European broadcasters debate ad future, including competition from Facebook and, maybe one day, Netflix
From the growth of connected TV advertising to the threat of Amazon and Facebook, executives from some of the largest broadcasters in Europe shared their views with Mediatel Newsline’s David Pidgeon at dmexco 2017.
Spain has been added to the list of countries (Italy, UK, Ireland, Germany and Austria) where you can enjoy contract-free, streamed Pay TV from Sky. The service is simply branded ‘Sky’. The company says it is now Europe’s leading streaming platform. EUR 10 gives you access to 12 popular Pay TV channels.
IBC: Venue customer relationship management solution aims to turn one-off and occasional PPV users...
Paywizard and Ostmodern have joined forces to create a solution that makes data-driven decisions about propensity to purchase, and promotes PPV loyalty through targeted marketing and special VOD deals, for example. PPV events are no longer dealt with in isolation.
Conax Lynx is a TEE-based solution that securely isolates Pay TV services, including on Android set-tops, and which meets the MovieLabs specifications. The company also announced a new cardless client, called Conax Prime Access, that is pre-integrated with Lynx.
Accedo promises that its ‘Accedo Studio Operator Tier Launcher for Android TV’ will: enable a short-time to market for operators launching on Android STBs; provide extensive customisation options to enable differentiation; ensure operator content is prioritised; ensure service providers own the user experience.
DevWerks announced its partnership with Zappware today at IBC to bring a customized version of the Nexx 4.0 UX/UI to the United States. DevWerks...
3READY from 3 Screen Solutions is currently being rolled out internationally for projects based on Android TV Operator Tier and the company claims the ‘front-end’ UX solution is particularly geared to help optimise Android-based STB and multiscreen deployments.
freenet TV connect, Germany’s new hybrid broadcast broadband service, uses Divitel headend and Keepixo...
Freenet TV provides an HD bouquet of broadcast channels over DVB-T2 and the ‘connect’ offer introduces IP streaming services. MEDIA BROADCAST selected Divitel to design the headend, with Keepixo responsible for ABR encoding and packaging.
Ruwido is using IBC2017 to demonstrate its TICTACTILE remote control and navigation paradigm. There is no need to look at the screen. Your journey is punctuated by haptic-touch guideposts, so the remote ‘tells’ you where you are. The familiar journey patterns can be mirrored on different screens.
Ottawa-based multiscreen user experience specialist Espial has announced the introduction of its fifth-generation RDK-based set-top box (STB) client solution. RDK is a common framework...