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Norbert Willems: “UHD may arrive sooner than expected”

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:21:42 +0000

Norbert Willems, 
Vice President & Head of Sales, SES Services Europe & CISInsightful appearance with Norbert Willems, Vice President & Head of Sales, SES Services Europe & CIS… IP&TV News: Hi Norbert. Can you give us a sense of what SES Platform Services has been able to offer to broadcasters? Norbert Willems: As a technical provider for broadcast and media we cover the whole media value chain:...

Adobe and Nielsen forge TV analytics supergroup

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:51:22 +0000

Adobe and Nielsen have announced a strategic alliance expected to deliver the industry’s first comprehensive, cross-platform system for measuring online TV, video and other digital content across the web and apps. The collaboration will integrate Nielsen’s digital audience measurement products, the most trusted ratings system in the industry, with Adobe Analytics and Adobe Primetime, the industry’s leading...

64% of US BB households have Internet-connected CE

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:40:58 +0000

New research reports from Parks Associates highlight the financial and business opportunities in the expanding markets for pay-TV and OTT services, digital content, cloud solutions, and connected CE. The research firm’s New Business Models for Connected CE reports 64% of US broadband households have an Internet-connected CE and 55% have an OTT service subscription, an area poised for...

BT offers glimpse of next gen sports viewing experience

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:20:31 +0000

At the Broadband World Forum, Amsterdam During a keynote overview of BT’s transformation from telco to broadcaster at the Broadband World Forum this morning, Simon Jones, Chief TV Architect, BT UK, gave a picture of the kind of next generation sports experience viewers could look forward to in the coming years. Central to this, he...

Videology invests in cross-screen ad growth

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:10:37 +0000

Videology has launched a dedicated TV Practice, extending its focus on bringing cross-screen advertising solutions to its clients, including agencies, advertisers and media companies. While currently more than 50% of Videology’s revenue comes from television budgets, the company estimates that the TV Practice could represent as much as a $250 million opportunity in 2015. The...

Pace demonstrates end to end solutions at Broadband World Forum

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:20:12 +0000

Pace will be demonstrating their end-to-end portfolio of hardware, software, network equipment and support solutions at booth F30 at BBWF 2014 in Amsterdam, October 21-23. The BBWF 2014 demonstrations give service providers a comprehensive view of Pace’s product and services offerings including video and broadband CPE, a complete range of delivery and access network equipment...

Freesat: 32,000 homes added this year

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:36:54 +0000

Freesat, the subscription free satellite TV service, has maintained its 2014 momentum by adding 8,000 new TV homes in the three months to the end of September. In all, Freesat has added 32,000 new households in the first nine months of 2014; it is now available in 1.9 million households and watched by more than...

Parks Associates forecasts 4K future

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:06:26 +0000

New research from Parks Associates finds more than 46 million households worldwide will subscribe to a 4K UHD pay-TV service by 2018. Pay-TV providers will deploy this service as a differentiator, especially among younger consumers who are more likely to use new pay-TV features, such as TV Everywhere and cloud DVR, but also have slightly lower subscription...

Global media & broadcast to hit $44.3 billion by 2017

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:50:51 +0000

Following a compounded annual growth of 3.6% over the previous four years, the global broadcast and media technology industry was worth $39 billion in 2012, and is projected to grow to $44.3 billion in 2017. The results come from the Global Market Valuation & Strategy Report from IABM DC, a joint venture between IABM and...

Orange in Africa: “Local content boosts usage growth.”

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:28:01 +0000

Sebastien Crozier, 
CEO, 
Orange HorizonsIP&TV News finds out more about Orange’s African strategy from Orange’s Sebastien Crozier… IP&TV News: Could you give us an overview of Orange’s African content strategy, first of all in countries where it’s currently a mass market operator? Sebastien Crozier: Orange is rolling out its 3G and 4G networks that allow internet access and data services...