The Age of Multi-Screen Video Is Here

The report on a survey of independent operators regarding the challenges and opportunities in implementing multi-screen video services.

The age of multi-screen video – that, is the ability to watch video where one wants and on a screen of one’s choosing – is here.  The results of the MRG/Viodi 2011 survey of Tier 3 and 4 operators indicates that these industry leaders view multi-screen video services as a feature that will soon become “must-have”.  Accordingly, they are planning for the day in the not too distant future when they can free their customers from the constraints of location when viewing the programming they provide.

To purchase this report, which includes, newly added appendices covering the approaches and vendors independent operators are pursuing to unlock the potential of the multi-screen market, please follow this link to the MRG web site.

Mr. IP Video

Steve Hawley has the license plate to prove that he is Mr. IP Video. I had a chance to catch up with Steve on the drive from Roslyn to the SeaTac airport last Tuesday (thanks for the ride, Steve). In addition to his role as Editor of IPTV News magazine, published by Junction, Ltd, (a must-read for anyone interested in the global view of IPTV), Steve has been busy authoring reports for Multimedia Research Group (MRG), Inc. I leafed through his latest report regarding IPTV Quality of Experience.  At 250+ pages, it provides a comprehensive look at ways operators can proactively ensure Quality of Experience for their customers.  Steve notes that, "Passing video is nothing like passing a stone."

Steve Hawley and his cool license plate