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...
This report provides key findings from a survey of broadcast technology end-users that was conducted immediately prior to the 2017 NAB trade show. This survey asked broadcast professionals who attended the NAB show within the past two years about confidence in their businesses and other important issues facing IABM members.
This report provides key findings from a survey of broadcast technology end-users that was conducted immediately prior to the 2017 IBC trade show.
The IABM Buying Trends Report biannually tracks financial performance and trends in the media sector. The purpose of this report is to enable IABM member companies to track their customers’ performance and keep up with emerging trends in media technology demand.
While each has their own take, some common themes quickly became apparent – IP, OTT, Cloud and streaming quality in particular. All share one thing in common – an upbeat, optimistic outlook. Here’s what they had to say…
How engineering decision-makers balance the priorities of reducing capex and speeding up time to market while maintaining control of quality.
These days, the broadcast business has a big, fat target on its back. For viewers, it is the Golden Age of television, with greater choice and higher quality than ever before. For the companies that create and distribute content, the market is changing at a speed and intensity that makes it hard to keep pace. Viewing content on demand — anytime, anywhere, on any device — is the choice for most viewers, and audience fragmentation is accelerating.
Demystifying the concept of Media ERP and explains how it can help content enterprises re-invent the way they work!
The broadcast media enterprise is facing extraordinary change from several disruptive forces: Over-the-Top (OTT) methods and providers; anyplace/anytime viewing; transitioning the media infrastructure to commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) equipment; moving to all-IP media transport; operating in new geographic markets; and possibly Ultra-HD (UHD) video and/or high dynamic range (HDR) support. Top off this list with the ever-increasing pressure to do more with less, and it is no wonder that today’s enterprises must rethink how workflows are implemented. This whitepaper is your playbook to adapting to meet these challenges with new strategies and examples for managing, acquiring, processing, and delivering media assets.
Igor Kroll, CEO, Veset, discusses Veset’s current product range and where it is heading. Their main product, Nimbus, delivers ‘self-service SaaS’ for customers. Nimbus enables Veset’s customers to deliver linear TV channels without the need to invest in any hardware or to commit to long-term contracts in any way, shape or form. One of the key benefits of the true cloud playout is that customers pay for what they actually use, which opens the door, not only for reducing costs for traditional 24/7 linear channels, but also to a completely new area of temporary, event-driven channels. When was Veset founded and what was the company’s vision? Veset was founded in 2011 in Latvia by a group of experts from IT, broadcast and telecoms backgrounds. Our vision was to create a pure cloud playout solution. We were surprised that this part of the broadcast workflow chain was lagging so far behind everything else in terms of migrating to the cloud – even in 2011. Tell us about Veset’s current product range and where you heading in the future. We have focused on developing “native” cloud playout solutions right from the start, and this remains our focus today. Our main product, Nimbus,...