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French market moves towards online video GRP

While linear TV on the main screen still dominates viewing in France, non-linear viewing is growing fast, especially on mobile devices and especially among the young, and CANAL + Group has been adjusting to the new realities with its catch-up services made available under a number of channel bran

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Pay TV market becoming more segmented; service providers can take advantage

We have now reached an inflection point in the Pay TV industry where OTT delivery and connected devices are opening the way for more granular segmentation of the viewing population, according to what they are willing to pay and what their interests are.

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92% of kids app viewing is on-demand at Norway’s NRK

Figures provided by the Norwegian public broadcaster NRK demonstrate the notable difference in the popularity of on-demand viewing compared to linear viewing among children using its dedicated kids multiscreen streaming player service, NRK Super.

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VOD migration to TV sets confirmed, driven by connected TV devices

More UK viewers are choosing to access VOD content on their main TV rather than laptops, tablets or other multiscreen devices thanks to the impact of connected TV devices.

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700MHz: European broadcasters draw a line in the sand

By Barry Flynn, Contributing Editor, Videonet

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Cablevision works towards automation for programmatic linear TV

Cablevision Media Sales and its parent company Cablevision Systems Corporation are leading the way into the programmatic era for linear TV advertising.

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Delivering third-party online video through the managed QAM network

Pay TV operators are being offered the chance to make leading online video services part of their television line-up without the need for IP set-top boxes or STBs capable of supporting browsers and HTML5.

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Service providers can become the portal to our daily lives

Service providers are being urged to dramatically extend the multiscreen relationship they already have with customers, moving beyond the ‘narrow’ provision of entertainment to become what is effectively a portal for our daily lives, providing easy access to all types of content we need from the

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The future role for Pay TV operators as the gateway to all our entertainment

Pay TV operators need to evolve into super-aggregators who act as the gateway to all the entertainment we want and then monetize that role more effectively, most notably through greater use of advertising both within and around the content they serve up.

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Civolution partners web-search companies for NexGuard real-time anti-piracy service

By Barry Flynn, Contributing Editor, Videonet

Following the recent announcement that Kantar Media is to acquire its audio watermarking unit, Civolution is already charting the future for its NexGuard and Teletrax products, now to be housed in two separate business units.

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The proof that EPG concurrency rates do not hinder Cloud UIs

ActiveVideo has enjoyed a double boost for its concept of cloud-rendered and served user interfaces (UI) thanks to in-the-field evidence that EPGs are only ever used by 5% of a subscriber population at the same time, plus much improved economics for the processing and serving of the UI streams fr

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Why Pay TV operators can deliver the UEX for the Smart Home

Multiscreen has ceased to be a fringe activity – which means it is no longer a luxury for Pay TV operators but a necessity. There are many pressures on platform operators when it comes to multiscreen.

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T-We See multiscreen helps Canal Digital Kabel-tv differentiate

Canal Digital Kabel-tv has just launched its new in-home multiscreen TV service called T-We See. The Norwegian cable operator has also introduced multi-room TV/DVR.

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VidiPath “will result in people watching more subscription TV”

One of the important developments in Pay TV multiscreen TV is the arrival of CVP-2, the DLNA standard for getting subscription TV content onto CE devices securely.

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Akamai outlines how it will deliver broadcast-grade streaming TV

Akamai has been explaining how it intends to enable broadcast-grade television services across the Internet, including for 4k/UHD video, and support general IP traffic volumes as high as 20 times what we see today.

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Berlin DVB-T2 trial paves way for possible HD+ launch on DTT

The creation of a terrestrial version of Germany’s Astra-based HD+ platform is likely to be one of the scenarios to be tested in the recently-launched DVB-T2/HEVC trial in Berlin. 

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HbbTV 2.0 to go mainstream in 2016

The first commercial deployments of version 2.0 of the hybrid broadcast/broadband standard HbbTV are now likely to surface in the second half of 2015, with mainstream adoption taking place the year after, according to the HbbTV Association – currently holding its annual Symposium in Paris.

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Paris trial for proposed DVB-T2/LTE hybrid standard

A new hybrid mobile broadcast technology platform developed by Professor Ulrich Reimers at Braunschweig Technical University in association with French transmission company TDF and GatesAir – the so-called Tower Overlay over LTE-A+ (TOol+) system – is set to be fie

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We need virtualized workflows rather than just virtualization

During IBC this year Ericsson was demonstrating why platform operators need to virtualize their video headend workflow so that they can then make flexible use of dedicated hardware encoding or transcoding platforms or software-based systems that are virtualized in an IT data centre.

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Not too early to talk about fully virtualized headends

When talking to platform operators about virtualization of their headend functions, the question they ask is always ‘how’ rather than ‘why’, according to Tom Lattie, VP of Product Management at Harmonic Inc., which provides a range of headend and playout solutions.

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As simplified operations becomes the priority, Cisco leads TV into the cloud

While for many years the priority for Cisco has been to enable new services and capabilities in response to customer requirements, the focus is now turning to simplifying operations.

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VCAS Ultra is ready for UHD, SaaS and virtualized headends

VCAS Ultra is the new generation of cardless content security from Verimatrix and while the obvious headline is that it works with the next generation of set-top boxes to support Ultra HD to the standards expected by MovieLabs (the technology consortium for the major studios), this is also the pr

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