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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 […]

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Dish deal for Blockbuster was a long-shot from the start

Dish deal for Blockbuster was a long-shot from the start

Charlie Ergen’s plan to compete with Netflix through Dish Network’s acquisition of the bankrupt Blockbuster Video business began to go awry almost as soon as the company acquired it in April of 2011. The $322 million in cash and $87 million in liabilities Dish paid for the once-high flying DVD and game retailer looked like […]

January 7, 2014 | By More
3D? UltraHD? It’s all about the content…

3D? UltraHD? It’s all about the content…

Want a recipe for hours of intense debate about the future of TV? Try this one: Using a base of pay-TV execs, add a broadcaster, a pinch of content owners, a dash of vendors (hardware, software, encoders, OVPs, CDNs, whatever’s at hand), and toss in a couple of analysts. Mix well and open the discussion […]

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The Last DTH Frontier

The Last DTH Frontier

Sub-Saharan Africa will provide tremendous opportunities for DTH platforms over the coming years. These opportunities will be driven by: Very low TV household penetration rates currently, Economic development and population increases, and The current hole in the market where a low-cost, low-margin, almost “India-esque” operator should be. For these reasons, Sub-Saharan Africa may be primed […]

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Traditional TV use is holding steady as streaming threatens a revolution

Traditional TV use is holding steady as streaming threatens a revolution

Five years ago, a common mantra in the industry was that cord cutting among pay-TV subscribers was just a blip, caused by woeful economic conditions exacerbated, perhaps, by the rising cost of subscriptions to premium and basic services. Last month, one of the analysts that had long held that view, who had called cord cutting […]

July 2, 2013 | By | 1,267 Replies More
DirecTV weighs taking a page from Aereo’s strategy

DirecTV weighs taking a page from Aereo’s strategy

Just as Alice cried “Curiouser and curiouser!” as she fell through the rabbit hole and entered Wonderland, so, too, it appears, is the pay-TV space entering a different reality. Consider: Satellite pay-TV provider DirecTV (DTV) may be looking at installing antennas into set-top boxes to provide subscribers with over-the-air broadcast signals in an effort to […]

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