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September 8, 2010

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The majority of our conversations with digital TV operators these days are focused on, ‘what’s next?’ I mentioned this earlier this year and the main themes still exist. Operators are evaluating the best, and most-cost effective ways to enhance their network that will improve their competitive profile, capture additional revenue or simply better serve current subscribers.

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August 7, 2010

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We are very pleased that VCAS 3.0 has been shortlisted for this year’s CSI Awards in the Best Content Protection category!  VCAS 3.0 was developed to match operators’ needs that are shifting beyond that of content protection alone, towards the broader perspective of revenue security.

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July 11, 2010

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ere is the second portion of our interview with Editor John Moulding who recently completed the “Supporting the ‘any screen, anywhere’ video consumer,” report now available on Videonet. We tackle the drivers behind whole home video, current definitions of "cloud-based TV" and the technical challenges that operators still need to overcome to meet consumers' expectations. You can find the first interview here.

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July 9, 2010

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We are pleased to see that Project Canvas has selected Marlin, a state-of-the-art, robust and non-proprietary DRM standard, to support the upcoming launch of its groundbreaking hybrid TV platform in the UK. As the logic and variety of options are outlined on the Project Canvas web site, offering security mechanisms have clearly been identified as a key technology for Canvas devices.

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June 30, 2010

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We are very proud to underwrite Videonet’s latest industry report, “Supporting the ‘any screen, anywhere’ video consumer,” which provides an in-depth exploration of current whole home video approaches available as they are developing. The home networking debate has existed for quite sometime. However, as new technologies emerge, such as adaptive rate streaming, standards become mainstream and broadband penetration reaches new heights, this topic is relevant now more than ever.

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June 15, 2010

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As we head into summer, Internet TV remains a hot topic among network operators.  Over the next few weeks, we will explore the OTT opportunity, the challenges associated with Internet TV services, and how we think the adoption of more open standards can help bridge the gap between those challenges and opportunities.

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June 7, 2010

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There is a wave of reaction and analysis around the Google TV and VP8 announcements, and I hope this doesn’t simply add to the noise level.   From the point of view of revenue security, I get the impression that rather than uniting the world behind a common (OK, supposedly free) codec, Google is really driving a wedge between commercial content and user-generated content (or at least not fee-based content).  

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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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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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