NAGRA and Spain’s ABERTIS TELECOM are making the multiscreen cloud TV a reality. By joining forces and technologies, both companies are putting television services on multiple devices at the disposal of pay-TV service providers and free-to-air broadcasters thanks to an efficient and quick time-to-market hosted service. The joint service offers a simple solution to add multiscreen services to their mix. Alex Mestres from ABERTIS TELECOM and Xavier Heusghem from NAGRA explain.
The Cloud is rapidly being established as an important new form of TV distribution, using over-the-top (OTT) technologies to reliably deliver TV to devices inside and outside the home. It increasingly makes economic and strategic sense for pay-TV service providers to deliver TV including live TV, from the cloud.
As broadcasters, pay-TV operators and internet service providers seek to reap the potential of convergence they increasingly focus on the “Four A's” – providing video content to consumers any time, any place, anywhere and on any device.
Television services delivered “over the top” (OTT) via broadband have really started to take off, presenting traditional pay-TV providers with both a threat from new entrants and an opportunity to generate customer loyalty and additional revenues by embracing OTT themselves.
New technology will transform television across Latin America, bringing new experiences and services to viewers and deepening the relationship between pay-TV operators and their subscribers. But while change is most definitely on its way, it will be some time before the new, connected television becomes a genuine mass-market proposition.
Over-the-top or “OTT” – it’s everywhere, and service providers, today, both large and small are looking to make it part of their multiscreen strategy. But how are they doing it? And more importantly how well are they doing it? We look at how one service provider in particular is making over-the-top a reality for its subscribers.
Jazztel is Spain’s fastest growing Internet service provider (ISP) and has long been on the cutting-edge of telecommunications services, always seeking to enhance their offering and increase value to their customers. With fierce competition ever so present in the Spanish market, the ability to offer a TV service as part of full triple play became a key differentiator and was clearly identified as an opportunity to bring more services to their subscriber base.
The media landscape has changed dramatically in just a short amount of time. And the appetite for consuming media outside of the traditional TV environment, whether hybrid TVs and PCs or tablets and smartphones, is growing exponentially. But this proliferation of media outlets brings its own challenges.
Fernando Enrile, Director for Digital TV Systems & Services at Spain’s largest pay-TV provider, Digital+ takes us through their new Digital + a la carta OTT service and how it’s attracting subscribers to their groundbreaking VOD offering across TV, PC, mobile and tablet.
We are very pleased to announce that the Nagra OpenTV nX cross-device user experience won the 2010 TV Innovation Award in the category of "Advanced User Interface.” The annual award ceremony was held during the TV 3.0 – Innovations in TV and Content Delivery Conference earlier this month in Los Angeles and honors the most groundbreaking companies that are shaping the future of television.
The Nagra Media PRM (Persistent Rights Management) solution was a finalist in the “Content Protection” category.
Q&A with Chris Faw, Senior VP of Operations, at Time Warner Cable Media Sales