Digital TV News April 21, 2015

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  • TVTechnology: NAB 2015: What It Is, Why We Liked It
    TV Technology issued its Best of Show award winner list for the 2015 NAB Show on Friday. Here, we relate what the products were and why our team of judges liked them. via TVTechnology: NAB 2015: What It Is, Why We Liked It.
  • UPC signals Polish expansion
    UPC Polska has extended its network to the city of Plock and will shortly offer services there to both individuals and businesses. via UPC signals Polish expansion.
  • Google shutting down YouTube app for older Apple TVs, iOS devices | iMore
    In a recent update to a support document, Google announced that the YouTube app on older Apple TVs and iOS devices will no longer be supported “after April.” via Google shutting down YouTube app for older Apple TVs, iOS devices | iMore.
  • TV Connect announces results of Connected100 Survey
    TV Connect has announced the results of the Connected100 Survey, which reveals that data-driven video services will help tailor the consumer experience and open the door for programmatic TV advertising. via TV Connect announces results of Connected100 Survey.
  • Vestel at TV Connect 2015
    Vestel are exhibiting at TV Connect 2015, at the ExceL S1-S5, stand 24 to showcase the latest line of digital satellite, terrestrial, cable, IP and OTT set-top box solutions, Curved TV, Ultra HD TV, Smart TV, hotel TV, interactive flat panel display, digital signage, and video wall solutions. via Vestel at TV Connect 2015.
  • Two in Five Connected TV Users Say they Spend 50 Percent of their TV Viewing Streaming – VAN – Video Ad News
    There was once a time when connected TVs were often in homes, but simply weren’t being connected to the Internet. However, it now seems that the over-the-top (OTT) platforms (e.g. Samsung Smart TV, Roku, Apple TV, Sony Playstation) are not just getting into homes, but are now being put to good use, according to new […]
  • 4K displays’ global revenue will double to $18.8B this year, report says – FierceCable
    Driven by the technology’s proliferation across devices beyond just televisions, such as smartphones, tablets and personal computers, the global market for 4K/Ultra HD will nearly double in revenue this year to $18.8 billion, according to IHS. via 4K displays’ global revenue will double to $18.8B this year, report says – FierceCable.
  • Accenture Report: 87% of Consumers Use Second Screen Device While Watching TV | LostRemote
    Accenture last week released a report showing that traditional viewing is experiencing a rapid decline. According to “Digital Video and the Connected Consumer,” viewership of long-form TV and movie content on an actual TV screen has declined by 13% globally over the past year and by 11% in the United States. Even sports viewing – usually […]
  • VOD Professional | Rovi and Charter Sign Multi-Year License Renewal
    Rovi Corporation today announced that Rovi has renewed its patent license and interactive program guide (IPG) product agreement with Charter Communications, Inc. The license renewal extends Charter’s IPG patent license. via VOD Professional | Rovi and Charter Sign Multi-Year License Renewal.
  • Netflix international growth ‘dramatic’ » Digital TV Europe
    US-based streaming service Netflix has seen its international subscriber base “dramatically” grow since debuting outside the States in 2010, according to analysts. via Netflix international growth ‘dramatic’ » Digital TV Europe.
  • FTA channels find growth in pay-TV
    Europe’s free-to-air channels are fine tuning their digital channels to sustain audience shares in the digital environment. via FTA channels find growth in pay-TV.
  • HUMAX joins Frog by Wyplay | Digital TV News
    Wyplay, creator of software solutions for leading pay-TV operators, and HUMAX Co., Ltd. (KOSDAQ:115160), a leading global set-top-box company, today announced that HUMAX has become a Licensee of the Frog open-source STB client middleware solution. via HUMAX joins Frog by Wyplay | Digital TV News.
  • Liberty Global’s Telenet to acquire KPN’s Base for €1.35bn
    Liberty Global’s Telenet has entered into a definitive agreement with KPN to acquire Base, the third-largest mobile network operator in Belgium, in an all cash transaction valuing Base at €1.325 billion. via Liberty Global’s Telenet to acquire KPN’s Base for €1.35bn.
  • South Africa’s digital TV transition 18 months from completion | Digital TV News
    Speaking at the Southern African Digital Broadcasting Workshop held from 15-17 April 2015 in Johannesburg, South Africa’s Minister of Communications, Faith Muthambi, said: “I am happy to report that South Africa is well on track to ensure successful broadcasting digital migration. We have established a Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) Project Management Office, which is hard […]

Digital TV News April 20, 2015

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  • Virgin Media blames TV rights auction for rising Sky Sports prices
    Virgin Media is still trying to persuade Ofcom to change the way Premier League TV rights are auctioned in the UK. The company filed a complaint with the regulator last September, complaining that the current system — a limited number of match “bundles” which broadcasters bid for every few years — is leading to higher […]
  • Decline of US TV subscribers – Business Insider
    The rise of streaming online video services like Netflix and Hulu means Americans have more choice than ever on what to watch. via Decline of US TV subscribers – Business Insider.
  • Sony’s super-thin 4K TV arrives this summer
    A year after Sony’s 4K TV launch, the company is detailing the US launch of a revamped collection with HDR-compatible sets. via Sony’s super-thin 4K TV arrives this summer.
  • BeIN buys Digiturk
    Digiturk has reportedly been sold to the Qatari BeIN Media Group for a fee of between $1 billion and $1.2 billion. via BeIN buys Digiturk.
  • Sky Italia and TIM team for quadplay | Advanced Television
    Sky Italia’s whole package is now available on Telecom Italia’s new generation networks thanks to the IP platform and to the dedicated My Sky HD decoder. For the first time this means integrated landline and mobile, Internet and TV services. via Sky Italia and TIM team for quadplay | Advanced Television.
  • Internet TV to replace linear in 20 years, says Netflix » Digital TV Europe
    Over the next 20 years internet TV is going to replace linear TV as the way that people consume video, according to Netflix president and CEO Reed Hastings. via Internet TV to replace linear in 20 years, says Netflix » Digital TV Europe.
  • Sky “well placed” despite tough outlook | Advanced Television
    Sky will report its Q3 numbers next Tuesday on April 21st, and the market is expecting 9-month revenues growing by some 4.9 per cent (to £8.44 billion). via Sky “well placed” despite tough outlook | Advanced Television.
  • Canal Digital Go available on Android
    Nordic satellite platform Canal Digital Go has added its TV anywhere service to the Android platform. 36 TV channels can be viewed live and there is also a catch-up library from 20 different channels with many thousand programme titles. via Canal Digital Go available on Android.
  • East Africa TV penetration 23% | Advanced Television
    The five countries of the East African Community (EAC) had a total population of 146.89 million end-2014, with 33.61 million households and a TV household penetration rate of 23 per cent, according to research from Dataxis. via East Africa TV penetration 23% | Advanced Television.
  • Belarus gains multiscreen service
    The Belarusian incumbent Beltelecom has launched a multiscreen service named Smart Zala. via Belarus gains multiscreen service.
  • Video infrastructure markets to grow 37% over the next 5 year | Digital TV News
    Video infrastructure markets, including broadcast pre- and post-production, video encoding, and VOD and CDN hardware, continue to grow at a relatively healthy pace of 37% over the next 5 years, despite the impact of virtualization separating hardware and software requirements, according to ABI Research. via Video infrastructure markets to grow 37% over the next 5 […]

Digital TV News April 17, 2015

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  • Netflix will stop asking ISPs to exempt its videos from data caps | Ars Technica
    Netflix says it regrets striking a deal that exempted its videos from data caps imposed by an Internet service provider and will avoid such arrangements in the future. Netflix has criticized data caps on fixed broadband for years and said that when they are applied, they should be applied equally to all content. But in Australia, […]
  • Netgear launches Powerline 1200 adapters offering blazing speeds | ITProPortal.com
    Netgear has announced a pair of new powerline adapter packages, the Powerline 1200 Adapter Kit (PL1200), and Powerline 1200 + Extra Outlet Adapter Kit (PLP1200). via Netgear launches Powerline 1200 adapters offering blazing speeds | ITProPortal.com.
  • Digital TV Labs opens HbbTV App Lab | Advanced Television
    Media and device testing specialists, Digital TV Labs has launched what it claims isthe world’s first independent ‘HbbTV App Lab’ to assist HbbTV Application Developers in testing their applications on a wide range of real HbbTV devices to ensure interoperability in the real world. via Digital TV Labs opens HbbTV App Lab | Advanced Television.
  • Chris Dziadul Reports: Eastern promise
    Change is in the air for the TV industries in Russia and Ukraine. While the conflict in the latter’s Donbas region has certainly had an adverse effect on both, there are growing signs of improvement, particularly in Russia. via Chris Dziadul Reports: Eastern promise.
  • Hard lessons for OTT dealmakers | Advanced Television
    Larry Gerbrandt offers expert advice to anyone planning an OTT channel launch. Is there anyone who isn’t starting an online video channel for the OTT market? Having just wrapped up a consulting gig assisting a client to develop an economic and programming model for a start-up Over-The-Top online channel, some of the lessons (and battle […]
  • Amino certified for YouTube on TV on latest IPTV/OTT device range | Digital TV News
    Amino’s latest range of IPTV/OTT devices now support YouTube on TV – allowing consumers to view videos from the world’s most popular video site full screen on their televisions. via Amino certified for YouTube on TV on latest IPTV/OTT device range | Digital TV News.
  • Ultra HD – The future is clear, but why can’t I see it? | ARRIS Everywhere
    The landscape is shifting in the world of entertainment, content and delivery. The last few years have seen the world’s biggest brands touting their latest and greatest TVs, most of which boast some form of Ultra HD (UHD) capability. But how many people actually know what this technology is. And for those who have already […]

Digital TV News April 16, 2015

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  • European upgrade for UEI QuickSet
    Universal Electronics is to unveil the latest European upgrade to its Quickset platform. Several million devices have already been deployed using the industry-leading universal setup and control SDK. via European upgrade for UEI QuickSet.
  • Beenius upgrades TV platform
    Beenius is to demonstrate the latest version of its Beenius TV platform. The Ljubljana-based company is taking to TV Connect to showcase new mobile apps, T-Commerce Support and Enhanced Advertising. via Beenius upgrades TV platform.
  • Netflix passes 60m subs | Advanced Television
    Online streaming giant Netflix added more subscribers than projected in the US and abroad during the first quarter, with the news sending its shares up nearly 12 per cent. via Netflix passes 60m subs | Advanced Television.
  • Netflix numbers impress market | Advanced Television
    By any measure the Q1/2015 financial numbers released by OTT operator Netflix this week impressed the market.  Each and every metric managed to beat the market’s consensus expectations. via Netflix numbers impress market | Advanced Television.
  • Netflix to move marketing budget to international
    Netflix is to take advantage of increasing appetite for its product globally by shifting part of its marketing budget to its international business. via Netflix to move marketing budget to international.
  • A Summary of the Broadband Policies from Minor UK Political Parties – ISPreview UK
    Over the past few days we’ve worked to highlight any broadband related commitments from the Green (here), Libdem (here), Labour (here), UKIP (here) and Conservative (here) Parties. But there are plenty of smaller, often more region specific, parties too and here’s a short summary of what we know about them. via A Summary of the […]
  • Netflix will make browsing movies more secure within the next year | The Verge
    In addition to admitting his company’s recent net neutrality blunder, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings also used his quarterly letter to shareholders to announce that the streaming service will soon be getting far more secure. “Over the next year we’ll evolve from using HTTP to using Secure HTTP (HTTPS) while browsing and viewing content on our service,” […]
  • Netflix will roll out a new look for its TV apps later this year
    This quarter’s Netflix earnings report is especially interesting because it’s the first one since HBO’s online-only Now service launched, so investors and other looking to see how it responds to direct competition. via Netflix will roll out a new look for its TV apps later this year.
  • HDTV on the rise on Austria
    2.26 million TV households in Austria (64% of all TV households) received HD channels at the end of 2014 – an increase by around 16% within 12 months. via HDTV on the rise on Austria.
  • VOD Professional | Kaltura ‘Cracks the Code’ for Reliable HLS Video Streaming on Android Devices
    Kaltura has launched the industry’s first open source video library for HLS (HTTP Live Streaming) playback on Android devices. via VOD Professional | Kaltura ‘Cracks the Code’ for Reliable HLS Video Streaming on Android Devices.
  • Dutch launch first Ultra HD/4K channel
    The Dutch Brava Media group is launching its Festival 4K channel, claiming to be the first Ultra HD channel in the world. via Dutch launch first Ultra HD/4K channel.
  • Rovi integrates natural-language voice-control processing into Dish remotes – FierceCable
    After acquiring voice-recognition software startup Veveo for $62 million 14 months ago, Rovi announced a major sale of the technology, embedding it into the video products of Dish Network (NASDAQ: DISH). via Rovi integrates natural-language voice-control processing into Dish remotes – FierceCable.

Digital TV News April 15, 2015

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  • Sky extends Buy & Keep service to all » Digital TV Europe
    Pay TV operator Sky has extended Buy & Keep service to all homes in the UK and Ireland via the launch of a new app and availability on a number of other devices. The service, part of the Sky Store offering, which launched in April last year, was previously available via the Sky+ HD box […]
  • Kudelski and Google strike patent cross-licensing deal » Digital TV Europe
    Kudelski Group and Google have struck a patent cross-licensing agreement  the pair say will provide both companies with a patent license for their respective businesses, subject to certain limitations. via Kudelski and Google strike patent cross-licensing deal » Digital TV Europe.
  • Nokia confirms Alcatel-Lucent purchase
    Nokia has agreed to buy its French rival Alcatel-Lucent in a deal worth €15.6 million. via Nokia confirms Alcatel-Lucent purchase.
  • Netflix adds audio description » Digital TV Europe
    Netflix has started to add audio description to selected titles on its service to help the visually impaired. via Netflix adds audio description » Digital TV Europe.
  • Kudelski Googles patent agreement
    The Kudelski Group has signed a multi-year patent cross-licensing agreement with Google. via Kudelski Googles patent agreement.
  • Telecom Italia to offer complete Sky line-up
    Telecom Italia its to offer its customers the complete Sky line-up over broadband. A dedicated version of the Sky HD decoder has been created for the ‘ultrabroadband’ service. via Telecom Italia to offer complete Sky line-up.
  • Slovenian telco sale disappointment
    The upcoming privatisation of Telekom Slovenije has attracted less interest than was previously expected, with only one bid lodged for a majority stake in the company. via Slovenian telco sale disappointment.
  • Polish regulator acts against Canal+
    Poland’s Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) has taken action against Canal+ for unilaterally changing the terms of its contracts with subscribers in a manner that is inconsistent with the law. via Polish regulator acts against Canal+.
  • One in ten Dutch homes have Netflix
    More than one in ten (11%) Dutch households had a Netflix subscription in Q4 2014, according to the latest research from Telecompaper. This equals 865,000 households. The local streaming video services Videoland Unlimited and NLziet are less popular, with only a fraction of the subscribers of Netflix. via One in ten Dutch homes have Netflix.
  • Roku exec: There needs to be a shakeout of TV-connected devices – FierceCable
    The world of streaming video devices is too fragmented for the good of the pay-TV industry–and is in need of consolidation, according to a top executive with streaming video provider Roku. via Roku exec: There needs to be a shakeout of TV-connected devices – FierceCable.
  • TVTechnology: NAB 2015: Cisco and Imagine Communications Demonstrate IP Collaboration
    Imagine Communications announced collaboration with Cisco on IP playout and hybrid IP facilities. via TVTechnology: NAB 2015: Cisco and Imagine Communications Demonstrate IP Collaboration.
  • Dish expands Netflix to whole-home Hopper solution, adds Vevo – FierceCable
    Dish Network (NASDAQ: DISH) has expanded the in-home availability of the Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) app on its system, extending its use beyond Dish’s Hopper DVRs and to the Joey client boxes in adjacent rooms. via Dish expands Netflix to whole-home Hopper solution, adds Vevo – FierceCable.
  • CONTENT IS STILL ALL THE YESTERDAYS OF TOMORROW’S TV | Tvangelist
    Once upon a time we switched on the TV and watched a programme or two, in the evening after we had tea, when the kids were in bed and it was time to settle down to relax.  TV Time was limited as the TV signal would shut down at night and eight-year-old Carole Hersee would appear (in the UK at least). […]

Digital TV News April 14, 2015

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  • 117.39m IPTV subs worldwide at year end
    There were 117.39m IPTV subscribers worldwide at the end of Q4 2014 according to Point Topic’s latest research. Strong growth continued with a second consecutive quarterly increase of 4.1% recorded. via 117.39m IPTV subs worldwide at year end.
  • Charter partners with Arris, buys cloud interface vendor ActiveVideo for $135M – FierceCable
    Charter Communications (NASDAQ: CHTR) and Arris have jointly purchased cloud TV interface company ActiveVideo for around $135 million. In a deal announced Monday, Arris will own 65 percent of the company, which provides the backbone product, CloudTV, behind Charter’s Spectrum Guide user interface. via Charter partners with Arris, buys cloud interface vendor ActiveVideo for $135M […]
  • SPI gears up for 4K channel launch » Digital TV Europe
    European channel group SPI International has acquired programming from NBCUniversal, while preparing for the launch of its first 4K network. via SPI gears up for 4K channel launch » Digital TV Europe.
  • Accenture: Traditional TV on the wane | Advanced Television
    The television’s popularity as the go-to entertainment device may be ending, according to ‘Digital Video and the Connected Consumer‘, a research report from Accenture. The television was the only product category to see uniform, double-digit usage declines across different types of media worldwide among viewers of nearly all ages. It is rapidly being replaced as […]
  • Swisscom TV 2.0 brings HbbTV to SRG SSR channels | Digital TV News
    TV that is geared to the individual viewer: With HbbTV, Swisscom TV 2.0 now features a service that allows viewers at home to enhance programmes according to their needs. Swisscom will today activate the multimedia successor to teletext, which includes many interesting features. HbbTV will be available in HD programmes shown on SRG: “The interactive […]
  • Darroch: ‘Innovation core part of Sky brand’ | Advanced Television
    Declaring that there has “never been a better time” to be in the broadcast industry, Jeremy Darroch, CEO of Sky, has suggested that the enlarged group, following the acquisition of Sky Deutschland and Sky Italia, is well placed to meet growing customer expectations of content quality, choice and availability. via Darroch: ‘Innovation core part of […]
  • Major shakeup for RCS&RDS
    Romania’s leading cable and DTH operator RCS&RDS will mark an important change today (Tuesday, April 14), when its chairman and CEO Alexandru Oprea leaves after 18 years with the company. via Major shakeup for RCS&RDS.
  • Sling TV CEO Roger Lynch on changing programmers’ minds, targeted ads, linear TV’s ‘rabbit hole’ – FierceCable
    ​On the Hot Seat with Roger Lynch, CEO, Sling TV, executive VP of advanced technologies, Dish Network For years, the major programming conglomerates buried their heads in the sand as they simultaneously enabled the most disruptive company in television’s modern era, Netflix, with syndication deals. These monolithic content companies clung to notions of tight control […]
  • NAB rife with Ultra HD deals and demos: SES shows live 4K over cable; NeuLion unveils LG and Broadcom pacts – FierceCable
    With 4K being one of the main topics at the ongoing National Association of Broadcasters Conference in Las Vegas this week, satellite operator SES is showing off the first live video presentation of 4K video over cable. via NAB rife with Ultra HD deals and demos: SES shows live 4K over cable; NeuLion unveils LG […]
  • Sling TV glitches on Roku reported during ‘Game of Thrones’ premiere – FierceCable
    After delaying for 24 hours the launch of HBO service on its Sling TV platform last week to iron out technical glitches, Dish Network’s (NASDAQ: DISH) OTT platform still experienced streaming hiccups Sunday during the much-watched season-five premiere of HBO’s Game of Thrones. via Sling TV glitches on Roku reported during ‘Game of Thrones’ premiere […]
  • Broadcom cable SoCs DivX Certified for HEVC Ultra HD | Digital TV News
    NeuLion, Inc. (TSX: NLN), a leading technology product and service provider that specializes in the digital video broadcasting, distribution and monetization of live and on-demand content to Internet-enabled devices, today announced that Broadcom’s family of Ultra HD solutions has been DivX Certified® for HEVC Ultra HD, enabling support for high-quality 4K video streaming experiences on […]
  • Bonnier, Ericsson collaborate on Nordic VoD | Advanced Television
    Ericsson has been selected to provide the online video platform to the OTT and live SVoD service, currently being developed by Bonnier Broadcasting, a business area within the Bonnier Group. via Bonnier, Ericsson collaborate on Nordic VoD | Advanced Television.
  • ViXS extends professional decoder lineup with HDR and UHD 12-bit colour | Digital TV News
    ViXS Systems Inc. (TSX: VXS), a pioneer and leader in media processing solutions, today announced that it has extended its family of XCodePro products for professional and infrastructure markets with the launch of its XCodePro 370 decoder. As HEVC and UltraHD 4K make further strides in adoption in the broadcast market, the XCodePro 370 integrates […]
  • Online takes share of Swedish TV high
    Sweden’s television market achieved an annual turnover of SEK21 billion (€2.24 billion) in 2014. However the 5% growth hides the decline in influence from the traditional broadcasters. via Online takes share of Swedish TV high.
  • Top 10 pay-TV providers have 130m subs | Advanced Television
    The April issue of the informitv Multiscreen Index report shows that the industry index of 100 leading pay-TV services around the world added 5.11 million subscribers in the last quarter of 2014, a rise of 1.42 per cent. The ten services with the most subscribers added 5.53 million during 2014, with a combined total of […]
  • Liberty Global launches Horizon on Ziggo and drops UPC brand in Netherlands » Digital TV Europe
    Liberty Global has launched its Horizon advanced TV service on Ziggo’s network in The Netherlands. The company has also adopted the Ziggo brand for all its Dutch assets, with UPC Netherlands’s services rebranded as Ziggo from today. via Liberty Global launches Horizon on Ziggo and drops UPC brand in Netherlands » Digital TV Europe.
  • New Ziggo launches Replay TV
    New Ziggo, the combined cable operations of UPC and Ziggo in the Netherlands, is launching the Replay TV function as part of its upgraded Horizon TV offer. via New Ziggo launches Replay TV.
  • Amazon Prime set for HDR
    Amazon’s Prime members and customers in the US, UK and Germany will be able to watch titles in High Dynamic Range (HDR) from this later year, with Amazon Originals being the first to be made available. via Amazon Prime set for HDR.
  • MIPTV expects “significant” 4K progress in 2015 | Advanced Television
    International programming market MIPTV, running in Cannes this week, heard speakers say they anticipated rapid growth in the number of 4K/Ultra-HD channels launched in 2014. Conference delegates in the Sony 4K Theatre were told that Japan already has two full-time 4K channels from SkyPerfecTV and other full-service transmissions from public broadcaster NHK are due to […]
  • European rights groups back net neutrality | Advanced Television
    European civil society groups have relaunched ‘Save the Internet’, a European wide campaign aimed at defending net neutrality in Europe. The campaign calls on concerned Internet users in Europe to contact their representatives in the European Parliament to ask them to maintain their strong position on net neutrality. via European rights groups back net neutrality […]
  • Providers ramp spending on premium CPE | Advanced Television
    Technology market research firm Infonetics Research, now part of HIS, has reported that growth in FTTH and DOCSIS 3.0 customer premises equipment (CPE) drove the global broadband CPE market to $10.5 billion in 2014, a 9 per cent increase from the prior year. via Providers ramp spending on premium CPE | Advanced Television.
  • Fraunhofer IIS, Qualcomm and Technicolor to demonstrate MPEG-H Audio | Digital TV News
    Fraunhofer IIS, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. (“QTI”), and Technicolor, the three major technology companies behind the MPEG-H Audio standard, are demonstrating this new technology at the NAB 2015 conference in Las Vegas this week. In two separate venues, the companies will offer the world’s first live broadcast demonstration of their new immersive and interactive TV audio […]
  • ARRIS, Charter acquire ActiveVideo | Advanced Television
    ARRIS Group and Charter Communications have established a joint venture that has agreed to acquire ActiveVideo for approximately $135 million. ARRIS will own 65 per cent of the joint venture company and will be the sales channel for ActiveVideo’s CloudTV platform. Closing of the transaction is expected to occur in the second quarter, subject to […]

Digital TV News April 13, 2015

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  • Ericsson to power C More VOD
    Ericsson is to provide the online video platform being developed by Bonnier Broadcasting for its C More pay-TV platform. via Ericsson to power C More VOD.
  • Amazon Will Stream Movies And TV Shows In HDR | Ubergizmo
    Amazon Prime Instant Video is already one of the few online video streaming services that delivers content in 4K and now the company wants it to conquer the next frontier. Amazon has confirmed that later this year it will start streaming movies and TV shows in HDR or High Dynamic Range. The company has not […]
  • Infomir launches HEVC STBS | Advanced Television
    Infomir has unveiled new HEVC Set-Top boxes: The high-powered MAG257 (successor to MAG254) with STiH301 processor, and the premium IPTV/OTT set-top box MAG350 featuring a Broadcom processor. Infomir has also launched a new version of its free Stalker Middleware that is even simpler and more convenient to use. via Infomir launches HEVC STBS | Advanced […]
  • Pay-TV reaches 130m customers
    The leading pay-TV services added a further 5.11 million subscribers in the last quarter of 2014, a rise of 1.42%. via Pay-TV reaches 130m customers.
  • TVTechnology: IP for Broadcast: The Time Is Now
    One of the biggest technology trends at the 2015 NAB Show will be discussions about how IP-based systems can replace traditional broadcast infrastructure. via TVTechnology: IP for Broadcast: The Time Is Now.
  • Saffron Digital and Verimatrix collaborate on OTT content security | Digital TV News
    Saffron Digital, a premium video platform provider that simplifies the management and delivery of multi-platform video services, has partnered with Verimatrix, the specialist in securing and enhancing revenue for multi-network, multi-screen video services around the globe, to offer advanced revenue security and monetization tools to broadcasters and operators. via Saffron Digital and Verimatrix collaborate on […]
  • ARRIS and Conax to demo DASH repackaging and multi-DRM Encryption at NAB | Digital TV News
    ARRIS Group Inc. (NASDAQ: ARRS) and Conax (SIX:KUD:S) today announced they will be demonstrating the joint capabilities of ARRIS’s DASH repackaging and Conax’s multi-DRM encryption at the annual NAB Show on April 13-16 in Las Vegas. via ARRIS and Conax to demo DASH repackaging and multi-DRM Encryption at NAB | Digital TV News.
  • The Quality of an ISP’s Bundled Broadband Router Does Matter – ISPreview UK
    The latest survey of 2,725 ISPreview.co.uk readers has found that the quality of the router that big broadband ISPs bundle with their Internet access packages does have an impact on whether consumers choose a particular provider, with 36.9% saying it was important to their choice. But most would also like more choice. via The Quality […]
  • My Ultra High Definition #NAB15 | IPTV business & technology
    There is always plenty to see at NAB and if I liked Las Vegas, I’d surely come more often. But the last time I was here was in 2001 when the show was dubbed the convergence NAB. I’m going again this year for one main reason: Ultra HD. Sure 4K has been a key topic […]
  • Amazon is bringing HDR to Prime Video
    There’s another confusing video acronym on the horizon: HDR, or high dynamic range. When it comes to photos, HDR refers to merging footage shot in different exposures into a single, hyper-realistic scene — but for video it’s more about improving the dynamic range of contrast and color. via Amazon is bringing HDR to Prime Video.
  • Cable Congress 2015 interviews: Paul Kearney, Ono » Digital TV Europe
    Paul Kearney, CTO of Vodafone-owned Spanish cable operator Ono, talks to DTVE’s Andy McDonald about fixed-mobile convergence, the RDK and the future of the set-top box. via Cable Congress 2015 interviews: Paul Kearney, Ono » Digital TV Europe.
  • OTT ads $40bn by 2020 | Advanced Television
    Advertising on OTT TV programming will grow four-fold to $40 billion by 2020, according to the Diffusion Group. As ad revenue for OTT grows, TV ad revenues will remain essential flat at about $85 billion. via OTT ads $40bn by 2020 | Advanced Television.
  • New Codec Promises 4K Streams at 7-8 Mbps | DSLReports, ISP Information
    A new British company by the name of V-Nova Ltd. claims that they’ve developed a compression algorithm capable of delivering a 4K video stream into around 7 to 8 Mbps. via New Codec Promises 4K Streams at 7-8 Mbps | DSLReports, ISP Information.
  • Smart TV sales up 10% in Europe | Advanced Television
    Smart TVs in Europe boosted the overall TV set market last year, with over 15 million units sold across 10 countries, up 18.5 per cent on the previous year’s figures, according to statistics from GfK for German consumer electronics trade organisation GFU. via Smart TV sales up 10% in Europe | Advanced Television.
  • OTT to account for half of TV ad revenue by 2020 » Digital TV Europe
    Over-the-top TV ad revenue will account for just under half of total TV ad revenue by 2020, according to The Diffusion Group (TDG). via OTT to account for half of TV ad revenue by 2020 » Digital TV Europe.
  • Chris Dziadul Reports: Telcos for sale
    A growing number of incumbents in Central and Eastern Europe are finding themselves on the market. via Chris Dziadul Reports: Telcos for sale.