Author Archives: Ian D. Nock

About Ian D. Nock

Looks a little like a bank robber but actually is a consultant working in the field of Consumer Electronics, Digital TV and Interactive Solutions/delivery. Twenty years experience working throughout Europe on delivering IT Systems and Digital TV Solutions. Experienced in working on all aspects of service delivery including solution integration, platforms and customer premises equipment.

NAGRA, Adobe, and Cisco top ABI Research operator video software competitive assessment

​NAGRA was ranked as the number one conditional access (CAS) vendor, Adobe the number one digital right management (DRM) vendor, and Cisco Systems the number one middleware vendor by a recent Competitive Assessment from ABI Research. via NAGRA, Adobe, and … Continue reading

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84% of U.S. households subscribe to some form of pay TV

New consumer research from Leichtman Research Group, Inc. (LRG) finds that about 84% of households nationwide subscribe to some form of pay-TV service. While the reported number of pay-TV subscribers has been fairly flat over the past four years, occupied … Continue reading

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ThinkAnalytics unveils MyThinkTV user interface » Digital TV Europe

TV search and recommendations firm ThinkAnalytics is due to unveil a new concept user interface called MyThinkTV at IBC. The concept UI supports all ThinkAnalytics’ personalised recommendations techniques and can be used to browse linear and VOD content, the firm … Continue reading

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Meet the Dutch at IBC

What is new and interesting at this year´s IBC? This special session hosted by the City of Amsterdam takes a Dutch perspective. via Meet the Dutch at IBC.

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First BT Trial of Future G.Fast Copper Broadband Hits Nearly 720Mbps – ISPreview UK

The next generation of hybrid-fibre G.fast (aka – FTTC2 / ITU G.9700) and FTTdp broadband technology managed to achieve an aggregate downstream / upstream speed of nearly 720Mbps (Megabits per second) during BTOpenreach’s first UK trial with Huawei, which took … Continue reading

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Now TV comes to the Chromecast

Ever since Now TV launched, subscribers have cried out for Sky to support more streaming devices. Today, the company answered some of its critics by announcing it’s built Chromecast functionality into its Now TV apps on both iOS and Android. … Continue reading

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Amino and Vision247 to deliver OTT multiscreen TV

Amino and Vision247 have partnered to offer ISPs, telecommunications service providers and content aggregators a fully scalable platform that delivers an intuitive and easy-to-use OTT multiscreen experience across mobile, online and TV screens. via Amino and Vision247 to deliver OTT … Continue reading

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