It's been more than two years since Verizon Communications acquired Hughes Telematics in a $162 million cash deal and created Verizon Telematics. Since the acquisition, Verizon has been quietly integrating the company into its fold. FierceWirelessTech 's Editor in Chief Sue Marek recently talked with Kevin Link, SVP of Verizon Telematics about the company's connected car strategy, its vision for the future and more.
Change is inevitable. That's the mantra being carried by Alki David, founder and CEO of FilmOn. The outspoken executive made the rounds at the FCC last week, attempting to rally support for a NPRM circulated by agency Chairman Tom Wheeler that could change the definition of an MVPD. Samantha Bookman, editor of FierceOnlineVideo, chatted with David following his latest FCC visit to get his view of the climate at the commission, an overview of FilmOn's business model, and how he sees the OTT landscape evolving in the near future.
The way consumers expect to access video content is changing, says Envivio CEO Julien Signes, and mainstream operators are going to have to dramatically change their programming and subscription packages to meet those expectations. "To me television is going to become multiscreen by default," Signes told FierceCable Editor in Chief Sue Marek.
As a provider of multiscreen video software solutions Envivio works with a lot of different companies in the pay-TV ecosystem. The company, which was founded in 2000, got its start in video encoding and now touches on many different aspects of the video experience including compression technology. Headquartered in San Francisco, the company has offices around the world. FierceCable Editor in Chief Sue Marek recently sat down with Envivio CEO Julien Signes at the company's newly opened office in Denver. Here's an excerpt of their interview.
Fresh off coverage of the 2014 baseball All Star game, with 36 mostly-HD cameras and a sprinkling of 4K devices catching every smile on Mike Trout's face, Michael Davies, senior vice president of field and technical operations at FoxSports, sat down with FierceCable Contributing Editor Jim Barthold to talk about 4K's impact now and in the future of sports broadcasting. Special Report
Fresh off coverage of the 2014 baseball All Star game, with 36 mostly HD cameras and a sprinkling of 4K devices catching every smile on Mike Trout's face, Michael Davies, senior vice president of field and technical operations at FoxSports sat down with FierceCable's Contributing Editor Jim Barthold to talk about 4K's impact now and in the future of sports broadcasting.
Just as you can tell a lot about the state of the overall economy by the perspective of its middle class, so it stands to reason that the status of the pay-TV industry can be nicely summarized by a mid-sized cable company operating out of the Heartland. For that insight, we talked to the outspoken Thomas Larsen, group VP of legal and public affairs for Mediacom.
Stephane Bourque, CEO of Incognito Software, shares his thoughts on the changes in store for ISPs and the over-the-top video landscape in 2014 and beyond.
Theodore (Ted) Rappaport's pioneering research into radio-wave propagation has influenced standards bodies and led to new approaches to network development for more than two decades. He now heads up NYU Wireless, which on Jan. 1 became part of the newly formed NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering. In an interview with FierceWirelessTech Editor Tammy Parker, Rappaport discussed NYU Wireless and his research involving millimeter-wave spectrum.
During the Consumer Electronics Show, Steve Donohue, editor of FierceCable, sat down with Dish Network President and CEO Joseph Clayton. In addition to talking about Dish's broadband wireless and over-the-top video ambitions, the former Sirius XM chairman offers his thoughts on pay TV consolidation, CES, and 4K Ultra HD TV.