May 22, 2015
The bloom is most definitely off the rose for Ultra HD (UHD) video. That much became abundantly clear during the Multi-network Solutions in the Real World Form hosted by Verimatrix and co-sponsored by Elemental Technologies at NAB last month. In a lively panel discussion that I moderated, the five speakers distilled, delved into and debated the key issues surrounding the development and deployment of UHD technology by video service and content providers.
May 5, 2015
As the march to multiscreen gathers pace, the whole pay TV industry faces a great challenge in bringing premium content securely to connected devices such that rights holders are satisfied their assets are as safe as possible.
April 21, 2015
For pay-TV operators the challenge lies not so much in the overall volume but the associated increase in the number of different DRMs they have to address.
April 9, 2015
I'm pretty pumped about moderating this panel because it will be one of the first to delve into the major challenges of delivering 4K. And we have the right people to discuss how they are planning for other industry developments like software-defined video, impact of device connectivity and the Internet of Things, making sense of data analytics and immersive business models.
March 23, 2015
About four years ago, Uruguayan cable company TCC took the unprecedented step of shifting its focus from being a network operator to pioneering service innovation in content distribution. The change in strategy, as well as the challenges and opportunities it presents, is explained by Javier Ruete, CEO of TCC, in a new video case study.
January 14, 2015
Phases III & IV of the cable digitalisation program in India pose the greatest logistical and economic challenges of all because they embrace about 60% of the population and a huge number of small operator domains. It includes a large “free” grey market mostly served by spurs off legitimate cables that have been spliced, extending in chaotic fashion to dwellings of many different types. Fortunately, cardless security has matured in time to meet the region's objectives simulataneously.
December 18, 2014
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.
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.
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.
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.