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  • CANAL+ Myanmar deploys NAGRA’s Conax GO Live multiscreen OTT solution (NAGRA)

    Published March 14, 2019

    NAGRA, a Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S) company and the world’s leading independent provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions, announced today the launch of its Conax GO Live multiscreen OTT solution with Canal+ International subsidiary, Canal+ Myanmar FG. The announcement marks the first cloud deployment of the Conax GO Live solution in the Asia-Pacific region. […]

  • AP celebrates TV transmission from 200m under the ocean (Rapid TV News)

    Published March 14, 2019

    The Associated Press (AP) has transmitted live, broadcast-quality video from 200 metres below the surface of the Indian Ocean in what the global news agency claims is a “broadcasting milestone”. Using optical technology, footage was sent through seawater using LED light and from the surface via satellite to broadcasters and digital publishers around the world. […]

  • Netflix Partners with British Video Standards Groups for Children’s Content Ratings (Media Play News)

    Published March 14, 2019

    Netflix has partnered with the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) and the Video Standards Council Rating Board to help alleviate parental concerns regarding inappropriate content available on subscription streaming video platforms. The groups – with assistance from the British government’s department for digital, culture, media and sport – have devised “best practices guidelines” to […]

  • RTL sets ambitious SVOD target, promises big original content investment (Digital TV Europe)

    Published March 14, 2019

    RTL aims to grow the number of paying subscribers to its SVOD services to three million and to grow revenue from video-on-demand to €360 million by 2021, after the number of paying subscribers to its services passed the one million mark at the end of last year. CEO Bert Habets said the group would focus […]

  • AWS Launches Media Services Compatibility Program (TV Technology)

    Published March 14, 2019

    AWS has announced the launch of a new Media Services Compatibility Program, aimed at helping customers understand which third-party video products work with AWS Media Services. The program includes a clear description of each product and configuration that has been tested, and in a blog post the company said it will open up “architectures that […]

  • Bx-WiFi raises the bar for video streaming at scale (CSI Magazine)

    Published March 14, 2019

    A new technology called Broadcast WiFi is being touted as a way of solving the problems of WiFi reception and transmission in high-traffic venues like sports stadiums and music festivals. Global Invacom, a provider of satellite communications equipment, is partnering with Edgewater Wireless Systems for the further development of ‘Broadcast WiFi’ (Bx-WiFi), a technology they […]

  • TiVo brings personalised content discovery to Funimation (Telecompaper)

    Published March 14, 2019

    TiVo announced that Funimation, the anime content provider and a subsidiary of Sony Pictures Television (SPT), licensed the Search, Recommendations and Insight modules of TiVo’s Personalized Content Discovery (PCD) platform. The use of the PCD platform’s integrated reporting and analytics insights module enables Funimation to test, manage and fine-tune search and recommendation performance in real-time […]

  • UK Finally Joins 2019 FTTH Ultrafast Broadband Country Ranking (ISPreview)

    Published March 14, 2019

    After years of waiting we’re pleased to report that the United Kingdom has finally been included into the FTTH Council Europe‘s annual 2019 country ranking, which lists the countries with the strongest subscriber penetration of “full fibre” (FTTP/H/B) ultrafast broadband ISP networks. Predictably.. we’re at the bottom. The most recent data from Ofcom (here) states […]

  • Manufacturers look to 8K sets – but where’s the content? (Broadband TV News)

    Published March 14, 2019

    There’s disagreement over whether there will be sufficient content to be shown on the 8K TV displays currently being developed. In a presentation to DVB World in Dublin, Bob Raikes of Display Daily explained how display manufacturers looking to provide consumers with the next upgrade opportunity were creating displays of up to 65 inches – […]

  • Rakuten TV to expand to 40 territories in 2019 (TBI Vision)

    Published March 14, 2019

    Rakuten TV is looking to triple its market presence to 40 territories in 2019 via partnerships with Samsung, LG, Philips and Hisense. Rakuten will offer integrated content within the manufacturers’ Smart TV remote controls, which directly links to the Rakuten TV streaming service. With this move, the VOD platform says it will simultaneously increase its […]

  • Survey: Most Brits watch just 12 channels (Advanced Television)

    Published March 14, 2019

    The average Briton now only watches 12 TV channels from the hundreds they sign up to – as the appetite for streamed, on-demand content is surging. Streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon are now as popular as traditional paid-for packages from Sky, Virgin Media and BT TV – with a third (29 per cent) […]

  • Sour note as Spotify files EU antitrust complaint against Apple (Silicon Republic)

    Published March 13, 2019

    Spotify claims Apple uses unfair advantage of iOS against competitors. An antitrust complaint has been filed with the European Commission by music streaming platform Spotify against Apple, alleging the California tech giant engages in anticompetitive behaviour. Spotify is claiming that the way Apple manages its App Store gives its Apple Music streaming service an advantage […]

  • Survey: Streaming primary way to watch TV for 30% of UK (Advanced TV)

    Published March 12, 2019

    Nearly a third (30 per cent) of UK households state that streaming via the internet is the primary way that TV programmes and films are viewed at home, according to the second report from EY’s annual digital home survey of 2,500 consumers. The report, which focuses on household viewing habits, finds that this figure jumps […]

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