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How ATSC 3.0 Will Ramp Up Competition in the US

Wed, Apr 12, 2017 | by Ludo Rubin


While it is tempting to think that television in the pre-Pay TV era, that was transmitted by large TV masts and received by domestic TV aerials is just a relic of a bygone age, it is still a significant part of the industry. Not just in the developing world, with figures from recent years suggesting that 21% of US households rely on antenna reception for at least one TV set in the house.

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Topics: TV Everywhere, ATSC, ATSC 3.0, cord-cutting, FCC, Industry, IP, Pay TV, USA

Hot TV News: SVOD market set to double to $34.6 billion; NBCU Highlights Digital Gains During Rio Games; “The 50-Year Party is Over!” IBC2016 Looks to the Future | Viaccess-Orca Blog

Wed, Oct 5, 2016 | by Andy Stout

A new report from Juniper Research suggests that SVOD revenues are about to surge worldwide, while NBC the much-reported low viewing figures for NBC’s coverage of the Olympic Games was offset by some stellar online ones. Meanwhile, at IBC, the industry was facing up to what can be characterised as generational change.

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Topics: VOD, VR, Amazon, Events, Hot TV News, IBC, IBC2016, IP, Netflix, Olypmics, Rio 2016, Streaming, SVOD

Looking Forward to IBC2016

Tue, Sep 6, 2016 | by Andy Stout


IBC is getting bigger every year, with somewhere in the region of 55,000 visitors from all over the world descending on the Amsterdam RAI to see 1600+ exhibitors and listen to the 300 speakers in the conference. After you have been to see us on Stand 1.A51, here are some of the highlights of the rest of the show.

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Topics: Virtual Reality, Content Protection, VR, 4k, 8K, Content Piracy, Events, High Dynamic Range, IBC, IBC 2016, Industry, IP, NHK, Rio 2016, Super Hi-Vision, Tokyo 2020

Satellite, OTT and 4K: What’s the Future of Satellite TV?

Sun, Jan 10, 2016 | by Efrat Fenigson


Sometimes, it seems that reports of the satellite TV sector facing turbulent times have been around for almost as long as the internet.
Certainly, they have increased in volume, as the roll out of reliable broadband has gathered worldwide momentum, and the major OTT players have followed with it (Netflix, for instance, is now a truly global player and available in every major country apart from China).
Yet, for all the bluster, regarding the future of the satellite industry, satellites are still being launched and the channels are still attracting viewers.

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Topics: OTT, VOD, 4k, Broadband TV, broadcast, Cable TV, Content Discovery, Content service providers, HbbTV, HD, hybrid TV, Industry, internet service provider, IP, IPTV, linear TV, Netflix, Pay TV, Satellite, satellite tv, Second Screen, User Experience, video on demand

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

#trending@IBC | Viaccess-Orca Blog

Mon, Sep 8, 2014 | by Merav Cunningham


IBC2014 is just around the corner, and only few events allow you to get a handle on the shape and general direction of our industry as well as a week spent in Amsterdam does. NAB may be bigger, but IBC always feels globally more diverse and, with an extremely active and vocal conference, the debate about the five year roadmap to the future and the directions the industry may take and the new technologies that may be introduced in that period, comes through loud and clear.

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Topics: OTT, TV Everywhere, 4k, Events, IBC, IBC trends, Industry, innovation, IP, IPTV, media, piracy, Second Screen, standards, TV, Ultra HD

Viaccess-Orca: a Two-Year-Old Multiscreen Leader | Viaccess-Orca Blog

Mon, Sep 1, 2014 | by François Moreau de Saint-Martin


You may remember that the first IBC of the new VO brand was IBC 2012, where we announced our ambition to establish VO as a recognized player in the booming world of multiscreen television.

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Topics: Service Delivery Platform, OTT, TV Everywhere, Anti-piracy, Content Discovery, content intelligence, Content Piracy, content security, Data Enrichment and Engagement Platform, engagement model, Events, IBC, IBC 2014, Industry, IP, IPTV, Multiscreen, Portfolio, Recommendations, Technology, TV, User Engagement, User Experience, user intelligence


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