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CloudTV StreamCast: Enabling pay-TV and online video providers to bring online video content to every set-top box

The shift in consumer viewing habits from pay-TV channels to the Web has created opportunities for new video consumption models that would give online video providers access to every existing pay-TV set-top box and would allow pay-TV providers to sustainably differentiate their services by offering infinite libraries of online content. CloudTV StreamCast overcomes the technical hurdles that need to be cleared to bring online content to every STB, enabling pay-TV and online video providers to capitalize on this new market opportunity.

 

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ActiveVideo CloudTV GuideCast: Delivering User Interfaces from the Cloud for Pay-TV Operators

Within the pay-TV industry there has been tremendous interest in the significant business benefits of delivering modern UIs from the cloud and extending those UIs ubiquitously across existing and new devices. This paper looks at the business rationale and the services enabled, as well as the technological innovations that enable the ActiveVideo CloudTV platform to deliver and unleash Cloud UIs at scale for cable, telco and content aggregators of pay-TV services.

 

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Cloud Browser Business Opportunities

GSMA Web Working Group

Published by GSMA, the highly influential mobile telecom industry association, this report presents the Cloud Browser technology that simplifies application deployment and maintenance by shifting their execution into the Cloud. It seeks to drive thought leadership around the business and technical merits of a cloud browser, and highlights how the technology addresses business and technology constraints and can help to reduce the overall Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of a Quad-Play service. ActiveVideo was one of the joint expert contributors to this publication.

 

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Cloud-Based Revenue Security for Integrated Online and Pay-TV Experience

As operators seek to incorporate online video into pay-TV bundles, a key obstacle is the fundamental differences between online DRMs and pay-TV conditional access systems. Cloud virtualization can enable a shared and protected business model that provides market footprint and quality of experience benefits to online providers, while enabling pay-TV operators to tap into rich online content libraries.

 

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Business Case for CloudTV

Virtualization of CPE functions is accelerating time to market for services such as cloud-based guides and online video experiences across entire pay-TV customer footprints. This study by ACG Research shows that using CloudTV to bring rich, consistent UIs from the cloud to any STB or connected devices can deliver orders of magnitude of scalability and can reduce total cost of ownership by 83%.    About Michael Kennedy and ACG Research ACG Research (ACGResearch.net) is an analyst and consulting company that focuses in the networking and telecom space. Their best-in-class subject matter...

 

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Television as an App: Taming the Device Fragmentation Problem

Delivery at scale of rich, consistent user experiences – including apps, TV Everywhere and even online content -- can help pay-TV operators build value in an increasingly competitive environment. Colin Dixon, chief analyst and founder of nScreenMedia, discusses device reach, service velocity and other advantages of cloud virtualization of the “last mile” in pay-TV networks.   About Colin Dixon and nScreenMedia nScreenMedia (nScreenMedia.com) is dedicated to the new world of over-the-top delivery of media to all the screens in a consumers life, and provides commentary on current...

 

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Cloud UIs: Managing Latency without Compromise

TV user interfaces are growing more complex and powerful, adding features and functionality required to provide consumers the content when and where they want it.  The entire industry, from device manufacturers to application interface designers must keep in mind the impact their decisions will have, and to especially focus on reducing latency for the best possible user experience.   This paper examines the sources of latency and the performance of the CloudTV platform.