As operators invest pay TV, they have to compete against OTT providers such as Netflix and Amazon, who allow contracting service directly.
Some time ago, during a coffee break at Intraway’s office, I remember that a coworker started complaining about the latest rise in Cable TV prices. He said that at some point he was just going to cut off his cable service and start using “Free Satellite TV”. After that statement, we started chatting about this so-called “Free TV” and I found out about many misconceptions that I will try to clarify in this post, while touching on some of the basics of Sat TV.
The objective of this document is to present how the Full Band Spectrum capability, available in the new chipsets of DOCSIS cable modems, can provide information to diagnose and troubleshoot the TV Service in HFC Networks, and to what extent this ability can open a new outlook for operators, marked by substantial savings, significant improvements in the level of service and productivity, and the possibility of retaining their current customers and optimizing their satisfaction.
Over-The-Top on demand content may come from different providers and this is a topic on itself, but above that fight there’s a shift in consumer behavior: now content is king. It’s the stories that customers want to consume that drives the market. In this article I’ll discuss the content provider’s rules and how to successfully comply with them.