Tag Archives: South Africa

Announcing TADHack Global 2016 plus TADHack Update

We’ve changed the date for TADHack Global in response to developer feedback, its now in October 14-16 (Friday through Sunday), rather than June. Each location will run on 2 of the 3 days. Now, University students are in attendance and not worrying about exams, the warm weather is not calling the Northern Hemisphere to the […]

TADSummit Wrap-up

TADSummit was held from 12-13th November at in Istanbul, Turkey. Attendance exceeded our estimates, with close to 200 innovators coming together over the two days focused on building the Telecom Application Development Ecosystem from the grass roots. Compared to the first TADSummit in 2013, we doubled the attendance; and implemented the feedback provided with a […]

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.  […]

Warning on Mark Maritz of Vital Training

UPDATE (Oct 2016): The latest rumor is Mark has opened a company – Banking Academy, http://www.bankingacademy.co.za/. This is not yet confirmed as an internet search does not show who are the owners. But given the address and MO I’d recommend being very careful.   In the 9 years I’ve been running my business working with people around […]

African Service Provider IT (AspIT) Conference and Exhibition. 12-15 March 2012, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa

I will not be involved in this conference for the reasons set out in this weblog article. I’ve been asked to chair the African Service Provider IT (AspIT) Conference and Exhibition in March of 2012.  Its looks like its going to be a unique and interesting conference.  Its definitely reflecting the frustrations and issues I’m […]

Broadcast, Interactive, Internet and Hybrid TV in Africa (TVA): Conference and Exhibition (4-8 July 2011 at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa)

I will not be involved in this conference for the reasons set out in this weblog article. In just over a month thee “Broadcast, Interactive, Internet and Hybrid TV in Africa (TVA): Conference and Exhibition” (4-8 July 2011 at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa) will be underway.  The line up of speakers is […]

Africa Remains a Grossly Under-Estimated Market

A previous article introduced the “Broadcast, Interactive, Internet and Hybrid TV in Africa (TVA): Conference and Exhibition” (4-8 July 2011 at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa.)  Based on a number of courses I’ve given in the region over the past year on Hybrid TV, OTT (Over the Top) TV, IPTV, SDP (Service Deliver […]

Broadcast, Interactive, Internet and Hybrid TV in Africa (TVA): Conference and Exhibition

Based on a number of courses I’ve given in the region over the past year on Hybrid TV, OTT (Over the Top) TV, IPTV, SDP (Service Deliver Platform) and IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem) I think the market has ignored the potential of Africa as it transitions to digital TV through 2011/2012. A new conference has […]

Google TV & The Emerging EPG (Electronic Program Guide) War

With the much anticipated launch of Google TV next month on Sony and Logitech devices, its getting crowded in the OTT (Over The Top) TV market.  With CE (Consumer Electronics) manufacturers, middleware vendors, operators, web-based service providers, content owners, and a vast array of start-ups rushing to confuse the customer.  I covered this in an […]