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August 29, 2014 | Published By Videonet
Ultra HD: Winning the battle for the big screen

A look at how the 4K/UHD market is evolving and what is needed for Pay TV operators to differentiate services from both HD and what OTT providers can offer, from higher frame  rates  and  better  colours  to  the  UI  and  all-round  user  experience  that  will  win  consumer  attention  and  admiration.  We  consider  how  UHD  will  fit  into  the  existing  television  ecosystem,  investigating  the  role  of  upscaling,  new  content  protection  specifications  and  how we handle in-home content redistribution. This report includes original insights from Sky Deutschland, EBU, Strategy Analytics, DisplaySearch, Futuresource, NAGRA, Optiva Media, ACB, EchoStar, Harmonic, Elemental Technologies, Technicolor, Farncombe and IABM.

August 27, 2014 | Published By Videonet
The winning formula for network DVR

This report looks at the increasingly clear consumer benefits of nDVR, the user experience we can expect (in all its variety), where nDVR fits alongside DVR, catch-up and TVoD, the rationale behind current nDVR deployments, how to promote and monetize the service (including the role of advertising) and the technology challenges that remain. It includes insights from Swisscom, NOS, Unitymedia, Decipher, IHS Technology, Strategy Analytics, ARRIS, ThinkAnalytics, Digitalsmiths and others.

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.