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Hot TV Industry News of the Week

Fri, Mar 21, 2014 | by Efrat Fenigson


The main talking point this week is Vodafone’s purchase of Spanish cable company Ono. Another eye-catching acquisition is Warren Buffet’s surprise decision to buy his first TV station.  This as demand for TV sets around the world shows signs of the flagging.

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Topics: Warren Buffet, WPLG, acquisitions, events, Industry, Jazztel, London, NBCUniversal, Ono, Second Screen, Second Screen Usage, Spain, Telefonica, television, TV Connect, TV market, vodafone

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, Jan 10, 2014 | by Efrat Fenigson


This was the week of CES. CES has been buzzing with smart TV and second screen news. For example, Roku beat Apple in the race towards developing a line of smart TVs. Then again, that’s assuming the Apple smart TV rumors are true. Guess which other unexpected company is entering the smart TV game - Mozilla! LG also made the news with its latest add-on to their smart TV lineup. TiVo shared a wealth of interesting numbers pertaining to the popularity and growth of second screen viewing behaviour.

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Topics: Apple, Industry, LG, Panasonic, roku, samsung, Second Screen, Second Screen Phenomena, Second Screen Usage, Smart TV, TiVo, TV, TV market

Hot TV Industry News of the Week- October 18, 2013

Fri, Oct 18, 2013 | by Efrat Fenigson


There has been a lot of great news in the TV industry this week! After striking a deal with Disney, Netflix is going to offer many exciting Pixar and Marvel titles in their library. The Netflix news doesn’t stop there though! After many years of butting heads, they are finally working with US cable providers. We can’t help but wonder if this means that cable price packages will go up.  Numbers that are going up for sure are that of HbbTV users in Europe.

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Topics: OTT, VOD, Cable TV, Content Discovery, Content service providers, HbbTV, Hybrid, Hybrid Broadcast, hybrid TV, Industry, Netflix, Over the Top, Pay TV, PayTV, set top box, The Netherlands, TV, TV distributors, TV market, UX

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

IBC 2013 Recap: Innovations and Sensations - VO Blog

Thu, Oct 10, 2013 | by Efrat Fenigson


IBC 2013 was worth the wait! The halls were bursting with excitement as leaders from the broadcasting industry were demonstrating the latest innovations they cooked up. In between the ‘ooh’s and aah's,’ we kept our eyes wide open to spot which of the predictions of IBC trends came true, while highlighting VO’s innovations to an interesting and dynamic audience.

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Topics: TV Everywhere, VO's Eye on Piracy, cont, Content, Content Piracy, Data Enrichment and Engagement Platform, DEEP, Events, Eye on Piracy, Haggai Barel, HbbTV, Hybrid, hybrid TV, IBC, IBC 2013, multi-screen, Multiscreen, Ofer Weintraub, Pay TV, Pay TV piracy, PayTV, piracy, Sexy UI, SUX, TV, TV market, TVE, UI, UX

ABTA 2012. Brazil, Here We Come! | Viaccess-Orca Blog

Sun, Jul 22, 2012 | by Efrat Fenigson


With amazing beaches and beautiful landscapes, Brazil is the perfect place to bring people together: Film & TV distributors, Pay-TV and telecommunications operators, suppliers of network and distribution equipment, and suppliers of conditional access, billing and customer care systems all come together for ABTA 2012.

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Topics: TV Everywhere, ABTA, ABTA 2012, Brazil. Noureddine Hamdane, Conditional Access, DTH, Events, HbbTV, LATAM, TV market, TVE, Viaccess-Orca


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