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Strong digital rights management solution is vital if pay-TV operators are to claim back revenue from OTT players : Conax 07 May 2015

Maintaining a high level of security is essential for pay-TV operators looking to take their share of the lucrative OTT and IPTV platforms market, Conax’s EVP Products & Marketing warned yesterday. Speaking at TV Connect, Tom Jahr told the packed auditorium that many operators struggle to make money in OTT, with high investment and operational costs, …

IPTV subscribers increase nearly sevenfold in 6 years 05 May 2015

The number of IPTV platform subscribers rose by nearly seven times as of the end of last year since the system’s launch in 2008, the Korea Communications Commission said Sunday. The number jumped to 10.83 million as of the end of 2014, up 25.8 percent from 8.61 million a year earlier, according to data released by …

The Dreaded Bundle Comes to Internet TV 05 May 2015

When a man named Herb MacDonald pioneered the pay-one-price, all-you-can-eat buffet in Las Vegas sometime in the in the middle of the last century, he probably did not realize that his restaurant pricing would become a model for so many businesses, particularly in the media industries. The most prominent imitators, of course, are pay-TV providers …

Will Netflix Dominate Domestic OTT Market? 29 April 2015

Netflix, the world’s biggest Video streaming Platform, is expected to enter the domestic market next year, the pay broadcasting market at home is in disarray. While some providers are examining the cooperative potential of Netflix, most of them are scrambling to come up with measures to strengthen media services in order to compete. According to …

IPTV subscribers set to top satellite in Western Europe by 2016 28 April 2015

The forecast comes from a new report from Digital TV Research. Medium term, IPTV platform subscriptions will climb by 8.6 million (up by 37%) between 2014 and 2020 compared with 1.2 million additions for pay satellite TV (up by 5%) and 0.3 million for pay DTT (up by 6%). Digital cable subs will increase by nearly …

Support Net Neutrality; but need level playing field says Telecom Operators, Signal data cost hike 27 April 2015

While coming out in support of Net Neutrality, telecom service providers on Friday said there is a need to create a level playing field to run a ‘viable’ business and demanded that same rule should apply for same services, including VoIP services such as Skype or internet TV platforms like Chromecast. Net Neutrality is the …

Comcast-Time Warner Cable may be dead, but many people’s cable companies will still change 24 April 2015

Even if Comcast’s $45.2 billion bid for Time Warner Cable is dead, consolidation among the companies that pipe in our TV, phone and Internet will carry on. Combining the No. 1 and No. 2 U.S. cable companies would have put nearly 30 per cent of TV and about 55 per cent of broadband subscribers under …

Streaming Overtakes Live TV Among Consumer Viewing Preferences, says Deloitte Study 23 April 2015

U.S. consumers are more inclined to stream entertainment from an Internet TV platform than tune in to live TV, according to the results of a new survey from consulting firm Deloitte. Video streaming services such as Netflix, which are now used by more than 42% of American households, have overtaken live programming as the viewing method of choice, Deloitte’s study found. About 56% …

Social TV On The Rise, Finds IAB 21 April 2015

A large majority of American adults use mobile devices or computers while watching TV, and a big part of this multiscreen activity is devoted to social media — much of it related to the TV programs, according to a new study from the Interactive Advertising Bureau titled “The Changing TV Experience: Attitudes and Usage Across …

Internet TV to replace linear in 20 years, says Netflix 20 April 2015

Over the next 20 years internet TV and video on demand platform are going to replace linear TV as the way that people consume video, according to Netflix president and CEO Reed Hastings.  Speaking on the firm’s first quarter earnings call yesterday, Hastings said that after linear TV’s  “amazing 50 year run” the industry is …

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