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SES, Meanswhat combine for cloud-based comms in rural Africa Rebecca Hawkes | 26 May 2014 SES Broadband Services is partnering

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    SES, Meanswhat combine for cloud-based comms in rural Africa

    Rebecca Hawkes
    | 26 May 2014

    SES Broadband Services is partnering with Meanswhat to provide satellite communications for multinationals and government agencies with production facilities or offices in remote areas of Africa.

    Rural facilities will be able to connect with legacy ERP systems and on-the-cloud data centres by integrating satellite communication with virtualization techniques based on Citrix technology. Newtec IP satellite modems will be used to commercialise the system.

    “With this partnership we expand our presence to address the convergent requirements of cloud computing, including virtualisation, grid computing and service-oriented architectures,” said Patrick Biewer, managing director, SES Broadband Services.

    "This solution is perfect for enterprises which face a constant challenge to allow remote connectivity and business continuity between dispersed offices in Sub-Saharan Africa.”

    Axel Daiber, chief operations officer, Meanswhat added: “We are extremely pleased to be cooperating with SES Broadband Services to launch this innovative service which improves the performance of satellite WANs for latency critical applications in Sub-Saharan Africa.”

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    Sun secures additional satellite capacity for Indian DTH service

    Rebecca Hawkes
    | 26 May 2014

    Sun Direct’s direct-to-home (DTH) platform is to offer subscribers 30 high definition television (HDTV) channels following the a deal for increased satellite transponder space with Malaysia’s MEASAT Satellite Systems.

    The Indian DTH operator will be moving its operations to nine transponders on the MEASAT 3C satellite in the first week of June, and will also plans to increase its standard definition channel offering to 350 from 210 currently, Mahesh Kumar, Sun Direct’s managing director, told IndianTelevision.com.

    The operator remains dedicated to South India, however with the additional satellite capacity it may begin to target other areas in the future, Kumar added.

    Sun Direct is also part way through rolling out its ‘sunshine’ centres to improve customer services, with $4 million being invested in the backend support. Some 200 centres have been launched in the past eight months, with a further 300 proposed in South India.

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    Social media takes on TV as favoured news source in MENA

    Rebecca Hawkes
    | 26 May 2014

    Social media is becoming the primary source of news for a significant mass in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) beating television, newspapers and the radio for “millions”, according to a new report.

    The Arab Social Media Outlook 2014, conducted by the Dubai Press Club (DPC) and Governance and Innovation Programme at the Mohammad Bin Rashid School of Government (MBRSG), found there were 71 million users of social media platforms across the Arab world by the end of 2013 out of a total of 135 million regional internet users.

    “Social media is actively competing with conventional media as a primary source of news for millions of Arabs. Nearly 30% of individuals participating in the survey consider social media to be the primary source of news, which is similar to the percentage of individuals considering conventional media outlets as the main source of news,” said Fadi Salem, director of the Governance and Innovation Programme at the MBRSG and co-author of the report.

    Mona Al Marri, president of the Dubai Press Club added the report “sheds light on new communication trends and poses a challenge to media professionals to constantly update their news-gathering procedures, especially in a time where the public have the tools to disseminate news [information] quickly.”

    Egypt topped the Arab countries with the largest Facebook user base in 2013 and the UAE recorded the highest penetration to population ratio of 54%; an increase of one million users during 2013, said the report.

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    Xuechu He takes stake in China’s YOU On Demand video service

    Rebecca Hawkes
    | 26 May 2014

    Hong Kong based billionaire investor Xuechu He has acquired over 2 million shares in Chinese company C Media’s YOU On Demand mobile video service.

    “Mr He has great appreciation for C Media's long-term strategic view of YOU On Demand and its ability to capitalize on China’s fast-growing mobile, OTT and digital cable entertainment space,” said Xuesong Song, co-founder, chairman, CEO and the largest shareholder of C Media as well as executive chairman of YOU On Demand.

    “I have worked closely and successfully with Mr He for over a decade and I am confident that YOU On Demand’s board of directors and executive management will greatly benefit from the expertise and keen insight Mr He can offer to YOU On Demand and its stakeholders.”

    Xuechu He has purchased 2,285,715 restricted Series E convertible preferred shares in a private stock transaction.

    C Media provides a range of mobile video and value-added services through the networks of China’s telecommunications operators, which include China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom.

    YOU On Demand recorded revenues of US$ 138,000 for the quarter ended 31 March 2014, compared with US$ 938 in the corresponding quarter of 2013. It posted a net loss of US$ 2.7 million for the quarter ended 31 March 2014, falling from US$ 3.4 million in the same period of 2013.

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    Zuma unveils new communications ministry for South Africa

    Rebecca Hawkes
    | 26 May 2014

    A new communications ministry has been announced by South African president Jacob Zuma, who reconfigured his cabinet on Sunday (25 May).

    “We have established a new communications ministry which will be responsible for overarching communication policy and strategy, information dissemination and publicity, as well as the branding of the country abroad,” said Zuma.

    “This ministry will be formed out of the following components: the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa, the South African Broadcasting Corporation, Government Communication and Information Systems, Brand SA and the Media Development and Diversity Agency.”

    In addition, a new ministry of telecommunications and postal services has been established to get more value out of the sector.

    “Our country has a fast growing telecommunications sector which in 2012 was estimated at being worth ZAR180 billion [US$17.4 billion],” added Zuma.

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    Operators rate Arris and Pace top residential gateway vendors

    May 26, 2014 07.27 Europe/London By Robert Briel


    Operators rate Arris and Pace top residential gateway vendors, according to a recent survey from Infonetics Research.

    Service providers are increasingly relying on residential gateways instead of basic modems to deliver voice, data, and video services because they can be remotely managed, have an open application layer to add on new features, and offer higher throughput, greater security features, and the ability to monitor revenue-generating traffic within the home network,” noted Jeff Heynen, principal analyst for broadband access and pay TV at Infonetics Research.

    “Residential gateways have quickly become the new gatekeeper for high-margin traffic,” added Heynen about the 2014 Residential Gateway Strategies and Vendor Leadership: Global Service Provider Survey.

    residential gateway vendorsArris and Pace supplant Huawei and ZTE (from last year’s survey) as the perceived top residential gateway vendors among Infonetics’ operator respondents.

    Multiscreen video is growing quickly: 6% of survey respondents offered the service last year, 55% are offering it today, and 80% plan to offer it next year.

    802.11ac shows some of the strongest growth among wireless technologies, with just 5% of operators surveyed using it today, moving to 85% in 2015.

    Optimism for G.hn as an in-home networking technology continues to intensify despite the lack of available products: Though no respondents currently use G.hn, 45% expect to next year.

    Infonetics’ 2014 IP Set-Top Box Features and Vendor Leadership: Global Service Provider Survey found that IPTV providers are planning significant uptake of set-top boxes with 802.11ac in 2015.

    “For set-top box (STB) vendors, the challenge is finding the right balance between adding new technologies and features while reducing costs to meet service providers’ demands and remain competitive. To do so, vendors need to build standard solutions instead of custom ones for each service provider,” advises Jeff Heynen.

    “Adapting IP STB offerings for targeted markets is another factor,” added Heynen. “In China and India, low-cost IP STBs with fewer features, lower functionality, and more localized content are enough to meet customers’ needs, but in North America and Western Europe, there’s a growing appetite for more advanced STBs, like video gateways, which require a higher bill-of-materials cost, and the addition of more advanced features.”

    802.11n dual-mode and 2×2 MIMO are currently the most widely-used WiFi technologies on IP set-top boxes (STBs), though 802.11ac shows the biggest gains among survey participants, growing from 6% today to 67% next year.

    Operator respondents rated TR-069 for remote device/service-level management and hard drive for integrated DVR support as the top IP STB features.

    Remote programming via tablet or mobile device heads the list of IP STB applications, rated highly by 67% of respondents, up 6 percentage points from last year’s survey. The top three IP STB suppliers currently installed by respondents are Arris/Motorola, Cisco, and Amino.

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    Anders Jensen new EVP at MTG free TV

    May 26, 2014 07.36 Europe/London By Robert Briel


    Anders JensenModern Times Group (MTG) has appointed Anders Jensen as EVP of the Group’s Scandinavian free-TV and radio operations with effect from August 1.

    The newly created role will report directly to MTG President and CEO Jørgen Madsen Lindemann and be responsible for the overall management and development of the Scandinavian advertising funded broadcasting operations. The CEOs of each local market operation will report into Anders, who will join MTG’s ten strong senior executive management team.

    Anders is a Swedish citizen with extensive management experience from some of Europe’s leading telecommunications, retail and consumer goods companies. Until recently, he was SVP of TDC Group, the Danish publicly listed telecommunications company, where he was responsible for the consumer division and also CMO. Prior to joining TDC, Anders was CEO of Telenor Hungary and servedt as CEO Grameenphone (Bangladesh) and as CMO at Vodafone/Telenor in Sweden.

    MTG’s Scandinavian free-TV and radio operations comprise leading channel and station brands in Sweden (TV3, TV6, TV10, TV8, RIX FM, Bandit Rock, Lugna Favoriter), Denmark (TV3, TV3+, TV3 PULS, TV3 SPORT 1 & 2) and Norway (TV3, Viasat4, TV6, P4, P5).

    Jørgen Madsen Lindemann, MTG president and CEO, commented: “Anders is a great addition to team MTG and will be responsible for one of our largest businesses. His leadership and strategic development skills, combined with his experience of running large scale and fast moving operations, will be a clear competitive advantage for us moving forward. Not only does he understand and have established networks in the distribution world, but he also has a wealth of experience in building successful consumer brands. We have strong local country management teams, who will work closely with Anders to further accelerate the development of our broadcasting operations.”

    Anders Jensen commented: “MTG is a great company and a market leading entertainment business operating across four continents so this is an exciting opportunity for me. Video viewing is on the rise and TV remains the impact media of choice for advertisers seeking scale audiences with attractive demographics. At the same time, radio provides the perfect complement to TV when it comes to on and offline reach during the day – both in and out of the home. In addition, MTG’s Scandinavian free-TV channels are also a well-established and key part of broadband operators’ content offerings. I look forward to working with MTG’s highly motivated and talented teams and to contributing to the Group’s continued success.”

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    Brits losing sleep over binge viewing

    May 26, 2014 07.49 Europe/London By Robert Briel


    TV bingeing, not sleeping is the new trend in the UK, according to the new Digital Divide report from Deloitte Research.

    Almost a fifth of those surveyed admit to often getting to bed later than they planned to squeeze in just one more episode. The survey found that the propensity to binge was slightly higher for women (19%) than men (15%) with single-person households binging less than those in shared households (30% that co-habit against 19% single) .

    Bingeing predominates among younger viewers, with a third of 25–34 year olds bingeing. The wealthier you are the more likely you are to binge, with those earning £55,000 or more almost twice as likely to prefer back-to-back watching as those who earn less than £20,000 a year.

    “Bingeing is the antithesis of the traditional TV model. What you lose if you replace episodic viewing with bingeing is the sense of shared experience and the social inclusion of having experienced something exciting together. To gain social inclusion it is important to have seen the latest episodes of Sherlock, Breaking Bad or Game of Thrones,” notes te report.

    Cord-cutting is not on the agenda of most people, the research found. Some 72% of respondents say they regularly watched ten or fewer channels, yet all TV households have access to at least 50. And yet the difference between multichannel homes and those that pay only the compulsory BBC licence fee is only an average of around three extra channels watched. This may suggest that pay-TV’s relevance is diminishing in a world in which a vast array of additional content is available through relatively cheap or free-to-view streaming services.

    However, pay TV subscribers are 50% more likely than free-to-air-only homes to subscribe to an additional TV streaming service. Far from thinning or cutting the cord, demand for new content suppliers is thickening it.

    And inertia means that people are maintaining their subscriptions: half of subscribers to the UK’s most popular paid service say their reason for continuing is that they always did so. Access to specific content does not feature highly in the selection criteria. This habitual purchase of pay–TV is a sure sign that the industry has a great deal of resilience. “Although it is likely that predicting its death will remain fashionable, pay-TV in the UK seems set to remain with us for the foreseeable future,” according to Deloitte.


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    ANGA COM 2014 reports a new congress record

    May 26, 2014 08.02 Europe/London By Robert Briel


    ANGA_COM_2014 congressThis year’s ANGA COM Exhibition and Congress ended with an outstanding result of 450 exhibitors and 17,000 participants.

    Compared to the previous year, the total of visitors (persons who visited the exhibition and/or the congress programme) has increased again by 1.5%. Growth was particularly strong in the accompanying congress programme. Here, 2,000 attendees took part which is an increase of 15%. As in 2013, 50% of the exhibition visitors came from abroad.

    Among the cooperation partners of ANGA COM are leading industry associations (BITKOM, BREKO, Deutsche TV-Plattform, DVB, SCTE, VATM, VPRT, and ZVEI) and Medienforum NRW, an event supported by the federal state government of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW). Kick-off was a joint opening with a welcome address by NRW´s Prime Minister Hannelore Kraft.

    ANGA COM 2015 will take place on June 9 -11, 2015, again in the Messe Koeln in Cologne, Germany.

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    TV Everywhere users watch more TV overall

    May 26, 2014 08.39 Europe/London By Robert Briel


    TV EverywhereAccording to research published by Viacom TV Everywhere users show an increase in overall TV viewing, as well as greater customer loyalty towards pay TV providers that offer TV Everywhere services.

    The broadcaster’s report TV Here, There, (Not Quite) Everywhere, explores consumers’ experiences around TV Everywhere (TVE) apps and sites.

    For the purposes of this study, the TV Everywhere experience is defined as watching full-length TV programs on sites and apps by “authenticating,” or using pay TV log-in information. The methodology involved digital online journals, focus groups and ethnographies in New York and Chicago. Online surveys were conducted with more than 1,300 Viacom viewers ages 13-49 and more than 600 kids ages 2-12. Participants included both users of TV Everywhere and non-users.

    “While still nascent in terms of awareness and usage, TV Everywhere presents a huge opportunity for brands to grow and strengthen their relationships with fans,” said Colleen Fahey Rush, EVP and chief research officer, Viacom Media Networks. “This research provides valuable insights into developing the best TVE experiences for our audiences who want to engage with their favorite content beyond the television screen.”

    The majority of users agree: TV Everywhere is additive to the TV viewing experience. Since they began using TV Everywhere apps and sites, 64% report watching more TV overall. This finding is even stronger among Millennials, with 72% watching more TV.

    For those using TV Everywhere, the television is still the go-to source for TV shows and watching live. After live TV, TVE apps and sites are a strong alternative, rivaling VOD, DVR and other sites that don’t require authentication with a pay TV provider, such as subscription streaming services or other free sites.

    “Apps encourage watching live TV,” said Antonia, a 15-year-old TVE user. “I started watching this show on my computer and liked it, so now I watch it if it’s on TV.”

    TV Everywhere also increases the value of pay TV subscriptions while strengthening loyalty to pay TV providers and relationships with networks. A full 98% of users say TVE adds value to their pay TV subscription, with 67% saying it adds “a lot” of value. The vast majority (93%) is more likely to stay with their provider due to TV Everywhere and 68% have a more favorable impression of networks that offer TVE experiences.

    Users cite strong content libraries, flexibility and the attitudinal element of staying savvy as their main drivers for using TV Everywhere services.

    Whether to re-watch or catch up on episodes, content is one of the biggest drivers of TV Everywhere usage. Viewers use TVE for replay, with 31% reporting that they re-watch episodes and 22% starting a show from the first season. Over two-thirds report using TVE more often than other third-party or free sites because it has more shows overall (42%), offers the shows/series they want to watch (38%), and features exclusives (23%).

    Another major driver of TVE use, the flexibility of TVE allows viewers to watch shows when, where and how they want. Nearly one-third of users use TVE because they weren’t able to watch the show live.28% use TVE because they are away from home. 22% use TVE because all TVs were in use, and the same percentage cite being able to move around the house.

    TVE users also consider themselves early adopters, with one-fifth reporting that they started using these services because they like to be the first to try new things. They are also much more likely to own and access TV shows on a range of different devices, including tablets, set-top-boxes and Smart TVs.

    “It’s never been a better time to be a fan,” continued Rush. “And TV Everywhere apps and sites allow viewers to become even bigger fans, giving them the content they want and the flexibility to watch whenever and however they want.”

    The research reveals that TV Everywhere – as both a concept and a term – still suffers from a lack of awareness and understanding. There’s also no go-to source of discovery yet: 17% of users heard about TVE from an ad on TV; 16% were made aware by a spouse or partner; and 54% of kids learned about it from their parents.

    While 19% of users say they have no problems with their TVE experiences, the top issues tend to be tech-related, including loading/buffering (24%) and crashing/freezing (23%). Content-related issues are far less common.

    For non-users, the biggest barriers to adoption are a lack of perceived need, concerns about hidden costs, lack of awareness and screen size.

    The majority of users say flexibility, extensive content, smart search, and custom logins create the best TVE experiences.

    Flexibility of a “Digital PVR”: Viewers want to be able to pause a show and pick it up at another time, even on another device. They want the abilities to start/stop (66%), watch on any device (64%), and use outside of their home Wi-Fi (60%).

    Deep Content Libraries: Viewers want instant gratification and complete and deep content libraries, including immediate access to recent episodes (65%), old seasons of shows (62%), content that never expires (62%) and live TV (56%).

    Smart Search: Intuitive search functionalities are crucial. Consumers want clear search boxes to search for specific shows (68%), organized content (59%) and the ability to make queues or lists of favorites for later viewing (55%).

    Custom Logins: Particularly in multi-person households or for those with kids in the home, the ability to customize (52%) and have accounts for multiple users (48%) is important.


 

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