Mobile: the next big opportunity for TV service providers?

20 Nov 2014

ARRIS is attending DigiWorld Summit in Montpellier France this week to discuss whether mobile, a device that has impacted nearly every aspect of our lives, could be set to revolutionize television in the same way.

As we know TV consumption is rapidly becoming a multiscreen experience, with people increasingly expecting to be able to watch their favorite shows on either their tablets or smartphones. But so far TV on these device has been delivered through catch-up or streaming services - not live broadcast. What if the mobile could do more?

Cornel Ciocirlan, CTO EMEA, will speak on a panel alongside experts including the BBC and France Télévisions, to debate whether established TV services (live broadcasts) can be delivered to mobile devices, and what future technologies are needed to make this a possibility. The panel will also discuss how traditional service providers should view this as an opportunity to grow its audiences. In the future device user-scenarios will evolve, and traditional cable TV models could be disrupted, to include mobile as a true alternative or complement to the tethered first screen.

If you’re attending DigiWorld Summit, Cornel’s panel today, Thursday 20th November, 12:10-13:50. More information about the event can be found here.