In-Depth

The Euro50 Q&A: Antonio Arcidiacono Director of innovation, Eutelsat

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Eutelsat’s Antonio Arcidiacono is the man behind the company’s ‘Smart LNB’ initiative, designed to enable satellite broadcasters to offer interactive TV services to non-connected set-top… Read more

The channels survey

Sherlock is a key show for BBC Worldwide.

In the run-up to April’s MIPTV market, Digital TV Europe surveys top channel providers to find out about their priorities for the year ahead. What… Read more

Cloud TV: applications and limitations

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The use of cloud technology to deliver TV services as a technology choice is gaining currency. But which applications is the cloud best suited to, and what are the limitations? Stuart Thomson reports.  Cloud TV… Read more

Space for more: satellite operators go interactive

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Satellite operators are seeking to deliver TV services that match the functionality of fixed-line operators by adding interactive functionality to their platforms, but there’s good mileage in linear TV yet. Adrian Pennington reports.  The emergence… Read more

Journey of Discovery: DNI turns 25

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As Discovery Networks International hits 25, David Zaslav, JB Perrette, Mark Hollinger, Dee Forbes and Luis Silberwasser tell Stewart Clarke about the story so far and what lies ahead. “In the last 25 years the… Read more

Second coming: the evolution of the companion screen

The Monterosa-developed Horse Tracker app for Channel 4.

With the recent disappearance of first-generation second-screen services GetGlue and IntoNow, what does the future hold for the companion app space and is anyone getting it right? Andy McDonald reports. The huge growth of both… Read more

Q&A: Peter Charissé, managing director, ANGA COM

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ANGA COM managing director Peter Charissé talks to DTVE about the upcoming annual German TV and broadband exhibition in Cologne and the issues facing the German cable industry. What are the main themes of this… Read more

Interview: Jean-Thierry Augustin, CEO, Eurosport

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Eurosport, in which Discovery this week upped its stake to 51%, is looking to develop a stronger local presence under recently appointed CEO Jean-Thierry Augustin. Further localisation, including investment in key rights, a continued focus… Read more

TV Everywhere billing and customer care challenges

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TV Everywhere presents challenges for billing and customer care systems that were only ever designed to serve single premises hardware or define customers as a building with a street address, writes Adrian Pennington.  Last month… Read more

The hybrid evolution of Europe’s HbbTV standard

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With free-to-air broadcasters increasingly looking to hybrid solutions, combining broadcast with IP-based advanced interactive services to stay relevant, Europe’s HbbTV standard is evolving to enable a wider range of applications. Stuart Thomson reports.  The majority… Read more