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June 2, 2010

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According to MRG, more than 11 million hotel rooms are a target for IPTV applications, indicating that analog is dead in this sector. IP video distribution in this environment has become the most advanced and cost effective technology, with many advantages, including: 

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April 27, 2010

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Reflecting on the pulse at NAB this year, over the top (OTT) service delivery models were definitely in the spotlight. (We contributed to the buzz with our own OTT demonstration at our booth – check out the video) The conversations were far removed from the hype that has been elsewhere, but rather focused on how service providers can capitalize on advanced OTT technologies to enable new streams of business. 

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April 6, 2010

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itting at a cafe in Heathrow airport after the IPTV World Forum and sipping a cup of very good coffee, I am pondering over my impressions from the show. It is a fascinating and very fragmented world. Too many components, too many dependencies, too complex integration and most likely an involved customization effort. (I saw this echoed in some of the show's official blog posts.)

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March 14, 2010

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As a company, we are prouder than usual of the design win announced today with ABS-CBN. On one front, it represents the culmination of effort by our engineering, customer service and partner teams towards a successful deployment. That in itself is, of course, worthy of emphasis, but not totally unique.

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March 11, 2010

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We are in full swing with our tradeshow schedule for 2010! We had our team covering bases for CSTB in Moscow, Andina Link in Colombia and CABSAT in Dubai. Now, we’ve all complained about tradeshows – they are costly, require a large amount of company resources to make them successful and can be murder if you don’t have the right footwear. But at the end of the day, it provides us with a great opportunity to meet with customers, partners and prospects and have meaningful conversations about their conditional access and content security plans.

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December 10, 2009

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Mark Holmes of ViaSatellite recently tackled the latest issues around content piracy and theft of service in Asia. While analog cable systems are the biggest target for piracy, satellite pay-TV operators are certainly feeling the impact of service theft. Quoting the deputy CEO of CASBAA, “The nature of the satellite business is that it doesn’t respect national boarders, so one broken satellite system in one market can impact markets around it.”

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October 30, 2009

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My compliments to Andrew Glasspool and his colleagues at Farncombe Technologies for two important, closely argued white papers published this year that are barometers of the changing times we live in.

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October 16, 2009

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Seems that I wasn't persuasive enough in my discussions at IBC 2009 with Ben Schwarz at VideoNet where we talked about extending pay-TV models into Internet delivery. Overall, I'm happy to be described as living in an alternate reality where sites like today's Hulu do not represent the entire future of video services.

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Are Internet video services, such as Hulu and the iPlayer, a threat to established pay-TV operators? The jury is still out.  While pundits insist that a significant number of current pay-TV subscribers will stop their monthly payments and go wholly broadband, some surveys suggest that overall we are just all watching more video from all sources!

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