Tag Archives: payTV

6 Years on from Cutting the PayTV Cord

We’re in our 6th year of watching only on demand services such as Netflix and Amazon TV, after cutting the PayTV cord. We’re still able to access popular sporting events live like the Super Bowl without a PayTV subscription, which for some weird reason my wife likes to watch. When we were planning to cut […]

TVXperience World 2013

I’ll be attending TVXperience World from July 16-17 in New York City.  It’s nice to have a conference on my backdoor.  The conference will examine how multiscreen is influencing the evolution of the TV User Experience. It’s an important issue for telcos, cablecos, broadcasters, content producers, OTT TV providers, as well as the many device […]

Free Report. TV Delivery Evolution: Hybrid TV, Over The Top (Internet) TV and TV Everywhere (Multi-Screen) TV

Back in September 2012 I published this report “TV Delivery Evolution: Hybrid TV, Over The Top (Internet) TV and TV Everywhere (Multi-Screen) TV. Status Report and Projections 2012-2017.”  A friend recently asked if they could buy the report, so I reread the material, and I was surprised at how far we have moved in the […]

Updated Report: TV Delivery Evolution: Hybrid TV, Over The Top (Internet) TV and TV Everywhere (Multi-Screen) TV. Status Report and Projections 2012-2017.

A complete rewrite of the TV Delivery Evolution Report is now available, its now titled: “TV Delivery Evolution: Hybrid TV, Over The Top (Internet) TV and TV Everywhere (Multi-Screen) TV. Status Report and Projections 2012-2017.”  The table of contents, figures and introduction are available to download here and shown at the bottom of this article.  […]

The Trials and Tribulations of Cutting the PayTV Cord Part 1: A Failure to Launch

As an experiment we’ve decided to have a go at cutting the payTV cord this week.  An important facet of our TV viewing that enables us to consider cutting the cord is we do not watch sports nor reality TV.  Since we got a DVR (Digital Video Recorder) several years ago our viewing of live […]

70% rise in NFL fee to ESPN will Herald a New Round of Cord Cutting

For US payTV subscribers the ESPN bouquet of channels is in the basic package, they have no choice, they just have to pay for it. ESPN is owned by Disney, which owns other assets such as ABC Television Network, cable networks including ESPN, the Disney Channel, SOAPnet, A&E and Lifetime, 277 radio stations, music and […]

Review of Broadcast, Interactive, Internet and Hybrid TV in Africa (TVA) 2011

I will not be involved in this conference for the reasons set out in this weblog article. TVA 2011 was an impressive event, with over 200 attendees and visitors, its success can be attributed to 3 factors: Built in Africa for Africa, Vital Training an African business put TVA together, they’re living and breathing the […]

TV Delivery Evolution

Over the past few years I’ve interviewed hundreds of operators and suppliers in the TV distribution industry on deployment experiences, market requirements, competitive landscape, and technology trends.  In the document below I bring a sample of some of my work in this space examining the evolution of Hybrid and Over the Top TV.  If you’d […]

HYBRID TV AND OVER THE TOP TV STATUS REPORT

Hybrid TV is not new; it’s been within the industry’s lexicon for many years, the transition should not be a surprise.  However, for many executives the shift to hybrid TV has been a quiet revolution.  Especially given two of the telco industry’s most successful TV deployments, Verizon FiOS (2.9M customers in Q4 2009) and Orange […]

Looking Back and Looking Forward

This article reviews some upcoming themes and the passed year’s themes. Looking Forward: MWC 2010 and some themes for the coming decade What will probably be the main themes of MWC (Mobile World Congress) 2010? Unfortunately, LTE (Long Term Evolution) will be a key focus of the show.  I’ve discussed previously why most operators do […]