WATCH VIDEO. “We should start regulating the big tech companies,” said Michael K. Powell, president and CEO NCTA, “We should reject the fairy tale stories of ‘do no evil’.”
A quarter of the installed cable base in Europe still remains analogue over 10 years after the Netherlands became the first country to switch off analogue terrestrial TV.
Cable revenues are holding up despite pressure from OTT platforms and an accompanying content arms race.
Although the Polish cable market is as mature as any in Western Europe, from an operator’s perspective there are still too many companies providing services.
Netflix is now investing more on content than the BBC, according to Ben Keen, chief analyst, IHS Technology.
WATCH VIDEO. Caroline Van Weede, Managing Director of Cable Europe, and Peter Percosan, Partner, Digital Strategy, announced this year’s winner of the Cable Europe Innovation Award.
Leading cable operators are agreed on the importance of scale but have differing views on the provision of mobile services.
“Never ever stand in the way of what the customer wants,” said Vodafone CEO Philipp Humm, warning content owners to change their business models.
Liberty Global aims to repeat the expansion plans recently announced by Virgin Media in other parts of Europe.
Australia’s NBN Co is set to become one of the first telcos in the world to introduce DOCSIS 3.1.