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IPTV in South Korea sees a boost

IPTV in South Korea is expected to cross $7 billion by 2020, according to analysts firm Technavio. The growth rate is estimated to be around 11%. The growth will be dependent upon the rise in demand for video on demand services, increase in interactive services, growth in targeted advertising, and rise in IPTV penetration. In …

AT&T brings DirecTV to prevent cord cutting

Cord cutting is trouble for PayTV operators. AT&T, to counter this, has announced a new satellite video streaming service named DirecTV. This wouldn’t require an additional hardware setup, a connected device like a smartphone, computer or media streaming box is compatible. Considering 60% of their mobile data is video streaming, AT&T’s new move is a …

Businesses use live streaming to increase engagement

Live Streaming is trending. Ease of availability, high engagement and affordability are the biggest reasons. Periscope, Facebook Live, Meerkat, and even YouTube’s Live streaming are the popular options today. Businesses are using live stream to connect with their users effectively. Some use Periscope to stream new launches to their target audience and keep it for …

Most US internet users find Pay TV expensive

According to a poll by TVfreedom and The Harris Poll, 61% were of the opinion (strongly agreed) that Pay TV services are overpriced. Around 25% ‘somewhat agreed’ that pay TV is expensive. Most users were of the opinion that they shouldn’t have to pay for a bundled package containing telephone, internet and TV to get …

OTT services are modernizing ad industry in Asia Pacific

Asia Pacific is being fueled by IPTV, Direct to Home and OTT services. A report from video delivery provider, Edgeware, says that by 2018, this region will become the 2nd largest in the OTT sVoD market. There is a drive to make “Smart OTT” amongst traditional PayTV operators. Broadcasters like HBO NOW, BBC iPlayer, CBS …

Roku expands by developing a hybrid Pay-TV platform

Roku is ready to launch a hybrid set-top box that promises to deliver traditional linear TV content alongside its video streaming services from a single device. The new box will be first available with Sky. It will be consequently available for Roku powered partners later in the year. Andrew Ferrone, vice president of pay TV …

BBC and British Telecom team up for the future of broadcasting

BBC has tied up with British Telecom to provide new age video broadcasting services. The deal includes all broadcasting channels, local radio stations, and BBC’s channel partners. The new network will carry data, audio, video streaming, and even fixed landline services. Ultra HD (4K), 360 degrees content and other video streaming services are expected to …

Industry Anticipating An IP-Only Transformation By 2025

There is widespread expectation that broadcasters will be using IP for live production in the next 10 years, according to new research conducted by Futuresource Consulting.

Ovum Reports Growing Hold Of Telcos On Pay-TV

This will not go down easy with literally anybody in the industry but it appears to be true. As per a new Ovum report, telecom operators now own almost the fifth of world’s Pay-TV subscriptions! The new report maintains that telecoms claimed 140 mn retail pay-TV customer connections by the end of 2014. But that figure …

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