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The benefits of cloud technologies are now clearly demonstrated across a range of industry sectors, most recently in broadcasting and pay TV. Without a doubt companies are yielding infrastructure cost savings and ubiquitous access to content, as well as accelerating deployment of new services. 

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May 5, 2015

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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. Content distributors want security that is already proven in the field and yet constantly evolving to address the ever-changing threat landscape.

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April 22, 2015

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The whole pay-TV industry is undergoing the greatest disruptive change in its history as the tide towards multi-screen reaches its peak. This has been evidenced by numerous consumer surveys, with the latest and largest from global IT services group Accenture reporting an extraordinary 33% year-on-year decline in accessing TV shows and movies from traditional TV sets among 14 to 17 year-olds, with a corresponding or even greater increase in viewing on multi-screen devices such as laptops, tablets and smartphones.

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With approximately 2,200 languages spoken by nearly 4.3 billion people, Asia is not a market for generalization. During this year’s CommunicAsia, however, it became evident that this dynamic and increasingly connected region does share a couple of market trends. 

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February 17, 2014

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Cable and Telecom Operator Cooperation Fuels India’s Multi-network & OTT Video Growth

Bollywood and cricket undoubtedly remain the key drivers of India’s rapidly developing multi-network, multi-screen TV industry.  From checking stats and facts to watching a game live when the main TV is occupied, mobile TV in India has become a way of life for most of the nation’s 100M+ mobile Internet users. 

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January 18, 2014

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A prediction I made during a conference in Singapore last year was that the days of pay TV services as we know it – i.e. Cable/ DTH/ IPTV- will fast disappear. These businesses identified with their respective modes of distribution techniques will likely become redundant over the next 10 years. Video services will evolve dramatically. And technology will be the catalyst, not the differentiator for the service value proposition.

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January 13, 2014

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Back in 2008, I wrote an article with the provocative title “IPTV is dead, long live IPTV” where we made the case that that no one would be talking about IPTV in five years - in what was then the crystal ball territory beyond 2013. We believed that all video delivery systems will simply be referred to as digital TV, and IP will underpin almost every aspect, regardless if it is a telco TV network or a hybrid satellite/broadband combination.

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December 11, 2013

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We partnered with Genius Digital and FierceMarkets to dig deeper into the growing market segment of real-time subscriber and network analytics to develop a new eBook, “Big Data: Real-time Analytics and Opportunity into Multi-screen Delivery.”

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Monday’s AfricaCast Twitter Q&A was a huge success, and the participants – Steve Christian, VP Marketing, Verimatrix, Anton Smith, CEO Hambisana and Nick Ruczaj, VP Business Development EMEA Vubiquity – have agreed to contribute a blog post here at IP&TV covering some of the main themes in a little more depth than 140 characters really allow…

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October 17, 2013

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We gathered some of the smartest, most innovative people in our industry to participate in our premier Multi-network Video CEO Summit earlier this month. During the Summit, executive speakers representing the entire ecosystem – from content owners and operators to technology vendors and delivery networks – demonstrated their willingness to experiment with business models, go-to-market strategies, technologies, and partnerships to fuel the growth and adoption of multi-network services. 

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