Esports players

Why eSports is the next big thing?

20 Jun, 2018

According to the latest eSports market report (yes, this new-born business already has its own market report!), the eSport business estimates to make almost $1.5 billion by 2020, with a total…

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Making TV graphics meaningful for the individual

13 Jun, 2017

We have been talking a lot about making TV personal – creating a unique experience for each individual viewer so they stay longer in front of the screen, big or…

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Making the quality of online video matter

04 Apr, 2017

There is no need to argue about the benefits of adaptive bitrate (ABR) as a main method of streaming video on mobile devices – it makes content accessible to viewers…

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Lady watching content on tablet

Universal Search: The Future of Content Discovery – Part 1

28 Feb, 2017

In the digital age, content providers have been forced to adapt to the increasingly on-the-go lifestyles of consumers. This industry shift is demonstrated by the rise of Over-The-Top (OTT) and…

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Catching up with captions

21 Feb, 2017

As the Digital Economy Bill reaches the latter stages of the UK Parliamentary process before it achieves Royal Assent and passes into law, it looks highly likely to include an…

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The Content Leap – OTT in Emerging Markets

15 Nov, 2016

We, at Ericsson, have talked a lot about the change mobile connectivity brings to developing markets in Africa and Asia. It has led to economic growth, sparked innovations, brought people…

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Ericsson Consumerlab - TV and Media 2016

Satisfying the TV audiences of tomorrow

08 Nov, 2016

Just a few days ago, Ericsson published the seventh edition of its ConsumerLab TV & Media report. For those of you not familiar with ConsumerLab, I’m going to let you…

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IP broadcasting – today, tomorrow and why it matters

01 Nov, 2016

I have just returned from the annual SMPTE technical conference in Hollywood, a gathering of the broadcast and media technology community where the current and emerging trends in broadcast technology…

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Reaping the potential benefits of OTT

18 Oct, 2016

We all know that online video traffic is on the rise; the latest Ericsson Mobility report predicts that video will make up 70% of mobile traffic by 2021. Consumers’ expectations…

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The immersive world of sports TV – part 2

04 Oct, 2016

In part one of my blog, I talked about creating immersive sports experiences in order to attract more viewers, deepen engagement and extract more value from sports content. As more…

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IBC 2016 – it’s a wrap!

20 Sep, 2016

The 49th IBC closed in Amsterdam last week, with record numbers of attendees (almost 56,000) coming together to discuss the challenges and opportunities that face an industry in transition. The…

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The immersive world of sports TV – part 1

13 Sep, 2016

As you read this blog, we’ll be wrapping up yet another great IBC in Amsterdam, where one of our main themes this year has been how to create immersive sports…

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IBC 2016 – What Can We Expect?

06 Sep, 2016

  It’s that time of the year again, when the broadcast industry makes its annual visit to IBC, swapping the indoor canals of Las Vegas for the outdoor variety in…

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Reaping the Benefits of Virtualised Playout

30 Aug, 2016

The virtualisation of the playout technology stack is a natural continuation of the technology evolution we’ve witnessed over the last decade. As an industry we’ve moved from using discrete single…

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Embracing Cloud Playout services

23 Aug, 2016

Playout in the cloud is more of a focal point than ever before. Many media companies are now able, with the assistance of cloud playout, to engage in an entirely…

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20 Lessons from the TV Brand Builders – Part 3

26 Jul, 2016

In the first two parts of this post we summarized lessons 1 to 13 from our new book The TV Brand Builders: How to win audiences and influence viewers, based…

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Faster, higher, stronger

12 Jul, 2016

If you’re anything like me, that motto will give you shivers of excitement! Yes, the Olympics are just around the corner, surely the purest test of the capabilities of the…

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20 lessons from the tv brand builders – part 2

05 Jul, 2016

In our last post we summarized the first 6 of 20 key points from our new book The TV Brand Builders: How to win audiences and influence viewers, based on…

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#HumanVsBot Part Two: Underpant Shame vs the Human Touch

07 Jun, 2016

Humans are irrational, chaotic and sometimes hung over. Robots are ordered, rule following. Most of us are spending more time on screens than we do sleeping. Real human interaction between…

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#HumanVsBot Part One: March of the Bots

31 May, 2016

We’ve historically had a bit of a love hate relationship with robots and AI: Terminator (petrifying – when you’re eight), WALL-E (adorable), Channel 4’s Humans (whose side are they on…

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