Next year’s Cable Congress will return to Brussels, organiser Cable Europe has announced.
OTT is unlikely to pose a revenue threat to pay-TV anytime soon, even in such advanced markets as the US.
Although there is still scope for more cable market consolidation, the next phase of the process, involving M&As between cable and mobile companies, has already begun.
With only around one in four cable homes in CEE receiving digital TV services, the region is like a “bar of gold” for anyone thinking of investing in the industry, according to Guy Bisson, research director, television, IHS.
Liberty Global is preparing to launch a second iteration of its Horizon platform.
Not offering mobile does not make a cable operator a “bad company”, according to Andrew Barron, executive chairman, Com Hem.
Abox42 is showing an innovative OTT DVB solution for its smart STBs to deliver full “DVB-like” TV experience over the internet.
The new OTT challengers can be competors of the tradional cable operators, but they can also be partners.
Cable operators should adopt a future strategy of pragmatism towards OTT, according to Joel Leroux, MD, Accenture.
The cable industry needs to collaborate now more than ever, according to Mike Fries, CEO, Liberty Global.