The changing broadcasting landscape, the rise of OTT, content piracy and the role of satellites were among 2017’s most-read articles.

1) Andrew Neil cautions British broadcasters

Broadcaster and journalist Andrew Neil spoke to delegates at the Digital TV Group (DTG) Summit in London in May where he delivered a stark warning to British broadcasters cautioning them over state of TV industry. 

2) Game of Thrones and the fight against illegal streaming

The world’s most pirated TV series, Game of Thrones, returned this year with season seven but what can be done to stop the wider illegal distribution of content? 

3) From lasers to LED: Advances in cinema display technology

Advances in display technology are providing cinema goers with sharper images and even greater dynamic range. Laser illuminated projection has become that standard for new cinema deployments

4) How CBC Radio Canada wants to create open-source SMPTE 2110 software

CBC Radio Canada’s project to create an open source solution for the integration of the SMPTE ST 2110 suite of standards aims to lower the barriers to entry for smaller software developers and ultimately boost interoperability.

5) Analysis: Intelsat’s collapsed merger with OneWeb

The merger between satellite giant Intelsat and Jersey-based OneWeb collapsed, a deal hinged on a restructuring of Intelsat’s considerable $14 billion of debt.

6) What’s the role of satellite in an OTT world?

There’s a high degree of uncertainty amongst most of the world’s satellite operators that their – to date – highly lucrative transponder capacity rental business may not simply be maturing, but be in decline.

7) Insight TV CEO Rian Bester on the UHD channel’s growth

 In October 2015, Insight TV launched its all-UHD entertainment channel and has gone from strength to strength. 

8) Does 5G have a future?

Could 5G be the answer to the consumer demand for high capacity video delivery in a mobile-centric landscape? 

9) High dynamic range: the different standards

Dolby and the BBC have led the development of two very different standards for creating an HDR image, which many believe is a bigger leap in TV technology than the move from SD to HD. 

10) ITV and C4 delivering OTT innovation

ITV and C4 executives explained during a conference session at IBC2017 their business strategies driving audience engagement in an OTT dominated world.