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Viaccess-Orca, Wiztivi, and EKT Join Forces to Introduce Cross-Platform OTT and IPTV Solution Posted: 05/06/2018
Viaccess-Orca, Wiztivi, and EKT Join Forces to Introduce Cross-Platform OTT and IPTV Solution
Viaccess-Orca (VO), a global leader providing OTT and TV platforms, content protection, and advanced data solutions; Wiztivi, a leading company for multiscreen user interfaces (UI); and EKT, a company that specializes in the design and manufacture of set-top box solutions, have joined forces to create an end-to-end (E2E) OTT multiscreen and IPTV solution for pay-TV operators and service providers.
Tags: Viaccess-Orca | Wiztivi | EKT | cross-platform OTT solution | IPTV solutions | pay-TV operators
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Research shows over 40% of US households are now and lsquo;pay-TV polygamists and offsetting cord-cutting trend Posted: 05/04/2018
Research shows over 40% of US households are now and lsquo;pay-TV polygamists and offsetting cord-cutting trend
  • New Paywizard survey reveals that the sole pay-TV package for one in five US households is an OTT TV service such as Netflix, Amazon Prime or Hulu
  • But twice as many respondents are identified as ‘pay-TV polygamists’ – households taking OTT subscriptions on top of their traditional cable, satellite or IPTV packages
Tags: Paywizard | OTT | pay-TV | US | USA | survey | NAB 2018 | NAB 2018
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Broadpeak Revenue Soars in 2017, With Sales Up 54 Percent Posted: 03/04/2018
Broadpeak Revenue Soars in 2017, With Sales Up 54 Percent

Broadpeak®, a leading provider of content delivery network (CDN) and video streaming solutions for content providers and pay-TV operators worldwide, today announced that its sales grew by 54 percent in 2017, necessitating the opening of several new offices.

Tags: Broadpeak | video streaming | pay-TV | OTT
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Paywizard and Diagnal unveil strategic partnership to drive targeted real-time multichannel customer engagement Posted: 28/03/2018
Paywizard and Diagnal unveil strategic partnership to drive targeted real-time multichannel customer engagement

Paywizard, the pay-TV subscription, billing and customer relationship management (CRM) specialist, and Diagnal, the expert in marketing technology solutions for Internet TV service providers, have announced a strategic partnership that enables pay-TV and OTT operators to take an intelligent, data-driven approach to delivering real-time customer communications and dynamic multichannel marketing campaigns.

Tags: Paywizard | Diagnal | pay-TV | TV | CRM | customer | OTT | data | television | NAB 2018 | NAB 2018
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Pay-TV operators are failing to provide the positive customer experience consumers expect Posted: 22/03/2018
Pay-TV operators are failing to provide the positive customer experience consumers expect

The vast majority of consumers want pay-TV operators to demonstrate they understand their needs and provide them with a positive customer experience at every stage of consumer engagement, but close to a third say they are falling short, according to new research from subscription, billing and customer relationship management (CRM) specialist Paywizard.

Tags: Paywizard | pay-TV | TV | customer experience | consumer | OTT | NAB 2018 | NAB 2018
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ABOX42 at the 2018 NAB Show Posted: 20/02/2018
ABOX42 at the 2018 NAB Show

The pay-TV market in the United States is undergoing tremendous change. According to a new report from Grand View Research, the global 4K TV market is expected to reach $380.9 billion in revenue by 2025. What's exciting is that North America is projected to be the highest growing region for UHD and 4K TV.

Tags: ABOX42 | 2018 NAB Show | pay-TV | CTIconnect | NAB 2018 | NAB 2018
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Globecast expands its international content portfolio with the addition of 40 new channels in the Americas Posted: 05/02/2018
Globecast expands its international content portfolio with the addition of 40 new channels in the Americas

Globecast, the global solutions provider for media, added 40 new foreign language channels in 2017, enlarging its international content catalog to more than 100 channels – all available to pay-TV operators looking to bolster their lineups with premium international content.

Tags: Channel distribution | pay-TV | distribution | international content
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Orange Chooses Harmonic for Combined IPTV and OTT Service Delivery Posted: 24/10/2017
Orange Chooses Harmonic for Combined IPTV and OTT Service Delivery
 Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT), the worldwide leader in video delivery technology and services, today announced that Orange, one of the world's leading telecommunications operators, has upgraded its IPTV and OTT video delivery architecture with a Harmonic live encoding and transcoding platform. At the heart of the workflow is Harmonic's Electra¢ software-based system, which offers Orange a unified solution for both IPTV and OTT delivery to approximately 6.6 million subscribers in France, streamlining operations and providing the operator with the flexibility to reuse system capacity as its needs evolve over time. Using Harmonic's video delivery solution, Orange is able to provide its subscribers a wide channel offering, including 160 SD and 30 HD channels for OTT and 126 SD and 40 HD channels for IPTV.
Tags: Orange Chooses Harmonic | Harmonic | IPTV and OTT Service Delivery | Pay-TV operators
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Optic Communications Launches Pay-TV Services With Espial Elevate in Under 90 Days Posted: 18/10/2017
Optic Communications Launches Pay-TV Services With Espial Elevate in Under 90 Days
 Transforming the viewing experience worldwide, Espial today announced that Optic Communications has launched a next-generation pay-TV service called Optic Hub powered by the Espial Elevate cloud Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution. Optic Communications is a leading fiber-optic network provider serving residential and business customers in Kansas and Missouri. The Elevate cloud TV platform dramatically sped up the time to market for Optic Communications' new service, enabling the operator to provide an exceptional customer experience that includes wireless STB TV viewing and multiscreen TV.
Tags: Optic Communications | Pay-TV Services | Espial Elevate | Espial | Nick Saporito
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RiksTV Chooses AdScribe Audience for Multiscreen Service Posted: 10/10/2017
RiksTV Chooses AdScribe Audience for Multiscreen Service
AdScribe, a subsidiary of Zenterio, today announced that Norwegian pay-TV operator RiksTV has deployed its audience measurement and analytics tool AdScribe Audience to accurately measure live TV; time-shift TV; catch-up TV; and VOD content viewed on connected set-top boxes; Android apps; and iOS devices, including iPhone®, iPad®, and Apple TVs. Running in the cloud, Audience collects data about what is being watched, processes it, and presents the information to RiksTV, according to standard industry metrics such as share, reach, and rating, via an intuitive browser-based UI. By providing RiksTV with access to detailed, first-party data and analytics, Audience enables the operator to proactively tackle pressing business issues, increase ARPU, and maximize cost savings.
Tags: RiksTV | AdScribe Audience | Multiscreen Service | Audience Measurement | Analytics Tool | pay-tv | zenterio
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QYOU Achieves 100 Million Reach Milestone Posted: 02/10/2017
QYOU Achieves 100 Million Reach Milestone

QYOU Media, the worlds leading curator of premium best-of-web video for multiscreen distribution, today announced that its programs and linear channels reach an addressable audience of more than 100 million consumers across six continents. The companys rapidly expanding reach demonstrates a growing appetite for millennial-programming globally.

Tags: QYOU Media | pay-TV | millennial | content curator | multiscreen | TBC | Sinclair Broadcast Group | Tata Sky | milestone
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Paywizard secures new investment to fuel further international business growth and innovation Posted: 28/09/2017
Paywizard secures new investment to fuel further international business growth and innovation

Paywizard, the subscription, billing and customer relationship management (CRM) specialist, has announced it has secured new funding from existing investors to build on momentum from major new client signings and the launch of innovative subscription and pay-per-view (PPV) solutions with partners.

Tags: Paywizard | funding | 2017 | IBC | Massive Interactive | NHK | Venue | pay-TV
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DNA Finland chooses Ericsson for Metadata Posted: 14/09/2017
DNA Finland chooses Ericsson for Metadata

Ericsson has signed a content discovery services contract with DNA, the largest pay-TV operator and one of the leading telecommunications operators in Finland.

Tags: Ericsson | DNA Finland | IBC 2017 | metadata | content discovery | pay-TV | Finland | DNA | HD | IBC 2017 | IBC 2017
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Forthnet Deploys Zenterio OS on Legacy and Next-Generation Set-Top Boxes Posted: 12/09/2017
Forthnet Deploys Zenterio OS on Legacy and Next-Generation Set-Top Boxes
Zenterio, a leading television and multiscreen solutions provider, announced today that Forthnet, the largest entertainment and communications provider in Greece, has deployed Zenterio OS on set-top boxes (STBs) for its satellite pay-TV offering. Thanks to the flexible, modular design of Zenterio OS, Forthnet successfully added OTT services, VOD content, and a USB DVB-T dongle to its legacy STBs, while retaining the look and feel of the existing user interface. More than 650,000 already deployed STBs have now been upgraded to Zenterio OS, and the software has also been added to next-generation STBs delivered to new subscribers.
Tags: Forthnet | Zenterio OS | Zenterio | Next-Generation Set-Top Boxes | Harmonizes the User Experience | Saving Pay-TV Operators | CAPEX | OPEX | IBC2017 | IBC 2017 | IBC 2017
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Amino certifies Aria devices with Minerva 10 advanced pay-TV platform Posted: 12/09/2017
Amino certifies Aria devices with Minerva 10 advanced pay-TV platform

Amino, the IP/Cloud video software and device specialist, today announced that its Aria 6 hybrid TV device has been certified for Minerva 10 - Minervas advanced Pay TV service management platform.

Tags: Amino | Minerva | Aria 6 | IBC | DVR | OTT | TV | pay-TV | IBC 2017 | IBC 2017
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