Thu, May 25, 2017 | by Sarit Rosenthal-Aviram

Social media networks, with Facebook and Twitter at the forefront, have been adding video functionality over recent years as part of their continued program of accelerated expansion. Investors like to see constantly growing numbers with their companies pushing past plateau after plateau. As such, it was inevitable that live streaming video content would figure majorly in their plans, and it is currently seen as a win for both sides: the content creators and the social giants themselves.

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Topics: OTT, Live Streaming, Netflix, Social Media


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