In-Depth

African exchange: digital switchover problems and pay TV opportunities

Zuku’s original musical drama, Groove Theory, is now in its second season.

The African pay TV market is growing, but delays and disruptions continue to plague the analogue-to-digital switchover. Andy McDonald reports. The pay TV market in… Read more

Interview: David Butorac, OSN

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Pay TV operator OSN has continued to see strong growth recently and is now looking to expand its offering further via digital distribution. CEO David… Read more

Interview: Sam Barnett, MBC

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MBC is the leading broadcaster in the Middle East and has prospered despite the many challenges facing media players in the region. CEO Sam Barnett… Read more

Mixed fortunes: free-to-air and pay TV in the Middle East

MBC4 introduced an Arabic version of talent show Your Face Sounds Familiar this year.

The channels survey – leading executives have their say

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Channel providers face a growing array of opportunities and challenges. Digital TV Europe surveyed a group of leading channel executives to find out how they… Read more

Reality check – does the traditional channel model make sense?

Swiss channel Joiz has placed interaction at the heart of its proposition.

Channel providers are adapting to the growing appeal of non-linear consumption and OTT by adapting their offerings with new ‘additive’ digital services. But for new… Read more

Digital marketing matters – strategies for broadcasters and channels

The BBC’s new newsroom brings together all its domestic and international output.

The marketing strategies of broadcasters and channels are changing as viewer behaviour and distribution models start to shift. Andy McDonald reports. Marketing strategies among channel… Read more

The linear path – the changing nature of the pay TV channel business

Turner makes shows such as Ink Masters  and claims Netflix compliments pay TV.

Growth in on-demand consumption and multiscreen viewing are changing the rules of the game for traditional pay TV channel providers. Andy Fry assesses their responses.… Read more

Paying attention: OTT billing systems

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Making money from investment in OTT and multiscreen delivery remains challenging for operators. Anna Tobin looks at ways in which customer care and billing systems can help or hinder them in their efforts.  OTT is… Read more

Virtual realities: the transition of playout technologies

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Software virtualised on standard platforms promises to revolutionise the cost and agility of broadcast operations, but the transition is not without difficulty. Adrian Pennington reports. In addressing the challenge of online  video, broadcasters are feeling… Read more