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Pay-TV: Strategies for Survival in the Age of OTT

A recent report estimated that global Pay-TV subs will reach over 1.09 billion by 2022, passing the magic 1 billion barrier at some point in 2018. All is not necessarily rosy though as the global picture hides huge regional variations and stagnation at best in the most lucrative markets. Pay-TV subscriber counts will double in 26 countries between 2016 and 2022. However, Pay-TV subscriber numbers will also fall in a further 18 countries, the US included.


How Pay-TV can survive the OTT storm


However, Pay-TV subscriber numbers will also fall in a further 18 countries, the US included. This is why we're looking at strategies for Pay-TV survival this month, from offering exclusive content to forming partnerships with existing OTT specialists.

Such matters were a big part of the debates at the recent TV Connect in London. You can see a video interview covering all this and more conducted with our own Chem Assayag  at the show here. 



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How Personalized TV is the New Big Data

With market expectations soaring all the time, there are new questions about where the growth is going to come from to justify the projected future value of the industry. A key part will lie with the implementation of data analytics and making television ever-more personal.  Read more


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Will Viewers Adapt to Live Streaming Faster than VOD?

Hulu's new live streaming service offers a skinny bundle in an enviably well-designed user interface. Does it offer a way ahead for other operators looking to counter the threat of Netflix and Amazon in their own territories?  Read more


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Does Satellite Still Make the Most Economic sense? 

Distributing television is an expensive business, but the tipping point where OTT is more expensive than satellite is changing all the time as streaming costs fall.  Read more



ANGACOM, Cologne, May 31 - 1 June 

Come and hear our EVP Marketing & Sales, Chem Assayag participate in the Big Data Panel at ANGACOM which will be held on Thursday, June 1st at 11:30am, Room 2, Congress Center North.




IBC, Amsterdam, NL, 15-19 September, 2017

Are you looking for a trusted, secure, end-to-end solution to manage your TV platform? Meet us at IBC at Stand 1A51 to discuss our advanced technologies in cloud TV, multi-DRM, VR, streaming devices and content protection.



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VR 360-Degree Video and Big Data Are Changing the Pay TV Landscape, Enabling More Immersive Experiences  
Excellent CED Magazine feature written by our Alain Nochimowski, Executive Vice President of Innovation. Read more


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Viaccess-Orca acquires Squadeo

Viaccess-Orca has acquired Squadeo, a global provider of secure cross-platform OTT premium video solutions for the TV industry. The integration of Squadeo’s multimedia QuickPlayer further strengthens VO's Connected Sentinel Player (CSP) offering, enabling an end-to-end solution for delivering live and VoD content to PC, Mac and connected mobile devices, including Android and iOS. Read more




From a comparatively small $147.5 million in 2015, the global VR content creation market is estimated to reach a turnover of $41.01 billion by the end 2023.

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