Industry Reports

June 9, 2014 | Published By Videonet
Preparing for Multiscreen Equality

Last year The Diffusion Group predicted that half of all viewing in U.S. broadband Pay TV homes would be on non-STB devices by 2020 and that the same pattern would emerge elsewhere. Other commentators think this is a real possibility, albeit with caveats. This report considers the likelihood of such Multiscreen Equality and considers how Pay TV operators can prepare for it, including how they can achieve the necessary device reach and a Quality of Experience to match broadcast TV, taking account of in-home multiscreen delivery solutions and CDN evolution, among other things.

May 9, 2014 | Published By Videonet
The future of Pay TV CPE

The Pay TV industry is on the verge of another generational upgrade in its Customer Premise Equipment and there are important strategic decisions to be made, like whether to use a headed or headless gateway, whether to favour operator-supplied whole-home TV clients or CE device cooperation, whether to embed Wi-Fi now or wait another generation, and whether to deploy HEVC on HD boxes immediately and on UHD set-tops later or launch with boxes that can support both.

April 17, 2014 | Published By Videonet
Making the cloud work for TV

The ‘cloud’ is not just about OTT but crucial IT concepts like virtualization and hosting and the use of vast and ‘elastic’ compute and storage resources. Using this kind of cloud can make Pay TV operators more agile, with benefits across nearly every part of their operation. Like OTT, this ‘cloud’ could be another game-changer and this report outlines why, addressing the impact on multiscreen TV, data analytics, video processing, the production environment, the STB and the UI. It investigates the impact of cloud infrastructure at pioneers like Netflix and Comcast and outlines the transformational ‘cloudification’ work that Deutsche Telekom has been undertaking and its implications for IPTV.