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Content re-aggregation promises a new battlefront in 2020January 21, 2020The traditional broadcast-channel-plus-VoD pay TV business model is being undermined. Around the globe, the establishment of OTT and D2C content services has precipitated a conundrum: Consumers now possess the luxury of purchasing multiple, a-la-carte video services, but by the same token, categorically require a multitude of those same services in order to assemble a complete content offering. The market is primed for re-aggregation of these online "channels."Subscribers Only
CDN Industry Trends - an insight into data transmission services and operatorsMay 09, 2016This report described the CDN industry trends in the broadband and video technology sector, covering broadband & video infrastucture, managed services and data transmission. It includes overview of major companies.Subscribers Only
Can V-Nova squeeze HEVC out of the compression market?April 22, 2015UK-based video encoding start-up V-Nova has unveiled a proprietary compression algorithm called Perseus, which it claims uses a set of technologies that are completely new to the industry, and is a competitor to industry standard MPEG’s next-generation codec HEVC. While little has been disclosed about the technical inner workings and processes behind its compression V-Nova claims that Perseus is more efficient and scales better than HEVC.Subscribers Only
Consumer Electronics Product PortfolioMarch 19, 2015The consumer electronics product portfolio demonstrates the research areas as well as the coverage and comprehensive solutions available. There is also an in-depth discussion on a range of topical and future trends in consumer electronics, connected home devices and professional video.Subscribers Only
The Future of Multiscreen Delivery & MonetizationMarch 17, 2015Connectable consumer devices are continuing to drive content consumption online and multiscreen. 2015 will see video accounting for over half of all internet traffic. This new behaviour has resulted in additional costs in processing and distribution, as such linear TV remains the more favourable method in creating new revenue. However, new monetisation opportunities such as analytics-based programming advertising and recommendations-based content delivery can offset these additional costs. The monetisation of connected devices is also leading service operators to diversify their service provisions.Subscribers Only
Seizing the 4k content opportunityOctober 13, 2014As household penetration of UHD TV sets is projected to reach 15% by 2019, content providers will have to look into ways to capitalise on the 4K opportunity.Subscribers Only
Google's Global Internet Roll-Out Report - 2014How Google will roll-out global internetJuly 04, 2014Google has recently made several investments in infrastructure and technology companies, including drones, robotics and satellites. How will Google combine these diverse technologies with initiatives such as Loons to provision global internet and expand its own user base?Subscribers Only
Kaltura acquires TvinciMay 09, 2014Online video platform provider Kaltura has acquired Tvinci, a global provider of content management and personalization for OTT video service providers. Tvinci’s customer base spans the Latin America, EMEA and Asia Pacific regions with major customers like Eutelsat, Mediacorp, Liberty Global, Solar Entertainment and Yes; while Kaltura has also an established global customer portfolio which includes HBO, ABC, Warner Brothers, Paramount, DirecTV and Turner.
Netflix goes Ultra High DefinitionApril 09, 2014Netflix has started streaming content in Ultra HD (UHD), branded as Ultra HD 4K. UHD is approximately 4 times the resolution of Full HD. Netflix is streaming UHD content as its highest bandwidth profile at 15.6 Mbps, referenced on Netflix’s in-app player as 2160 HD. UHD streaming has currently only been rolled out for House of Cards season two. The video stream is compressed using next generation h.265/HEVC, therefore requiring both an HEVC decoder, as well as an updated version of Netflix’s client player. Netflix UHD clients are already embedded on UHD TVs offered by LG, Samsung, Sony and Vizio.
Harris Broadcast splits into Imagine Communications and GatesAirMarch 20, 2014Professional broadcast equipment provider Harris Broadcast will divide into two brand new corporate entities, Imagine Communications and GatesAir. Imagine Communications will provide solutions for delivering and monetizing multiscreen content while GatesAir will focus on TV and radio over-the-air market.
Connected Devices & Media Service Report - 2014February 24, 2014The media managed service industry is booming, almost four-times the size in 2013 as in 2006. The industry has been driven by need for more video transportation over fibre and CDN, and by the requirement for more versions of content for multi-channel and multiscreen consumption.Subscribers Only
Switching to HEVCFebruary 13, 2014The video industry has a habit of being shaken up every few years by a new technology impacting some part of the supply chain. Recently, the roll-out of connected video devices such as smartphones, smart TVs, tablets and games consoles have done this, fuelled by video consumption over the open internet. At the other end of the spectrum, large screens have increased resolution to Ultra HD (UHD), four times that of Full HD, and OLED flexible screens will soon be enabling new form factors and possible disruptive device convergence or fragmentation.Subscribers Only
CES 2014 Summary – Consumer Electronics, Smart Home and Home AppliancesFebruary 09, 2014CES, the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, once again saw the launch and establishment of key trends in the consumer electronics industry for 2014. From flexible and curved displays to smart home appliances and wearables, IHS’ CE team summarises what’s hot, and what’s not, for 2014.Subscribers Only
Verizon acquires EdgeCastDecember 13, 2013Verizon Digital Media Services (VDMS), the managed service arm of US Telco Verizon, has acquired content delivery network (CDN) provider EdgeCast for $350 million. EdgeCast provides accelerated content...
Verizon acquired upLynk to enchance its cloud video servicesNovember 19, 2013Verizon Digital Media Services (VDMS), the managed service arm of US telco Verizon, recently acquired multiscreen start-up upLynk for an undisclosed fee.
Arqiva up for saleOctober 09, 2013Macquarie European Infrastructure Funds (MEIF), managed by Australian finance group Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA), is to put its 25 per cent stake in UK managed service provider Arqiva...
Ericsson to acquire Red Bee MediaJuly 01, 2013Swedish technology provider Ericsson intends to strengthen its market position in the media managed services by acquiring Red Bee Media, one of the leading media broadcast services in the UK. The acquisition,...
SES demo first HEVC Ultra HD broadcastApril 19, 2013On 19th April 2013, satellite operator SES demonstrated the first broadcast of Ultra High Definition (UHD) television using the High-Efficiency Video Codec (HEVC). The demonstration used an Astra Satellite at...