CES 2017: taking connectivity to the next stage

CES 2017: taking connectivity to the next stage

Beyond the myriad of smartphones, fridges, drones and robots, CES offers an annual reminder as to why technology is such a fantastic area of business: by combining creativity with efficiency, we can provide new services that improve our everyday lives in a heartbeat. Yet, it’s important to remember that each of these fabulous new products …

Three key trends for the connected car

Three key trends for the connected car

We recently attended the GENIVI All Members Meeting and the TU Automotive conference which reinforced the fact that the automotive sector is an absolute hub of innovation. As connectivity continues to become more and more important, three key trends stood out as critical for the automotive market in 2017.   1.    Solutions that evolve with …

IBC 2016: Verimatrix and ACCESS secure the future of multiscreen

Verimatrix and ACCESS secure the future of multiscreen

We are pleased that keen industry watchers have noticed the continued story of cooperation between ACCESS and Verimatrix. Our collaboration started back in 2013. It focused on the new Verimatrix Gateway product, which was launched at TV Connect 2013. At the time of this announcement, security was one of the biggest hurdles preventing the adoption …

IBC 2016: powering the multiscreen world

IBC 2016: powering the multiscreen world

This year, IBC will demonstrate the latest innovations in technology that facilitate the next generation of multiscreen services. As ACCESS returns to IBC, we expect the discussions on the show floor to focus on the continuing evolution of multiscreen. In response, we will be demonstrating how operators can maximise the value of their relationships with …

What the HbbTV Association Operator Application means for MPVDs

HbbTV 2 Freeview

As an original joint French-German initiative in 2009 that gained early success as an OTT and broadcast syndicated standard, HbbTV has matured into a harmonising open standard facilitating the delivery of content to a wide range of compatible devices, leading increasing numbers of operators to rethink their multiscreen strategy. In an effort to make the platform …

Securing multiscreen revenue in an unlocked set-top world

Keeping consumers captive has always proved a difficult task, and while the multiscreen era is opening doors to a more immersive and consumer-friendly video experience, it is also radically transforming the way video services are accessed and throwing up new challenges to multi-channel video programming distributors (MVPDs). The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced in January …

Personalising the in-car experience

In our previous blog on CES 2016, we highlighted how new technology is enabling us to stay connected while we are in the car. Interestingly, many car manufacturers launched new connected services during the consumer electronics show, demonstrating how much the automotive and communications industries are becoming intertwined. General Motors’ new app is a good …