How do you spot a pirate? No, it’s not the opening line of a joke, it’s a deadly serious question. Statistically, there are plenty of people living on your block, working in your building, or driving down your street who have watched pirate content. In fact, pirates may be your biggest competition. So what makes […]
With premium “over-the-top (OTT)” video continuing to gain serious marketplace momentum, an interesting phenomenon is arising: Seemingly any company that has transcoded a video, streamed an advertisement, built an iPhone app, attended a conference or used the acronym Digital Rights Management (DRM) is now a do-it-all expert in All Things OTT.
Consumer tastes in entertainment are constantly shifting. And, as the media landscape becomes increasingly fragmented, they have more choice than ever over where to get their content: free to air and pay TV channels, telco IPTV services, pure over the top TV (OTT) players like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon, direct-to-consumer offerings from rights owners like […]
As video service providers focus on individual subscriber services, the breadth and depth of the data collected to drive intelligent content services are growing.
The Pay-TV Innovation Forum is a new global research programme for senior pay-TV executives, developed by NAGRA to explore and catalyse innovation across the pay-TV industry at a time of unprecedented change.
Digitalsmiths, a TiVo company, is an industry leader in personalised content discovery, offering pay-TV providers, digital publishers, and consumer electronic manufacturers the technology and services to power personalised search, recommendations, carousels, social and sports discovery, and a robust analytics platform.
Distributors, creators and advertisers are all focused on keeping viewers engaged, but it’s generally understood that the industry is changing. Today, consumers want the convenience to watch video when it works for them personally – not on a provider’s schedule.
For years, pay-TV operators relied upon on-premises conditional access systems (CAS) to meet the strict requirements of content owners and assure protection of their offerings.
The advent of 4K UHD content brings new opportunities for operators along with a number of challenges in terms of costs, compatibility and compliance. Upgrading to meet the MovieLabs specifications is just one of many obstacles to creating a profitable 4K business.
A survey of 475 global video service providers, including pay TV and OTT operators, and content producers around the world reveals a firm commitment to 4K UHD content and services.