- Adobe Systems Incorporated
- ARRIS International
- BAM Technologies
- Brightcove Inc.
- Imagine Communications
- Kaltura Inc.
- Neulion, Inc.
- Ooyala, Inc.
- Quickplay Media Co
- Tivo Inc
- Verimatrix, Inc.
- Viaccess and Orca Interactive
- 2nd Screen
- Content Discovery
- Content Security
- Set-Top Box Software
- Vendor Deals
Video Content Security Scorecard - 2020Understanding the market’s top content security vendors, their positioning, their strategies, and their strengthsMay 27, 2020This Scorecard addresses the video industry’s need for an objective evaluation of the market’s leading content security vendors. In pursuance of the Scorecard’s principal goal – to identify the security segment’s Leaders, Challengers, and Established Players – we examine vendors’ portfolios in detail, touch upon their product and client strategies, and review their positioning within the value chainSubscribers Only
Cloud DVR Market Report - 2020Best-Practices in Cloud DVR design and implementationMarch 13, 2020This report examines the challenge and practice of building a modern Cloud DVR. The discussion centers around: what a Cloud DVR must be capable of accomplishing; the bottlenecks that these requirements present; solutions, architectures, and approaches that mitigate bottlenecks; the vendors who are in a position to furnish customer-ready solutions.Subscribers Only
The next decade: video UX technology in 2030February 05, 2020Technology abiogenesis is a rarity in the digital media industry. Although the industry’s rate of technology development may seem swift, video solutions obey – and evolve in accordance with – incremental, predictable processes. In order to think clearly about the next decade of video solutions, we need not engage in unfounded speculation, or ruminate on discontinuous, nigh-unforeseeable step changes that may or may not occur.Subscribers Only
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
DVB-I could enable television spectrum to be repurposed for 5GNovember 26, 2019DVB, an international industry association developing standards for digital television, has approved the DVB-I specification service discovery and program information for linear TV services delivered via the internet. The specification enables the same content metadata delivered via DVB’s cable, DTT and satellite standards to be delivered via streamed video conforming to DVB-I. The consortium is targeting DVB World on March 9, 2020 for the first implementation case to be presented.Subscribers Only
Winning the live-streaming rodeo: How to personalize and monetize videoNovember 20, 2019On the heels of a recent webinar that IHS Markit co-produced with Verizon Media, we decided to explore in more detail the webinar’s principal themes and discuss some of the underappreciated challenges of streaming live, premium video over the open internet. This post—the second in a two-part series—resumes where our prior analysis concluded.
IBC Analysis Report - 2019IBC 2019 recap: A narrowing field in search of value creation and differentiationOctober 28, 2019IBC 2019 made three things clear: the field of vendors is narrowing; the breadth of solutions offered across this field is dwindling; the consequent search for - and essentiality of - value creation is peaking.Subscribers Only
Avoiding calamity: How to stream video with supreme fidelityOctober 21, 2019Live streaming is no stranger to fiasco and debacle. The world over, there exists no fan of football, wrestling, or Game of Thrones who hasn’t encountered the exasperating wheel of doom: The video is buffering, and the action—maddeningly—grinds unceremoniously to a halt. Indeed, as an audience, we’ve resigned ourselves to the inexorability of service interruption, and on occasion, to transmission failure outright.
Cloud DVR Market Report - 2019June 03, 2019The Cloud DVR Market Report provides in-depth, easily-consumable analysis of the cloud DVR market's evolution-to-date, anticipated future size, and ability to generate value.Subscribers Only
NAB 2019 Recap: Clouds, Computation, ConsolidationApril 29, 2019The NAB 2019 show revolved around four major themes: cloud integration; machine learning; online video platform destruction and rebirth; alternatives to Android TV.Subscribers Only
SeaChange acquires XstreamFebruary 14, 2019Video software specialist SeaChange has acquired the Xstream, a privately held Danish OTT video and TV cloud platform provider, for a total value of $5.5 million.Subscribers Only
Skyworth Group acquires Altech UEC from AltronFebruary 04, 2019Skyworth Group has concluded the acquisition of Allied Electronics Corporation Limited (Altron)’s set-top box manufacturing business (Altech UEC South Africa). Altron announced in Q3 2018 that it was close to selling off the business, with the Competition Commission giving the regulatory nod of approval in Q1 2019.Subscribers Only
Inside Secure acquires VerimatrixJanuary 02, 2019Inside Secure, a mobile, banking, IoT, and SoC security specialist, will acquire video and media security specialist Verimatrix. The all-cash transaction – valued at $143 million and backed by One Equity Partners - is expected to close in Q1 2019.Subscribers Only
IBC 2018 recap: an industry undergoing restructuring and partial upheavalSeptember 28, 20182018 is likely to be remembered as the year of private equity. The video industry’s capital structure has changed dramatically, and with it, the composition of the competitive vendor landscape.Subscribers Only
Another Day, Another Divestment: Nokia Offloads Video AssetsSeptember 13, 2018Nokia has sold the brunt its digital video business – comprising the firm’s CDN, Cloud DVR, and experience personalization solutions – to Canadian private equity firm Volaris Group. Volaris is likely to reconstitute the video assets under the Velocix brand. Nokia, for its part, will retain its system integration business, but will continue to market and sell Velocix’s solutions – becoming, in effect, a Velocix channel partner. The value of the transaction is not known.Subscribers Only
Cisco, Permira and Synamedia: Market Signals Thus FarSeptember 05, 2018Cisco’s Service Provider Video Software Solutions (SPVSS) segment, acquired by private equity firm Permira, has been redubbed Synamedia. Although the transaction is not final – we expect it to conclude during the second half of calendar-year 2018 – Synamedia has enumerated four solution areas that will define the firm’s focus: anti-piracy services; RDK, Android TV, and one-way set-top box middleware solutions; cloud DVR solutions; low-latency OTT and ABR streaming solutions.Subscribers Only
Nagra divests SmarDTVAugust 31, 2018Nagra has divested its SmarDTV business. The firm announced during the first quarter of 2018 that it was looking for a buyer; in Neotion – the French conditional access vendor – Nagra has found one. Neotion will acquire SmarDTV’s conditional access module (CAM) and pay TV set-top box assets, while Nagra will retain SmarDTV’s plants in the UK and France, as well as SmarDTV’s entire patent portfolio. The USD 20m transaction hinges upon Nagra’s licensing the SmarDTV patents to Neotion, and to Neotion’s newly created SmarDTV Global affiliate.Subscribers Only
Content Security Market Report - 2018August 21, 2018This market report gives a high level overview of the global Conditional Access markets, with shipment and revenue data, regional and platform level discussion, and vendor market share information.Subscribers Only
The 2018 NAB Show – Highlights and RecapJune 21, 2018NAB 2018 brought forth many of the traditional companies within content, broadcast, and pay-TV, which presented solutions at the show that reinforced the ongoing trends in the pay-TV ecosystem.Subscribers Only
Wyplay embraces Android Operator TierJune 19, 2018Wyplay has become the latest set-top middleware and UX vendor to embrace the Android TV platform, and market a custom launcher for Android TV’s Operator Tier. Debuted in Q1 2017, and formalized in the second and third quarters of the same year, Operator Tier affords Android TV adoptees considerably more latitude in designing a device’s home-screen, app carousel, icons, and content placement.Subscribers Only