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VO’s Technology at the Heart of Orange’s New Livebox | Viaccess-Orca Blog

Wed, Apr 20, 2016 | by Merav Cunningham


The next generation of set-top-boxes (STBs) being unveiled and deployed around the world, and Europe especially, are giving viewers radically overhauled functionality and raising the bar for pay-TV operators everywhere.

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Topics: Virtual Reality, OTT, TV Everywhere, VR, broadcast TV, Events, Industry, IPTV, LIvebox, Orange, Pay TV, set top box, STB, TV

VO's IBC Top 3s: The Key Takeaways

Tue, Sep 29, 2015 | by Merav Cunningham


As the sun sets over Amsterdam, our last Top 3 of IBC2015 concentrates on what we can take from the show: what best represents the future roadmap of the industry?

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Topics: OTT, TV Everywhere, DRM, Anti-piracy, cloud TV, Broadband, broadcast TV, Cable TV, CAS, Cloud, Content, Content Piracy, content security, Content service providers, Events, HDR, IBC panels, Industry, IPTV, piracy, TV, User Experience

Hot TV News: Facebook as a News Source; Consumers Opt for OTT; Eurosport’s Apple Watch App

Wed, Jun 3, 2015 | by Merav Cunningham


It’s summer time, and millions of Tennis fans are about to spend the next few weeks glued to their TV’s, watching the season’s famous tournaments: Roland Garros and Wimbledon. To mark the occasion, Eurosport unveiled a special French Open app, showing live results and other data. In the US, a new survey showed that younger viewers get their news from Facebook – and not by watching local TV. And pay-TV consumers told an Amdocs survey that they’ll keep their subscriptions if the overall, multi-device experience would improve. Here is what’s buzzing in the TV industry this week.

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Topics: OTT, Apple TV, Apple Watch, broadcast, broadcast TV, Cord Cutters, Facebook, Hot TV News, Industry, News, Pay TV, Satellite, Sport, telecoms

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

Hot TV News: Madonna’s Video Debut on Meetkat; HBO vs Netflix; OTT to Dominate the NAB Show

Fri, Apr 10, 2015 | by Merav Cunningham


Madonna is no stranger to using social media and technology for promoting her music, but in another testimony to the growing importance of video on Social Media, Madonna chose to premier her new video “Ghosttown” on the live streaming app Meerkat. Ahead of the launch of HBO’s subscription free OTT service, CEO Richard Plepler discusses the race against Netflix on content and agility. And next week in Vegas it seems like OTT will be dominating the agenda. Read more on this week’s hot TV industry news.

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Topics: OTT, VOD, broadcast TV, Game of Thrones, HBO, HBO Go, Hot TV News, House of Cards, Industry, Live Streaming, NAB, Netflix, OTT TV, Social Media, SonyPlaystation, Streaming, Twitter, video streaming

A Recipe for Successful OTT Services

Mon, Feb 2, 2015 | by Sefy Ariely


In the ever-changing TV industry, the dominance of OTT services in the market is growing fast.  A recent study by Parks Associates shows that Over 50% of U.S. broadband households subscribe to an OTT video service, while major players in the cable industry – such as HBO and DISH - are all about to launch their own OTT services.  “2015 is set to be the year of OTT,” said Brett Sappington, Director, Research, Parks Associates.

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Topics: OTT, TV Everywhere, DRM, Advertising, boxer, broadcast TV, Content, Content Delivery, content rights, content security, Engagement, Industry, Monetization, olympusat, Operators, Pay TV, pay TV operators, Portfolio, Premium content, security, TV, User Engagement, User Experience, UX, Voyage

Hot TV News: 2015 Predicted “The Year of OTT”; Netflix vs Popcorn Time

Thu, Jan 29, 2015 | by Merav Cunningham


The buzz was all around OTT TV this week, with Dish’s limited launch of its Sling TV offering, and a new survey which predicts the success of HBO’s future OTT service. Sunday night will bring tens of thousands of Football fans to Arizona’s University of Phoenix Stadium, and millions of U.S. Dollars to advertisers. Netflix said piracy poses a real threat to its service -here’s a summary of this week’s industry buzz.

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Topics: OTT, broadcast TV, Cable TV, Content Delivery, Content Discovery, HBO, Hot TV News, Industry, Netflix, operator, Over the Top, piracy, Super Bowl, TV, TV service, Verizon

Hot TV News: Reality-TV and Twitter; Football Broadcast Rights on Sale; Sony Hacks Back

Thu, Dec 18, 2014 | by Merav Cunningham


Just ahead of the holidays, lots of fast-moving action on the news front. A Nielsen report showed the intense nature of audience tweeting during live airing of TV shows. On the pitch, Premiership League broadcast rights were about to be auctioned, with the domestic price of each match estimated at £7 million. After receiving terror threats against theatres, Sony Entertainment cancels the release of "The Interview".

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Topics: OTT, audience, broadcast, broadcast TV, BT, Content, Engagement, enhancement, footbal, football, Hot TV News, Industry, live TV, Nielsen, Premiership League Rights, reality-TV, sky, Sony, TV, Twitter


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