Multi-Screen Content Licensing Still a Major Headache for Pay TV Operators, Infonetics Survey Shows

  Multi-Screen Content Licensing Still a Major Headache for Pay TV Operators,
  Infonetics Survey Shows

Business Wire

CAMPBELL, Calif. -- January 22, 2013

Market research firm Infonetics Research released excerpts from its new
Multi-Screen TV Service Deployment Strategies: Global Service Provider Survey,
for which Infonetics interviewed pay TV operators about their plans for
multi-screen video services and delivering live and file-based video content
to subscribers with multiple devices.

ANALYST NOTE

“Multi-screen services are quickly becoming a critical service for pay TV
operators worldwide,” notes Jeff Heynen, directing analyst for broadband
access and pay TV at Infonetics Research. “By keeping attention focused on the
content they’re providing, operators keep subscribers and advertisers happy.”

“But,” cautions Julien Blin, Infonetics’ directing analyst for consumer
electronics and mobile broadband, “Significant challenges remain, particularly
when it comes to securing licensing arrangements with content owners who are
concerned about the security of their content in a multi-screen world. This is
also one of the major hurdles to offering á la carte cable content, a hot
topic these days.”

MULTISCREEN TV SURVEY HIGHLIGHTS

  *Nearly half of survey respondents support tablets as part of their
    multi-screen service today, growing to 100% by 2014
  *When it comes to supporting mobile OS as part of a multi-screen service,
    40% of operators interviewed prefer the Android and iOS platforms
  *Among survey respondents, the need to reduce churn and increase customer
    loyalty was rated a top business driver
  *Securing content licensing deals is the #1 business challenge facing
    respondent operators

SURVEY SYNOPSIS

For its 24-page multi-screen TV survey, Infonetics interviewed
purchase-decision makers at incumbent and cable operators from EMEA, North
America, and Asia Pacific in November and December 2012 about their plans for
delivering multi-screen video. The study provides insights into business
drivers and challenges, technological challenges, types of devices and mobile
operating systems supported, transcoding and delivery methods, number of
broadcast channels and VOD titles offered, and value-added services. To buy
the report, contact Infonetics: http://www.infonetics.com/contact.asp.

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  *Cisco #1 in cable STBs for second straight quarter
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    hit $23B in 2012
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UPCOMING PAY TV MARKET RESEARCH

Download Infonetics’ market research brochure, publication calendar, events
brochure, report highlights, tables of contents and more at
http://www.infonetics.com/login.

  *Broadcast and Streaming Video Equipment and Pay TV Subscribers Market
    Share
  *Set-Top Boxes and Pay TV Subscribers Market Share
  *Pay TV Services and Subscribers
  *Pay TV Subscriber Database (new 2013 quarterly service)

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Visit https://www.infonetics.com/infonetics-events/ to learn more or register
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TO BUY REPORTS, CONTACT:

N. America (West), Asia, Latin America: Larry Howard, larry@infonetics.com, +1
408-583-3335

N. America (East), Texas, Midwest: Scott Coyne, scott@infonetics.com, +1
408-583-3395

Europe, Middle East, Africa: George Stojsavljevic, george@infonetics.com, +44
755-488-1623

Japan, South Korea, China, Taiwan: http://www.infonetics.com/contact.asp

ABOUT INFONETICS

Infonetics Research (www.infonetics.com) is an international market research
and consulting firm serving the communications industry since 1990. A leader
in defining and tracking emerging and established technologies in all world
regions, Infonetics helps clients plan, strategize, and compete effectively.
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Contact:

Infonetics Research
Jeff Heynen, +1-408-583-3359
Directing Analyst, Broadband Access and Pay TV
jeff.heynen@infonetics.com
Twitter: @jeffheynen
or
Julien Blin, +1-408-583-3385
Directing Analyst, Consumer Electronics
and Mobile Broadband
julien@infonetics.com
Twitter: @jblin