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VO’s IBC Top 3s: What’s Trending | Viaccess-Orca Blog

Fri, Aug 14, 2015 | by Merav Cunningham


IBC, to use its own words, stands at the global crossroads of the industry. Every year, 55,000 people from over 160 countries descend on its home at the Amsterdam RAI to see the very latest, cutting-edge technologies and debate the future of the industry in a time of extremely rapid change. It’s an incredibly important, exciting and vibrant show, and we thought we’d spend some of the build up to this year’s event talking about various cool things happening at the RAI and around it.

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Topics: Virtual Reality, OTT, VR, AR, Augmented Reality, Content Owners, Content service providers, Events, HDR, IBC, ibc 2015, IBC trends, Industry, Operators, Stereo 3D, The Cloud, TV, Ultra HD

From Better Call Saul to House of Cards - Golden Age of the TV

Wed, Apr 8, 2015 | by Merav Cunningham



Three weeks ago top TV leaders from around the globe have gathered at the 3rd Innovative TV (INTV) conference in Jerusalem to discuss innovation in the TV industry; technology vs content, the present and future of television and their favourite shows. This inspiring fast-paced two-days conference hosted top TV executives such as Richard Plepler, HBO Chairman and CEO; Stephen Friedman, President of MTV; Bruce Tuchman, President of AMC and Sundance Channel Global and Susan Lyne, CEO of the AOL Brand Group and more.

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Topics: TV Everywhere, audience measurement, audience reach, Cable TV, Content, Content Owners, Cord Cutters, Game of Thrones, HBO, Industry, Netflix, Social Media, Streaming

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

Hot TV Industry News of the Week

Fri, Dec 13, 2013 | by Efrat Fenigson


This week proved to be an interesting one for the TV industry. Experts are claiming that nearly 1.7 billion OTT devices are set to ship by the end of this year, which is great news for the cable industry. However, the cable industry is also making headlines because of desperate attempts made by the NCTA to stop subscribers from cutting the cord. Meanwhile, users of YouTube’s Content ID have flagged a significant number of videos by the most prominent of YouTubers for copyright infringement, and most of the owners feel that the act was unjust.

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Topics: Content Protection, OTT, Youtube, Cable TV, Content Owners, Content Piracy, Copyright, Cord Cutters, Industry, Over the Top

OTT and Content Piracy: The Endless Battle | Viaccess-Orca Blog

Wed, Apr 24, 2013 | by David Leporini


Most OTT content viewers, especially those who appreciate the glitter and novelty of newly purchased smart mobile devices, are enthused by the variety and quality of available OTT content possibilities. Big players, including content service providers, content owners and copyright holders, being well aware of this, continue to promote more content that their viewers can enjoy on any device. However, every good story has its bad side, and with OTT there is no doubt it is content piracy.

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Topics: OTT, TV Everywhere, Content Delivery Network, Content Owners, Content Piracy, Content service providers, Copyright Holders, Cyber Attacks, David LEPORINI, hackers, Industry, Malware, Mobile, multi-screen, P2P, piracy, Second Screen, Smartphones, Tablets


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