Predictions from Richard Frankland, VP of Sales Irdeto | Predictions for 2015 | Rapid TV News
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1. A-la-Carte Offerings Begin to Take Shape ­ Simply put, it won¹t work. Individual network content, along with monthly broadband subscription, will end up being more expensive than cable subscriptions.

2. Net Neutrality - The Debate on the Future of the Internet ­ Net Neutrality will be ruled against and operators will be given approval to offer tiered plans and packages. Also expect OTT subscriptions to rise, as operators will charge them a service fee.

3. Aereo Starts High, Ends Low ­ Aereo may have been the first to attack the traditional pay TV business model, but it sure won¹t be the last. Expect more companies to build on the backbone of this empire. The next Aereo might be a pirate operator.

4. Netflix Partners with Dish ­ Netflix will continue to partner with more cable companies and become integrated in set-top boxes and dongles. Expect other OTT companies such as Hulu and Amazon to reach deals as well.

5. Implications of the Sony Hack ­ Unreleased shows and movies wereleaked and put up on torrent sites. 2015 will see companies putting tighter security on content platforms.


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Richard Frankland, VP of Sales, Irdeto