SFR interface

SFR Goes OTT with Unlimited VOD to compete with Netflix, Canalplay & OCS

27 February 2017

The SFR Play Platform is an on-demand video platform originally dedicated to SFR and RED customers. SFR has recently decided to break free from TV decoders by going OTT and to offer its service to any internet user on any screen. Previously named “Zive”, the SFR SVOD offer, launched in 2015, was exclusively opened to […]

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TV 2016

The year 2016 in TV

10 February 2017

On January 25th, Mediametrie published a Press Release on the year 2016 in TV. This document deals with the behavior of French TV consumers during 2016, focusing on a major innovation: Mediametrie is now able to measure the audiences of replay, while it used to report classic TV metrics only. Moreover, Mediametrie aggregates the measures […]

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OTT reinvents TV

OTT reinvents TV

6 February 2017

In the “Strategies” magazine of January 29th, Bruno Fraioli lists the main factors that will ease the use of OTT, such as the generalization of connected TVs or the simplification of interfaces. Even though the market is still dominated by ADSL operators, the generalization of smart TVs considerably increases the adoption of new practices for […]

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Some Key findings on OTT services around the world

27 January 2017

Streaming Media and Telstra have recently published a global survey about OTT, focusing on both content and monetization. This document explains that there are two main reasons to launch an OTT services offering: it is mainly an offensive approach to attract new subscribers, but it can also be a defensive approach to retain customers (which […]

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Media Workflows

Optimizing media distribution workflows
with a digital ecosystem

22 March 2016

It’s not unusual that our customers are dealing with over hundreds of different partners and content providers, such as studios, post-production facilities and distributors. All of them have different needs and goals, depending on their position in the value chain and the type of content they deliver. Managing all the workflows with all content providers poses a [...]

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SOA & BPM: dealing with complex media workflows

10 September 2015

The broadcasting industry has changed during the past few years. We moved from a few analogue linear channels distributed via terrestrial broadcast, cable or satellite to an unlimited volume of content, delivered live or on-demand to multiple devices such as computers, tablets, smartphones or smart TVs. We owe that to digitisation that transformed post-production tools, […]

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Online Video Monetization is King?

20 May 2015

The familiar saying goes ‘Content is king’ and those of us lucky enough to be working with online video & digital media know this by heart. But the story today is not all that simple. For media companies, the content is of course one of the main products on which they strive to create business [...]

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Navigating the DRM landscape

10 April 2015

When designing an OTT service, implementing a DRM protection is a must have: just like every component of the value chain, it brings additional complexity with a variety of stakeholders and end-user devices to address. The role of DRM Digital Rights Management (DRM) technologies are one of the solutions to protect online-delivered content from piracy. [...]

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metadata complexity

[VIDEO] Managing metadata complexity
for on-demand services

11 March 2015

When browsing a VOD service, it is paramount to easily find the content we are looking for. Whether we are using the search bar, or glancing over the thumbnails, the information better be accurate and directing to the right content. This role is endorsed by metadata. An on-demand service is not only about video, but [...]

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