Who wins and who loses in the video on-demand wars?
TELECOMSTECHNEWS, 31 AUGUST 2012
Accedo's CEO, Michael Lantz discuss video-on-demand, something he cites as a thing of the 1990s. Industry pundits
have forecasted the demise of the linear TV market for almost 20 years, but the multi-channel pay-TV business
model has proven remarkably resilient. The growth spurt and increased profitability with the move to digital
distribution over the past 10-15 years have given new life to business models, which are more than 30 years old.
Integrated experience of first & second screen applications
IBE, 1 SEPTEMBER 2012
See page 48-49 for an article by Accedo's CEO, Michael Lantz, exploring how second screen applications can be used
to drive first screen revenues.
Live Interview at IBC
THE NEXT WEB, 9 SEPTEMBER 2012
Elin Askfelt, VP of Global Sales and Marketing, is interviewed at IBC about Accedo's newest partnerships and
products as well as the Smart TV app industry.
TV is here to stay, says Accedo
ASIA IMAGE, 21 JUNE 2012
Accedo's Reuben Verghese discussed how Connected TV will be the game changer for content distribution during a
presentation at BroadcastAsia. He explored what content will work for Connected TV and triple play and how
broadcasters and content providers can stay ahead by tailoring content for Connected TV. Asia Image spoke to
Verghese before the conference in an exclusive interview.
Accedo's David Adams being interviewed at Parks Associates Connections 2012
BLIP.TV, 9 JUNE 2012
Accedo's VP Corporate Development, David Adams, was interviewed by blip.tv at Parks Associates Connections 2012.
In the video linked above, David discusses Accedo's focus area in the app store environment, as well as how
operators are adapting to the new opportunities of Smart TV. David was also a speaker at the event, discussing
emerging value-added services.
Companion apps - How will the future TV be controlled by tablets?
MICHAEL LANTZ, 1 JUNE 2012
TV has over the past 50 years grown to be one of the most important pieces of electronics we have in our home.
Most of us don’t remember a time when there were no TVs in the living room, and from a very young age we have
all been groomed to enjoy
Accedo's CEO on the Connected TV Advertising Opportunity
VIDEO AD NEWS, 3 MAY 2012
With Some analysts
predicting the global TV advertising market to grow to $163 billion this year, it’s no secret
that the TV market dwarfs the online advertising market. As things stand, the TV market is still set up to work
in very traditional ways, without any direct connection between consumers and the advertiser. With TV
advertising, advertisers need to measure efficiency with indirect methods such as consumer research and sales
impact instead of actually being able to track exactly which consumers that are exposed to which advertisement
and how they react to it.
Big TV treats cord-cutting as a threat. In reality, it's an opportunity. Here's why
VENTURE BEAT, 2 MAY 2012
With the advent of numerous over the top (OTT) platforms, which bring online video directly into the living
room, pay-TV operators face new competition — competition from hot startups like Hulu, Netflix, and Roku.
In way, OTT video represents the first real threat to the traditional pay-TV model. But in many more ways, it’s
also the traditional TV industry’s biggest opportunity yet.
Smart TV: Next Tech Boom?
FOX BUSINESS, 15 MARCH, 2012
Accedo's CEO, Michael Lantz, was recently interviewed on Fox Business, discussing the trends in Smart TV.
Michael expressed his view that all content providers need to adapt to provide at least a selection of content
over-the-top, in order to keep up with changing dynamics of TV delivery. Cable operators and broadcasters alike
will become a part of this evolution of TV viewing experience and the winners will be those providers who
deliver consumer value via OTT delivery, without changing the simplicity of the offering for consumers. You can
view his interview HERE.
Harnessing the social power
DAVID ADAMS, MARCH - APRIL 2012
TV has by it's very nature always been social, but new technologies and devices are taking the experience to a
new level, says David Adams, who examines the potential pitfalls that lie in wait
Gesture control among apps challenges for 2012
JOHN MOULDING, 23 JANUARY, 2012
Two of the major challenges for apps developers in 2012 will be to enable second screen synchronisation
with the main TV experience and to harness voice and possibly gesture recognition, which are set to
become a feature of high-end connected TVs, with Samsung leading the way.
How Pay-TV operators can leverage ott applications
MICHAEL LANTZ, DECEMBER 2011
With the advent of numerous Connected TV platforms, which bring online video directly into the living
room environment, pay-TV operators will face new competition from a variety of new companies. In this
article, Michael Lantz - CEO of Accedo - argues that the explosive OTT market will bring new
opportunities to pay-TV operators and not only new competition.
Accedo outlines TV app roadmap
CHRIS DZIADUL, 30 NOVEMBER, 2011
APPSWORLD – LONDON. There are likely to be more than 500 million active TV app users worldwide in five
From Tablets to TVs: Navigating Platform Fragmentation
MICHAEL LANTZ, 10 OCTOBER, 2011
How can content providers succeed in a world of device fragmentation? One thing is clear: Waiting for
HTML5 or any other technology to emerge as the standard will leave content providers behind the curve
70% revenue share for connected apps developers
JOHN MOULDING, 10 JUNE 2010
The connected TV device market could provide interactive TV applications developers with an expanded
market and the possibility to achieve some compelling revenue shares from the CE vendors who operate
the connected service portals.
How operators should react to Connected TV
MICHAEL LANTZ, 28 APRIL 2010
In the past 24 months, we have seen a vast amount of new Connected TV initiatives from major
consumer electronics companies, as well as from niche players.
The rise of online video
MICHAEL LANTZ, AUGUST 2011
The consumption of online video is exploding. Today, online video sites such as YouTube, DailyMotion
and Netflix are driving usage of video on the PC.
Rise of the TV "APP" store
MICHAEL LANTZ, APRIL 2010
With the iPhone’s rise to fame over the last two years, the concept of applications, or 'apps', for
mobile phones has been accepted both by the industry and consumers.
Connected TV - Threat or opportunity to broadcasters
MICHAEL LANTZ, DECEMBER 2009
Over the last 15 years, we have seen a rapid development of Internet services, first through the PC
and then through the mobile phone. TV is probably the most ubiquitous media consumption device in
the world, and it has always been a matter of time before the TV came online.
Accedo: "TV operators are doomed"
CHRIS FORRESTER, 01 DECEMBER 2008
Accedo Broadband is a well-known name in aggregating and supplying content for IPTV networks. CEO
Michael Lantz says Over-The-Top services are going to dramatically change the way cable and IPTV
Asian market "set to increase phenomenally over the coming years"
IPTV NEWS, 25 JULY 2008
Accedo Broadband is an aggregator and distributor of interactive applications and content, and
offers a content portfolio compatible with most IP set-top boxes and broadband enabled consumer
electronics devices on the market.
IPTV enters new phase in 2008
IPTV NEWS, 08 APRIL 2008
IPTV has been a promising technology for quite a few years, but we have seen endless delays and
altered roll-out plans from most IPTV operators all over the world.
Making the most of IPTV
MICHAEL LANTZ, NOVEMBER 2007
With IPTV comes a multitude of new possibilities in terms of interactive content, in a way that has
been impossible with earlier distribution technologies.
Canal Digital launches advanced interactive IPTV services using Kreatel and Accedo Broadband
KREATEL COMMUNICATION AB, 06 MARCH 2006
The Nordics largest TV-operator brings the TV experience to the next stage with the launch of the
market’s most advanced interactive IPTV package.