Analyst Blogs

Valentine’s Day Love with my Lenovo Phab 2Pro (safe for work :-))

Feb. 16, 2017, 9:52 a.m.

People, I have fallen hard for the new Lenovo Phab 2Pro, inappropriately on Valentine’s night. I’m talking full-on even-channel-4-wouldn’t-make-a-program-about-it love. When I should have been cuddled up on the couch with my wife enjoying gin cocktails on Valentine’s day, I was instead scanning walls and objects ...


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Augmented and Virtual Reality Promise a Market Revolution, but Not without a 5G Backbone

Feb. 1, 2017, 11:09 a.m.
Malik Saadi , Managing Director and Vice President, Strategic Technology Dimitris Mavrakis, Research Director Eric Abbruzzese, Senior Analyst

It is well understood that the continued growth of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) will have a far-reaching impact on a number of markets. However, to support this far-reaching impact requires a capable connectivity backbone. A massive bandwidth requirement for premium content experiences combined with ubiquitous all-day device ...


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The Move to Server-Side Ad Insertion

Jan. 12, 2017, 3:04 p.m.
Sam Rosen, Managing Director and VP, Video, OTT and AR/VR

TV consumption is making a clear migration from broadcast and classic managed IPTV platforms to over-the-top (OTT) delivery.  This occurs in both live linear channels as well as with catch-up content, defined as video on demand (VOD) assets of recently aired content played out to consumers while capturing the TV ...


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Beyond Movies: UltraHD Sports & Linear Programming

Dec. 5, 2016, 12:15 p.m.
Sam Rosen, Managing Director and VP, Video, OTT and AR/VR

Sports leagues, advertisers, and broadcasters looking to impress sponsors, develop their future technology platform, and impressed fans have started to invest in at least a single UltraHD camera rig and production system, capable of producing a predictable pace of premium UltraHD content. Many distributors today are thinking of delivering this ...


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Fully Capturing VOD Opportunity Requires the Cloud

Sept. 6, 2016, 8:35 a.m.
Eric Abbruzzese, Senior Analyst

A Thriving Market Still with Room to Grow

It is no secret that video on demand (VOD) services are a hot topic in the video market, and have been for a while. While most are familiar with the subscription business model from the likes of Amazon Video or Netflix—which ...


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