Increasingly based on IP, virtualization and Cloud technology, Nevion’s solutions enable the management, transport and processing of professional-quality video, audio and data – in real time, reliably and securely. From content production to distribution, Nevion solutions are used to power major sporting and live events across the globe. Some of the world’s largest media groups and telecom service providers use Nevion technology, including AT&T, NBC Universal, NASA, BBC, CCTV, EBU, BT and Telefonica.
THE SITUATION ATN International is a US investment firm that operates, owns and invests in telecommunications companies and renewable energy assets, in the US and internationally. Their communications portfolio includes telcos with triple play services, such as One Communications in Bermuda, Viya in the US Virgin Islands, Logic in the Cayman Islands and GTT in Guyana. They also own communications companies in the US that focus on direct-to-consumer and wholesale wireless services. THE PROBLEM: HOW TO TRANSFORM TV AND VIDEO ATN identified that video services were consuming between 70 – 80 percent of all traffic on their network. But, even though these services were bringing in a lot of revenue, they were not generating a lot of margin. And ATN realized that this was part of a larger trend: Internet video traffic continues to increase, but traditional operators are losing subscribers to their video services. ATN saw the need to transform how they deliver, and especially how they monetize video services. The proliferation of full OTT packages such as Netflix and Amazon Prime has brought about a new way of watching TV and videos. Many subscribers are dropping the traditional channel tier model in favor of less restrictive streaming TV...
IABM introduced a new ‘Start-Up’ membership category in January this year. As its name suggests, the new membership category is designed to cater for new companies that have been incorporated for less than two years, enabling them to benefit from the full range of IABM membership services to support them at a critical time in their growth and development, all at a manageable price for what are typically cash-poor, ideas-rich businesses.
We asked Ian Sharpe, CEO of Promethean – one of the new Start-Up members – to let us in on the secrets of getting a new company off the ground successfully. That he replied with his insightful answers within just one hour speaks volumes; as he said, “You don’t start-up by sitting on your hands!”.
IABM has organized and/or attended a number of events in the MEA region over the last few months. While broadcast and media development in the region is still hindered by low broadband quality and poor payment infrastructure, multi-platform delivery and OTT are nonetheless on the rise, following the worldwide trend towards a direct-to-consumer model. IABM participated in the 19th edition of the ASBU TV & Radio Festival and convention which took place in Tunis between 26 and 29 April 2018
Technology is part of every aspect of life. It has transformed our economies, created new ways of doing business and revolutionised how we live our lives. With so much of our lives connected online, our security on the web is top of the agenda, personally and in business. In my role, I look at everything from ethical hacking to threat intelligence and our digital lines of defence. Here’s how we’re managing risks at BT in an increasingly dangerous cyber world
As regularly reported by IABM’s Business Intelligence Unit over the last couple of years, Big Tech’s investment in media continues to grow, with Netflix projected to invest $8bn in original content in 2018, Amazon $5bn and Facebook and Apple $1bn each. Until recently, however, live sports has been regarded as the last bastion for traditional broadcasters – their crown jewels and birthright. But Amazon signalled some intentions in this area when it snapped up the US Open and World Tour tennis rights, and just this April, renewed its deal with the NFL to stream Thursday night games. So the news that it has now bought 3-year a rights package from the Premier League to show 20 live soccer games per season should perhaps come as no surprise.
The analysis is undertaken by our Lead Analyst, Lorenzo Zanni, and Research Analyst, Abirah Aziz. The report includes the latest news and research findings across a variety of topics, including:
- Business Environment
- Broadcast and Media Technology Industry
- Media Technology Demand Drivers
This edition of the BI Regional Report will include a focus on North America.
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As broadcasters and operators increasingly take a product-innovation approach to developing new technology solutions, vendors need to engage in new ways, adopting disciplines such as Agile and Lean. This session looked behind the scenes of a product innovation project at leading UK multi-play operator, TalkTalk. What were the benefits and the lessons learnt that can be applied to other projects?
Disney announced in August 2017 that it will remove its content from Netflix in 2019. It will instead be included in a new Disney OTT offering to be launched in the same year. An ESPN-branded multi-sport video streaming service will be launched in 2018.
VICE started life as a magazine in Canada in 1994 with a mission to bring controversial and ‘difficult’ subjects to the fore.