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tvstrategies™ analyst & consultant Steven Hawley blogs about industry events, products & services (reviews), his opinions and announcements from tvstrategies as they occur, including industry reports.

Just how easy is it to cut the cord?

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The first article of a new blog has been published by Videonet, co-authored by David Price and myself.   David is a well-known and highly respected executive in the TV technology industry and is now the head of Scala Advisors.  Videonet is one of the go-to resources in the connected TV industry. I’ve been a...

GDPR: Does it apply to TV technology vendors?

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The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect on May 24 (tomorrow, as I write this). You’ve probably received emails from your business partners, vendors, and companies that send email to you; asking you to opt in to emails that you already receive – and giving you th...

Copyright Infringement: a public service message…

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A letter recently arrived by postal mail, telling me that I had a copyrighted image on my Web site.  Many companies and individuals use images on Web sites that they find online.  Adding a caption that attributed the image to its source was not enough. Today it was followed up by an email, below.  I... Read more &r...

A big picture view of IBC 2016

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Cable & Satellite International asked me to contribute my thoughts after the 2016 IBC conference in Amsterdam. The article is available online via CSI’s Web site. The promises made by technological progress and the industry consolidation of recent years are finally coming to fruition.  Video delivery framewo...

A ‘Zero, One, Two’ Strategy Pays Off for China Telecom Sichuan Branch

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China has more IPTV subscribers than any other country in the world, and IPTV is available to millions of households nationwide. At the 2016 Huawei Global Analyst Summit this Spring, Mr. Jie Feng, CTO of China Telecom Sichuan Branch, explained how its own IPTV service has changed the DNA of his organization. Traditiona...