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Total Cost of Ownership Analysis Offers Benefits of SaaS-Based Live Multiscreen Video Services
September 18, 2014 - 4:27 PM - Frost & Sullivan, the global business research and consulting firm, recently, announced that it has offered content owners and distributors an analysis of the total cost of ownership of cloud-based live encoding services versus traditional hardware encoding solutions.
Opera TV Store with Help from TiVo Expands in US Market
September 18, 2014 - 3:00 PM - Opera Software, a company that crafts products and services that connect 350 million people to the Internet, has been expanding rigorously with many U.S. cable TV operators introducing the Opera TV Store through TiVo's whole-home gateway DVR and multi-room client devices.
Roku Hits 10 Million Units Sold Milestone
September 18, 2014 - 9:43 AM - Apple really isn't used to losing the gadget wars. One market it has had a hard time capturing is the over-the-top (OTT) market. In this particular battle, it is Roku that seems to be coming out on top. In fact, the smaller and lesser-known company when it comes to casual gadget-philes just hit a rather impressive milestone. The company has now sold more than 10 million of its streaming players since the device first launched in 2008.
A Big Gatorade Bath for OTT-Averse Cable Operators
September 18, 2014 - 9:25 AM - It's not the ice bucket challenge, but an OTT Gatorade bath might raise awareness among cable TV providers to imminent problems, as costs continue to soar and while profit margins reach five-year highs powered by gains in broadband services (not TV).
Ericsson Introduces New MediaFirst Platfrom
September 17, 2014 - 5:50 PM - Ericsson is a major player in communications technology and services. Recently, the firm unveiled its new end-to-end cloud-based platform, Ericsson MediaFirst, which will be generally available in Q2 2015. Offered as a software as a service, the platform recognizes Ericsson's vision for the future of cloud-driven TV experiences where TV is on any device and the experience evolves with the consumer.
HBO Inches Closer to OTT Distribution in US Market
September 17, 2014 - 7:50 AM - In part for that reason, premium channel buy rates always have been a fraction of basic plan purchases, although it can be argued that aggregate purchases of premium channel subscriptions amounts to about 88 percent of basic tier buy rates.
Vodafone selects Sagemcom's 4K UHD
September 16, 2014 - 1:56 PM - Sagemcom, a company that provides broadband terminals, recently announced that it will provide a hybrid IP/satellite Personal Video Recorder from its 4K UHD set-top box range to Vodafone Germany. The solution will help Vodafone ensure more scalability for the end-users for records management. Sagemcom will supply the product to Vodafone in 2015.
Kratos Subsidiary SAT Intros StreamMon
September 15, 2014 - 2:57 PM - The communication industry today is witnessing severe growth, and the demand for quality video content is growing in high speed. Contents of the new IP-based video ecosystem pass through multi-streaming environment and this clearly has created a demand for validation, compliance and verification of the video content.
Ericsson Acquires Fabrix Systems to Improve Cloud Content Delivery
September 15, 2014 - 12:39 PM - With this acquisition, Ericsson looks to extend its TV platform provision with scale out video cloud storage and computing, including cloud digital video recording (DVR) and video-on-demand (VOD). Additionally it will be able to manage and deliver video efficiently with improved quality of experience while at the same time expanding its video-centric IP network and services portfolio.
Vodafone Brings In-Home 4K Content to Germany with Broadcom IPTV Set-top Box
September 12, 2014 - 11:29 AM - "Broadcom's pioneering Ultra HD technology will enable Ultra HD content for millions of potential Vodafone's fixed broadband subscribers," Rich Nelson, senior vice president of Marketing, Broadband & Connectivity Group, Broadcom said in a statement.
An OTT Outlook: Entering a Big Fourth Quarter
September 11, 2014 - 9:09 AM - As the TV industry quickly approaches the fourth calendar quarter of 2014, content questions remain -and strategies appear clearer - for over-the-top (OTT) service providers and wannabes such as Sony and Dish Networks, both of whom are expected to launch their offering by year end.
Roku's New Roku Powered Program Proves to be a Boon for Pay TV Service Providers
September 10, 2014 - 3:55 PM - Pay TV service providers will now be able to address the increasing consumer interest in Internet-delivered entertainment-thanks to Roku's newly introduced Roku Powered program.
TiVo Mega Featuring 24 TB of Storage Capacity Announced
September 10, 2014 - 12:32 PM - Even though there are many digital video recorders (DVRs) available in the market, not many have a large storage capacity to accommodate consumers' increasing need to record their favorite shows. Additionally, demand for live streaming services to mobile devices from DVRs have increased too. However, many DVRs in the market can't meet the demand.
Top 4 Ways Broadcasters Can Guide the Future of Television
September 10, 2014 - 6:00 AM - Imagine the typical teenage girl watching TV today. She might have a tablet showing a new movie selected from her family's cloud-based video library while keeping tabs on American Idol on her smart phone as she decides which pop star to vote for. Good-bye to the familiar old TV set? Au contraire. For years now, the demise of the traditional TV set has been predicted as tablets and smartphones have claimed more and more of our screen-viewing time. The fact is TV is here to stay. Its role in delivering compelling viewing experiences-collectively and individually-will continue but will also evolve to accommodate new digital formats and viewing habits. The question is whether traditional video service providers can change along with them.
Nevion to Showcase New NX4600 H.264/AVC Media Gateway
September 8, 2014 - 5:41 PM - Recently, Nevion expanded its range of media gateways by introducing the new NX4600 H.264/AVC Media Gateway at an upcoming industry event.
Smartvue to Provide Western Digital with Video Surveillance Solutions
September 8, 2014 - 3:50 PM - Digital surveillance technology now makes it possible for individuals and businesses to use high definition cameras, and access the content through the cloud and on their mobile device no matter where they are. This has allowed consumers and companies to deploy these systems to protect their homes and businesses with better quality images and availability from different channels. Smartvue Corporation, provider of cloud video surveillance solutions, has announced it is going to be providing Western Digital, a hard drive manufacturer, with new video surveillance solutions.
StarTimes to Use Entropic's EN5288 Channel Stacking Switch Outdoor Unit Solution
September 5, 2014 - 11:27 AM - StarTimes, a key player in the pay-tv business in China, recently selected Entropic's EN5288 Channel Stacking Switch Outdoor Unit solution for use with their direct broadcast satellite service deployments in Africa.
Radware Helps yes Satellite Launch yesGO
September 5, 2014 - 11:24 AM - yes Satellite, a home entertainment provider in Israel, recently announced it opted for Radware's advanced global load balancing and integrated security solutions, including Alteon NG, DefensePro and AppWall in a bid to help launch its new video platform service yesGO.
AT&T Sues Cox Over Several Patent Infringements
September 5, 2014 - 9:50 AM - Just how this particular court case is going to shake out, is anyone's guess at this point. If there are records of AT&T contacting Cox about the infringements and Cox didn't respond it doesn't seem like this case will be taking all that long. Among the patents AT&T is alleging were being infringed up by Cox is a Packet Telephone Systems, which uses IP-based voice systems. There was also a patent on Packet Loss for Frame Erasure Concealment. This was a method that is used in voice transmission. Cable Data Service Method, Profile Management System Including User Interface.
Envivio Expands Portfolio by Introducing Envivio Nuage Software-as-a-Service Video Solution
September 3, 2014 - 12:51 PM - Envivio, a global market player and innovator of video software solutions recently launched an advanced fully virtualized cloud-based software-as-a-service video solution, called the Envivio NuageSM.
Workflow Software Provider Adds Closed Caption Support with Partnership
September 3, 2014 - 10:44 AM - Two developers of audio and video analysis and digital media workflow products have announced their partnership that will allow workflow users to manage and quality control closed captions and language verification.
DOCSIS Shipments Surpass 1.2 million in Q2
September 2, 2014 - 11:06 AM - Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification (DOCSIS) is a telecommunications standard used to provide Internet access via a cable modem. The growth in broadband subscriptions in the U.S., which is now approaching 100 million subscribers, is having a positive impact on shipments of DOCSIS.
Comcast Lets College Students Watch Live TV and On Demand with IP-Enabled Devices
September 1, 2014 - 6:02 AM - Comcast recently unveiled a service called Xfinity On Campus, which allows college students to watch live TV and On Demand content on their IP-enabled devices, including, laptops, tablets and smartphones.
College Kickoff Spotlights Providers' Growing Sports Carriage Challenge
August 29, 2014 - 7:16 AM - Keeping the customer happy in an ever changing business and technology environment always works, but clearly isn't always possible economically. When it comes to the complicated world of live sports, no one provider can keep all of its customer happy all of the time. Most of the time is a goal worth shooting for but the demands of a growing population of RSNs makes that a long shot.
Agama Unveils v4.7 of DTV Monitoring Solution
August 28, 2014 - 2:14 PM - Enabling real-time monitoring of OTT, IP and cable video services in multiplatform and multiscreen environments, Agama Technologies has announced some upgrades to its DTV monitoring solution.