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OTT Solutions: How will they evolve? 

Tue, May 2, 2017 | by Andy Stout

There is no doubt that television is an expensive business, and not just making it but distributing it as well. The BBC, for example, spends 6% of its licence fee income — some £210 million every year — simply on distributing content. This makes OTT Solutions not only attractive in terms of giving viewers what they want for operators, but also in saving costs.

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Topics: OTT, BBC, Satellite, OTT Solutions

The TV Business in 2016 - The Importance of Business Agility | Viaccess-Orca Blog

Thu, Dec 10, 2015 | by Efrat Fenigson


One of the things we’ve mentioned several times on our blog is the fact that the pace of technological change is accelerating. But perhaps one of the key points we haven’t emphasised enough is that that acceleration is more pronounced in the broadcast industry than it is for many others. Which means that coping with it is that much more difficult

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Topics: OTT, TV Everywhere, BBC, business agility, Cloud, cloud advantages, cloud-based, ibc2015, Industry, IPTV, IT, pace of change, technological change, time to market

Hot TV News: 9% Churn for Netflix; VPN Piracy; Laptops Remain 2nd Screen Champion; YouTube Ads Increase | Viaccess-Orca Blog

Fri, Aug 7, 2015 | by Merav Cunningham


The battle for online eyeballs continues as Parks Associates reveals churn figures for the US OTT Industry and YouTube unveils impressive growth in the number of online advertisers and launches a new, premium service for advertisers. Meanwhile, research both uncovers the massive use of Virtual Private Networks to circumvent geo-blocking controls, and shines a somewhat surprised light on the pre-eminent position the laptop still occupies in broadband homes.

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Topics: OTT, Anti-piracy, Youtube, Advertising, Amazon Prime, BBC, churn, Europe, Industry, iPlayer, Netflix, online advertising, Second Screen, US, VPN

Read VO's latest Hot TV News - July 1, 2015

Wed, Jul 1, 2015 | by Merav Cunningham


Facebook’s foray into the world of online video seems to be gathering steam and later in the year it could pose a real threat to the video primacy of YouTube if it continues to expand at the current rate. Meanwhile, the BBC is conducting experiments into enabling test subjects to select iPlayer programmes via brainwaves alone; and research from the UK suggests that while the TV set in the living room retains its crown, the Millennials have differing viewing habits to the rest of us.

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Topics: TV Everywhere, Youtube, BBC, consumer habits, Facebook, Industry, millenials, Online video

TV News of the Week: Nielsen to measure Netflix & Amazom, Black Friday

Thu, Nov 27, 2014 | by Merav Cunningham


It's Thanksgiving, or, from the industry's point of view, Black Friday. All eyes are currently on TV sales figures, with what seems to be a very positive outlook. Earlier this week, U.S. media reported that Nielsen is planning to monitor usage of Netflix and Amazon video, using audio-recognition technology. In Europe, the European Commission is said to focus part of its "investment offensive" on broadband infrastructure. Here's a quick recap of what was buzzing this week.

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Topics: TV Everywhere, VOD, Amazon, BBC, black Friday, Broadband, Content, Industry, LDC, measuring audience, Netflix, Nielsen, SVOD, telecoms, traditional TV, TV

Hot TV Industry News of the Week

Fri, Mar 14, 2014 | by Efrat Fenigson


There has been a mix of interesting TV industry news making the rounds this week. A survey by Verizon reveals 16-34 year-olds’ strong preference for on-demand TV, as the BBC makes headlines with plans to move a popular young adults channel online. Meanwhile, in Australia, the government is hinting that it may scrap laws restricting TV channel ownership and audience reach.

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Topics: OTT, TV Everywhere, audience reach, Australia, BBC, BBC3, CS21 Media, Industry, iPlayer, online TV, Pay TV, pay TV operators, PayTV, Social TV, TV channel owenership, Verizon, VideoNuze, young adults

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, Jan 31, 2014 | by Efrat Fenigson


The hottest TV industry news this week was mostly about viewing trends in Latin America. According to Cisco, social TV is growing in Latin America at a rate much faster than the US. What’s also impressive is the fact that over half of Latin America is expected to subscribe to pay TV by 2015. In other news, BBC’s Director of Television is advising broadcasters to develop a technical standard for audio, due to customer complaints regarding loudness.

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Topics: BBC, BBC WorldWide, Brazil, Broadcaster, Cable TV, Digital Services, Digital TV, DTH, DTH TV, Facebook, Industry, Latin America, Pay TV, PayTV, Social TV, Twitter

Hot Industry News of the Week

Fri, Jun 28, 2013 | by Efrat Fenigson


The excitement continues for Europe, as Netflix announced that it will launch in the Netherlands at the end of 2013. Additionally BBC Worldwide and BBC World News have announced new channel distribution deals with Orange in Romania.

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Topics: BBC, BBC World News, BBC WorldWide, Broadband TV News, DTH, DTH TV, Industry, IPTV News, Netflix, Orange, Orange Romania, PaidContent, PayPal, security

Hot TV Industry News of the Week - March 21 2014

Fri, Mar 1, 2013 | by Efrat Fenigson


Not only at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona did we see a major focus on engagement through second screens, but also in this week’s industry news, from the BBC’s sport app success, to American Idol’s push for audience engagement. Social TV, new applications, and ‘everywhere access’ are all part of this next-generation era.

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Topics: American Idol, BBC, Industry, Mobile World Congress, multi-screen, MWC, NY Times, Rapid TV News, Second Screen, Social TV


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