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TV Connect 2015: Pay-TV operators should stake 4K claim, says Pace

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 09:22:35 +0000

Pay-TV operators should not cede initiative to OTTs when it comes to 4K, says Jon Cobb, President of Software and Services at Pace, in his opening keynote at this morning’s TV Connect. The keynote, entitled ‘Building Quality of Experience: the Next Stage of Successful OTT,’ covered a number of trends deemed to be presently affecting...

Roku: “We’re honoured to be at TV Connect”

Mon, 27 Apr 2015 20:27:52 +0000

ED LEETV Connect 2015 keynote and Roku VP for Content Acquisition  Edward Lee talks to IP&TV News about content, competition and more. See Ed Lee deliver his TV Connect keynoote, ‘All TV Will Be Streamed’ today @ 12:30, Experience Track

Qarva: “OTT is ahead of traditional broadcasting in 4K”

Mon, 27 Apr 2015 10:12:27 +0000

George MikeladzeIP&TV News talks to George Mikeladze, Founder & CEO, Qarva… IP&TV News: What are the main factors you think will help determine the success or failure of 4K? George Mikeladze: Live 4K TV delivery by OTT is still challenging. There are neither 4K live channels, not broadcast, nor OTT yet. We will see some broadcast 4K...

IPTV subs set to top satellite subs in Western Europe by 2016

Mon, 27 Apr 2015 09:14:19 +0000

In suitable news with which to kick off tomorrow’s TV Connect (28 – 30 April 2015 ExCel, London), it seems paying IPTV subscriber numbers in Western Europe are primed to overtake pay satellite TV ones in 2015. The forecast comes from a new report from Digital TV Research. Medium term, IPTV subscriptions will climb by 8.6 million (up...

ThinkAnalytics hits 20 million milestone

Mon, 27 Apr 2015 08:42:53 +0000

TV analytics company ThinkAnalytics now serves over 20 million OTT subscribers worldwide, a figure that has doubled in the last 12 months. The company’s rapid growth in this sector follows contract wins with a substantial number of OTT providers, adding to a roster that includes Fox, Viaplay and Sony Crackle. “Our support for multiple languages...

Analysts: Google makes TV Connect 2015 most important ever

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 12:16:58 +0000

With TV Connect (28 – 30 April 2015 ExCel, London) just days away, analysts have been reflecting on the evolution of what is indisputably the world’s leading connected entertainment event. The prevailing sense is that, with the relocation of the event to London’s ExCel, and the news that Google has chosen the occasion to explore...

TV Connect 2015: the evolution of TV services across Europe

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 17:16:01 +0000

On Day 1 of next week’s TV Connect (28th April, 2015) Norigin will host a Fireside Chat with industry experts from across Europe to candidly assess the reality and evolution of European OTT services. Here some of the participants offer a foretaste of the discussion… Ajey Anand, CEO, Norigin Media: As the viewing habits of...

Streaming more popular than linear in US, says report

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 12:28:30 +0000

Streaming has overtaken live programming as the viewing method-of-choice in the US, according to the ninth edition of the Deloitte “Digital Democracy Survey”. According to the report, 56% of consumers are now streaming movies and 53% streaming television on a monthly basis, as compared to 45% of consumers preferring to watch television programs live. Moreover,...

ARRIS to acquire Pace for £1.4 billion

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 12:12:11 +0000

ARRIS is to acquire rival STB manufacturer Pace for £1.4 billion, resulting in the formation of New ARRIS. The deal will see ARRIS expand globally and make a push into the satellite market. New ARRIS is expected to be listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange under the ticker ARRS. In connection with the formation of New ARRIS each current...

Global 4K display market to reach $52 billion in 2020

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 10:44:49 +0000

Strong promotion of 4K display resolutions from TV makers, display manufacturers and distribution channels has successfully increased consumer awareness and boosted 4K LCD TV penetration in 2014, according to a new report from IHS. While 4K is best known as a feature in high-end LCD TVs, starting this year 4K displays will emerge in all...