Archive for March, 2014

VSAT Latin America to examine the challenges and opportunities for VSAT services in Latin America

VSAT Latin America to examine the challenges and opportunities for VSAT services in Latin America

Informa Telecoms & Media in partnership with telecommunications consultancy company, COMSYS, have announced the agenda for the second annual VSAT Latin America event, taking place from the 29-30 April 2014 at the Amcham Business Center in São Paulo, Brazil. Following the incredibly successful launch last year, this year’s show is expected to attract hundreds of […]

March 27, 2014 | By More
Report: Vendors may be off target with Internet set-top box pitch

Report: Vendors may be off target with Internet set-top box pitch

Internet set-top boxes like Roku and Apple TVs are becoming increasingly popular as alternatives to traditional STBs for use with second or third TV sets in a home, new research shows, but vendors may be miss-aiming their ad pitches. The devices now are used in one of eight U.S. broadband TV households to access over-the-top […]

March 26, 2014 | By More
OU-TV or Contribution… The Business of Pre-planning for Breaking News

OU-TV or Contribution… The Business of Pre-planning for Breaking News

With news broadcasts splitting their time between the two major breaking news events – the situation in Crimea, and the search for flight MH370, the business of moving news reporting from one corner of the globe to another is in full swing.  Leveraging a combination of satellite and terrestrial assets, news networks continue to dig-deep […]

March 25, 2014 | By More
Key Trends Shaping HTS Platforms in Latin America

Key Trends Shaping HTS Platforms in Latin America

Latin America is at the early stages of what is poised to become a very dynamic and competitive high throughput satellite (HTS) marketplace. Key trends shaping HTS uses in Latin America include: Residential Broadband:  The number onepriority in this segment is achieving the lowest possible operational cost per bit on the satellite. This usually pushesHTS […]

March 7, 2014 | By More
The Emergence of HTS Platforms in Latin America

The Emergence of HTS Platforms in Latin America

Latin America is at the early stages of what is poised to become a very dynamic and competitive high throughput satellite (HTS) marketplace. On the demand side, bandwidth-hungry applications like residential broadband, 3G/4G data backhaul/offload and mobility (maritime /aereo) have long been awaiting the emergence of lower-cost platforms to enable them. Meanwhile, an increasing number […]

March 7, 2014 | By More
70% of US households have DVR or use Netflix / VOD

70% of US households have DVR or use Netflix / VOD

Nearly half of all U.S. TV households have at least one digital video recorder, a 17% increase from 2010, according to a consumer research study released in December 2013. Leichtman Research Group’s newest consumer survey found DVRs in 47% of U.S. TV households, up from 40% in 2010 and 23% in 2007. Half of those DVR households […]

March 6, 2014 | By More