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Q&A: Matt Rhodes, SVP Global Marketing, Entropic

Has IBC come at a good time for the electronic media industry? Why?

The global pay TV market continues to be a growing opportunity. According to a recent ABI Research report, the total pay TV subscriber base is expected to surpass 936.4 million at the end of 2014, generating $280.4 billion in service revenue and reach 1.1bn subscribers and generate $33bn in 2019. With this expected growth, events like IBC present an opportune location to share and showcase the next big innovations across the pay TV ecosystem.

What do you think are the key developments in your market sector at the current time?

We see more global pay TV operators deploying gateway/client architectures and transitioning from a traditional set-top box/personal video recorder set-up to a single gateway that handles the heavy lifting of decoding, distributing and storing content and then feeds peripheral clients throughout the home network. Recognising this trend early, Entropic designed an end-to-end video distribution solution that leverages its Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) 2.0 solution to offer the highest MAC throughput and most reliable whole-home connectivity backbone from the gateway to each client device in the home.

Why should delegates visit your stand at IBC?

Entropic provides advanced silicon and software solutions for the distribution of broadcast and IP streaming video entertainment into and throughout the home. At IBC, Entropic is highlighting the ‘Evolution of the Connected Home,’ showing solutions that (1) deliver content into the home with its second-generation digital Channel Stacking Switch and broadband access products; (2) ensure a reliable connection to shared content throughout the home with its MoCA technology; and (3) enable the secure consumption of content across multiple screens with its advanced set-top box system-on-a-chip solutions that range in small form factor packages to RDK-based offerings.