Tag Archives: VOD


Social TV makes the sparks fly at Orange

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I will be speaking at Connected TV Summit next Wednesday about “Orange’s ‘Blended TV’ and the impact of ‘social’ in television“. Following a previous interview with IPTV News by Jamie Beach last February, let’s come back on the uptake of … Continue reading


Luminous design for a bright Smart TV experience! An interview with Dale Herigstad

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What is the future of Smart TV? How to create a luminous design that will enlighten TV experience across devices, and make it really consistently Smart? Who could tell us the way better than Dale Herigstad. Dale is Chief Interaction … Continue reading


Smart TV: who will lead the disruption?

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Will Smart TV be the same revolution that Smart Phone was for the mobile handset? Is it more an incremental innovation? If the business game welcomes new rules and new entrants, who will be the leader of this disruption? Let’s … Continue reading


Pay TV is not dead, and IPTV is a keen contributor

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According to Le Figaro article written by Marie-Catherine Beuth Nov 8 and ABI Research study, over 690 millions people pay to watch television. The number of pay-TV subscribers has had a 2% increase from quarter 2 to quarter 3. One of … Continue reading


Smart TV and future of Television

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I’ve been through a very interesting article from Mark Suster, an experienced manager in the digital economy, now working at GRP Partners since 2007 as a General Partner and focusing on early-stage technology companies. It is called The Future of … Continue reading

VOD market almost doubled in France in 2008

VOD market is on high growth in France. According to GFK & NPA Conseil, almost 6 millions VOD have been streamed or donwloaded during first 2008 semester; that’s twice last year result! It seems that SVoD is a strong contributor to these results with over 25 000  new subscribers each month (see previous article on VOD pricing & customer experience at nbry.wordpress.com/2007/12/).

Amongst others SVoD offerings, one can now give in to temptation at Free (Free Home Video or Frissons Extremes), 9Cegetel (Pass Kids with Titeuf, Pokémon, Bugs Bunny, Kid Paddle…), and Orange (24/24 Jeunesse, and the expected shortcoming cinema offering based on exclusive deal with HBO & warner).

I guess also that revisited user interface can change a lot in consumer consumption: that seems to be the case for the new interface that we designed at 9Cegetel last year, and which has a strong impact.

Let’s wait now for the end of year to record that VOD revenue overpasse the m€ 50 threshold!

Irresistible IPTV growth in France

We believe that France will soon reach 5-6 mn IPTV subscribers!” That’s one of the statement from the interview I have given to IPTV News, during the IPTV Forum which took place in London last March. Despite strong competition from other cable & satellite platforms, I believe that IPTV has a chance to reach similar mass-market status in France “because IPTV brings a new user interface, new interactive services and new on-demand services“. The complete interview is available at : http://www.iptv-news.com/content/view/1987/73/ and let’s hope this statement of belief becomes soon real!

IPTV Forum in London

IPTV Forum in London has become over years the Word’s Leading IPTV event. Same as last year, I will be presenting French market overview. It is called “IPTV 2nd stage in France, growing ARPU on personal, on-demand & connected services”. My speaking slot is on Wednesday 12th, at 9:40. Meet me there!


La VOD promise au même succès que l’IPTV ?

L’IPTV est un beau succès français.  Ayant été un acteur de ce développement spectaculaire au travers de la “Télévision à la demande” de Club-Internet puis du nouveau service de VOD de 9Cegetel, je vous propose un focus sur la VOD ou Vidéo à la demande (Video On Demand) : après un aperçu chiffré du potentiel de développement de marché, je récapitule les freins actuels et dresse des perspectives autour de l’expérience de marque que peut créer ce service. A suivre …

1 L’IPTV, un succès qui se confirme

Les nouveaux chiffres de l’ARCEP confirment le succès de l’IPTV : le nombre de clients pouvant bénéficier de l’IPTV est passé de 1,7 millions (T2 2006) à 3,8 millions (T2 2007), soit une croissance de plus de 2 millions en un an ! Les clients pouvant bénéficier de l’IPTV sont ceux qui disposent d’une offre Triple Play (Internet, Téléphonie, Télévision) et qui sont dans des conditions techniques d’éligibilité (pas trop éloignés du central téléphonique …). Parmi ceux-ci, tous n’ont pas activé le service de télévision (en raccordant leur poste TV à leur décodeur et leur décodeur à leur modem) : on estime le nombre de clients actifs réels de l’IPTV à près de 3 millions, les acteurs majeurs étant Orange, qui a dépassé le million de clients (975 000 en Sept.), 9 avec 750 000 clients à fin 2007 et Free (qui ne communique pas le nombre de ses clients actifs IPTV).

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IPTV, the television of the 21st Century!

Club-Internet, French T-Online subsidiary, is one of the first Internet Service Provider (ISP) worldwide to have achieved Microsoft TV platform roll-out, in one of the most competitive IPTV market. 7 months following commercial launch, a survey was conducted by IPSOS, major French survey institute, addressed to 2000 IPTV subscribers among all French ISP. From a customer point of view, no doubt that IPTV is tomorrow’s TV!

Review hereafter all the results of this survey and an in-depth analysis on radical changes linked to IPTV technology and resulting business opportunities.


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L’IPTV, la télévision du 21ème siècle !

Club-Internet a fait réaliser un sondage par Ipsos auprès de 2000 clients IPTV, tous opérateurs confondus. Pour les clients, pas de doute, l’IPTV est la télévision de demain !

Découvrons ci-après d’autres résultats de ce sondage et une analyse sur les changements radicaux de l’IPTV et les opportunités de services qui en découlent.

Gammes usages

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Des services aux clients : le prochain enjeu des services « multiplay » ?

Le basculement du marché Internet de l’accès bas-débit vers le haut-débit n’est pas qu’une amélioration technologique remarquable: il induit pour les acteurs du marché une rupture importante en terme d’enrichissement de leur offre et de gestion de leur relation clients. Les acteurs du marché ont-ils mis leurs clients au centre de leurs stratégies ?

1 Un marché en forte expansion qui trouve son business model



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