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The Link Between Pay-TV and Quantum Logic | Viaccess-Orca Blog

Mon, Nov 9, 2015 | by Alain Nochimowski


Does light behave as a wave or particle? Well, both…

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Topics: OTT, wave particle duality, Comcast, Content, Content service providers, context, context paradigm, contextual experience, Events, Facebook. YouTube, Industry, Microsoft, Ott Service, Pay TV, Pay-TV operator, quantum mechanics, smart home, TV platform, User Experience, Verizon

What's Next for the US Cable Industry? Interviewing Stephen Newkirk

Thu, May 7, 2015 | by Merav Cunningham


TV Leaders Summit is only a few weeks away, and in its third year, this exceptional gathering has already become a tradition. This year in Cannes we will continue our conversations and debates over the fascinating revolutions in the TV market. As previewed by our acting CEO, Chem Assayag, we are going to hear and debate about the dominance of OTT – and the race to launch such services by traditional operators; the challenges of securing content in a multiscreen reality, targeting the millennials and many other exciting topics.

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Topics: Video, OTT, TV Everywhere, cloud TV, VOD, Big Data, Cable TV, Comcast, Conditional Access, content security, Events, Industry, IP, OTT operators, Pay TV, pay TV operators, STB, time warner, TV Leaders Summit

Demystifying the OTT TV Panic of 2015

Mon, Mar 23, 2015 | by Sefy Ariely


Hardly a day goes by without some announcement from a content provider or network hinting that they have cleared out the garage from all the Jags and Beamers, in favor of ramen-eating geeks who are busy coding away a super-sleek OTT TV service that will go direct-to-consumer and cut out the annoying Pay TV middlemen-  the multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs). And hardly a day goes by without an analyst reporting from the hospice to where the terminally ill Pay TV operators are taken, bidding them farewell on their last journey with a pitying smile and fond recollections of glory days that will no longer return.

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Topics: OTT, TV Everywhere, VOD, AT&T, Comcast, Content, Content Discovery, HBO, Industry, licensing, Netflix, OTT operators, OTT TV, Portfolio, Smart TV, Smartphone, subscriptions, SVOD, Tablets

Hot TV News: Amazon Ventures onto the Silver Screen; Netflix Expansion Ahead of Time

Fri, Jan 23, 2015 | by Merav Cunningham


Complaints poured in from the U.S. cable industry following President Obama’s comments, suggesting that local communities could launch their own broadband networks. Netflix’s Q4 results showed 13 million subs joined the company’s services in 2014. New studies suggested that while the connected homes market is on the rise, poor user interface could slow smart TV sales. Comcast launched a special SVOD channel – and the Spanish football league channel on YouTube broke a 100 Million plays record. With so many announcements and developments buzzing around- the holidays are definitely over!

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Topics: Youtube, Amazon, Broadband, Cable TV, Comcast, connected devices, Cyber Attacks, FCC, Hot TV News, Industry, iOT, Netflix, Smart TV, SVOD, UI

Latest TV industry news Viaccess-Orca

Tue, Nov 18, 2014 | by Merav Cunningham


The latest industry news, on both sides of the Atlantic, could create ripples for quite some time. In the United States, President Barack Obama's call on the FCC to adopt strong net neutrality rules was the latest drama in the ongoing rift which shapes the way content is provided to billions of homes. In Europe, Sky's announcement that it had completed its consolidation with Sky Italia and Sky Deutschland, raised questions about the effects this move could have on both content rights and the use of TV everywhere solutions.

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Topics: TV Everywhere, Broadband, BSkyB, Cable TV, Comcast, Content, digital rights, FCC, Industry, net neutrality, pay TV operators, PayTV, Satellite, sky, Verizon

Hot TV Industry News of the Week

Fri, Mar 28, 2014 | by Efrat Fenigson


The attention-grabbing headline this week is Apple and Comcast’s reported discussions about a new streaming-television service. Meanwhile, concerns over piracy have prompted TV industry players in the Mena region to set up a coalition tasked with combating the problem. And a new study forecasts a significant rise in digital pay-TV subscription in North America over the next few years.

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Topics: OTT, Apple, Broadcast Technologies, Comcast, Content service providers, Digital TV, Hot TV Industry, Industry, Mena, Pay TV, piracy, pirate channels, Streaming, Subscribers

Hot TV Industry News of the Week

Fri, Mar 7, 2014 | by Efrat Fenigson


Demand for applications on set-top-boxes appears set to rise, while broadband and telecommunications company Verizon is looking to partner with content companies for a new online TV service. And the Oscars continue to work their magic, with record TV viewers and rental demand for award-winning films.

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Topics: OTT, TV Everywhere, Apps, Broadband, Broadband TV News, Cable TV, Comcast, Companion Apps, Content service providers, Industry, multi-screen, Multichannel, Oscars, Pay TV, Pay-TV operator, Second Screen Apps, TV, Verizon

Hot TV Industry News of the Week - Feb. 28 2014.

Fri, Feb 28, 2014 | by Efrat Fenigson


Like much of the industry, we’ve been at MWC in Barcelona this week, talking to customers, showcasing our solutions and keeping an eye on the trends. There were so many highlights it would be hard to cram them all in here. However, Google and Android have shone out, the rise and rise of wearable tech continues unabated after making such a splash at CES and a certain Mark Zuckerberg dropped by to explain his vision of a truly connected planet.

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Topics: Amazon, Apple, Barcelona, Broadcast Technologies, Broadcaster, Comcast, events, Industry, Instant TV, MWC, Netflix, roku, Subscribers, time warner, Web TV

Hot TV Industry News of the Week

Fri, Feb 21, 2014 | by Efrat Fenigson

You know how it is. You wait for one Netflix story to come along and then all of a sudden three arrive at once. And it’s not all good news for the OTT giant either. Elsewhere in the industry, there’s growth in consumer demand for net-connected sets while phone and tablet TV ad revenues are expected to see a boom all of their own.

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Topics: OTT, VOD, Advertising, Amazon, Broadband, Cloud, Comcast, connectivity, Facebook, Industry, LinkedIn, Netflix, Over the Top, Smartphone, Tablets, time warner, Twitter

Comcast’s Acquisition of Time Warner Cable: The Sound of Revolution or Simple Opportunism? | Viaccess-Orca Blog

Tue, Feb 18, 2014 | by Sefy Ariely


The biggest cable TV operator in the USA is set to get even bigger.

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Topics: TV Everywhere, Youtube, Broadband, Broadcaster, Comcast, Content Discovery, Content Owners, Industry, multi-screen, Pay TV, time warner, US


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