On the evidence of this year’s Cable Congress, which was held in London on March 5-7, the European cable industry is in much better shape now than at any time since the global financial crisis began in 2008.
In between the national broadcasters that are dotted around the International Broadcast Centre, Eurosport is giving a pan-European perspective to the London Olympics.
Beth Braen is Senior VP, marketing at NATPE. As the programming market conducts a major makeover of its Budapest event, she spoke to Chris Dziadul.
Martin Ornass-Kubacki is vice president and chief regional officer, Astra Central Eastern Europe. He spoke to Chris Dziadul about the regional hub created by SES in the CEE region.
With under two weeks to go before Cable Congress 2012, Caroline van Weede, managing director, Cable Europe, talks to Broadband TV News about some of the items that will be covered during this year’s principal gathering of the cable industry.
Telenet CEO Duco Sickinghe tells Broadband TV News that PVR penetration is 50% higher than in the US, while VOD revenue is two times higher than with comparable UK households.
Launching in March in the New York City area, a new streaming TV service will be adding another chapter in the ongoing cord-cutting saga. Called Aereo, the new start-up will offer the full choice of over-the-air TV channels to people who subscribe for a monthly $12 (€9.12) fee.
With deals secure with six Hollywood majors why would any company want to take on Sky? But new delivery mechanisms, not least smart TVs and connected games consoles, are giving new entrants such as Netflix a new platform.