Since 2012, the number of original scripted shows introduced each year has been increasing at a dizzying pace. Past studies have found that most consumers are happy with this embarrassment of riches, saying they spend more of their time than ever before watching shows they “really like”.
But is it possible to have too much of a good thing and do viewers even know where to start?
With the continued evolution of the TV industry, established operators are working to develop their winning strategy to defend their existing business, while tapping into the consumers’ love affair with SVOD and other services. By taking the user experience as the essential element for future business decisions, they will be able to attract and retain the most valuable consumer segments, just as the distinction between pay-TV and OTT is blurring.
Away from traditional broadcasting a revolution is happening. Live internet streaming is taking the world by storm with unprecedented viewing figures and improved accessibility for brands looking to reach better targeted audiences. The Live Explosion, hosted by the DPP in London and enabled by Dropbox, presented three live streaming experts to share their experience of this new phenomenon.
Television remote controls used to be simple devices; channel up, down, volume up, down and power on, off. Today, a television remote control may have 50 or more functions. Yet, viewers seldom use more than a few of those capabilities because they do not understand what the buttons do. Better remote control design is the solution.
Migration towards ST 2110 and ST 2022-6 video networks for production and content delivery is picking up pace as the advantages of IP versus traditional SDI over coaxial cable carriage become more evident. The key drivers of IP include the introduction of more flexible and scalable business models based on virtualization and cloud technologies, along with the economies of scale and speed of technology development that stem from the use of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) IT equipment.
Network probe enhancements deliver more cost-effective customer support for network operators and shortens time-to-solution.