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Econet founder and executive chairman Strive Masiyiwa has helped drive mobile and pay TV expansion across Sub Saharan Africa.

Econet Media’s Kwesé Pay TV Arm Takes Stake In Iflix Africa March 9th 2018 - 12:05 PM

Pan African pay TV operator Kwesé has taken a sizeable undisclosed stake in iflix, a leading provider of SVoD services in the developing world, highlighting the rapid growth in video services across the region. This extends an existing relationship between the two companies established in August 2017 with Kwesé’s launch of iflix services on its TV platform, which spans most Sub-Saharan countries.

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Insight TV is amassing a hefty catalogue of UHD 50/60p and HDR in HLG format content

​Assessing The Progress of UHD February 15th 2018 - 12:05 PM

The Broadcast Bridge assesses how far UHD has come and finds rollout hindered by being inextricably bound up with the complexities of High Dynamic Range (HDR). The industry will be hoping for 4K consumer displays sales to kick off with the UHD HDR broadcast of the FIFA World Cup from Russia this summer.

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Broadcasters and MVPDs face new and serious challenges from other content delivery systems.

Broadcasters Need Advanced Advertising Technology to Combat Internet Challengers December 28th 2017 - 12:05 PM

​International research and strategy consultancy, MTM, just released a report exploring challenges faced by the US broadcast industry in an increasingly OTT world. The study concludes that unless broadcasters move quickly to change how advertising is managed and sold, they risk being outmaneuvered by the major internet companies

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Viewers want their content on each of their devices. Providers need to support a comprehensive content discovery interface.

Merging Pay-TV and OTT for the Ultimate User Experience December 22nd 2017 - 08:00 AM

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.

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Telestream Appoints New CEO October 25th 2017 - 06:00 PM

Dan Castles, CEO of Telestream for the past 20 years, has decided to retire, handing over reigns of the company to ex-Cisco executive Scott Puopolo. Under Castles’ 20-year leadership, Telestream has enjoyed consistent year-on-year revenue growth in an era when many broadcast equipment manufacturers have struggled to maintain profitability.

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The Mayweather-McGreagor PPV event was marred with technical issues, many of which might have been prevented with proper network testing.

Preventing the Next Big Live-Streaming Failure October 2nd 2017 - 09:00 AM

If there’s one thing that became very apparent during the Mayweather-McGregor pay-per-view experience, it’s that delivering live streaming premium events to large-scale audiences is inherently difficult. And notoriously unpredictable.

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