ANGA COM, the Exhibition and Congress for Broadband, Cable & Satellite, celebrated its 15th birthday earlier this month. This year’s event focused upon the current state of the broadband market, as well as future considerations for network operators, vendors and content providers all over Europe. The advent of multiple connected devices is creating challenges for operators as consumers expect to be able to share content freely between a number of screens ranging from the traditional living room TV to tablets and increasingly out of the home with a smartphone or via the connected car.
With over 450 exhibitors and 17,000 participants, ANGA COM bettered last year’s attendance. The show was full of solutions which aim to manage content delivery in an increasingly connected world, regardless of the source. The issue of content delivery was prevalent throughout ANGA and virtualization was one word which could be heard repeatedly throughout the show floor and during the conferences. It provides evidence of the clout that the cloud has in the video industry and it’s clear that it has an integral part to play in the future of video delivery. How companies choose to address this should make for a compelling few years as they seek the best way to utilize the space.
The second day of ANGA COM started with a breakfast session hosted by our partner Verimatrix. All participants confirmed that cable and satellite distribution is still going strong, and a secure IP-only world is still the ultimate goal.
However, it is widely regarded by those in the industry that multiscreen is the dominant force currently in the marketplace and the one most likely to ensure premium content can spread extensively and at the same time generate increased revenue. Multiscreen was discussed at length during the show, demonstrating that the market is now ready to adopt efficient delivery systems such as our own, which have the ability to make robust multiscreen possible for all. ACCESS has developed standards-based solutions which allow operators to deliver content to any screen in the connected home. Additionally, our integration of Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) enables secure, interoperable media sharing inside and outside the home.
As the entire industry looks towards TV everywhere and multiscreen as the next great TV revelation, we are looking forward to the developments that will be launched on the run up to IBC, where all key trends in the market will be discussed and demonstrated.
ANGA COM 2015 will take place on June 9 -11, 2015, in the Messe Koeln in Cologne, Germany.
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