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September 5, 2014 | Published By Videonet & Authored by Harish Reddy
Adapt or Die: Why Pay-TV Operators Must Evolve Their Video Architectures

As operators look into 2015, the video landscape remains in rapid change.  Subscribers have more video platform choices available than ever before and there is little sign that this will change.  To remain competitive, pay-TV operators will need to become more subscriber centric and to do this, they will need to aggressively evolve their video architecture. This report features original research from a survey with 50 Pay-TV operators. 

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.