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Catching Up with Live OTT TV in a Changing Landscape

OTT live streaming, especially premium sports, will be the fastest growing sector in pay TV over the next two years Quality of experience with ease of use must be delivered cost-effectively and securely for success in live OTT A flexible ecosystem allowing best of breed components to be deployed provides the best hope of meeting

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The State of #HDR in Broadcast and OTT – CES 2016 update

Yoeri Geutskens who sifts through all the Ultra HD news from his @UHD4k twitter account gives us the state of play with the different HDR initiatives at the end of 2015, the last of the pre-UHD years?

Live OTT streaming – Industry feedback from CDN World Summit London 2014

Last week I led a round table on the future of live OTT TV and it’s implication for CDNs during the last session of Informa’s CDN World Summit in London. My first point to open the debate was on QoE. I pointed out that mobile telephones are a giant step backwards in term of voice

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First 4 trends spotted at IBC14

I didn’t write any prediction on what would be important this year, but while it’s still fresh here are my first impressions Last year the Cloud was a key buzzword and Amazon was, this year, it’s replaced by Virtualization, basically the same technology, but with the possibility of running all those virtual machines in a

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Google still playing catch up with Android TV

In this first blog of our Android TV series, Philip Hunter looks at some of the reasons why Google doesn’t seem to have been third-time lucky with its new Foray into the sitting room. Android TV, Google’s heavily leaked third effort to crack the living room, arrived as expected at its annual Developer conference at

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Strategy seems so damned simple for Netflix, so why are OTT strategies so painful for everyone else?

Informa invited me to host an analyst breakfast briefing at 8AM this morning at the kick-off to TV Connect 2014. After my spectacular failure to draw a crowd two years ago with a talk on “the death of IPTV”, I believe I learnt from my marketing mistakes. Today’s talk was about something people wanted to

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IBC 2013, impressions of a 4K OTT show

Although OTT has been an IBC topic for a few years, we actually saw a plethora of end-to-end platforms that actually worked, often purely in the cloud. The range of supplier was impressive from Israeli start-ups like Vidmind to multinationals like Siemens or the pioneer Kit digital, now reprendre Piksel. There was also much more

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My pre @IBCShow 2013 hot topics

Here’s my take on what the hot topics of the IBC 2013 tradefloor – before the show:
Safe bets: 4K/UHD – HEVC – OTT (DASH Etc.) – Big Data
Outsiders: Dongles – IPTV rebirth – Targeting ads – Offloading – 4G & Fiber