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Sky Media boss: adtech over-promising, under-delivering

A culture of over-promising and under-delivering is creating a "very, very complicated" adtech market, the deputy MD of Sky Media has warned. Speaking at a...

Enhanced TV metadata increases ad effectiveness and boosts propensity to purchase

Two technical papers on the use of enhanced metadata for TV advertising and t-commerce were presented to delegates on the first day of the IBC 2016 conference. The papers from Prime Focus Technologies in India and Belgian startup Appiness both demonstrated benefits; the first in ad affectiveness, the second in propensity to purchase.

NBCU: Reality TV SVOD service Hayu achieving 60-minute average session times on Virgin’s TiVo

NBCUniversal’s new SVOD service Hayu, which shows US reality shows in the UK, Ireland and Australia the day after they become available in the US, is performing well on Virgin Media's TiVo box, according to Hendrik McDermott, NBCUniversal International's Senior Vice President of Branded On Demand content, and is set to be rolled out to other countries.

Netflix leverages original content to attract pay-TV partners with a ‘complementary’ offer

At IBC, Netflix's Vice President of Business Development for EMEA, Christopher Whiteley, emphasised the importance the company attached to making deals with pay-TV operators to carry its service on their set-top boxes - positioning the service as providing them with a 'complementary' content offer.

ARRIS shows its ActiveVideo cloud UI running Ericsson MediaFirst on old Motorola set-top box

One interesting demonstration at IBC this week was ARRIS showing the Ericsson MediaFirst user interface running on an old Motorola set-top box (the VIP...

Imagine Communications launches high-density, software-defined ABR transcoding solution

Based on the Selenio One platform, which enables the virtualization and orchestration of video processing, the new transcoder supports up to 180 HD ABR or 360 HD linear channels per 4-RU server.

CTL Cable becomes first customer for Conax’s Contego-as-a-Service hosted security solution

The MMDS operator serves Pay TV to twelve cities in Nigeria. The hosted version of the Conax Contego unified content security platform will lower its CapEx requirements, operating complexity and hasten time to market.

Amino believes its dual-mode Android TV gateway is a world first, and will help...

Visitors can see demonstrations of the dual-mode 4K UHD device, which delivers Android TV capability alongside the existing Enable TV software platform that Amino provides to STB and gateway customers. The device supports 4x4 802.11ac Wi-Fi to support multiscreen around the home.

NEOTION and M2M deliver a ready-to-deploy smart home solution for service providers, including gateway...

NEOTION demonstrated its smart home concept at IBC 2015. Now this has been productized. The Neohome solution includes gateway and sensors, with M2M providing cloud, UI and billing capabilities as part of the ecosystem.

SeaChange is showing IBC visitors its video workflow capabilities, including delivery, presentation and monetization

The centrepiece for the demonstration is the SeaChange Adrenalin multiscreen video platform. The company is also showing how its Nitro UX software and Infusion advertising platform can improve the user experience and drive more revenue.

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