Disney+ and Netflix have both been criticized for failing to support some Smart TVs. If these big budget players can’t achieve full device reach, what hope is there for smaller operators? How can OTT operators get device strategy right?
With an increasingly crowded field of vendors for smart home management systems, how can ISPs be sure they choose wisely? In my list of key areas to investigate during procurement, security is naturally at the top. Just how smart is the smart home protection offered?
Global online piracy has created a crisis for the pay TV industry that could completely rewrite the industry’s economic model, with major impacts on sports rights. But could it also have some unexpected upsides?
Disney+ is finally here! But the OTT market is already crowded and there are more high-profile launches due in 2020. How can all these OTT services survive when consumer budgets and viewing time are both finite?
Credential sharing is becoming a major problem hurting operators’ growth. In the US, it is estimated that 34% of 18 to 34-year-olds are sharing their credentials to watch streaming content.
A recent survey of 8,000 Europeans found quality broadband and Wi-Fi in our homes is now more valuable to consumers than sex, holidays, their favorite TV channels or chocolate.
IBC 2019 may go down as one in which live IP video came of age. However, with the rise of live and cutting of latency, this does not make any difference to the security requirements as premium OTT content attracts premium pirates.
The OTT landscape is about to go into overdrive. These are high stakes with billions of dollars on the table which presents an unprecedented challenge to the industry’s attempts at security – and a golden opportunity for pirates. Tackling piracy is a complex issue but an effective strategy boils down to two things…
Some 20 billion Internet of Things (IoT) devices will be sold in the next few years, a large proportion of which will be to augment the smart home for everything from heating, ventilation and lighting control to CCTV, smart assistants and nanny-cams. As a result, there are challenges around security, connectivity and control which must be addressed
The wave of pay TV operators buying into Android TV has turned into an unstoppable tide, but it carries a security risk that pay TV operators have never had to deal with before – malicious apps invading their pristine set top environment. They must balance the latitude offered by the open source approach with the need to finesse the user experience while protecting their ecosystems and business models.