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Hot TV News: Google & VR, European geoblocking, digital TV worldwide

Thu, May 19, 2016 | by Andy Stout


Underlining the importance of VR to the world’s technology companies, Google has unveiled a wholly new Virtual Reality platform based around the new Android N operating system. Meanwhile, it looks like pressure to keep audiovisual industry geoblocking in place in Europe is beginning to tell, and Digital TV has now become by far the dominant technology around the world.

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Topics: Virtual Reality, VR, APAC, Copyright, Digital Single Market, European Union, Geoblocking, Google, Google Cardboard, Google Daydream, Industry, Pay TV, pay-tv revenue

Infographic: Combating TV Sports Piracy - Viaccess-Orca

Tue, Jan 6, 2015 | by Merav Cunningham


In an ever-more competitive broadcasting landscape, the value of premium rights and premium sports rights in particular, is constantly on the rise. According to research firm Deloitte, global premium sports rights will be worth £17 billion in 2017, a 12% year-on-year increase.

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Topics: Infographic, Anti-piracy, world cup 2014, 2012 London Olympics, Content Piracy, Copyright, Copyright Holders, Eye on Piracy, Industry, piracy, Portfolio, Sports, sports piracy, Streaming, video streaming

Hot TV Industry News of the Week

Fri, Jan 17, 2014 | by Efrat Fenigson


The hottest TV industry news this week was taken over by broadcasters in distress who are taking action. A group of top broadcasters decided enough is enough with Aereo violating copyright, and are taking their case to the US Supreme Court. Where does Aereo stand on this? They’re actually quite indifferent. Broadcasters in China are also fighting a battle, only it is to end content piracy and get viewers willing to pay for premium content. They proposed a plan that just might work.

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Topics: Aereo, Broadcast Technologies, Broadcaster, Cable TV, China, Content Piracy, Content service providers, Copyright, Copyright Holders, Industry, Pay TV piracy, piracy, TV, TV market

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

Notes from Connections Europe 2013 - VO Blog

Wed, Dec 4, 2013 | by François Moreau de Saint-Martin


Connections Europe 2013 proved to be an enlightening event for all attendees. Spanning two days in beautiful Amsterdam, the agenda was packed with discussions led by renowned executives of top companies offering their perspectives on best practices for increasing revenues now and in the future. Day One’s series of talks on business strategies and consumer engagement was followed by discussions on services, technology and new opportunities on Day Two.

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Topics: Webinar, OTT, Cable TV, CONNECTIONS Europe Summit, Content, Content service providers, Copyright, Events, François Moreau de Saint Martin, François Moreau De St Martin, HBO, multi-screen, multi-screen content strategy, Multi Screening, Multiscreen, OTT operators, Over the Top, Satellite, Twitter

Hot TV Industry News of the Week

Fri, Oct 11, 2013 | by Efrat Fenigson


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Topics: VOD, Content Discovery, Copyright, DVR, Industry, IPTV, TV market

Hot Industry News of the Week

Fri, Jul 19, 2013 | by Efrat Fenigson


It has been an interesting week of twists and turns. Google is thinking about stepping into the OTT field, but not for on-demand programming. Meanwhile, the numbers for set-top box shipments are going up, but the areas they’re being shipped to aren't very surprising. What is surprising is the fact that the Premier League blocked access to an illegal football-streaming site throughout the UK.

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Topics: OTT, TV Everywhere, Broadband TV News, Copyright, FierceIPTV, Google, Industry, Pay TV, set top box, Streaming, TVE


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