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  • thePlatform expands BT TV role
    thePlatform is expanding its role with BT to provide cloud-based video management into its YouView set-tops. via thePlatform expands BT TV role.
  • Magid finds clear market opportunity for Tablet TV
    Tablet TV is nearing its San Francisco-area beta launch in partnership with the KOFY-TV station, owned by Granite Broadcasting, and research seems to suggest the timing looks to be ideal. via Magid finds clear market opportunity for Tablet TV.
  • Tivo launches Roamio PVR for DTT
    TiVo has revealed the ‘limited edition’ TiVo Roamio OTA PVR with an initial retail price of $49.99 (EUR37.83), for those who do not have cable or satellite service, yet still want a PVR. via Tivo launches Roamio PVR for DTT.
  • November deadline for Ziggo take-over
    The European Commission has set a deadline of November 3, 2014, to decide on Liberty Global’s proposed takeover of Dutch cable operator Ziggo. via November deadline for Ziggo take-over.
  • Harmonic virtualises video delivery
    Harmonic (Hall1.B20) will demonstrate new software-defined video delivery that can be virtualised. According to Peter Alexander, the company’s chief marketing officer, “all of the technologies and solutions we’ll be highlighting at IBC 2014 are designed to bring simplicity, flexibility, scalability, … Continue reading
  • 4K really lives
    Fraunhofer’s (Hall 8. B80) broadcasting research institute, the Heinrich Hertz-Institut (HHI), has been at the forefront of MPEG compression ever since it developed the MPEG I Level 3 Audio compression, better known as MP3. via 4K really lives.
  • Thomson to compress it all up to 4K
    Thomson Video Networks (Hall 14.A10) will be demonstrating its 4K playout system powered by the ViBE VS7000 HEVC encoder and the Sapphire MPEG stream server. via Thomson to compress it all up to 4K.
  • S3 Group unveils StormTest Warning Center
    Video Service Providers around the globe are trying to balance the competing needs to accelerate product development and maintain stability by creating tighter synergy between their development and operations teams. To address this growing demand, S3 Group, a global leader … Continue reading
  • Albis introduces SceneGate 8073 IPTV/OTT set-top box at IBC
    Albis Technologies today introduced the SceneGate™ 8073, an entry-level OTT and IPTV set-top box (STB) capable of delivering crystal-clear 1080p HD resolution. The SceneGate 8073 features a contemporary, extremely small footprint — 85 mm wide x 85 mm deep x … Continue reading
  • NEOTION and Sat-Trakt launch Cardless CAM in Serbia
    NEOTION introduces its new Cardless solution for the Serbian Cable Pay-TV operator Sat-Trakt. The NEOTION CAM is powered by Irdeto Media Content Protection on Cardless features and registered as a CI Plus 1.3 CAM ready. via NEOTION and Sat-Trakt launch … Continue reading
  • ULDAGE announces call for patents essential to Ultra HD
    ULDAGE Inc. made a call for patents essential to the 4K and 8K Ultra High-Definition Television (“UHDTV”) standards on August 25. UHDTV is expected to be the next generation in digital television broadcasting. via ULDAGE announces call for patents essential … Continue reading
  • Murdoch’s BSkyB opens a SF office in search of tech investments and partnerships | PandoDaily
    There’s a new strategic investor making the rounds in Silicon Valley looking for deals at the intersection of technology and content. Like nearly all other strategics, this group is making promises of “synergies” and “value adds” and “leverage.” Unlike most … Continue reading
  • BBC News – Amazon buys video-game streaming site Twitch
    In a surprise move, Amazon has bought video-game streaming service Twitch for $970m (£585m). via BBC News – Amazon buys video-game streaming site Twitch.

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  • Portugal Telecom passes one million Meo Go downloads » Digital TV Europe
    Portugal Telecom has passed to one million download milestone for its Meo Go TV everywhere app. via Portugal Telecom passes one million Meo Go downloads » Digital TV Europe.
  • UPC Cablecom to expand free Wi-Fi service
    Switzerland’s largest cable operator UPC Cablecom will roll out co-surfing service Wi-Free to its whole customer base across Switzerland in early October 2014. via UPC Cablecom to expand free Wi-Fi service.
  • Rose heads device business in Beamly management change
    Beamly co-founder Anthony Rose is to become President of a new business division working with device partners as part of a reorganisation of the social TV app’s management. via Rose heads device business in Beamly management change.
  • Hungarian platforms improve offers
    Antenna Hungária has provided more details about the enhancements to its DTT service, which come into effect on October 1. via Hungarian platforms improve offers.
  • Flat Cisco plans job cuts
    Cisco announced revenues that beat analysts expectations, but went on to list job cuts that will see a reduction in 6,000 posts. The networking giant announced revenues of $12.36 billion, down from $12.42 billion in the same quarter a year … Continue reading
  • Telekom Austria: challenging times in CEE
    Telekom Austria’s subsidiaries in Central and Eastern Europe had mixed fortunes in Q2, though both Croatia’s Vipnet and Bulgaria’s M-Tel gained TV subscribers. via Telekom Austria: challenging times in CEE.
  • Espial to show DVB-based, HTML5 TV UI for RDK at IBC
    Espial, a leader in on-demand TV software and solutions, today announced its planned demonstrations at the IBC Show 2014, September 12-16 in Amsterdam (stand 5.A07). Espial will demonstrate one of the industry’s first DVB-based, HTML5 TV user experiences for Reference … Continue reading
  • Lack of 4K infrastructure hinders technology’s potential, report says – FierceCable
    lack of end-to-end infrastructure is standing in the way of 4K/Ultra HD, despite the fact that content creators, service providers and TV OEMs “are wagering billions that … (it) will be the panacea needed to lift TV sales and provide … Continue reading
  • ViaSat blasts high-demand downloads | Advanced Television
    Broadband satellite operator ViaSat is removing all limits to its top-of-the-range ‘Exede’ high-speed Internet service.  ViaSat’s ‘Freedom’ scheme allows users up to 150 GBs of data per month without any caps, and more than suitable for streaming movies and the … Continue reading
  • Saorview reaches 653,000 Irish viewers | Advanced Television
    The number of households opting for national DTT service Saorview has increased by 41,000 over the last four months, taking the total number of Irish homes with Saorview to 653,000. According to data from Nielsen, this brings the proportion of … Continue reading
  • Conviva boosts EchoStar viewer experience | Advanced Television
    Real-time big data, viewer-centric video optimisation specialist Conviva has confirmed that its Intelligent Control Platform is to ensure high-quality streaming delivery for US pay-TV platform EchoStar’s IP-based offerings, DISH Anywhere and DishWorld. via Conviva boosts EchoStar viewer experience | Advanced … Continue reading
  • Liberty turns round Romania
    Liberty Global is satisfied with the return to growth in Romania after several challenging years, according to Manuel Kohnstamm, the company’s senior VP and chief policy officer. via Liberty turns round Romania.
  • Modest revenue growth for satellite operators in 2013
    According to Euroconsult’s newly released report, Company Profiles – FSS Operators: The Complete Analysis, the Fixed Satellite Service (FSS) industry generated $12.2 billion in revenues in 2013, corresponding to 2% growth over revenues in 2012. 60% of revenue-generating FSS operators … Continue reading
  • Telekom Austria drops into the red
    Telekom Austria Group reported a 7.3% decline in turnover to €1.94 billion in the first half of 2014 compared with the first half of last year (€2.09 billion). via Telekom Austria drops into the red.
  • Apple TV sales slowing in crowded OTT field
    Apple TV sales growth has slowed significantly this year, down to a 12% annual growth rate at an estimated 1.9 million units sold in Q2 2014 according to Strategy Analytics. via Apple TV sales slowing in crowded OTT field.
  • SAORVIEW winning with Irish TV viewers
    he number of households opting for SAORVIEW has increased by 41,000 over the last four months, taking the total number of Irish homes with SAORVIEW to 653,000. According to the latest household data from Nielsen*, this brings the proportion of … Continue reading