TelcoTV 2012: The Aftermath
LAS VEGAS -- Telco TV 2012 -- Multi-screen video, the tricky regulatory environment and the sudden embrace of over-the-top video were among the dominating themes at this year's big event, which closed Friday.
Another common thread was the that the subscription TV business remains challenging amid skyrocketing programming costs and thinning margins, creating a need for telcos of all sizes to continue to think outside the set-top box and pursue new video revenue opportunities and business models.
There's so much change afoot that the name of the show itself is undergoing a bit of a metamorphosis. TelcoTV has been rechristened TelcoVision, reflecting a broadened focus that still includes TV, but also wireless, Ethernet and the cloud, and business strategies for Tier 2/3/4 carriers. (See TelcoTV to Become TelcoVision.)
Click on the image below for a short slideshow from our editors' travels:
And catch up on the news, views and the other slideshow from TelcoTV 2012:
- 5 Key TelcoTV Takeaways
- TelcoTV 2012: Las Vegas Photos
- U-Verse TV Marches Out 1M+ Wireless Receivers
- Windstream Gets Hip to Over-the-Top Video
- Verizon/Redbox Combo Set for Q4 Breakout
And here's a round-up of our LRTV coverage:
- TelcoTV 2012: Windstream's Big OTT Play
- TelcoTV 2012: AT&T's Video App Edge
- TelcoTV 2012: Rural Telcos Battle FCC Funding Changes
- TelcoTV 2012: OTT Is H.O.T.
— The Staff, Light Reading