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TV Still Rules in Germany, but Linear Viewing in Decline
Aditya Kishore  
1/23/2017   7 comments
Findings from a new survey commissioned by the Central Association of the Electrical Engineering and Electronics Industries (ZVEI) in Germany on consumer TV habits.
TT Poll: Opinions Mixed on Network Impact of Live Streaming
Aditya Kishore  
1/20/2017   14 comments
A recent poll on Telco Transformation found that most respondents see live streaming taking off on social networks, but opinions on its scale and network impact vary substantially.
Level 3's Alexander Evaluates Multi-CDN Approaches
The Digerati  
1/19/2017   8 comments
Level 3's senior director of product management discusses the benefits and challenges of managing multiple CDNs
Smithsonian to Offer 4K On Demand
The Digerati  
1/19/2017   18 comments
Smithsonian Networks' Janice Janik describes the channel's reasons for rolling out 4K.
Streaming Is an Opportunity for Telcos – Roku's Ferrone
The Digerati  
1/18/2017   14 comments
Roku's Andrew Ferrone discusses Roku's plans for partnering with service providers.
US Consumer Tech to Generate $292.5B in 2017
Infographics  
1/17/2017   15 comments
Selected highlights from the Consumer Technology Association's Extended Forecasts report.
Flexible Platform Key to Successful Big Video for LG U+
Aditya Kishore  
1/16/2017   3 comments
Hyun Chul In, director of the IPTV service from LG U+, says that using a flexible, open Android platform allowed the operator to fully leverage its all-IP network for innovative video services.
DT Pushes STB Virtualization
Aditya Kishore  
1/13/2017   9 comments
Deutsche Telekom's Innovation Laboratories leader Dr. Randolph Nikutta discusses the operator's efforts to virtualize its set-top boxes.
Dreaming of Live Streaming
Flash Poll  
1/13/2017   1 comment
Which social network is best positioned to dominate live streaming?
BT Sport Targets AR/VR
Aditya Kishore  
1/13/2017   8 comments
BT Sport's COO, Jamie Hindaugh, discusses the operator's trials and plans for augmented reality and virtual reality.
Formula One Racing Team Turns to Productive Video
Aditya Kishore  
1/12/2017   10 comments
Williams Martini uses BT's 100Mbit/s MPLS network to improve car performance in Formula One Grand Prix racing.
OTT Forcing European Broadcasters to Raise Their Game
Aditya Kishore  
1/12/2017   10 comments
A roundup of new streaming-oriented initiatives from various European broadcasters announced recently.
BT Sport Gets Social With NBA Basketball
Aditya Kishore  
1/11/2017   16 comments
BT Sport will be live streaming its coverage of an NBA game in London on its Facebook page, alongside broadcast on its TV channel.
CTA Unveils 2017 Forecasts for Key Consumer Technology Categories
Aditya Kishore  
1/10/2017   7 comments
CTA's research division presented highlights from its Consumer Technology Extended Forecasts 2015-2020 report.
UI Design is a Core Strength: Telefónica's García Calvo
The Digerati  
1/9/2017   11 comments
Telefónica's head of TV products in LatAm discusses the importance the operator attaches to interface design, and the work it is currently doing in this area.
Streaming Is Stealing Hollywood's Mojo – Barry Diller
Aditya Kishore  
1/9/2017   12 comments
Expedia's Diller forecasts the end of Hollywood studio power, while a panel of experts see storytelling as the key to advertising for the new generation of viewers during CES's C Space session.
Ubiquitous Content Is a Fallacy, Say Content Experts at CES
Aditya Kishore  
1/6/2017   20 comments
A panel of content and advertising experts say putting the right content and enabling the right experience on each channel and platform is the key to audience engagement.
Level 3's Alexander on Delivering 4K Video
The Digerati  
1/5/2017   6 comments
Level 3's senior director of product management discusses the impact of 4K/UHD on networks.
Tata Communications' Video Strategy Built on the Cloud
Aditya Kishore  
1/4/2017   9 comments
Tata Communications is using the cloud to offer a set of value-added services, such as video storage and processing, to customers currently using its network for contribution and distribution.
Eastern Europe: The Final Frontier for OTT
Aditya Kishore  
1/3/2017   3 comments
Operators in eastern Europe do not see much potential for OTT services in their region.
Huawei Hires Former Oculus Principal to Head Its VR Development
Ray Le Maistre  
12/30/2016   18 comments
Virtual reality specialist Steve LaValle has joined Huawei as Chief Scientist of VR/AR/MR.
Video Transformation in the New Year -- Part II
Aditya Kishore  
12/30/2016   25 comments
Following up on part I of our round up of video transformation predictions for 2017.
Video Transformation in the New Year -- Part I
Aditya Kishore  
12/28/2016   21 comments
A round up of predictions for 2017 in the area of video transformation.
BBC's Butler on 360-degree Video
The Digerati  
12/15/2016   17 comments
David Butler from the BBC's R&D team discusses the work done by his team in the area of VR/360-degree video.
Slovak Telekom: Building OTT Services for Local Markets
The Digerati  
12/14/2016   16 comments
Slovak Telekom's Alexe discusses preferred content genres and OTT services in Slovakia, in part II of our interview.
High Churn Threatens OTT Growth – Paywizard
Aditya Kishore  
12/12/2016   19 comments
New research from billing company shows keen interest in signing up for new OTT services, but also very high intent to churn within a few months.
TT Poll: VR's Impact on TV Experience Will Be Limited
Aditya Kishore  
12/9/2016   24 comments
A recently conducted poll on Telco Transformation found that virtual reality offered more potential for gaming and mobile applications rather than TV programming.
Slovak Telecom: Pay-TV Strategies for Smaller Markets
The Digerati  
12/7/2016   10 comments
Slovak Telecom's Luana Alexe discusses the deployment of pay-TV services in a market with 1.5 million households.
Social Media, Online Video Will Drive Steady Advertising Growth – Zenith
Aditya Kishore  
12/6/2016   19 comments
Zenith's latest forecast predicts advertising growth will remain stable, with social media and online video advertising as key drivers.
VTAB: Virtual Reality Picture Still Unclear
Aditya Kishore  
12/5/2016   13 comments
The latest VTAB survey found that operators and broadcasters are interested in using virtual reality but are still trying to determine use cases and business models.
HBO on Amazon: First Step in OTT Aggregation?
Aditya Kishore  
12/2/2016   14 comments
Adding new HBO shows to the Amazon Prime Video service could be an important step in required OTT aggregation, but some kind of discounting will likely be necessary to make it work.
YouTube Launches Live Streaming in 4K
Aditya Kishore  
12/1/2016   24 comments
YouTube announced yesterday that it would be supporting 4K live streaming on its platform, but it's not clear that there is much practical demand for it.
Original Content Strategy Offers Diminishing Returns: maxdome CEO
The Digerati  
11/30/2016   50 comments
German OTT provider challenges the assumption that spending billions on original content will help Netflix, Amazon win in the OTT space.
Can Asian OTT Providers Challenge Netflix, Amazon?
Aditya Kishore  
11/29/2016   14 comments
Recent rollouts from Viu and HOOQ are targeting Asian viewers with local content and partnerships. But will they be able to take on the big boys in the long run?
Best Practices for Driving OTT Advertising Revenue – Ooyala
Aditya Kishore  
11/28/2016   35 comments
Video technology vendor Ooyala shares best practices for OTT providers wanting to maximize video advertising revenue.
Digital Multitasking Widespread Among TV Viewers, Says Adobe
Aditya Kishore  
11/25/2016   34 comments
A recent study from Adode found that TV viewers are often simultaneously checking email, texting friends or using other apps while watching TV.
Are Sports Economics to Blame for Declining Viewership?
Aditya Kishore  
11/22/2016   30 comments
Evidence is mounting that younger viewers are less interested in viewing sports, which could up-end the financial structure of the sports industry.
Amazon Announces Grand Tour of 200 Countries
Aditya Kishore  
11/21/2016   23 comments
Amazon's video service will be expanded to 200 countries from December, led by motor show The Grand Tour.
Why Cord-Cutting Continues
Aditya Kishore  
11/18/2016   27 comments
Pay-TV subscribers continue to cut the cord, and a new survey from TiVo suggests that OTT competition and pay-TV prices are driving this trend.
Fox's Goldberg on Changing Climate for Broadcasters
The Digerati  
11/17/2016   9 comments
Keith Goldberg, VP of global operations and transmission services at Fox Networks Group, shares his thoughts on the changes confronting TV broadcasters.
UK Kids Dropping TV for Online Video
Aditya Kishore  
11/16/2016   29 comments
New research from UK communications regulator Ofcom finds that children between five and 15 years old are now spending 15 hours a week on the Internet.
Virtual Reality Roundup
Aditya Kishore  
11/15/2016   10 comments
New initiatives in the areas of virtual reality, 360-degree video and augmented reality continue to be rolled out, but the technologies are still at an early stage.
Sales of 4K Sets to Rise 40% This Year, Says CTA
Aditya Kishore  
11/14/2016   8 comments
The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) cited lower prices, more screen size options and brands as driving consumer adoption.
Is Virtual Reality for Real?
Flash Poll  
11/14/2016   27 comments
Is virtual reality about to transform TV entertainment?
ITV's Griffiths Looks to the Cloud for Multiscreen Delivery
Aditya Kishore  
11/11/2016   5 comments
Cloud-based delivery provides efficiency and simplicity for multiscreen video services, according to the distribution head of UK's largest commercial channel.
Norwegians Are Biggest OTT Spenders: NRK's Distribution Chief
Aditya Kishore  
11/10/2016   7 comments
Norway's national broadcaster discusses the challenges for broadcasters and the TV market in Norway.
Maxdome's Lange on Keeping Up With the Netflixes
Aditya Kishore  
11/9/2016   13 comments
Marvin Lange, CEO of German OTT service Maxdome, discusses differentiators in an increasingly crowded German OTT market.
The Evolution of Big Video: Examining Telco Transformation Video Opportunities
Telco Transformation Video  
11/9/2016   1 comment
Analyst Sherrie Huang from Analysys Mason discusses with Huawei the role that operators will play and the opportunities that operators will seize in the video industry, exploring the strategic transformation model for operators' success in video business.
RTL Keeps It Simple
Aditya Kishore  
11/8/2016   11 comments
RTL simplified its catch-up services by integrating them under one brand, and found adoption shot up.
AT&T-Time Warner's Chances Are 50-50 – MoffetNathanson
Aditya Kishore  
11/7/2016   18 comments
Analysts at MoffetNathanson interviewed 20 telecoms and media regulation experts about AT&T's acquisition of Time Warner, and found a complete lack of consensus.
Christie: Level 3 'Eats' Its Own Video
The Digerati  
11/7/2016   9 comments
Level 3 Communications follows its own advice by using video to boost internal productivity, according to Chief Marketing Officer Anthony Christie.
Momentum Builds for 360-Degree Video
Aditya Kishore  
11/4/2016   32 comments
A growing number of initiatives from a variety of companies across the video value chain show that interest and enthusiasm for virtual reality and 360-degree video is growing.
TT Poll: Enterprises Are the Best Target for Operators' Productive Video Services
Aditya Kishore  
11/3/2016   16 comments
The latest Telco Transformation poll finds that large enterprises are the best potential customers for network operators offering productive video services.
AREA's Sage Advises Augmented Reality
The Digerati  
11/2/2016   14 comments
Mark Sage, executive director of the Augmented Reality for Enterprise Alliance (AREA), discusses the potential for AR in manufacturing.
Two-Thirds of Media Executives Accept Virtual Reality Has Arrived – Level 3 Study
Joe Stanganelli  
11/2/2016   85 comments
Research from communications provider Level 3 reflects limited activity but high interest in virtual reality services among global media executives.
Two-Fifths of US Subscribers to Cut Pay-TV Spend, Finds Study
Aditya Kishore  
11/1/2016   19 comments
New research from FocusVision and Zanthus finds that 41% of US pay-TV subscribers plan to cut the cord or reduce the size of their TV package.
Pay-TV On-Demand Is In Demand
Aditya Kishore  
10/31/2016   57 comments
New research from the Video Advertising Bureau highlights usage of pay-TV operators' VoD services, even by younger audiences supposedly at risk of cord-cutting.
Level 3's Christie Talks Internal Video & Telepresence Training
The Digerati  
10/31/2016   20 comments
Anthony Christie, chief marketing officer at Level 3 Communications, discusses the company's use of video for training, collaboration and internal communication.
Bleak Future for OTT in Eastern Europe – Operators
Aditya Kishore  
10/28/2016   24 comments
Telecom operators gathered in Budapest were a little gloomy about the current status and potential for OTT services in central and eastern Europe, given the specific characteristics of the region.
AMC Programming Head Analyzes New World of Content Acquisition
Aditya Kishore  
10/27/2016   34 comments
Katalin Radóczy, chief programming officer for AMC Networks in Central and Eastern Europe, discusses the impact OTT and VoD have had on studio relationships and content rights.
We Must Support Both Existing & Emerging Subscriber Needs — Cyfrowy Polsat
Aditya Kishore  
10/25/2016   16 comments
Cyfrowy Polsat CTO Dariusz Dzialkowski discusses the Polish operator's strategy of balancing satellite services with OTT options.
Decision 2016: TT Cartoon Caption Contest Winners
Mike Robuck  
10/25/2016   59 comments
The large field of cartoon captions for last month's contest has been whittled down for a final runoff vote.
Merger Musings: TW + AT&T = ?
Mike Robuck  
10/24/2016   31 comments
While AT&T's announcement on Saturday that it plans to acquire Time Warner for $85.4 billion was something of a surprise, the ensuing barrage of objections to the potential deal was not.
Tata Communications' Morris: The Cloud Contributes, The Cloud Distributes…
The Digerati  
10/24/2016   11 comments
Tata Communications' VP/GM for media and entertainment discusses the shift towards cloud- and IP-based solutions for video contribution and distribution.
Seen & Heard: AT&T, Time Warner in 'Informal' Merger Talks
Mike Robuck  
10/21/2016   35 comments
It's early in the discussion stage between AT&T and Time Warner, but the talks are a good barometer of AT&T's intent.
How VR Helped Land Rover Raise the Roof
Aditya Kishore  
10/21/2016   21 comments
Virtual reality allowed automobile manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover to redesign the Evoque and create more space in the cabin.
Productive Video: Not For Your Amusement
Flash Poll  
10/21/2016   10 comments
Which type of customer is the best target for operators to sell-in 'productive video' services?
Traffic Bottlenecks Are Shifting, Says Orange
Aditya Kishore  
10/20/2016   5 comments
Orange executives say that the operator is facing congestion issues at different parts of the 'QoE chain,' and is having to rethink its definition of network capacity.
Williams Martini Uses BT in Winning Formula
Aditya Kishore  
10/20/2016   5 comments
Formula One team's CIO uses BT global network to access video analytics and other race data from racetracks all around the world.
BT Sport's COO Discusses AR/VR
The Digerati  
10/19/2016   5 comments
Jamie Hindaugh, chief operating officer at BT Sport, discusses the company's experience with AR and VR, the reasons for rolling them out and the challenges the company faced offering new technology initiatives.
Defining Productive Video
Aditya Kishore  
10/17/2016   8 comments
Video is becoming increasingly pervasive in organizations of all kinds for productive purposes, rather than just providing entertainment or facilitating communications.
Is Sports Programming Losing Its Edge?
Aditya Kishore  
10/14/2016   24 comments
Coverage of major sporting events has long being considered the gold standard in the TV business, but recent ratings for some leagues and channels suggest the value of sports content may be weakening.
BT Sport's COO Discusses UHD
The Digerati  
10/13/2016   9 comments
Jamie Hindaugh, chief operating officer, BT Sport, discusses the company's decision to launch 4K UHD services, the challenges it faced, and his thoughts on the next-generation of television.
Verizon CEO Predicts Death of 300-Channel Bundles
Aditya Kishore  
10/12/2016   77 comments
Lowell McAdam says Verizon would only sell slimmed-down TV packages if the major content providers allowed them to.
UHD Forum's Fautier Clarifies UHD Growth Path
The Digerati  
10/11/2016   11 comments
The president of the UHD Forum talks about the challenges still facing UHD adoption, and why he thinks adoption is marching forward in spite of them.
Hulu Research Finds 'Watercooler Effect' Is Alive & Well
Aditya Kishore  
10/10/2016   45 comments
New research from the OTT provider finds that consumers lie about having watched shows to be part of 'cultural conversations.'
Streaming Won't Make Up for Cord-Cutters, Says Analyst
Aditya Kishore  
10/7/2016   38 comments
New analysis by MoffetNathanson anticipates high price sensitivity and low take rates among cord-cutters for streaming bundles.
DT's Innovation Lab Leader Discusses Set-Top Virtualization
The Digerati  
10/6/2016   12 comments
Dr. Randolph Nikutta, Deutsche Telekom's Innovation Labs leader and member of our very own Video Transformation Advisory Board (VTAB), discusses the case for set-top box virtualization.
Skinny TV Bundle Competition Heats Up
Aditya Kishore  
10/5/2016   30 comments
Recent announcements highlight investment in and commitment to slimmed-down TV bundles from service providers.
UHDA's Schinasi on Defining Premium UHD
The Digerati  
10/4/2016   6 comments
The UHD Alliance's Dan Schinasi describes the need for UHD device certification, and how the group develops and provides its 'Ultra HD Premium' mark.
Freesat CTO Discusses Analytics Platform
The Digerati  
10/3/2016   9 comments
UK free satellite operator discusses the reasoning and drivers for deploying a real time analytics solution.
LG U+ Touts Open, Flexible IPTV Approach
Aditya Kishore  
9/30/2016   7 comments
Korean operator LG U+ discusses its decision to choose an Android-based platform for its IPTV service.
Telkom's Admiral Leads Big Video Campaign
Aditya Kishore  
9/30/2016   9 comments
The Indonesian incumbent is developing a Big Video strategy coupled with the development of a video-centric network.
Funny Feeling: Sept. Cartoon Caption Contest
Mike Robuck  
9/29/2016   119 comments
The TT cartoon caption contest rolls into September.
Roku's New Streaming Players Highlight 4K Evolution
Aditya Kishore  
9/29/2016   45 comments
New Roku Premiere and Ultra players bet on Ultra HD TV adoption, with support for 4K UHD with HDR and 60 frames per second.
Freesat CTO Discusses 'Vendorizing' Strategy
The Digerati  
9/28/2016   10 comments
Matthew Huntington, CTO of UK's free-to-air satellite broadcaster, talks about licensing its OTT technology to other hybrid pay-TV providers.
Nielsen Report Shows Impact of 'Cord Shaving'
Aditya Kishore  
9/27/2016   41 comments
Nielsen's Total Audience Report finds that US homes are both receiving and viewing fewer channels as 'cord shaving' grows.
Facebook's Bad Math Raises Video Measurement Questions
Aditya Kishore  
9/26/2016   38 comments
Facebook acknowledges that it has been inflating a video metric, raising questions about its closely held measurement systems.
How Netflix Learned to Read Your Mind
Aditya Kishore  
9/23/2016   45 comments
OTT leader uses complex algorithms to deduce what you want to watch, and how long it will take to get you hooked.
OTT 'Power User' Habits Analyzed
Aditya Kishore  
9/22/2016   23 comments
Ooyala's Q2 Video Index segments heaviest OTT users to determine important trends in video streaming.
OTT Is a Game Changer – T-Mobile's Van Lammeren
Aditya Kishore  
9/21/2016   16 comments
T-Mobile Netherlands' director of consumer marketing discusses the rollout of Dutch OTT service Knippr.
AT&T's Ward Talks 4K, Part II
The Digerati  
9/20/2016   9 comments
The second part of Telco Transformation's interview with AT&T's SVP of content operations, John Ward.
IBC 2016: The Last Word Part II
Aditya Kishore  
9/19/2016   15 comments
The concluding part of the summary of this year's IBC convention.
August Cartoon Caption Contest Winners
Mike Robuck  
9/19/2016   13 comments
We picked the winners, but everyone's a winner just by posting!
IBC 2016: The Last Word
Aditya Kishore  
9/16/2016   11 comments
A summary of the major trends identified at Europe's premier media industry event.
IBC 2016: Vevo CEO Discusses New Direction
Aditya Kishore  
9/15/2016   15 comments
Vevo is developing a new 'freemium' strategy driven by its CEO, Eric Huggers.
Making 4K More Than OK
Flash Poll  
9/14/2016   14 comments
What is the greatest hurdle holding back the success of 4K/UHD TV?
IBC 2016: Wham, Bam, Thank You Amsterdam!
Slideshows  
9/14/2016   5 comments
The Telco Transformation team dived into the annual craziness that is the IBC convention, braving clumsy crowds, vendor hype, poorly drafted press releases and the unseasonable Amsterdam heatwave.
IBC 2016: Who Will Be the Video Provider of the Future?
Aditya Kishore  
9/13/2016   8 comments
At IBC, industry experts evaluate the requirements for success in the 'new' TV industry.
IBC 2016: What Do TV Audiences Really Want?
Aditya Kishore  
9/12/2016   20 comments
A panel of industry experts review recent prognostications on video and challenge conventional wisdom at the ongoing IBC convention in Amsterdam.




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