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TT Poll: Balance, Flexibility Critical for Pay-TV Providers
Aditya Kishore  
8/14/2017   7 comments
A recent Telco Transformation poll found that a balanced pay-TV and OTT offering, and pricing and packaging flexibility, were the most important requirements for a pay-TV provider to succeed today.
Seen & Heard: Verizon Pushes Back Launch of Online TV
Mike Robuck  
8/11/2017   10 comments
Verizon is pushing back the launch date of its new online TV service due to a lack of licensing deals for content.
PCCW's Berriman Talks Live 360-Degree Video
The Digerati  
8/7/2017   10 comments
PCCW Global's eSports & VR specialist, Alex Berriman describes the challenges surrounding the company’s live 360-degree broadcast of the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens tournament earlier this year.
Video Bigger Business Driver Than Messenger – Zuckerberg
Aditya Kishore  
7/31/2017   79 comments
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that he expects video to be a bigger driver of Facebook's growth than its Messenger application.
Red Hat's Hood Talks Security for SD-WAN
The Digerati  
7/27/2017   17 comments
Red Hat's Ian Hood delves into the security challenges for SD-WAN.
Level 3 Teams Up With AWS for UC Service
Mike Robuck  
7/25/2017   23 comments
Level 3 taps into AWS' cloud for its Amazon Chime unified communications offering.
Understanding Generation Z
Aditya Kishore  
7/24/2017   65 comments
Generation Z is the most ethnically diverse generation in the US, with the highest penetration of digital devices, according to new research from Nielsen.
What Is the Key to the Video Kingdom?
Flash Poll  
7/18/2017   10 comments
What is the key to a successful video strategy for service providers?
Swisscom's Rupp: Flat Team Structure Drove VR Innovation
The Digerati  
7/17/2017   39 comments
A reorganization in his Swisscom division led to new opportunities in the virtual reality space, says Stefan Rupp, CEO of the carrier's Event & Media Solutions unit.
Seen & Heard: Is it Splitsville for AT&T Post Time Warner Merger?
Mike Robuck  
7/14/2017   31 comments
Bloomberg reports that AT&T would be split into separate telecom and media businesses if the deal to acquire Time Warner goes through.
Video Is Always Relevant – Digicel's Quinn
The Digerati  
7/10/2017   29 comments
Digicel Group CTO John Quinn discusses the reasons for deploying an advanced video service on Digicel's greenfield fixed-line network, and how it has anchored the fixed-line product.
Digicel's Quinn: From Zero to 100K in 3 Years
The Digerati  
7/3/2017   37 comments
Digicel's CTO talks to Telco Transformation about the operator's journey from zero fixed-line subscribers three years ago, to a full-featured triple-play FTTH network with a 100,000 subscribers today.
Sky Italia's Gandino Talks OTT Challenges, Viewing Trends & AI
The Digerati  
6/27/2017   24 comments
Davide Gandino, OTT and cloud processing & delivery manager of technology at Sky Italia, discusses the role of analytics and AI in its OTT video strategy at the Red Hat Summit.
Balancing OTT With Pay-TV: CenturyLink's Sklar
The Digerati  
6/26/2017   24 comments
CenturyLink's vice president of video strategy discusses the right approach to marketing OTT services for a pay TV operator.
Cloud Foundry's Davis on Open-Source Multi-Cloud
The Digerati  
6/19/2017   14 comments
There are a lot of things to consider when choosing the right-sized cloud.
Video 'Pulls Through' Broadband Customers – CenturyLink's Sklar
The Digerati  
6/19/2017   14 comments
Telco Transformation discussed the need for video services with Steve Sklar, vice president of video strategy at CenturyLink.
How Important Is Video for Service Providers?
Flash Poll  
6/16/2017   29 comments
Is offering a video service of some sort essential for a service provider?
CL's Lane Talks Drivers for AI, VR, Gaming
The Digerati  
6/14/2017   12 comments
AI, VR and gaming are collectively putting pressure on networks, but CenturyLink is constantly planning ahead.
iflix's Sobhan Discusses MENA Launch
The Digerati  
6/12/2017   24 comments
The head of SVoD provider iflix in MENA discusses its launch, content offerings and pricing strategy.
TT Poll: Pay-TV Is for Everyone
Aditya Kishore  
6/9/2017   37 comments
Respondents to our latest poll believe that pay-TV providers should cater to all age groups, and not concentrate only on either older, more traditional subscribers or millennial cord-cutters.
Sky Italia's Gandino Talks OTT Scalability, UX With OpenShift
The Digerati  
6/8/2017   3 comments
For Davide Gandino, OTT & Cloud Processing & Delivery Manager of Technology at Sky Italia, OpenShift and OTT video go hand in hand.
Netflix Hit-Rate Takes a Hit
Aditya Kishore  
6/8/2017   19 comments
Netflix has canceled four shows in seven months – unusual for a business with history of creating hit shows with uncanny precision.
Almost Half of Global OTT Video Revenues From US: PwC
Aditya Kishore  
6/7/2017   20 comments
Pricewaterhouse Coopers releases the latest version of its Global Entertainment and Media Outlook.
Multi-CDN Strategy Gives Us Options – Sky's Webb
The Digerati  
6/6/2017   11 comments
Maintaining a high quality of experience for users of their OTT service is the biggest challenge for Sky, according to its principal streaming architect, Jeff Webb.
UHD Content Is Coming, Says Hispasat's Rodriguez
Aditya Kishore  
6/5/2017   18 comments
Hispasat's marketing manager sees a lot of UHD content and significant consumer interest in the new technology, but warns that there is still much to be done to drive UHD adoption.
Intel & MLB Add to Sports VR Momentum
Aditya Kishore  
6/2/2017   27 comments
Major League Baseball and Intel will be providing virtual reality coverage of baseball games in the latest initiative to promote adoption of virtual reality via sports coverage.
Akamai's Archer Takes Aim at Your Device
The Digerati  
6/1/2017   12 comments
Content delivery network Akamai's chief strategist for emerging mobile technologies describes the company's recent strategy aimed at caching content on mobile devices.
Mobile Media Growth to Slow – Zenith Study
Aditya Kishore  
5/31/2017   15 comments
Zenith's Media Consumption Forecasts predicts that the rapid growth in media consumption, and particularly mobile media consumption, will start to slow in the next few years.
Orange Serves VR, IoT at French Open Tennis Tournament
Aditya Kishore  
5/30/2017   13 comments
Orange is working with the French tennis federation to offer a virtual reality tennis experience to attendees at the French Open tournament, and using IoT technology to help organizers work more efficiently.
US Smartphone Penetration Hits 80%, but Still Lags TV
Aditya Kishore  
5/26/2017   35 comments
Smartphone penetration has rocketed in the US, but TVs are still the most widely adopted device in the country.
Sky's Webb on 'Closing the Gap'
The Digerati  
5/25/2017   15 comments
Sky's principal streaming architect discusses the importance of QoE for streaming services.
Climb the Highest Mountain: BT's McRae
The Digerati  
5/24/2017   16 comments
Telco Transformation discusses 4K and VR with BT Group's chief architect.
CenturyLink's Sklar on Navigating Partnerships & Customer Experience for OTT Video
Telco Transformation Video  
5/24/2017   25 comments
CenturyLink's Steve Sklar examines business models and opportunities for service providers navigating the OTT market.
StoryUp's Hill on Enabling & Optimizing VR
The Digerati  
5/24/2017   25 comments
VR company StoryUp's CEO talks about driving VR adoption.
Pay-TV Target Audience
Flash Poll  
5/22/2017   4 comments
Should pay-TV operators focus on older customers or millennials?
ATSC 3.0 Offers Compelling Features for Consumers, Finds New Study
Aditya Kishore  
5/22/2017   15 comments
New research from US broadcast research company SmithGeiger found that consumers were more likely to buy smart TVs, and pay more, when some of the features of ATSC 3.0 were explained to them.
How BT Learned to Love 4K
Aditya Kishore  
5/18/2017   18 comments
BT's chief architect shared the operator's journey into the world of sports broadcasting, and its adoption of 4K at Light Reading's Big Communications Event.
Making Fat Video Fit
Aditya Kishore  
5/18/2017   18 comments
A panel discussion at Light Reading's Big Communication Event addressed the rollout of UHD and virtual reality.
Canada's Bell Launches Skinny Bundle
Aditya Kishore  
5/17/2017   17 comments
Canadian telco Bell has launched Alt TV, a streaming service offering up to 500 channels and aimed at potential cord-cutters.
Broadcast Still Pulls in Advertising Dollars
Aditya Kishore  
5/16/2017   22 comments
Advertisers continue to buy broadcast advertising even as OTT and cord-cutting stories dominate industry coverage.
Caption Contest: The Winners
Aditya Kishore  
5/15/2017   12 comments
Announcing the winners of the most recent Telco Transformation cartoon caption contest.
Mobile Data Now 35 Times 2010 Volume: CTIA
Aditya Kishore  
5/12/2017   17 comments
New research released by the CTIA finds that wireless mobile usage, adoption and traffic continues to grow exponentially.
Discovery's Zaslav: Today's Skinny Bundles Are 'Stuffed Turkeys'
Aditya Kishore  
5/11/2017   9 comments
Discovery Communications CEO David Zaslav slammed the cost of sports programming, arguing that skinny bundles needed to drop sports and come down to $10 in order to succeed.
Subscribers Down at ESPN as Cord-Cutting, Skinny Bundles Bite
Aditya Kishore  
5/10/2017   16 comments
Sports programmer ESPN is struggling to keep up ratings and subscribers as cord-cutting and skinny bundles drain away its audience.
EE's Stagg: Video Traffic Is Good for Operators
The Digerati  
5/9/2017   5 comments
EE's head of video discusses the importance of video for operators, and new approaches being explored to help manage video growth on mobile networks.
Hulu Joins Skinny Bundle Party
Aditya Kishore  
5/8/2017   34 comments
Hulu Live, Hulu's skinny bundle offering, launched in beta last week.
TT Poll: Live Streaming Just Needs the Right Technology
Aditya Kishore  
5/5/2017   21 comments
Nearly half of respondents to a recent Telco Transformation poll believe that live streaming can scale – it just needs the right technological approach.
StoryUp's Hill on Healing With Holograms
The Digerati  
5/4/2017   45 comments
VR company StoryUp's CEO discusses the importance of emotion in immersive media and how VR could be used in healthcare.
One-Fifth of Brits Watching VR Video
Aditya Kishore  
5/4/2017   15 comments
A new study from AOL finds that 20% of UK consumers view virtual reality (360-degree) video at least every week.
TDC's Kunstmann on Video Innovation
The Digerati  
5/3/2017   10 comments
TDC's head of VoD discusses innovation in TV/video.
EE's Stagg Warns of Brewing 'Content Storms'
The Digerati  
5/2/2017   9 comments
Matt Stagg, head of video at EE, discusses the network impact and implications of sudden spikes in video traffic on networks.
Caption Contest: Birth of a New Era
Aditya Kishore  
5/2/2017   122 comments
This month's caption contest looks at the phenomenon of live streaming on social networks.
Apple Music, HBO Europe to Offer Original Video Content
Aditya Kishore  
5/1/2017   39 comments
It seems no one is able to stay away from creating original video content, including music services.
Viacom 18's Vats Talks AR/VR, Video AI
The Digerati  
4/27/2017   18 comments
Sudhanshu Vats, group CEO of Indian broadcast and video conglomerate Viacom 18, shares his thoughts on AR/VR and artificial intelligence.
Viu Gets Original, Just Like Everyone Else
Aditya Kishore  
4/27/2017   14 comments
Hong Kong incumbent PCCW launches new slate of original content for its Viu OTT service, joining an increasing number of OTT providers who recognize the value of original series.
TDC's Kunstmann on VoD in Denmark
The Digerati  
4/26/2017   30 comments
TDC's head of OTT and VoD discusses the operator's services with Telco Transformation.
How Innovative Billing Brought Netflix to Africa
The Digerati  
4/25/2017   48 comments
Kwesé's Joseph Hundah explains the challenges with billing and payments in Africa, and how the operator's innovative approach helped convince Netflix to launch in the continent.
Dissecting 'Mobile-First' Usage
Infographics  
4/24/2017   33 comments
This comScore infographic shows that even though time spent on mobile devices is rapidly eclipsing desktop usage in a number of categories, the number of users making that shift are moving more slowly.
Broadcasters Excited but Uncertain About ATSC 3.0
Aditya Kishore  
4/21/2017   14 comments
A recent survey highlights the optimism that ATSC 3.0 is generating among US broadcasters, but also the lack of knowledge and concerns about adoption.
EdCast's Mehta Talks Killer Apps for AR/VR
The Digerati  
4/20/2017   8 comments
AR/VR, like most nascent tech, needs a 'killer app' – and the 360-degree solution may lie in education.
Reinventing African TV: Econet's Hundah
The Digerati  
4/19/2017   25 comments
Econet Media's CEO, Joseph Hundah, talks to Telco Transformation about a new kind of TV service specifically designed for the African market.
Live TV Still Key for Children's Broadcasters
Aditya Kishore  
4/18/2017   37 comments
New research from Nielsen demonstrates that live TV continues to dominate children's viewing despite the impact of other devices.
Vats on Voot: Viacom 18 Goes Agnostic
The Digerati  
4/18/2017   9 comments
As India undergoes rapid digital transformation, Indian media conglomerate Viacom 18 is using OTT to hedge its bets.
Netflix Comfortably Leads US OTT Market
Aditya Kishore  
4/13/2017   31 comments
Recent data from Comscore finds that nearly three out of every four OTT homes in the US have Netflix – to no one's surprise.
We Got a Live One Here!
Flash Poll  
4/13/2017   7 comments
Can live streaming scale for broadcast events?
Rambles & Rants: TV Is Still Apple's Final Frontier
Aditya Kishore  
4/12/2017   24 comments
Apple is reportedly talking to premium US programmers about creating a package of premium-only services for the Apple TV in its latest bid to build a pay-TV strategy.
TV Subscribers Still Growing – informitv
Aditya Kishore  
4/11/2017   18 comments
The latest version of researcher informitv's Multiscreen Index finds that operators are still growing their subscriber base, despite cord-cutting in the US.
Online Video Outranks Messaging Among Teens – Google Study
Aditya Kishore  
4/10/2017   15 comments
New report from Think with Google finds that some teens are spending more time watching videos online than messaging.
TT Poll: Broadcasters Should Build Their Own OTT Services
Aditya Kishore  
4/7/2017   20 comments
Respondents to the latest Telco Transformation poll believe that broadcasters should develop their own OTT services and own the user experience from end-to-end.
Deutsche Telekom to Entertain in 4K
Aditya Kishore  
4/6/2017   13 comments
Deutsche Telekom says it will bring UHD channels to its Entertain TV service later this year, perhaps adding momentum to the relatively cautious deployment of UHD by pay-TV providers.
NBC's Black Is Ready to Play
The Digerati  
4/5/2017   10 comments
Eric Black, head of Playmaker Media and CTO of NBC Sports Group Digital, talks to us about ensuring high QoE when streaming at scale.
Kwesé Takes New Approach to African TV
Aditya Kishore  
4/4/2017   16 comments
Telecom company Econet's new media service is taking a different approach to pay-TV in Africa, according to CEO Joseph Hundah.
Build or Buy: The CDN Dilemma
Aditya Kishore  
4/3/2017   16 comments
A panel discussion at the recently concluded TV Connect event exposed the differences in content delivery approaches being used by content distributors today.
Preparing for the Mobile Video Hurricane
Aditya Kishore  
3/31/2017   18 comments
A panel discussion at TV Connect explored the role of mobile in the video experience.
Telekom Slovenije: Data + Intuition = Success
Aditya Kishore  
3/31/2017   12 comments
Telekom Slovenije's Simon Slonjsak shares his strategy for new product launches at TV Connect, stressing that data alone cannot guarantee new product adoption by customers.
Premium vs. Skinny Bundles: A Balancing Act for Pay-TV
Aditya Kishore  
3/30/2017   10 comments
This panel discussion at TV Connect explored the options pay-TV providers have to balance their larger, premium services with increasing demands for low-priced programming bundles.
À La Carte Too Rich for Most Consumers
Aditya Kishore  
3/28/2017   30 comments
New research from Hub Entertainment finds that initial consumer enthusiasm wanes when confronted by the cost of creating an individual bundle of programming options.
Snap Poised for Stellar Growth – Jefferies
Aditya Kishore  
3/27/2017   23 comments
Analysts at Jefferies believe Snap is well positioned for growth in coming years due to its base of highly engaged young millennial users and its policy of targeting lucrative advertising markets.
OTT Picks Up Pace in New Zealand
Aditya Kishore  
3/24/2017   16 comments
The rapid pace of OTT adoption really is a worldwide phenomenon, as a recent research report from Roy Morgan Research shows.
ComScore: Smartphone Penetration Flattens, but Usage Doubles
Aditya Kishore  
3/23/2017   49 comments
Data and measurement company comScore just released its 2017 US Cross-Platform Future in Focus report. Findings include key trends in mobile media consumption.
'March Madness' Helps Trial New Features
Aditya Kishore  
3/22/2017   28 comments
The annual US college basketball competition provides media companies an opportunity to experiment with new digital platforms.
Mobile Millennials Lead Video Piracy in Middle East
Aditya Kishore  
3/21/2017   50 comments
Video piracy in the Middle East is being led by 18- to 24-year-olds on mobile devices, according to a new online survey by content protection vendor Irdeto.
Record Subscriber Losses for Canadian Pay-TV Providers
Aditya Kishore  
3/20/2017   21 comments
New research finds Canadian pay-TV providers facing similar challenges to peers south of the 49th parallel.
Netflix Looks at the Little Picture
Aditya Kishore  
3/17/2017   16 comments
Netflix is looking at developing different versions of its shows specifically optimized for viewing on mobile devices.
Eliminate the Middleman
Flash Poll  
3/17/2017   12 comments
Should broadcasters develop their own streaming services? Or should they stick to what they know?
UHDA's Schinasi Talks Mobile Video Quality
The Digerati  
3/16/2017   11 comments
Dan Schinasi, chairperson of the US Promotions Working Group, discusses the requirements of a new premium video certification for mobile devices released by the UHDA at the Mobile World Congress earlier this month.
It's Mobile or Bust, Says Ooyala's Global Video Index
Aditya Kishore  
3/15/2017   7 comments
Online video technology company Ooyala released its Q4 2016 Global Video Index today, showing sustained growth in mobile viewing of ad-sponsored video.
TV Shows, in a Snap!
Aditya Kishore  
3/14/2017   17 comments
Snapchat parent decides TV shows are the future for the multimedia messaging app aimed at Gen Z.
SK Telecom's Lee Seeks Higher Quality, Lower Latency
The Digerati  
3/13/2017   2 comments
SK Telecom's head of media technology R&D is on a quest for ever-improving video quality delivered with constantly decreasing latency.
Open Caching: An Imperative for Streaming Video
Jason Thibeault  
3/13/2017   3 comments
Jason Thibeault, director of the Streaming Video Alliance, discusses the merits of developing an open caching architecture.
Amazon: We're Everybody's Friend
Aditya Kishore  
3/10/2017   45 comments
Alex Green, MD, Amazon Video, said the OTT provider is open to partnerships with pay-TV providers and is not a direct threat to the pay-TV industry.
Average Broadband Connection Now 7 Mbit/s – Akamai
Aditya Kishore  
3/9/2017   14 comments
Akamai's Q4 2016 State of the Internet Report found that average broadband connection speeds are improving worldwide but most still fall short of the 15-25 Mbit/s required for Ultra HD.
CIA Hacks Underscore Urgent Need for Industry Focus on Security
Aditya Kishore  
3/8/2017   13 comments
WikiLeaks' announcement that the CIA is hacking our devices is just one aspect of security concerns for the end-to-end media value chain.
TT Poll: Skinny Bundles May Be Pay-TV Operators' Salvation
Aditya Kishore  
3/7/2017   56 comments
A recent poll on Telco Transformation found that more than two out of five respondents felt skinny video streaming bundles would help operators retain subscribers.
Zero-Rating Compliance: Easy as Pai?
Joe Stanganelli  
3/6/2017   6 comments
A new administration and changes in the FCC have created uncertainty around 'zero rating.' Telco Transformation examines the issues involved.
Amazon, Netflix Forging Ahead With Original Content
Aditya Kishore  
3/3/2017   31 comments
Both OTT providers are continuing their very expensive original content development strategy, without flinching.
Tough Week for Traditional TV
Aditya Kishore  
3/3/2017   20 comments
This week saw the launch of YouTube's skinny bundle targeting cord-cutters, new research showing a decline in TV penetration and an analyst saying Q4 2016 was the worst quarter for cord-cutting ever.
We'll Make Buffering Obsolete, Like Dial-Up: Netflix CEO
Aditya Kishore  
2/27/2017   61 comments
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said his company is delivering high-quality video streams at 'half a meg' for mobile screens today, and hopes to go lower.
RTL's Dube Talks VoD
The Digerati  
2/27/2017   5 comments
RTL Interactive's VP of VoD discusses its TV Now catch-up service with Telco Transformation.
FCC Moves Forward With New Broadcast Standard
Aditya Kishore  
2/24/2017   19 comments
US communications regulator kicks off the rulemaking process for ATSC 3.0, a new broadcast standard enabling localized broadcasts, better accessibility options and data casting.




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