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    World Cup broadcasters target six billion screens and 4.7 billion connected devices

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    | 19 June 2014

    It may have produced huge shocks in its first week but the World Cup is the most accessible in the football tournament's history, with broadcast and streaming services available on up to 5.9 billion screens globally, says analyst Ovum.

    In its look at the dynamics of the competition for the broadcast industry, Ovum found that even though PCs, tablets, and smartphones are providing alternatives to conventional TV viewing, accounting for 57% of all screens, traditional broadcasting – via terrestrial, cable, satellite, or IPTV – is attracting the largest audiences and generating the most value for World Cup rights holders.

    "Devices capable of streaming live and on-demand video – of which there are now 4.7 billion – are providing additional viewing opportunities outside the appointment viewing taking place in people's living rooms," says Ted Hall, senior analyst at Ovum. "With the likes of tablets providing the convenience and flexibility to consume content whenever and wherever, fans are able to watch more of the tournament than ever before. For broadcasters and operators providing multi-platform World Cup services, supplying demand with minimal technical hiccups should be of paramount concern. Having set consumer expectations for TV everywhere, providers must now deliver on the promise of their offerings, as failure to do so can result in bad press and, more importantly, frustrated fans. While viewing live events online is improving, there is some way to go before it can compare with the reliability traditional TV distribution offers for the largest audiences."

    Ovum also added that, despite a rather noticeable amount of hype, significant innovation of the viewing experience for this World Cup is somewhat lacking, such as 4KTV/UltraHD services. "4K technology is far from ready for home viewing, with holes in the transmission part of the ecosystem meaning that it will be some time before audiences of any significant scale will be watching UHDTV content in their living rooms," Hall observed. "And with FIFA abandoning its support of 3DTV for Brazil 2014 – in light of the format's spectacular failure to capture the public's imagination – the less glamorous HDTV will be the preferred format of many World Cup viewers, with up to 260 million homes watching matches in high definition."

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    Newtec Enables Thailand’s Newest DTH Service Launched By Thaicom

    Thaicom-6 platform uses Newtec technology to provide additional capacity, delivering more than 200 channels for ‘hot-bird’ broadcasting service

    SINGAPORE, 19 June 2014 Newtec announced today that Thaicom PLC, a leading Asian satellite operator, has installed Newtec technology (M6100 Broadcast Satellite Modulators) on the platform of Thaicom-6, enabling its satellite to provide TV Broadcasting services in both C-band and Ku-band to serve customers with the best value and viewing experience.

    More than 30 Newtec M6100 Broadcast Satellite Modulators are installed on Thaicom-6, along with Newtec’s Automated Equalink® technology, which allows Thaicom to either save money on space capacity, lower the programming cost or increase service availability. Broadcasters can gain an increase of up to 10% in throughput without changing any system parameters or set-top boxes, making it possible to upgrade some SD programs to HD or add content. Newtec’s equipment also includes Clean Channel Technology®. This combination of improved roll-offs for DVB-S2 and advanced filtering technologies allows optimal bandwidth utilization, resulting in even higher efficiency and a significant improvement in performance by 1.2dB.

    The extension to the DVB-S2 standard, a new specification developed by DVB members including Newtec, called DVB-S2X, is also implemented on Newtec products, or is available as a software upgrade. This new standard brings further capabilities on top of DVB-S2, including lower Roll-Offs (RO) and increased granularity in MODCOD choice.

    “We are continually advancing our solutions for broadcasters and operators and have implemented our latest technologies to ensure Thaicom can offer its customers the best possible service and viewing experience,” said Mario Querner, VP Asia of Newtec.

    Dr. Sakon Kittivatcharapong, Senior Vice President Ground System Operations at Thaicom, stated: “Newtec is our reliable supplier for Thaicom’s broadcasting platform. We are delighted about the advances in technology made by Newtec, which will bring quality services to Thaicom’s customers and viewers throughout our service footprints in Asia and Africa.”

    Thaicom is a leading Asian satellite operator, providing innovative solutions in telecommunications and satellite that answer every need with a full spectrum of services, including integrated solutions for satellite broadcast and broadband. Thaicom has delivered more than 600 television channels, including 70 in High Definition (HD). Thaicom has launched six satellites into orbit; three satellites are in operation. Thaicom 5 and Thaicom 6 are broadcasting satellites at 78.5 degrees EAST, broadcasting for Thailand and SE Asia and board more than 600 TV channels (coverage over Thailand, SE Asia and Africa; by the name “Africom-1”).

    For more information about Newtec’s DTH satellite technologies talk to Newtec at its CommunicAsia booth in Singapore (level 1, stand P2-01) from the 17th until the 20th of June 2014.

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    Line of Duty, Doctor Who and Ant and Dec triumph at the Freesat Free TV Awards 2014

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    In what is a fitting tribute as it celebrates its 50th anniversary, Doctor Who was the undoubted star of the Freesat Free TV Awards, scooping the prize for Best of British TV programme or series.

    The awards, which are designed to celebrate the best in free TV, also saw BBC Two's drama Line of Duty named Best TV Drama, with lead actor Keeley Hawes taking to the stage to collect the award. The judges said that the show had featured "breathtaking performances" and that "in a world of box sets, we enjoyed watching TV in the usual way, staying in every Wednesday night to find out what would happen next".

    ITV took home three awards, with Best Live TV Programme or Series going to Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway, which the judges said had delivered "Extraordinary ambition, week after week". Ant and Dec also won Personality of the Year, for the second year in a row, and Coronation Street was named Best British TV Soap.

    BBC Two won the Freesat Channel of the Year award, as judges praised the channel for "firing on all cylinders; with strong dramas, great comedy and expertise in every territory from science to history". As well as Line of Duty, BBC Two also won for Best TV Sitcom, with James Corden and Mathew Baynton's The Wrong Mans.

    "I never fail to be impressed with the outstanding quality of great free Television and Radio on Freesat," commented Freesat managing director Emma Scott. "This year in particular has been a truly amazing one for TV drama, so we're particularly proud to see Doctor Who, The Day of the Doctor and Line of Duty recognised as our winners from a fantastically strong field. "

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    Sports rights blow for Canal+

    Canal+ has lost a court case it brought about against beIN Sports over sports broadcasting rights.

    According to Le Figaro, Canal+ filed a complaint in July 2013 and on March 11 this year, during a stormy hearing held at the Commercial Court of Nanterre, it claimed to have lost 187,000 subscribers since the launch of its Qatari-owned rival.

    This was due to beIN’s strategy of paying exceptionally large amounts for broadcast rights and then charging abnormally low subscription fees.

    Canal+ asked for a record €293 million in compensation, but instead the court ruled that Canal+’s case was unconvincing.

    In its view, the entry of beIN Sports had not led to a surge in the price of sports rights or disrupted the sector.

    The court also said the two channels were different, with one dedicated solely to sport and other a general premium services.

    In addition, it could be argued that Canal+, like beIN Sports, had strong financial backing, in its case through Vivendi.

    Canal+, which has yet to say whether it will appeal, was also asked to pay €100,000 in costs.

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    Eutelsat looks to Asia-Pacific

    Eutelsat is to significantly scale up its presence in the Asia-Pacific region by embarking on a new triple mission satellite programme that will support sustained demand for capacity for data, fixed and mobile broadband services, as well as video.

    The satellite will also host the Pacific Ocean Region’s first High Throughput payload, which Panasonic Avionics Corporation has already selected as its key growth platform for trans-Pacific and Asian in-flight broadband and live TV services provided to commercial airlines.

    Eutelsat’s new high-capacity satellite, Eutelsat 172B, will be launched in 2017 at 172 degrees East as an early follow-on programme to Eutelsat 172A. It will provide continuity and expansion capacity at a position that is already a prime gateway for services in the Asia Pacific region.

    Eutelsat 172B will have three distinct payloads, namely:

    A C-band payload delivering increased power and broader coverage that will enhance service provided today to existing customers via Eutelsat 172A and tap into new growth markets in South East Asia.

    A regular Ku-band payload doubling capacity at 172 degrees East and connected to five improved service areas: North Pacific, North East Asia, South East Pacific, South West Pacific and South Pacific.

    An innovative High Throughput Ku-band payload specifically designed for in-flight broadband, featuring multiple user spots optimised to serve densely-used Asian and trans-Pacific flight paths and interconnected to gateways operating in the Ka band.

    This new payload will be the first customised for in-flight connectivity over the Pacific Ocean Region, delivering an overall throughput of 1.8 Gbps to an underserved market.

    Commenting on the new programme, Michel de Rosen, Eutelsat’s chairman and CEO, said: “In addition to delivering significant scope for growth for existing clients, this highly efficient asset in the sky places our 172 degrees East position front and centre of the rapidly expanding market for mobile services in the Pacific Ocean region. We welcome Panasonic Avionics Corporation as an anchor tenant on Eutelsat 172B. Their long-term commitment to this location underscores its unmatched vantage point over a wide and underserved area spanning from the West coast of North America, to Asia and down to Australia and Pacific islands.”??

    Paul Margis, president and CEO of Panasonic Avionics, said: “Demand for in-flight connectivity is increasing exponentially, especially in Asia. This agreement with a capable technology partner such as Eutelsat represents a continuation of our commitment to serve the aviation industry with the most capable and comprehensive connectivity solution available today and in the future.”

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    Right holders enforce ban on live World Cup coverage

    Around the world, right holders are trying to enforce the rules and regulations regarding live coverage of the FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil.

    Two recent examples include Turkish public broadcaster TRT in France and Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation on the DStv DTH platform in Africa.

    In France, the IPTV provider Free has stopped distribution of Turkish domestic channel TRT1 which showed all FIFA World Cup games for free following intervention from the pay-TV channel beIN Sport, which holds the French broadcast rights to all 64 World Cup games. Thus, the loophole to follow the games live without a beIN Sport subscription has now been closed.

    The Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation signal on the DTH platform DStv was de-actived last Thursday at the instructions of FIFA to prevent people from watching the World Cup for free.

    The tournament started in Brazil last Thursday.

    ZBC apologised to its viewers but said it would broadcast all the 64 matches through terrestrial television where viewers would use a normal aerial.

    And of course, ARD and ZDF left Hot Bird during the World Cup games due to rights restrictions.

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    Linear viewing decline a wake-up call to broadcasters

    Analysis of television viewing data has found that broadcast TV viewing saw a significant fall in 2013 in the UK and US, as viewers switched to using on-demand services to time-shift and place-shift their viewing, according to IHS.

    Changes in consumption habits signal a need for transformation in broadcaster and pay-TV operator strategies as competition for viewership increases.

    old tv setBroadcast viewing sees its largest declines yet: Linear broadcast viewing saw the biggest decline yet in both the US and UK in 2013, falling well below historic figures for the first time. The UK and US saw average daily viewing time of broadcast content fall by 11 and 7 minutes respectively year-on-year. The two markets have seen a number of consecutive years of decline in linear TV viewing.

    Non-traditional TV viewing now makes up nearly 1 in 5 TV minutes: Individuals in the UK and US spent 49 and 52 minutes each day watching ‘non-traditional’ (DVR or on-demand) television content in the UK and US. PVR time-shifted viewing continues to account for the largest proportion of non-traditional viewing, though much of the recent growth has been coming from on-demand.

    Growth in Netflix prompts tripling of online video viewing in the US: Online long-form video consumption saw a threefold increase in the US over two years, with the average individual spending 9 minutes each day viewing TV content on devices other than the TV.

    Subscription VoD eating into broadcast TV: Increases in non-linear viewing helped to stabilise total TV viewing time in the US, which saw marginal increases of an extra minute per day per person, just compensating for the decline in linear. While online long-from viewing increased by 6 minutes each day between 2011 and 2013, viewing on the TV set, both linear and non-linear, fell by 7 minutes each day. By year-end 2014, IHS forecasts that individuals will be spending more time watching on-demand content on connected devices than on pay-TV VoD services in the US.

    PVR usage approaching its peak: Recorded minutes declined on a per PVR home basis in the UK, and stabilised in the US in 2013. Consumers are increasingly relying on catch-up and on-demand services for time-shifted viewing. This is occurring despite the huge growth in PVR ownership in the UK in the past year and reflects the fact that PVRs like the YouView box increasingly act as a platform for online video services.

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    SyncScreen and Civolution power CBBC app

    SyncScreen has partnered with Civolution to deploy its Automatic Content Recognition (ACR) technology, SyncNow for the first ever play-along quiz app for CBBC’s Gory Games.

    Designed to be used with the Horrible Histories spin-off quiz show Gory Games, the app for iOS and Android tablets and smartphones lets children take on the studio contestants, test their knowledge of gruesome facts and win virtual prizes whilst watching the show live, or on-demand on BBC iPlayer.

    The app design and user experience was produced by SyncScreen and is the second SyncNow ACR enabled play-along app for a CBBC show that is powered by the SyncScreen Framework API. However, the Gory Games app is the first fully produced by the SyncScreen creative team.

    “We wanted to create the optimal playalong experience for Gory Games, using all our editorial know-how and design insight to produce a fun, immersive and sympathetic two-screen TV experience for children ” said Marc Goodchild, creative director of SyncScreen.

    “We feel that we have achieved that. Crucially, from a creative and production process perspective, our SyncScreen Framework made the synchronisation functions easy to implement and we have used Civolution’s SyncNow watermarking solution as the underlying enabling tech for frame-accurate cue detection to maximum effect”.

    “We are delighted to be working with SyncScreen to deliver this great synchronized app. We are confident that such projects will help create stronger relationships with younger audiences, who as ‘digital natives’ will naturally want to play along with a well-designed app that’s fun and easy to follow.” said Andy Nobbs, CMO, Civolution.

    “Synchronization between multiple screens is becoming increasingly prevalent in mainstream TV programming. The launch of the Gory Games app is further proof that a well designed and produced two-screen experience can unlock deeper viewer engagement models.”

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    Ben Pyne 1st of CTAM EuroSummit’14 keynote interviews

    CTAM Europe has announced that its EuroSummit ’14 will have Disney’s Ben Pyne as the first of the Day 1 keynote interviews.

    Ben Pyne, president, global distribution, Disney Media Networks is to be interviewed by Aryeh B. Bourkoff, founder & CEO, LionTree LLC.

    Pyne has chief responsibility for the international distribution and sales of the portfolio of entertainment and news content produced by The Walt Disney Company, and their distribution to all platforms, including the burgeoning VOD and broadband markets. He also oversees domestic distribution of the company’s television content handled by Disney-ABC Domestic Television, international content distribution through Disney-ABC International Television, and is responsible for the ABC Television Network’s Affiliate Relations department as well as the Disney and ESPN Media Networks Affiliate Sales and Marketing team.

    EuroSummit’14 will be held on September 18 and 19 at the Copenhagen Marriott.

    Last year, the event attracted around 300 executives from over 25 countries; representing 75 companies from cable, content, technology and new media industries.

    Early bird registration for the event is now open on the conference’s special website.

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    AirTies reaches new milestone

    AirTies has announced that it has shipped 2.5 million wireless connectors since their launch in Q4 2012.

    The Air 4400 connectors link existing STBs wireless routers enabling access to VoD and on demand content.

    Deployed by Tier 1 European operators, they have resulted in 500% increases in downloads, 40% increases in content views and 17% increases in film rentals in only the first year.

    According to a recent independent survey amongst 235 satellite and cable operators commissioned by AirTies, 67 saw inconsistent wireless coverage as a major barrier to delivering video services in the home.

    Support calls relating to Wi-Fi connectivity in the home were also cited as one of the leading problem areas, whilst 36% rated the self-installation of wireless equipment by subscribers as their top wish.

    Bulent Celebi, chairman and co-Founder of AirTies, said: “Satellite operators have a huge opportunity to increase their revenue with catch-up TV and on demand TV services. A key barrier to overcome is the cost of deployment and having a small device like the Air 4400 that can be delivered by post and installed by the user is a massive advantage.”


 

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