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Transforming The Video Experience @ CES 2018
A new year will be rung in soon with a wonderful cornucopia of technology showcased at CES that will make our lives richer at home, at work and at play.
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Accedo, Cleeng, Brightcove and CYBEROBICS® Bring Expert Fitness Trainers Home
Today sees the launch of a fitness video on demand (VOD) service called CYBEROBICS®.
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Connecting IoT and OTT
If you read my last blog post, then you will know that whilst I said adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) is slow, the market is growing and will continue to do so. As consumers have their concerns allayed, in particular around privacy, this will continue further still.
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Piecing Together The Broadcasting and OTT Puzzle
The complexity around creating, distributing and monetising new video services across unmanaged networks and devices is a complex and often daunting task for broadcasters.
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Building a Business, Not Just an App
Over recent years we have witnessed a massive shift in the industry and TV, along with many other mediums, has become app-centric. Apps are a great, if not perhaps the only, way to deliver video to multiple platforms and ensure a consistent look and feel. With the delivery of video becoming ever more complex, content providers are looking to software to solve the challenges that come with that.
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The Internet of (what and when) Things?
The Internet of Things market will grow exponentially in the coming years: this is a fact. At a recent Parks Associates Internet of Things event in Amsterdam, pretty much all of the presentations were introduced with analytical graphs and data, all trying to explain the needs and possible marketing channels. Personally, I’m always a little dubious about data as this can always be manipulated to show desired results or premises.
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How to design common/basic interactions in VR
During my three years working at Accedo, I have had the opportunity to collaborate with the Innovations department and drive the VR efforts, creating many projects and applications to consume video in VR. Since Cardboard, VR has been progressively improving adding new ways to interact, and as a designer, I’ve been focusing on adapting the experiences to make the most of it. Here are some general guidelines that I’ve learned designing video VR applications for high-end devices such as HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.
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The Silver Lining for Pay TV Operators
As you may have read recently in the Broadband Technology Report, I strongly believe that it doesn’t all need to be doom and gloom for pay TV operators faced with the rising competition from OTT. Traditional business is under threat, but that doesn’t mean that providers can’t choose to adapt in order to meet the rising demand for multiscreen on demand content. Consumers are still looking for the same content, simply in a different format. Traditional broadcast may be declining, but content isn’t.
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Africa – Where Mobile Rules
This month, we will be heading to TV Connect Africa, which focuses on multiscreen and OTT services and enabling African broadcasters to realize the opportunities of the digital transition.
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GDPR – A great innovation for employers!
You have to give it to them: The European Union is excellent in coming up with cool, impressive, almost evil sounding names for regulations that make businesses around the continent shiver in fear. GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is no exception and sounds like a Galactic battle robot straight out of Death Star.
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Why 180 degrees is what we need for VR video
Youtube recently created a new video format, VR180. Before, 360 degrees were the only way to upload and play videos on the platform, making this format the standard. Well, it might not be obvious at first thought, but having 180 degrees videos will make the transition to video VR less steep for both video producers and viewers. Video producers will record once, following techniques they already know, and the content will be available both for regular screens and for VR devices. Also, it will improve the quality of the video, and ultimately, it will finally make 3D videos a commodity.
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Is it really a month (almost) since IBC?
We are into October already and I cannot believe it has already been four weeks since IBC. And yet, I am still literally buzzing from what must have been our most successful IBC yet.
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Voice control in OTT
"Siri, what will the weather be like tomorrow” “Tomorrow in London, it will be 21 degrees and sunny”
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The Birth of Accedo One™ – Delivering the Ultimate Video Experience Platform
This week you may have seen our announcement about Accedo One™. In case you missed it, it is a brand new cloud platform we are launching at IBC, to help our customers grow and transform the video experience. I, for one, am really excited about its potential.
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One Cloud Platform to deliver the best video experiences
Michael Lantz CEO, Accedo
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European Market Wrap-Up
As we head towards another IBC, it’s a great time to reflect on all of the growth and change that we’ve seen in the industry over the past year
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The power of symbol(ism) in Design
Nothing has made me realize the importance and power of symbols quite like being an immigrant. Navigating through airport terminals, subway stations and grocery stores when you don't understand the local language is very difficult. Without pictures, I would have gone into the wrong washroom, ended up on the wrong plane, or worse, purchased the wrong type of ice cream. Note: Sweden has licorice flavored ice cream, one can never be too careful.
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Did someone say Awards?
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Disney dumps Netflix, tickers tank, markets wrong
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Getting a Piece of the OTT Action
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Understanding Virtual Reality
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No Need To Leave The House: Salomon Delivers The Excitement of the Outdoors to You
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Live Music is one of the best VR video use cases
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The Multiscreen Opportunity
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60+ ROKU Apps and Counting – Accedo launches yet another compelling video app on the ROKU Platform!
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Apple SSO: Next step in the Video App Authentication
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BroadcastAsia – Evidence of a Market Being Disrupted
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Running a responsible digital business
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Technical challenges for cross-platform VR development and deployment
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The power of symbol(ism) in Design Transforming The Video Experience – one icon at a time
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The Lifecycle of an OTT Solution in Latin America
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The status of Virtual Reality in 2017
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Singapore Plays Host to Accedo APAC FY17/18 Sales Kick Off
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How Mobile Will Drive Video Innovations
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Sports as the Video Experience Innovator
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Keeping the entrepreneurial spirit alive
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CES 2017:  A Video Odyssey
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Delivering OTT with a product-based approach
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The end of an exciting year
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Does it really matter how you present your content to your customers?
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Building Natively For Immersive Roku UI
Finding a skilled app development and video experience partner is key to creating Roku channels that offer a unique and effective user experience. The right partner will leverage the full power of Roku and its powerful tools and resources, to bring new audiences to a channel and keep viewers coming back for more content.
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Maximise Monetisation with RAF
As audiences spend more time watching content on streaming devices, more opportunities emerge for content providers wishing to monetize their content. According to Mrugesh Desai, Head of Sales Engineering at Accedo, Providers can increase their earning power on the Roku platform by partnering with developers that can leverage the powerful Roku Advertising Framework (RAF).
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Building the future of the video experience with Digiflare
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Strategies for the development of multiplatform business in Latin America
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The Next Generation of UX at Apple
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Dynamic UX as a Competitive Differentiator
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IBC 2016 – Impressions and Conclusions
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Virtual Reality Innovation
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Industry recognition – again
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Why Thinking “Headless” is the Future of Your Content Management Strategy
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O Sucesso do OTT no Brasil
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The Success of OTT in Brazil
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Going to the next level
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Hurrah for Netflix!
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NAB reflections – Negotiating the Complexity of OTT
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Overchoice is a key problem for the video consumer
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Changing Consumption Habits will drive OTT Innovation
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Brightcove Democratizes OTT Services with Brightcove OTT Flow, Powered by Accedo
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Scaling of B2B companies
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OTT mobile Is “On-the-go” TV
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The transformation of the Australian market
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The truly dynamic user experience
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Asia is coming out of the OTT starting blocks
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Why recommendation engines are overrated
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HBO Now will be a turning point for the US TV market
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Why original content such as House of Cards will continue to be a differentiator
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The fragmented world of video services – 2015 market trends
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