Pay-TV Innovation Forum Releases 2017 Global Findings on the State of the Industry

Cheseaux, Switzerland, September 7, 2017–NAGRA, a Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S) company, an independent provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions, in partnership with MTM, an international research and strategy consultancy, today published the final conclusions of the 2017 Pay-TV Innovation Forum. This global research programme examines the state of innovation in the pay-TV market and provides perspectives on the most attractive areas of opportunity for both service providers and content owners in Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and North America.

Marian Álvarez, Nathalie Poza and Juan Cavestany among the jury members at the HISPASAT 4K International Short Film Festival

Madrid, Spain, September 6, 2017- he names of the jury members of the HISPASAT 4K International Short Film Festival have just been announced. Actress Marian Álvarez (Golden Leopard for best actress in the Locarno Film Festival for her role in Lo mejor de mí, Silver Shell at the San Sebastian Film Festival for her role in La herida), director and playwrite Juan Cavestany (Esa sensación, Gente en sitios, Dispongo de barcos, Max Prize 2008 for best Spanish author for the script of Urtain), actress Nathalie Poza (El otro lado de la cama, Julieta, Biznaga de Plata prize for Best Lead Actress in the last edition of the Málaga Festival for No quiero decir adiós), Jesús Ulled (manager of CINE365 Film), Guillermo Niño (Senior Manager, Broadcast, OTT and Home Video at Dolby Laboratories), Edith Martínez Odriozola (director of the Culture and Society Department at TVE), Miguel Ángel Doncel (executive director of SGO), Santiago Sanz (sales manager of optical devices at Fujifilm España), Javier Valdés (founding partner of Ad Hoc Studios) and Luis León (Schedule manager of Atresmedia) will be responsible for selecting the awards in the third edition of the contest.. Ignacio Sanchís (Business Director at HISPASAT) will act as president of the jury.

TV Globo's New Approach to Big Data takes the IBC Conference Prize

London, UK, August 2, 2017--In its 50th year, the IBC Conference is still built around the technical papers programme, with the most influential paper in the programme winning the IBC Conference Prize. This year, the award goes to Marcelo Souza and his colleagues Joāo Castellani, Daniel Monteiro and Carlos Octávio Quieroz from Brazilian broadcaster, TV Globo, for their paper entitled ‘Big data for data journalism, enhanced business analytics and video recommendation at Globo’.

New Research Reveals Innovation is a Top Priority for Three Quarters of Pay-TV Executives Globally

Cheseaux, Switzerland, August 1, 2017 – NAGRA, a Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S) company and one of the world's leading independent provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions, in partnership with MTM, a leading international research and strategy consultancy, today revealed  initial survey findings investigating the top priorities and challenges facing pay-TV operators around the world. Delivered as part of the 2017 Pay-TV Innovation Forum, the survey of pay-TV industry executives suggests that 76% of respondents believe innovation is a top priority, citing the launch of new products and services as the best way to maintain and grow their businesses in a highly competitive market environment.

Pay-TV Innovation Forum Reveals the 2017 Challenges and Growth Strategies of North American Pay-TV Service Providers

Cheseaux, Switzerland – June 7, 2017 – NAGRA, a Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S) company and the world's leading independent provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions, in partnership with MTM, a leading international research and strategy consultancy, today revealed the first wave of findings from the Pay-TV Innovation Forum 2017which looks first at the state of the North American market. The global research program examines the state of pay-TV innovations and strategies that will drive the next phase of growth for the industry.

Advancing Asia’s Digital Strategy and Roadmap at CommunicAsia, EnterpriseIT and BroadcastAsia 2017

Singapore, June 1, 2017–CommunicAsia, EnterpriseIT and BroadcastAsia 2017 wrapped up last week after a three-day exhibition and conference addressing technologies and strategies for smart cities and digital ecosystems driving the digital strategies and transformation roadmaps of governments and enterprises in Asia.


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CASBAA Satellite Industry Forum 2017 : The ‘Need to Know’ for Asia

Hong Kong, May 15, 2017–At a time of unprecedented technological and business change for the Asia Pacific satellite sector, the CASBAA Satellite Industry Forum 2017 (May 22nd at the Four Seasons, Singapore) is set to tackle the most critical issues experienced by the industry after more than two decades of continuous growth. 

IBC Launches 365 Online Community Platform for Global Media, Entertainment and Technology Industry

London, UK, April 19, 2017--IBC is delighted to announce the launch of IBC365 at, a new online community platform and weekly e-bulletin that will share IBC’s unparalleled business knowledge and insight through fresh and original content, throughout the year. 

Global Futurist to Deliver Keynote on the Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Large-Scale Industry Transformation

Singapore, April 10, 2017--Rohit Talwar, Futurist and CEO of Fast Future Research, will deliver this year's CommunicAsia2017 Summit Visionary Address titled 'Artificial Intelligence vs. Genuine Stupidity ? Navigating Exponential Technologies to Create a Very Human Future?,' on 24 May at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.

CommunicAsia and EnterpriseIT 2017 to Showcase Growing Ecosystem of Innovations for Asia’s Smart Cities

Singapore, April 3, 2017--As Asia continues down the path of digital transformation and its cities get increasingly connected, CommunicAsia and EnterpriseIT 2017, to be held from 23 – 25 May, will add brand new feature zones to address the growing need for data security and the budding startup culture in the region.