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Next-Generation TV: What’s Next?

Next-generation TV (aka ATSC 3.0) got top billing at the recently concluded U.S. National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) event and for good reason. The need for broadcasters to adopt a next-gen system—especially one that incorporates a blending of terrestrial broadcast and IP—is obvious especially since everything “television” (more and more an amorphous term) is getting […]

Big Data Tackles the Multiscreen Video Quality Challenge

During a panel at the NAB Show in April, Hui Zhang, the CEO of the multiscreen video analytics firm Conviva noted one of the challenges of the streaming age: as the quality of video streaming over the Internet has steadily improved, our patience for buffering has diminished even more rapidly. While video providers have made […]

As MSOs Push Into New Services, Privacy Dangers Loom

The constant search for new revenue streams is pushing TV service providers to offer more targeted advertising to their customers, integrate social networking into their user experience and to explore “home help desk” services to consumers who are struggling to keep a growing array of devices connected to the network. What these three angles have […]

A Radical Change Coming for the Broadcast Industry?

There’s nothing like a crisis to move a group into action. At two recent broadcast conferences — DVB World (last month) and NAB (April 8-11) – there was, for the first time, a sense of urgency among a growing faction of traditional broadcasters to adopt radical business and technology changes. The message was clear: Without […]

The Economics of OTT

Is the future of video delivery over the top? At the Connected TV World Summit in London, Nagra’s Thomas Decieu, noted that the economics of over the top delivery are getting particularly enticing for satellite operators, who could trade transponder space for a content delivery network (CDN) and reap significant cost-savings. The attitude of broadcasters […]

Why Viewing Local TV on Mobile Phones isn’t DOA in the U.S.

Monday May 4, 2009 – Myra Moore The naysayers are pronouncing local TV broadcasts to U.S. mobile phones dead on arrival because they say mobile phone service providers will never agree to let ATSC Mobile DTV receivers be built into service-provider handsets. The argument goes like this: In order for local broadcasters’ OTA services to […]