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Virtual Reality Heads to The Olympics

Wed, Jul 13, 2016 | by Andy Stout


One of the most significant developments in the future history of Virtual Reality, at least as far as the broadcast aspects of it go, has been the confirmation from Olympic Broadcast Services (OBS) that it will be deploying camera rigs for 360 degree video at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympiad when it starts in August.

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Topics: Virtual Reality, OTT, Virtual Arena, VR, VR sports, 4K TV, HMD, Industry, Live streaming VR, NBCUniversal, Olympics, samsung, Samsung Gear VR, Sports broadcasting, Ultra HD, Ultra HD 4K

Measurement Solutions in the TV world – Interviewing Lenny Melamedas

Sun, May 17, 2015 | by Merav Cunningham


In the run-up to this year’s TV Leaders Summit in Cannes, this post by Lenny Melamedas discusses the changes he forecasts for advertising measurement solutions in the TV world: Will traditional ratings results still matter? How will the industry adapt to the multiscreen dominance? Lenny’s post is our third TVLS -special blog posts. In our previous posts, Chem Assayag previewed the summit, and Stephen Newkirk’s predicted the next five years in the US Cable industry.

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Topics: OTT, 4K TV, Advertising, audience measurement, Big Data, broadcast TV, Cable TV, Events, Industry, Metadata, OTT TV, personalization, Second Screen, Smart TV, Ultra HD

TV Everywhere is a No Brainer - a Must Have for Customers: Orange & VO Interview

Mon, Jan 19, 2015 | by Merav Cunningham


A special interview with François Moreau de Saint Martin, CEO at Viaccess-Orca, and Philippe Rozes VP, Multi-Screen Services at Orange

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Topics: OTT, TV Everywhere, 4K TV, Broadband TV, COMPASS, Events, France Telecom-Orange, hybrid TV, Industry, Mobile, mobile devices, multi-screen

Hot TV News: Amazon,Netflix at the Golden Globes; Facebook & Twitter Focus on Video Production; OTT Survey Results

Fri, Jan 16, 2015 | by Merav Cunningham


It was a big night for Amazon and Netflix at the Golden Globes Awards, winning in 3 major categories and marking another milestone for online TV production. At the end of CES, new studies presented the latest facts and figures about the TV industry and about OTT consumption in particular. Facebook and Twitter each took steps to enhance their video production capabilities. Here’s a look at what was buzzing in the TV industry this week.

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Topics: OTT, 4K TV, Amazon, Facebook, Hot TV News, Industry, Live Streaming, Netflix, Pay TV, Social Media, Streaming, Twitter, video streaming

Hot TV News: 4K TV’s Buzzing at CES; Net Neutrality Decision Expected Next Month

Fri, Jan 9, 2015 | by Merav Cunningham


More than 100,000 visitors attended the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this week, watching demos and news conferences, pushing buttons and measuring tiny screens. The buzzwords in the crowded corridors were UHD Alliance, Netflix seal or super thin TVs – all meaning lots of sharp colours and quality content anytime, everywhere. Also in the news this week is the announcement by the U.S. FCC (Federal Communications Commission) about Net Neutrality. Chairman Tom Wheeler is expected to unveil the latest version of his proposal to other FCC commissioners – the February 26 vote will be closely watched by industry chiefs around the world.

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Topics: OTT, 4K TV, Cable TV, CES, Cord Cutters, FCC, HDTV, Hot TV News, Industry, net neutrality, Netflix, OTT operators, samsung, Satellite, Sony, Streaming, Ultra HD, Ultra HD 4K, video streaming

Hot TV News: “The Interview” Released and much more

Thu, Dec 25, 2014 | by Merav Cunningham


It's Christmas time, and binge watching was on the minds of both traditional and digital TV content producers, who each launched a campaign encouraging viewers to join online services. The real life Sony cyber attack drama produced more and more headlines: The FBI pointed the finger at Pyongyang, and North Korea's internet services shut down mysteriously.

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Topics: TV Everywhere, Anti-piracy, 4K TV, Amazon, Cable TV, Connected TV, Content Piracy, Cyber Attacks, HBO, HBO Go, Hot TV News, Industry, LCD TV, Live Streaming, Netflix, Smart TV, Streaming, Twitter, video services

CEO Insight: A Whole New World through Connectivity - Highlights from CES 2014

Thu, Feb 20, 2014 | by François Moreau de Saint-Martin


Cisco, making its first-ever appearance at CES focused on the impact of connectivity with its concept The Internet of Everything. With that in mind, I’ll focus on the new experiences that this connectivity enables, especially when combined with new “interaction” technologies.

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Topics: cloud TV, wide screen, 3D, 4K TV, 8K, CES, Cloud, connected devices, connectivity, Events, Industry, interaction, Internet of Everything, multi-screen, multimedia, Robots, samsung, Smart TV, Smartphones, Technology, Toyota, TV, TV Experience, Ultra HD 4K, User Experience

Hot TV Industry News of the Week

Fri, Feb 14, 2014 | by Efrat Fenigson


There are exciting developments in the world of 4K high definition right now, especially in the OTT arena. But, it’s by no means over for live TV and a study of Facebook’s social TV data has thrown up some interesting findings too.

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Topics: TV Everywhere, 4K TV, Amazon, BBC, Broadcaster, Content Delivery, Facebook, high definition, Industry, LinkedIn, Netflix, Over the Top, premium tv service, Social TV, Twitter, Ultra HD 4K, Ultra HDTV, video on demand

Hot TV Industry News of the Week

Fri, Aug 23, 2013 | by Efrat Fenigson

Many interesting announcements took place in the TV industry this past week. For starters, there has been a huge growth in demand for OTT, multiscreen, and cloud TV in the Middle East and North Africa. Can you guess what triggered this demand? In other news, TiVo is going the TV Everywhere route with devices that can send videos from the DVR to a wireless tablet or smartphone. Might they be a little too late in the game? Last but not least, Korean provider KT Skylife is going to start offering 4K TV to its subscribers. You won’t believe how speedy their rollout plan is!

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Topics: OTT, TV Everywhere, cloud TV, Yahoo Finance, 4K TV, Business Week, Cable TV, Cloud, Connected TV, DVR, Engadget, IBC, IBC 2013, Industry, KT Skylife, Multiscreen, TiVo, TVE


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