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How the Cloud and VR Are Driving the OTT Industry Forward

Tue, Aug 16, 2016 | by Merav Cunningham

 

OTT Executive Magazine’s Nichole Janowsky recently conducted an interview with Sefy Ariely, our EVP Americas, covering the main challenges that OTT pay-TV operators currently face and much more. As the magazine writes, Sefy has been involved in the media and Pay TV industry for the past 15 years, specializing in IPTV and, later, OTT video services and the evolution of personalized, engaging multiscreen TV.

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Topics: Virtual Reality, OTT, TV Everywhere, VR, Big Data, Cloud, Industry, Multiscreen, Over the Top, Pay TV, pay TV operators, Sefy Ariely, User Experience, UX, Viaccess-Orca

All the Signs Are That the OTT APAC Market Is Growing Rapidly

Tue, May 10, 2016 | by Merav Cunningham

 

All the methodologies are slightly different and they’re all looking at slightly different aspects of the bigger picture, but several recent influential reports have all reached the same conclusion: OTT growth in the Asia Pacific region is about to accelerate rapidly.

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Topics: OTT, TV Everywhere, VOD, APAC, asia pacific, Cable TV, CommunicAsia, Content Discovery, Content Piracy, Content service providers, Events, Industry, IPTV, Mobile, Multiscreen, Pay TV, Second Screen, User Experience, Viaccess-Orca

Making Cloud TV More Secure with TEE | Viaccess-Orca Blog

Tue, Mar 29, 2016 | by Merav Cunningham

 

Our latest white paper, written in collaboration with Cambridge-based Trustonic, a leading provider of hardware-enabled security for smart devices, makes the argument that it is time for Trusted Execution Environments (TEEs) to be deployed in the cloud.

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Topics: OTT, cloud TV, Cloud, cloud advantages, Cloud TV platform, Content, content security, devices, Industry, mobile devices, multi-screen, Multiscreen, Pay TV, pay TV operators, Second Screen, Technology, TEE, Trusted Execution Environments, trustonic

2016: The Year Virtual Reality Becomes Reality - Viaccess-Orca

Thu, Mar 24, 2016 | by Efrat Fenigson

 

It’s always difficult to know exactly when a new technology is going to break through to mass market adoption, but all the indications are that 2016 will be the year that Virtual Reality moves beyond simply hype to genuine products.

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Topics: Virtual Reality, OTT, TV Everywhere, VR, AR, Content, Content Discovery, Content service providers, Events, F1, goggles, Industry, multi-screen, Multiscreen, NAB, NAB show, Pay TV, Sony, User Experience, VR headset

Delivering a Successful Multi screen TV Service - Blog VO

Thu, Mar 17, 2016 | by Merav Cunningham

 

The current pay-TV market is a remarkably complex and fluid one. It’s a challenging combination of increased competition, new business models, new devices, new technologies, and new players set against a background of accelerating industry consolidation.

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Topics: TV as a Service, OTT, TV Everywhere, VOD, Cable TV, Cloud, COMPASS, Content, Content Discovery, Content service providers, Industry, IPTV, multi-screen, Multiscreen, Over the Top, Pay TV, pay TV operators, Second Screen, security, TVaaS, User Experience, Viaccess-Orca, Voyage, Voyage TVaaS

Televisium - When Content and Context Harmonize to Produce Next Generation TV Services

Mon, Mar 7, 2016 | by Efrat Fenigson

 

If Content is still truly King, then that King is growing every day.

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Topics: OTT, TV Everywhere, DRM, Amazon, BT sport, COMPASS, competition, Connected Sentinel, Content, context, contextual experience, Industry, Multiscreen, Netflix, primetime, RiGHTv, sky, telcos, TVaaS, TVE

Six Things to Consider When Evaluating Cloud TV Platforms | Viaccess-Orca Blog

Mon, Feb 29, 2016 | by Efrat Fenigson

 

Given the speed with which it has reshaped many industries, including our own media and TV industry, it is fairly astonishing to consider that cloud computing in its modern form is under a decade old. Amazon Web Services announced its Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) in August 2006, thus popularising the term and stating that “Amazon EC2 changes the economics of computing by allowing you to pay only for capacity that you actually use”; Gartner released its influential report Cloud Computing Confusion Leads to Opportunity in June 2008 and said that cloud computing would become as influential as e-business and in the years since we have travelled to the point where,  cloud apps will account for 90% of total mobile data traffic by 2019.

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Topics: OTT, TV Everywhere, cloud TV, Cloud, Cloud TV platform, Content, Content Discovery, Content service providers, Industry, IPTV, multi-screen, Multiscreen, Over the Top, Pay TV, pay TV operators, PayTV, Portfolio, Second Screen, TVaaS, User Experience

The TV Industry in 2016 — The Increasing Speed of the Cloud

Sun, Jan 24, 2016 | by Efrat Fenigson

 

The broadcast industry had to adapt to many changes in recent years as it has increasingly embraced IT technologies, but only few had the degree of impact that the cloud is currently having. This is the word ‘change’ written in neon capital letters a mile high; a fundamental change at all levels of business, production and distribution that enables Netflix CEO, Reed Hastings, to extend the company’s service to 130 countries — including India with its billion plus people — while making a speech at CES.

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Topics: OTT, TV Everywhere, cloud TV, VOD, broadcast, Cable TV, CES, Cloud, cloud-based, cloud migration, Content service providers, Industry, IPTV, multi-screen, Multiscreen, Over the Top, Pay TV, pay TV operators, Second Screen, telekom romania, The Cloud, time to market, TV service, User Experience, Viaccess-Orca

Hot TV News: TV Everywhere Growing in Pay-TV Households; Tablet Viewing Down, Smartphone Viewing Up; Netflix Lowers Resolution to Improve Quality | Viaccess-Orca Blog

Thu, Dec 24, 2015 | by Merav Cunningham

 

TV Everywhere viewing continues its remorseless rise, though it seems that iOS’ days of dominance may be coming to an end and there is also some consumer confusion preventing it becoming even more ubiquitous. Meanwhile the EU is taking steps to make content portable across its internal borders, and Netflix is taking a per-title approach to encoding that should provide more pictures for less bandwidth.

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Topics: OTT, TV Everywhere, Cable TV, connected devices, Content, Content Discovery, Content service providers, Digital Single Market, Hot TV News, Industry, IPTV, Multiscreen, Netflix, Pay TV, pay TV operators, Smart TV, Smartphone, Tablet

The Industry in 2020: Smart Marketing – the Power to Engage and Retain TV Viewers

Mon, Nov 2, 2015 | by Efrat Fenigson

 

Many industries have embraced advanced marketing strategies in recent years, in order to communicate with their consumers in a way that will match their expectations and will increase their interest, adoption and engagement levels.

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Topics: OTT, TV Everywhere, Content, Content Discovery, Content service providers, Events, Industry, industry in 2020, Multiscreen, Pay TV, pay TV operators, predictions, Second Screen, Smart TV, Social TV, TV, TV Leaders Summit, User Experience

 

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