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Linear dominates multi-screen TV at Stofa and Belgacom

There is increasing evidence that consumers favour linear broadcasting on multi-screen devices at the expense of on-demand content, certainly in the home. Thomas Helbo,...

Smart TVs will not displace operator set-tops

There is growing interest in how Pay TV operators can harness connected TVs (or Smart TVs) as a thin client device in a server/client...

Canoe Ventures re-sizes, focuses on VOD, TV Everywhere

The headlines spoke of “capsizing,” “sinking” and “abandon(ing) ship.” The bigger news may be that the U.S. cable-industry advertising consortium Canoe Ventures, which announced...

Swisscom TV gains subs, adds features

It looks as though Swisscom did not get the memo on video subscriber losses, which have afflicted many Pay TV operators around the world....

The role of the gateway for whole-home TV

Pay TV operators need to get their content onto more screens, which means there will be growing interest in multi-room TV as well as...

Ad survey: “Death of television has been greatly exaggerated”

A joint ANA (Association of National Advertisers) and Forrester Research survey of more than 100 U.S. advertisers illustrates a renewed belief in the effectiveness...

Deals, encoding and standards can lower barriers to scaling multi-screen TV

The obstacles to scaling multi-screen TV are not insurmountable. Netflix clearly has figured out how to deliver movies and previously broadcast TV content to...

Telus extends multi-screen reach with Cisco’s help

Canadian telecommunications company Telus is expanding the multi-screen options for its Optik TV service through elements of Cisco’s Videoscape platform. The two companies announced...

Super Bowl breaks viewing and ad records, streamed to 2.1 million

NBC announced this week that 2.1 million people watched a live stream of last Sunday’s Super Bowl. This was the first-ever live streaming of...

The market for multi-screen advertising

While retrofitting television with advanced advertising capabilities goes back a decade, shifting ad-supportable programming onto second and third screens is a more recent development,...

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