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Pay-TV penetration set to rise in India

September 22nd, 2014

There’s likely to be gradual acceleration of pay-TV penetration in India and leading to major growth over the next five years, according to a report from the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) report compiled by PricewaterhouseCoopers, unveiled on September 19th. According to the CII report, TV penetration in India is already at 60 per cent, but this is much lower than in developed countries where it is greater than 90 per cent. “Hence, there is considerable amount of potential to

OTT revenues to rocket to $42 billion by 2020

September 24th, 2014

Global online TV and video revenues (over fixed broadband networks for 51 countries) will reach $42.34 billion in 2020; up from $3.96 billion recorded in 2010 and the $19.03 billion expected in 2014, according to a new report from Digital TV Research. The US will remain the dominant OTT TV territory for online TV and video revenues, according to the Global Online TV & Video Revenue Forecasts report. However, its share of total revenues will drop from 59% in 2010

ABTA 2014

September 20th, 2014 Sao Paulo, Brazil

ABTA is the Portuguese-language acronym for the Brazilian Pay TV/Telecom Association. It was founded in 1989 to represent distributors, programmers and suppliers dedicated to conditional-access communications services. Its mission is to defend the industry’s interests, foster its development and represent its members in relations with the regulatory authorities. Since 2006 the number of pay-TV subscribers in Brazil has risen 23.4% per year on average, with growth reaching close to 30% per year between 2010 and 2012. Last year, despite very

8 days left to Convergence India 2015!

January 13th, 2015

Protecting video content has always been challenging in terms of fulfilling the needs of each market and each customer. The introduction of new codecs like HVEC, also known as H.265, is revolutionizing the industry by promising twice the compression possible with AVC. At Convergence India 2015, ABV International will be presenting our new solutions including STB with H.265 enable plus our Time Shifting Solution which allows cable operator to provide IP services throughout the cable infrastructure. You will also find

Radio Africa Group and ABV International join Forces

March 06th, 2015

Nairobi – 6th March 2015. ABV International and Radio Africa Group, a leader in the Pay TV market in Kenya, announced they are joining forces to increase the penetration and services offered by its already famous Bamba TV. The partnership, includes the integration of ABV CAS Servers and over 1,000,000 ABV CAS-protected STBs, which will provides access to over 50 channels – 24 of which are premium channels exclusively carried by Bamba TV and with coverage over the entire country.

ABV International audited by Farncombe Consulting Group

March 09th, 2015

ABV International, Asia’s top-notch solutions provider in the Pay TV industry, announced that it has successfully completed an audit review of it ABV CAS by one of the industry’s leaders in security reviews for digital broadcasting and telecom sectors, Farncombe Consulting Group of UK. The reviewed ABV CAS 5.4 solution, implements the Samsung smartcards and is suitable for Cable, Satellite and Terrestrial broadcasting. ABV International, currently have over 30 million subscribers around the world. Since the company started operations in

Why you don’t need a 4K TV, just yet.

August 07th, 2015

It was 2012 when major consumer electronics manufacturers introduced UHD TVs. Only 3 years later, during this years CES, Samsung presented an 8K glasses-less 3D TV that just reminded us how hard it’s been for the content creators and ISP providers to cope with UHD content. With the official release of Windows 10 last week, news outlets have been buzzing about how in less than 3 days after launching; Windows 10 reached a record .39 percent market share. Windows 10

We’ve teamed up with Microsoft to offer our best DRM yet!

July 19th, 2016

We’re excited to announce a new partnership with Microsoft’s DRM services. As an approved licensee of the Microsoft PlayReady System, ABV has integrated the PlayReady system into ABV DRM – compatible across a host of devices including SDK clients for mobile products. Our engineers can also provide routine support and maintenance in line with Microsoft’s requirements. Microsoft PlayReady is a comprehensive content delivery and management solution for entertainment products and services across all platforms and types of devices. PlayReady has

DSPORT launched in India, with ABV full protection

April 08th, 2017

Discovery Communications announced the launch of DSPORT, an all-new premium sports channel in India. ABV International has been selected to provide full protection for DSPORT, with the world’s leading encryption technology. The ABV security solution has developed by our engineers and supports full integration with a magnitude of consumer devices and networks. Whether cable, satellite, terrestrial or IP, our solutions can adapt to ensure a wider range of protection services and monetizing strategies. You can be sure with ABV International,

Global Pay-TV subscribers reached 1.05bn in Q2 2017

October 23rd, 2017

As one researched data show, the global Pay-TV subscribers reached 1.05 billion after crossing the one billion marks for the year ending 2016, 60 million Pay-TV subscribers were added between the Q2 of 2016 and Q2 of 2017. Asia-Pacific with 8% quarter on quarter growth, is among the highest growing Pay-TV market in terms of subscribers. Apart from the negative growth of North America, all other regions have grown modestly from the Q2 of 2016 to Q2 of 2017, showing