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Europe bottles it over pan-European content plans

MEPs in the European Parliament’s Legal Affairs (JURI) Committee has approved a watered down version of its pan-European TV ambitions in what some might assume is a result of lobbyist pressure.

Africa can learn from the South American mistakes

Africa is firmly in last place when it comes to the development of the digital society, unless you count the Antarctic, but looking towards the failures of other emerging markets might help things along.

Disney sneaks in with content aggregator move

A couple of weeks ago on the podcast we discussed an idea where telcos could add worth to the content value chain, and now Disney has snuck in there ahead of the telcos.

Apple moves into semi-original content

Having boasted of a $1 billion investment into the original content space, Apple is sort of backing it up with a deal to remake Steven Spielberg’s Amazing Stories.

Are operators even capable of innovation?

The Service Delivery Innovation Summit 2017 in central London took another look at the age-old problem of how operators innovate, renew and avoid commoditisation.

Video: Ovum talks forecasting, content and Apple

We spoke to Ed Barton, Chief Analyst for Entertainment at Ovum about the perils of forecasting, trends in video content and what Apple might be planning.
This video interview was shot on 12 September at Ovum’s Digital Futures event, just before the big Apple iPhone X announcement. Ed and Scott nonetheless decided to speculate about the launches, so you can see if they were remotely near the mark. The two also discuss the increasing business importance of premium content and have a chat about Ovum’s latest innovations in the area of forecasting.

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