Nextv CEO Europe thoughts: AVOD, FAST and Operators as digital destinations

Along with my colleague Joop van Kammen, I recently attended the Nextv CEO Europe, where gather leading CEOs from the TV, Telco, OTT and Entertainment industries to share insights, spotlight opportunities and define the way forward.

The quality of panellists was very high, from operators like Proximus and Bulsatcom, to FAST providers like PlutoTV, Rakuten, Samsung and WeDoTV, technology suppliers such as Tivo,Harmonic, 24i, Accedo and Norigin Media and channel providers, including M7, Sky News, DW and France24. Plus the coffee breaks were full of lots of lively discussions around the evolution of the pay TV market.

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NetRange Portal gains upgraded Globoplay App to expand content reach to all connected devices throughout Brazil

São Paulo, Brazil and Hamburg, Germany, 14 November, 2022NetRange MMH GmbH (‘NetRange’), the global provider of white-labelled, turnkey Smart TV and OTT ecosystems, today announced that the NetRange Portal now has the upgraded Globoplay App to expand its content reach throughout Brazil on Smart TV and all connected devices.

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Skyworth Digital Technology Broadens its RDK Content Offering through the NetRange Smart TV Portal for RDK

Consumers can now access local and regional VOD content in addition to leading streaming platforms on Skyworth’s RDK devices

Hamburg, Germany, October 31, 2022 – NetRange MMH GmbH (‘NetRange’), an ACCESS company and a global provider of white-labelled, turnkey Smart TV and OTT ecosystems, and Skyworth Digital Technology, today announced that the NetRange Smart TV Portal for RDK and the NetFront™ Browser BE have been selected to provide global content services through Skyworth RDK set-top boxes. RDK is a powerful open source software platform for set-top boxes and smart TVs being adopted by many of the world’s largest TV operators.

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Should Auto OEMs develop their own car OS or back a solution from Apple or Google?

Reading the Washington Post article, ‘The Next Big Battle Between Google an Apple is for the Soul of Your Car’ by Christopher Mims (, set me wondering why Automotive OEMs would choose a car OS from Apple or Google over developing their own? Sure, it’s easier to choose Apple or Google, but what are the possible consequences to the OEMS?

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