Thought-provoking analysis on the direction of the pay-TV
and video delivery industries from The Verimatrix Team

Steve Christian
December 18, 2014

We are lucky enough in San Diego to have a very active networking scene for the technology community – including our very own CommNexus organization, which hit the ball out of the park last week with an excellent primer session on the “Internet of Everything." IoE is about pervasive connectivity and communication between people, but more importantly autonomously between everyday devices and processes. 

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Nikie Little
December 11, 2014

News of a major pirate site seizure and takedown greeted attendees of the Content Protection Summit 2014, auspiciously kicking off a day of discussion focused on security and content protection. The importance of data security from production to was at the core of the day’s discussions as experts used this year’s tumultuous security landscape as a teaching platform to identify common vulnerabilities and areas for improvement. 

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Tom Munro
December 10, 2014

Three years ago, a dam was breached.  The White Salmon River dam in southern Washington State had been in place for more than 100 years, providing hydroelectric power to nearby communities.  Time passes, technology marches on, and new ideas take the place of old.  The dam’s decommissioning makes for a spectacular video, and of course video is the theme of this blog.  

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Steve Christian
November 26, 2014

During our lively Multi-network Forum at AfricaCast 2014, I was lucky to interview Richard Alden, Wananchi Group CEO who explained how the company’s popular Zuku TV service is gaining market share by fulfilling the demand for high-quality, affordable entertainment throughout East Africa. I’ve created a summary to get a glimpse of Wananchi’s network strategy.

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Steve Christian
November 20, 2014

In the latest issue of Asia Pacific Broadcasting, I outline how operators can leverage next generation technology in order to gain significant architectural and revenue security advantages.

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Steve Oetegenn
November 17, 2014

The next five years will bring forth more changes in the industry than we’ve seen in the past two decades. Among several factors reshaping the pay-TV landscape, the rapid rise of Netflix and online video platforms was a hot topic during the panel discussion. Although it may seem that companies providing content at lower costs can pose significant threats to more traditional pay-TV offerings, the general consensus of the panel was that they encourage positive change in the industry, challenging providers to reinvent their products in order to meet changing customer demands.

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Tom Munro
October 12, 2014

I recently had the pleasure of writing an article for Streaming Media about the shift to software-centric and IP-based technologies. While each part of the pay-TV ecosystem has its own unique requirements, considerations related to revenue security remain a top consideration in the evolving design of these next-generation delivery systems.

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Petr Peterka
October 10, 2014

At SCTE’s Cable Tec Expo in Denver last month, I had the pleasure of presenting a session on "Navigating the Transition to All IP Video Delivery” as part of a workshop on the DRM Evolution – What it Means to You. It is becoming increasingly clear that operators would prefer not to rely on two disparate delivery silos for QAM broadcasts and IP services, and that they also want to use available cable plant bandwidth in a more flexible manner.

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Steve Christian
October 8, 2014

In the latest issue of CSI Magazine, I laid out the five core revenue security considerations to help operators create significant differentiation from their competitors and achieve market longevity. 

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Steve Christian
October 7, 2014

In the last of our three-part blog series from our Multi-network Forum at IBC 2014, I focus on the contributions of Chris Wagner, Executive Vice President at NeuLion. Delivering no less than 47,000 live sports events to every connected device in and out of the home, NeuLion is fueling a fundamental change on the way the content is being consumed. Arguably the most valuable (expensive) asset that operators or programmers can buy, it is, according to Chris, the only appointment fans are going to keep. 

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Steve Christian
October 1, 2014

In this second post of a three-part series from our Multi-network Forum at IBC 2014, I highlight some of the key points discussed with moderator, Nigel Walley and panelist Ron Paans, Technical Director at M7 Group. Despite operating multiple brands, across multiple networks, markets and ecosystems he still manages to sleep well at night! 

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