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FCC approves ATSC 3.0 but splits on partisan lines

The US Federal Communications Authority has approved the new ATSC 3.0 standard for use by broadcasters, enabling them to offer advanced interactive services to complement over-the-air signals, including targeted advertising. The FCC voted three to two to approve the standard, with Commissioners Mignon Clyburn and Jessica Rosenworcel voting against and expressing concern that the measure […]

Vimeo adds HDR support

Vimeo has added support for high dynamic range (HDR) content and videos of up to 8K resolution. The video service said the update is about providing users with the “highest quality video experience possible”. “With BT.2020 (or Rec.2020) support and wider color gamuts (WCG), your image will now represent over 75% of the colour that […]

Melita taps ADB for RDK rollout in Malta

Maltese cable operator Melita has tapped technology outfit ADB to oversee the commercial launch of its new TV service. ADB will use its set-top and RDK middleware expertise to help Melita develop a range of new RDK-based services. Melita is deploying the ADB 1750CF HD HEVC STB with Wifi, and four tuners to support its […]

Android TV adoption still at an early stage

Only 1% of European TV pay TV subscribers are currently using Android OS-powered set-top boxes, according to research by Dataxis, with about 40 pay TV service worldwide having deployed Android TV-based platforms through the third quarter. Despite the relatively now numbers, the research group believes that Android TV will gain traction both with operators and […]

TiVo appoints former AT&T CTO as chief executive

TiVo has appointed the former executive vice president and chief technical officer of AT&T’s Entertainment Group, Enrique Rodriguez, as its new chief executive officer. Rodriguez takes up his new position, as well as a place on the TiVo board of directors, effective immediately. He succeeds Thomas Carson, who announced his intention to retire as TiVo […]

TV4’s Berg named as C More COO, CEO departs

Swedish broadcasting group Bonnier Broadcasting, owner of free-to-air broadcaster TV4 and pay TV outfit C More, has named Mathias Berg as operational manager for both TV4 and C More. Berg, who is currently COO of TV4, will add C More to his responsibilities, with the task of further coordinating and integrating the pair’s activities, particularly […]

Edgeware names new CEO

TV technology company Edgeware has named Karl Thedéen as its new Managing Director and CEO. Thedéen will replace Joachim Roos, who has decided to step down next year. Thedéen is the former CEO of Transmode and is currently a board member of Edgeware. He currently serves as SVP of Infinera´s Metro Business Group, and was […]

Orange taps AirTies for WiFi in France and Poland

Orange has chosen wireless technology and set-top box provider AirTies to provide in-home WiFi solutions to subscribers in France and Poland. In France, Orange uses AirTies’ Air 4920 wireless extenders as an available accessory to compliment Orange’s Livebox, which combines 4K/Ultra HD television and dual-band Wi-Fi. Air 4920s are used to extend the Wi-Fi signal […]

Roku acquires Danish audio streaming firm Dynastrom

Roku has acquired Danish multi-room audio streaming company Dynastrom for a cash price of US$3.5 million (€3 million). The deal, which was first reported by Variety, took place in September, when Roku paid the cash consideration and issued 108,332 shares of its common stock to two of the founders as part of a “continuing services […]

Sony adds Amazon Alexa controls to Bravia TVs

Selected models of Sony Android TVs are now compatible with Amazon Alexa via a firmware update for the UK and US. With the update, Amazon Alexa-enabled devices – Amazon Echo, Echo Plus, Echo Show, and Echo Dot – can be used to control Sony 4K HDR BraviaTV models powered by the Android TV operating system. […]

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