White Papers & Special Reports

Dynamic Ad Insertion Extends Monetization Opportunities

July 30, 2015 Video on demand (VoD) has become a consistent moneymaker for video content providers. However, until recently VoD hasn't further developed its revenue-generating potential because time-shifted viewing often proved incompatible with traditional advertising campaigns. Enter dynamic ad insertion. The ability to adapt ad presentation to time-shifted realities has opened new monetizat...

Test & Measurement in Today’s Wireless World

July 22, 2015 In this sponsored Special Report from Trilithic, you will learn: How wireless got to where it is today What we’ve learned about installing wireless networks in the home What it takes to successfully install in-home wireless networks What kind of tools are available for testing and measuring wireless networks Download the eBook now to learn more!

A Silver Lining in the Cloud

June 26, 2015 Cable operators have aggressively adopted cloud networking and related virtualization concepts to serve both residential and business customers. As a result, operators are both using the cloud to improve their operations as well as providing a range of new services on both fronts. However, operators have used a variety of strategies to enable cloud services. They've also had to d...

OTT and Cable: A Delicate Balance

May 28, 2015 Over-the-top (OTT) distribution models gradually will transform the video business. Indeed, it can be argued that OTT is the biggest sea change since the introduction of the VCR decades ago. The cable industry is in the middle of it all. Operators can go one of two ways on OTT: They can fight what ultimately will be a losing battle or co-opt OTT and make it theirs. The indication...

Cloud for Video Processing

May 21, 2015 Operators and content distributors have the opportunity, if not the obligation, to differentiate from the competition by becoming more agile. Shortening product launch cycles without impacting the quality of services has become one of the main challenges and a key factor for success. To achieve this, numerous structural changes have to be applied in the organization; read this wh...
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The 4K/UHD Picture Remains Fuzzy

April 30, 2015 The stores are brimming with 4K televisions. But the wide scale delivery of ultra-high definition programming that takes advantage of 4K still is in the future. How far in the future depends on a number of things, including fundamental questions on how consumers want to watch television and the extent to which parallel video advances reduces the momentum for 4K. In its April Spec...

Test, Measurement & Monitoring Grows More Complex…And More Vital, Part II

March 30, 2015 March is Test, Measurement and Monitoring month at Broadband Technology Report. TM&M is among the most important activities in which cable operators take part. No matter how low the price or attractive the service, subscribers will be dissatisfied if things don’t go smoothly. And dissatisfied subscribers easily can become ex-subscribers. There is a lot to learn. The Second Pa...

Test, Measurement & Monitoring Grows More Complex…And More Vital, Part I

March 25, 2015 Test, Measurement and Monitoring always was an important topic for cable operators. It is growing more central as operators add new services, new types of networks – and as competition increases. The first part of Broadband Technology Report’s TM&M March Special Report will tackle this broad and vital issue from a number of perspectives. Check out the SR for insights and offe...

5 Steps to Solving the TV Everywhere Dilemma for Operators

March 5, 2015 We are in the midst of a massive shift in how and where television viewers access their favorite shows and programming tiers. Operators that deny this shift will be behind the times and left out of position to deliver this content on screens of all shapes and sizes. Further, an entire generation of television viewers is emerging, bringing with them new requirements regarding what...
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10 Smart Steps to Revenue Security in a Connected World

January 20, 2015 These are exciting times in cable, for both viewers and operators. The advent of multiscreen video, and 4K on the horizon, create opportunities for new business models and revenue streams - but they also pose challenges. Key among these is managing security in a more complex landscape. This special report examines multi-layered revenue security in the new multiscreen world. Spons...
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BTTV

The State of OTT: Live from The Independent Show

July 24, 2015

BTR caught up with Matt Smith, chief evangelist for Anvato, at ...

Video Series: The HFC Network Evolution, Part III

June 29, 2015

Watch the video to hear Cisco's Todd McCrum discuss the node as a platform. Make sure and watch part I and part II of the video series to learn more about the evolving HFC network.

Three Questions with Comcast's Eric Schaefer

June 24, 2015

Comcast's senior vice president and general manager of communication, data and mobility services, Eric Schaefer, chats with BTR's Ron Hendrickson about the MSO's Gigabit Pro 2 Gbps high-speed Internet service, its underlying technologies and deployment plans, and the company's plans and experiences with DOCSIS 3.1.

Video Series: The HFC Network Evolution, Part II

June 22, 2015

Watch the video to hear Cisco’s Steve Condra discuss the future of HFC networks. Be on the lookout for part III in this special three-part video series next week.

Time Warner Cable Logra gran retorno con su inversión en SIG

June 17, 2015

Escuche como TWC desarrolló un Sistema de Información Geográfica de redes (SIG) que habilita a más de 9,000 usuarios con información de red precisa. Aprenda como esto permitió tomar mejores decisiones y le dio agilidad al negocio resultando en...

BTR Blogs

BTR Managing Editor Ron Hendrickson

Churn and King Content

08/03/2015 As much as we like to focus on technology, there's no getting around the fact that in the video world, content is still king. And nowhere is that ...
BTR Managing Editor Ron Hendrickson

Welcome to the New BTR-V!

06/01/2015 Hello, and welcome to BTR's newest product, BTR-V. The "V" is for video, specifically advanced video technologies that cut across industry ...
BTR Managing Editor Ron Hendrickson

INTX: OTT, Front and Center

05/13/2015

If you had to name just one overarching theme at this year's inaugural INTX show, it would have to be over-the-top (OTT) video: How it ...

Latest News & Features

Parks Associates

OTT Video: Easy Come, Easy Go

July 31, 2015 According to Parks Associates, many subscription OTT video services are experiencing high churn rates, suggesting that con...
IHS

Set-Tops: Shipments Up, Profits Down

July 31, 2015 According to IHS (NYSE:IHS), unit shipments of set-top boxes worldwide improved 2% sequentially in the first quarter of 20...
JW Player

JW Player's Online Video Player Now Free

July 31, 2015 JW Player is making its Pro player edition free of charge. As part of the pricing change, the digital and mobile online vi...

Webcasts

Test & Measurement in a Multiscreen World

The provision of any service/anywhere presents test and measurement challenges for cable operators that mix the old and the new. In this webinar we examine how operators can ensure that their multiscreen service rollouts proceed smoothly and maintain the expected quality of experience. In this webcast, sponsored by Tektronix, JDSU and Trilithic...
July 14, 2015

INTX 2015: The Cable Show Branches Out

The old NCTA Cable Show has morphed into INTX, the Internet and Television Exposition. What's new? What's not? What's it all mean?  Join BTR Publisher Tim Hermes and Managing Editor Ron Hendrickson for a discussion of the tech, trends and buzz at this year's INTX in Chicago.

May 14, 2015

Featured Hangout

Three Technologies, One Conversation

October 28, 2014

Join BTR in an exclusive Google Hangout for a wide-ranging 30-minute informal discussion of the latest in multiscreen video, home gateways, and testing/monitoring of DOCSIS 3.1 and fiber networks.
Sponsored by Alticast, Hitron Technologies, SCTE, and VeEX.

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