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maxdome launches on Xbox One, powered by Accedo

Accedo announced that it is powering the latest launch of the maxdome video-on-demand service, onto Xbox One.

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Exterity supports live acquisition from eight multiplexers in one blade

The company is launching a new range of its AvediaStream TVgateways that it says will save rack space and reduce power consumption for SD and HD broadcast content.

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Thomson Video Networks promises a unified appliance, virtualized and cloud video solution

Thomson Video Networks will use IBC to highlight a single video delivery architecture that combines appliance-based, virtualized and cloud-based video processing resources, and will show contribution solutions that harness the open Internet.

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Viaccess customers can use Zenterio OS as STB software

The Zenterio OS software can be used with legacy as well as new STBs to enable the roll-out of advanced services and applications. Viaccess-Orca has a strategic partnership to use the software. Joint deployments are due this year.

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Superfan TV enables talent to go to consumers direct with multiscreen offering

Superfan TV enables talent to go to consumers direct with multiscreen offering

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DVB to demonstrate impact of HEVC and DVB-S2X for UHD, plus HD gains.

With the specifications approved for the use of HEVC in UHDTV Phase1, the DVB will be demonstrating how the coding scheme can be used with the new DVB-2SX satellite modulation standard to deliver f

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US pay-TV drop 300k subs in Q2. Not all bad news.

Leichtman Research Group, Inc, research and analyst firm based in the US, found that the thirteen largest pay-TV providers in the US - representing about 95% of the market - lost about 300,000 net

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AirTies unveils latest generation of wireless bridges and STBs

AirTies, the wireless networking and set-top box company, will unveil its latest generation of wireless video bridges and STBs during IBC this year.

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Netflix says Virgin Media app integration is “positive but not transformational”

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings says the Virgin Media partnership, where the Netflix app is integrated into the cable operator set-top box and Netflix content shows up in the universal search results off

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Liberty Global Acquires a 6.4% Stake in ITV

Liberty Global announced today that it has acquired 259.8 million shares in ITV plc (“ITV”) from British Sky Broadcasting Group plc for total

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Global Connected TV Device Ownership Passes 1bn Units

The global installed base of Connected TV devices (including Smart TVs, Games Consoles, Blu-ray Players, Digital Media Adapters and Set-Top Boxes) will double over the next 5 years exceeding 2 bill

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Channel 4 to outline its multiscreen engagement and monetisation experiences

Kevin Gallagher, Chief Information Officer at the UK broadcaster Channel 4, will be talking about his company’s strategy for maximising engagement with viewers and monetising services across its mu

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Targeted ads could be the trigger for all-IP cable

At Connected TV Summit last week, Dave Fellows, former CTO of Comcast and now CTO at Layer3 TV, a start-up ‘next-generation cable provider’, suggested that the tipping point that finally drives the

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New Videonet webcast: Advanced Multiscreen Engagement & Monetisation Strategies

On Tuesday 24th June (1600 CEST/1500 BST/1000 EDT) Videonet is hosting a live webcast to investigate ho

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Growing piracy threat is contaminating live sport

The pirates are becoming more sophisticated, with HD streaming of live sport, rich EPGs, player statistics and social media links. With more consumers enjoying cheap broadband the problem is now critical, and illegal viewers are doubling every six months according to Viaccess-Orca.

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Why Orange prefers set-top boxes to vSTB

The French IPTV provider has been telling Connected TV Summit 2014 why it must still rely on its own CPE, and why the virtual STB concept is too difficult to implement today.

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Swisscom committed to its own CPE; backs Android OS

No talk of the virtual STB from the Swiss telco this year, though the company is looking at CI+ 1.4 for direct-to-TV. For its primary services, the telco is pursuing an Android strategy and is ready to cooperate with like-minded IPTV providers.

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Videonet Connected TV Awards winners announced

The winners of the Videonet Connected TV Awards 2014 were announced on Wednesday at Connected TV World Summit in London.

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Videonet webcast investigates live streaming piracy

Over the past five years there has been a marked shift in the way that Pay TV content is pirated.

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Arthur Rubinstein piano competition gets wider audience on YouTube, using Harmonic transcoding

Harmonic’s ProMedia Live real-time multiscreen transcoder is being used for the live OTT transmission on YouTube of the 14th Arthur Rubinstein competition, which kicked off on May 13 with the Openi

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More certified partners for Cloud Adrenalin from SeaChange

SeaChange International recently announced four additional certified partners for its Cloud Adrenalin multi-screen television service: Accedo, ATES Networks, Level 3 Communications and Wurl.  The c

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Altibox extends Quality Assurance from STB to multiscreen with Witbe

Altibox, a leading provider of triple-play solutions in Norway, has deployed Witbe’s Video Quality Assurance solution to automate testing of all its OTT video on PC, smartphones and tablets.

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Tank Top TV publishes TV & Movie Discovery APIs

Tank Top TV’s new developer site documents a range of TV and movie

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Brazilian telco is first to evaluate SeaChange Cloud Adrenalin multiscreen SaaS

 SeaChange International has announced an initial customer that will evaluate the SeaChange Cloud Adrenalin multi-screen television service in a market deployment: the Brazilian telco Algar Telecom

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ARRIS unveils five new additions to its European cable CPE portfolio

ARRIS Group is using ANGA COM to unveil no less than five new CPE (Customer Premise Equipment) solutions for European cable operators.

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