Connectivity in the Middle East

The fall in oil prices in the Middle East and North Africa in the last few years, although now recovering, has had a knock-on effect on spending on broadcast technology and services in recent months, with budget cuts, deferred projects and overall decreases in investment.


Fighting IPTV piracy

BroadcastAsia2017 International Conference speaker, Pablo Argon, Senior Director Technical Strategy, TV Platforms, Media Solutions at Ericsson, on the fight against IPTV piracy.

New Media Tech Features

The right CDN

Does a dedicated TV CDN deliver the best value when serving regional TV markets like the Middle East, or is using CDN as a service a better proposition? Göran Appelquist, CTO of Edgeware, explores

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Reaching a global audience

In the current highly competitive and complex media landscape, media service providers can help broadcasters find their audience by providing them with technical, marketing and communication tools. Samir Zehani sheds light on the role of service providers.


Friend MTS to launch automated IPTV anti-piracy service

Friend MTS is ramping up the fight against video piracy with the launch of Viper at CABSAT 2016. It is claimed to be the first technology-led anti-piracy solution specifically designed to tackle the growing threat from illegal IPTV set-top boxes. Viper, which will be demonstrated on stand CD-36...

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Du to broadcast 4K content in UAE

UAE telco Du has announced that it will start 4K content broadcast service. According to Samera Geissah, Vice-President of Consumer, New Business and Innovation at Du: “Very soon, we plan to introduce 4K streaming to our subscribers. We have already obtained rights from certain studios for...