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Rethink Research runs a series of webinars as an extra service to bring us closer to all of our customers. When logged into our website, customers can access past webinars.

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Available 12 October 2021

What would've happened at NAB 2021? | Day 1 - Irdeto, Xilinx, and Canoe Ventures

Experience a day in the life of a Faultline reporter on the trade show floor with our slightly different virtual alternative to NAB, as we flit from booth to booth experiencing presentations and demos from some of the most significant video technology developments that should have been showcased in Las Vegas. It wouldn’t be a Faultline event without throwing plenty of our own questions at our guests, as well as encouraging audience Q&A.

We’ve lined up a diverse spread of vendors, varying in flavor and size, to provide a little something for everyone during our 2 one-hour events:

DAY 1  |  October 12  |  Irdeto, Xilinx, and Canoe Ventures  |  REGISTER FOR DAY 1

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Available 13 October 2021

What would've happened at NAB 2021? | Day 2 - Synamedia, TVU Networks, and Bitmovin

Experience a day in the life of a Faultline reporter on the trade show floor with our slightly different virtual alternative to NAB, as we flit from booth to booth experiencing presentations and demos from some of the most significant video technology developments that should have been showcased in Las Vegas. It wouldn’t be a Faultline event without throwing plenty of our own questions at our guests, as well as encouraging audience Q&A.

We’ve lined up a diverse spread of vendors, varying in flavor and size, to provide a little something for everyone during our 2 one-hour events:

DAY 2  |  October 13  |  Synamedia, TVU Networks, and Bitmovin  |  REGISTER FOR DAY 2

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Available 24 August 2021

Set Top Box, Smart TV, and Connected TV Device Operating System

Rethink TV analysts, Alex Davies and Rafi Cohen, discussed the findings of our latest report titled “Set Top Box, Smart TV, and Connected TV Device Operating System Forecast – 2020-2026”, on Tuesday August 24th, 2021 at 4pm UK time.
The webinar comprises an analyst presentation, followed by Audience Q&A.
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    Join Rethink TV to hear how the market share of operating systems for both operator set top boxes (STBs) and the installed base of Smart TVs and Connected TV Devices will change over the coming five years. The rise of Android TV, the entry of RDK into Europe, and the expected explosion of Huawei’s HarmonyOS, are all set to reshape the market. Rethink TV expects the overall shape of the pay TV market to influence the deployment of STBs and Smart TVs, in some surprising ways.

    This webinar will be useful for anyone in the set top and consumer electronics fields, who wants to understand how the OS landscape for video devices is going to shift amid the decline of the set top box. If you are involved in supporting set tops and operators services, you will want to know Rethink TV’s thoughts on the subject – whether you are C-Level, marketers, directors, or public relations.

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Available 1 June 2021

Media & Entertainment Transcoding and Device Royalty, Forecast 2020 to 2030

Rethink TV analysts, Alex Davies and Rafi Cohen, discussed the findings of our Transcoding Forecast, on Tuesday June 1st, 2021 at 4pm UK time.

“HEVC fallout damages VVC adoption; AV1 grows on back of Android TV and OTT; LCEVC takes root, in $7.8 billion annual royalty market.”

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    The arrival of a new generation of video codecs, the first designed for our streaming-first media and entertainment world, will disrupt the transcoding market substantially, over the course of the next ten years.

    The next generation of codecs are set to be more costly, and this means that the Total Addressable Market (TAM) for video device royalties will grow 146% to $8.42 billion in the decade following 2020. Meanwhile, the Service Obtainable Market (SOM), what we believe to be the likely path, will grow to $7.62 billion in 2030. This means that patent pools will be collecting ever more royalties from the available market, with the total SOM reaching over 90% of the TAM by the end of the period.

    This report is critical for anyone who wants to understand how transcoding workloads are going to dramatically shift in the next decade as the next generation of codecs arrive. The answer sheds light on how OEMs will have to loosen their purse strings to keep up with consumer demand and puts a cool-headed roadmap on how and when these changes will likely take place.

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Available 11 May 2021

Faultline Firesides #1, with Dr Abe Peled, Chairman of Synamedia

This Faultline Exclusive, Fireside Chat with industry legend, Dr Abe Peled, was held on Tuesday May 11th, 2021 at 3pm UK time.

Dr Abe Peled is chairman of Synamedia and has held this position since the company’s formation in 2018 when Permira acquired the Cisco Video Business Unit. He is also a partner at CyberCloud Ventures, a senior adviser to the Permira Private Equity Tech Group and a board director at Inmarsat.

In 1995 Abe Peled became CEO of NDS, a subsidiary of News Corp. NDS went public in 1999 then, ten years later, News Corp and Permira took NDS private with a $3.6B valuation. Under Abe’s leadership, NDS achieved over $1B in revenues as the leading provider of content protection and software solutions to the pay-TV sector. In 2012 Cisco acquired NDS for $5B.

Prior to NDS, Abe led IBM’s Research Division in the US, with responsibility for research worldwide. In this role he helped bring to market relational database and RISC technologies and initiated the Deep Blue chess-playing computer. As well as a BSc and an MSc in Electrical Engineering, Abe has a PhD in digital signal processing from Princeton University.

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Available 30 March 2021

Live Sports OTT Security to 2026

This Rethink TV webinar was held on Tuesday March 30th 2021 at 4pm UK time.  Duration is approximately half an hour, presented by Rethink TV analysts, Alex Davies and Rafi Cohen.

Non subscribers may request access to this webinar by emailing Roz Hilton [email protected]

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    Rethink TV analysts, Alex Davies and Rafi Cohen, will discuss the findings of our latest report, ‘Live Sports OTT Security Forecast 2018-2026 ‘, followed by audience Q&A session.

    “Live Sports are the last bastion of Pay TV, held in high regard by operators & broadcasters, and the last service tethering customers to their cable & satellite packages. Operators know that it is a question of when not if, for when the sports leagues pull the trigger and pursue a D2C model – leaving operators to wither on the vine.

    Sports leagues are now evaluating whether an OTT application with no middleman is a better profit margin and customer experience than relying on the operators and their respective deep pockets.

    Accordingly, the market for the security software and services that cater to these OTT services will enjoy strong growth through the period, reaching $452 million by 2026. There are no surprises, in terms of regional performance, but across the board, the amount of Live Sports viewing that takes place on traditional linear TV is declining.”

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Available 23 March 2021

Faultline Video Summits 2021 - Discover what’s driven Deutsche Telekom to back both RDK and Android TV

This webinar was held on Tuesday March 23rd, 2021 at 4pm UK time.  Duration, 1 hour.

Moderated by Tommy Flanagan, Editor of Faultline.  Listen to one of the key decision makers in Deutsche Telekom’s video business, Augusto Silva, Head of TV Products Delivery Projects, as he joins the latest Faultline Video Summit.  One of the most complex Pay TV transformations of the modern era is taking place as we speak, with Deutsche Telekom deploying RDK and Android TV technologies on a country-specific basis.  Discover the key reasons behind Deutsche Telekom’s unique video journey from the horse’s mouth.

Vendor voices will be represented by Bruce Curtin, Product Director, Irdeto and Mounir Toutah, Video PU Director, Technicolor.

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Available 9 February 2021

Faultline Video Summits 2021  ▪  How Proximus put its faith in Android  ▪  with Synamedia and 3 Screen Solutions  ▪ Live & Exclusive

This webinar was held on Tuesday February 9, 2021 at 4pm UK time.  Duration, 1 hour.

Moderated by Faultline’s Editor, Tommy Flanagan, with guest speakers:  Jim Casteele (Chief Consumer Market Officer, Proximus), Nick Thexton (Chief Technology Officer, Synamedia), Pierre Donath (Chief Product & Marketing Officer, 3 Screen Solutions).

For more details, or to request an access link for the on-demand replay, please contact:  Roz Hilton [email protected]

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    Building on last year’s successful webinar series, the first Faultline Video Summit ups the ante in 2021 by getting the crucial operator perspective – zooming in on how Belgian pay TV and broadband heavyweight Proximus executed its Android TV Operator Tier strategy.

    Join us for an exclusive interview and live Q&A with Jim Casteele, Chief Consumer Marketing Officer at Proximus, where we’ll drill down into what makes Proximus’ video operations tick and establish how the operator has tackled core issues facing pay TV, as well as exploring where the video business is headed next as the pandemic rages on. Vendor voices will be represented by
    3 Screen Solutions (Pierre Donath, Chief Product and Marketing Officer) and Synamedia (Nick Thexton, Chief Technology Officer).

    Android TV has changed the game for pay TV operators in recent years, and the technology will continue to be a driving video trend in 2021 and beyond, particularly with developments such as the contentious Google Broadcast Stack arriving on Technicolor CPE.  Don’t miss the opportunity to get a head start on the competition by attending.

    About the speakers:

    Jim Casteele, Chief Consumer Market Officer, Proximus

    Jim has been Chief Consumer Market Officer at Proximus since March 1st 2020. He assumed this post ad interim on 2 December 2019.  Jim started his career at Siemens Atea and joined the former Belgacom Group in 1997.  Before being appointed as Director Consumer Products & Solutions and Innovation in January 2017, he held several management and director positions within the Proximus Group in various disciplines such as strategy & innovation, product management, partnerships and pricing.  Jim Casteele holds a degree as Civil Engineer in Electronics (University of Ghent) as well as a degree in General Management (Vlerick Leuven Ghent Management School).
    www.proximus.com

    Nick Thexton, Chief Technology Officer, Synamedia

    As CTO, Nick drives Synamedia’s ambitious agenda of technology innovation and investment, and leads the development and delivery of new system solutions that help customers transform their business models and accelerate their transition to IP.  He is in charge of the company’s video platform engineering, product management, architecture and marketing groups.  Nick joined Synamedia in April 2020 following a stint as Group CTO at German broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1.  His previous positions were Chief Digital & Product Officer at satellite operator Inmarsat, and CTO for UK TV platform YouView.  From 1994 to 2012 Nick worked at NDS, then at Cisco until 2014 in the position of VP and CTO of Cisco’s Service Provider Video Software Solutions.  Nick started his career working with UK broadcasters Channel 4 and Thames Television having graduated in engineering from Imperial College, London.
    www.synamedia.com

    Pierre Donath, Chief Product & Marketing Officer, 3 Screen Solutions

    Pierre has overall responsibility for product development as well as marketing strategy and communications at 3SS. Guiding multidisciplinary teams across numerous projects, and working closely with Google, he advises 3SS’ operator customers worldwide on product integration and Android TV-based service strategies. Together with 3SS’ technical leadership, Pierre spearheaded the creation of the multiple-award winning 3READY Entertainment Ecosystem. He directs the continuing evolution of 3SS’ product framework, leveraging his knowledge from creating best-in class pay-TV experiences on all devices for operators internationally.
    www.3ss.tv / www.3ready.tv

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Available 2 February 2021

Customer Journey Management Forecast 2020 - 2026

This Rethink TV webinar was held on Tuesday 2nd February, 2021 at 4pm UK time, duration is approximately half an hour, presented by Alex Davies, Senior Analyst, and Rafi Cohen, Lead Analyst.

Non subscribers may request access to this webinar by emailing Roz Hilton [email protected]

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    The global Customer Support Software market will reach $24.6 billion in 2026, driven by the emergence of new AI-assisted product offerings.  These new, evolved systems promise a glimmer of hope for Triple Play operators, who should see a $3.5 billion annual reduction in churn, attributed to these next-gen software products.  Join our analysts, for a walk though of our forecast data.

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Available 20 October 2020

CDN and WebRTC Forecast 2020 - 2025

This Rethink TV webinar was held on Tuesday 20th October 2020 at 4pm UK time, duration is approximately half an hour, presented by Alex Davies, Lead Analyst of Rethink TV.

Non subscribers may request access to this webinar by emailing Roz Hilton [email protected]

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    Rethink TV analysts, Alex Davies and Rafi Cohen, will discuss the findings of our latest forecast, “CDN and WebRTC Forecast 2020 – 2025”.

    The boost from the pandemic accelerates what was already predicted to be a rapid expansion of WebRTC.  We clarify the current state of the market, and paint a macro picture of the uptake of CDN technologies, and how this will impact global revenues.

    You will have the opportunity to put your questions to our analysts, during the audience Q&A session.

    If you wish to purchase the full report ahead of the webinar, please go here or contact [email protected]  for further details.

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Available 13 August 2020

Long Form, Social Media, & Gaming, online Video viewing to 2025

This Rethink TV webinar was held on Tuesday 11th June 2020 at 4pm UK time, duration is approximately half an hour, presented by Alex Davies, Lead Analyst of Rethink TV.

Non-subscribers may request access to this webinar by emailing Roz Hilton [email protected]

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    Long Form, Social Media, and Gaming Online Video grow to $171.5 billion market by 2025, as core pay TV market continues decline

    Rethink Technology Research finds that long-form video from outside the traditional pay TV ecosystem will grow aggressively, as new generation of viewers strays farther from reach

    Our latest Rethink TV forecast demonstrates the slow decline of pay TV, and the rise of the OTT market – both SVoD, and this new sector. So while the growth in SVoD that stems from the conventional TV and movie industry does more than offset the losses we see in pay TV line, what Rethink TV wanted to do was quantify ‘the other’ – long-form video content that does not originate from TV and film studios, that isn’t delivered over pay TV infrastructure, and that is often available freely to viewers.

    Defining this sector has been difficult, but we chose to focus on three constituent parts – Long Form online video, Social Media video, and Gaming video. Collectively, for the purposes of this forecast, we’ll refer to them as LSG.

    Our research shows how LSG grows faster than SVoD, and is on track to close the gap with pay TV within a couple of decades. That event could be the end of pay TV as we know it and of course sports rights, as they de-couple from pay TV could have a huge part to play in that, and we have already published a forecast on those.

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Available 9 June 2020

SVoD peaks, as Covid-19 lockdown drives sales

This Rethink TV webinar was held on Tuesday 9th June 2020 at 4pm UK time, duration is approximately half an hour, presented by Alex Davies, Lead Analyst of Rethink TV.

Non-subscribers may request access to this webinar by emailing Roz Hilton [email protected]

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    This webinar draws on Rethink’s TV latest report on SVoD titled “Subscription VoD peaks, as Covid-19 lockdown drives sales”, and will be run by the author and Rethink TV’s lead analyst, Alex Davies.

    We will provide an overview of the forecast, present our findings and answer questions raised by those who attend.

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Available 29 May 2020

The Android TV Arms Race

This webinar was held on Friday May 29th, 2020 at 3.00 PM UK time, duration is one hour, presented by Faultline Editor, Tommy Flanagan, and with special guest speakers.

Non-subscribers may request access to this webinar by emailing Roz Hilton roz[email protected]

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    As Android TV Operator Tier has taken much of the world by storm in recent years – and the technology has even begun to make its mark in the US – overlapping pools of vendors have formed, each wielding a disparate set of keys to the Android TV treasure trove.

    How can pay TV operators better navigate these contrasting partner ecosystems? Should vendors just join as many initiatives as possible, or pick wisely? Who will be the winners and losers from this vendor-led fragmentation? Is this market becoming a case of keep your friends close, but your enemies closer?

    Faultline aims to answer these questions and more during our Android TV Arms Race webinar.

    Presented by Tommy Flanagan, Editor of Faultline, and featuring:

    Michael Lantz, CEO | Accedo
    Mark Seidenfeld, Head of Android TV Business Development APAC | Google
    Anthony Smith-Chaigneau, Senior Director Product Marketing | Nagra
    Sascha Prüter, Chief Product Officer | Vewd
    Pierre Donath, Chief Product & Marketing Officer | 3 Screen Solutions

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Available 17 April 2020

What would have happened at NAB this year

This webinar was held on Friday April 17th, 2020 at 4.00 PM UK time and was one hour long, presented by Faultline Editor, Tommy Flanagan.

Non-subscribers may request access to this recording by emailing Roz Hilton [email protected]

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    Two things will be dearly missed from NAB 2020 – Faultline’s provocative presence on the show floor and the annual champagne-popping that revolves around the SRT protocol.

    In this webinar, we were joined by executives from Beamr, Haivision, RIST Forum and Wowza to discuss what really would’ve happened in Las Vegas – talking heightened rivalries, blossoming partnerships and projecting the future of video streaming.

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Available 14 April 2020

How to survive the set top box endgame

This webinar was held on Tuesday, April 14th, 2020 at 4.00 PM UK time and was approximately 30 minutes long.

Non-subscribers may request access to this recording by emailing Roz Hilton [email protected]

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    Android TV will emerge as the dominant OS for set tops over the next five years, everywhere by in North America, where RDK will remain strong for some time to come. But Android’s rise will be much less successful on smart TVs. The continued presence of proprietary OSs on major smart TV brands, notably Samsung with Tizen and LG with WebOS, will hold Android back there, as will China’s growing adoption of Huawei’s Harmony as the national video OS.

    The trade dispute between China and the US, with resulting concerns over access to Android updates, has galvanized the Chinese government to push for a major independent national OS, with Harmony the overwhelming hot favorite which will become the ubiquitous cross platform OS for China, and which will spill over into other parts of the Asia Pacific and into some Latin American countries.

    The resulting forecast is part of our Rethink TV service and this webinar gives headline conclusions and some data insights.

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Available 14 February 2020

WiFi Wars Webinar

This webinar was held on Friday February 14th, 2020 at 4.00 PM UK time and was approximately 30 minutes long.

Non-subscribers may request access to this recording by emailing Roz Hilton [email protected]

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    Towards the close of 2019, there was something of a war of words in the WiFi software space between a handful of vendors, resulting in a series of heated and well-received articles in Faultline. This got us thinking. Instead of playing the messenger and publishing the opinions of technology vendors, why don’t we get these competing companies in the same place at the same time in the form of a webinar – giving each a chance to give a short pitch followed by a Q&A session from ourselves and the audience.

    This will provide an opportunity to help attendees better understand the WiFi technology industry but, more importantly, offer a chance to directly address claims from rivals – setting us up perfectly for an exciting 2020 for WiFi.

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