Pay TV

September 12, 2018


Cisco SPVSS IBC Panel: The Next Billion Viewers, the Next Billion Dollars

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How will the TV industry reach the "next billion viewers" using broadcast and streaming tech? How will that impact business models? Answer: The NEW TV GROWTH MODELS panel!

September 10, 2018


The TV Subscriber Journey: Three Foundational Steps

3 min read

Interested in attracting new customers? Reconnecting to cord-cutters? Retaining valued subscribers? Put Cisco SPVSS stand 1.A71 on your must-see list at #IBC2018!

September 4, 2018


Blended TV: Broadcast and Streaming, better together.

2 min read

To set-top, or not to set-top? Is that the question? Because Infinite Video Platform is a cloud service that blends broadcast and streaming to create premium video experiences on all devices.

Pay TV in Asia – Where is the puck going?

5 min read

Fifty countries, 4.5 billion people, a multitude of cultures and economies. And that variation includes the way people watch TV. Learn more about the new era of Pay TV.

December 16, 2016


Prepare Yourself for the Future of Video

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Part 3: What does it take to win in an OTT world? In my previous post of this trilogy, I explained why I think that OTT video on the unmanaged network (aka. the Internet) is here to stay. Moreover, I suggested that by combining the advantages of Video-Over-IP with those of Video-Over–Broadcast, service providers can […]

December 9, 2016


Is OTT Here to Stay?

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Part 2: What does it take to win in an OTT world? In the first blog of this trilogy, I wrote that pay TV providers do not seem to perceive OTT video as a threat to their business. Well one thing’s for sure; there is plenty that we can learn from OTT video providers. They certainly […]

December 2, 2016


Is OTT Friend or Foe?

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Part 1: What does it take to win in an OTT world? In this blog trilogy, I will try to shed some light on one of the more intriguing topics in the video industry– OTT video. I will discuss the reality of OTT video, the service provider’s perception of it, the future of the paid […]

Cuddle the cord cutters: Make sure summer isn’t your slow time

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It’s easy to forget about TV in summer. Sunshine, holidays and a drop off in content mean viewers are less likely to tune in compared with other times of year. So providers should be working harder than ever to retain their viewers. Research from Sanford Bernstein shows that  pay-TV subscriptions are falling. It found that […]

The New Face of Digital Piracy: Part One

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By Ted Rose, Operational Security, Service Provider Video Software and Solutions, Cisco Our security team already blogged about the complex realities of securing digital video content back in April, when attendees of the National Association of Broadcasters gathered in Las Vegas for their annual meet-up. Then (and now), they were grappling with how to keep […]