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TV could be ‘centre of smart home’ says Android TV chief

The TV could emerge as the device at the centre of the smart home, according to  Shalini Govil-Pai, senior director, Android TV. Speaking at IBC yesterday Govil-Pai said that people want to “entertained and educated” on TV, but the TV device can also be used as a way to control smart home devices and play […]

Synamedia: ‘need for aggregation’ will define future of pay TV

Pay TV operators have a future despite the growth in streaming services because there is a growing need for someone to aggregate OTT content and present it in a searchable and convenient way to subscribers, according to Synamedia CEO Yves Padrines. “A lot of people are questioning the future of pay TV. We see there […]

Sky: broadcast and IP will continue to coexist

The level of connectivity has changed dramatically over the last few years, allowing multiple IP video services to be used concurrently, but pay TV operators such as Sky are likely to continue to use broadcast platforms to deliver content to their subscribers for some years to come, according to Sky chief product officer Fraser Stirling. […]

BT Sport demos its first 8K broadcast at IBC 2019

Broadcaster BT Sport showcased live 8K for the first time at IBC 2019. Showing a match from the first day of the Rugby Sevens, COO Jamie Hindhaugh said that while the company is serious about 8K, this “doesn’t mean we’re launching 8K tomorrow”. Instead, he said that any technology is about “enhancing the capture of […]

Crimp: “another record year” for IBC

IBC has seen a “record year of growth”, confirmed CEO Michael Crimp. Speaking at its 2019 press conference, Crimp said that IBC “is owned by the industry we serve” and that the event continues to grow.  Celebrating its 52nd outing, the event has served as the launch pad for approximately 150 product debuts along with […]

Irdeto launches Trusted Home

Irdeto has used IBC to launch Trusted Home, its new product for the smart home market. According to the security specialist, Trusted Home enables service providers to secure the entire smart home beyond the router, addressing problems such as the fact many smart home devices do not necessarily receive regular software updates, do not have […]

Ruwido takes TV to the Stone Age with marble remote

Ruwido has launched a new remote control made from marble. Patterned stone in green and black with white inclusions embellish the surface of the TICTACTILE. product structure. Ruwido said that as marble shows its versatility best when combined with different materials, the company designed the frame of the input device in natural aluminum tones, underlining […]

Vewd unveils partnerships with Amlogic, Arion and ALi

OTT and hybrid TV specialist Vewd has teamed up with Amlogic, the global fabless system-on-a-chip (SoC) provider, to pre-integrate Vewd OS on chipsets designed for streaming media players, set-top boxes, and connected home devices. Vewd said that the partnership significantly reduces CapEx and time-to-market for manufacturers selecting the Linux-based Amlogic S905X silicon, while giving access […]

Vodafone taps Nagra for cloud-based content protection

Vodafone has deployed Nagra’s cloud-hosted and cloud-operated security services platform, Nagra cloud.SSP to help protect Vodafone TV services across operating companies, including its units in Spain, Portugal, Greece, Italy and Romania, Nagra has revealed. Nagra said that its Nagra Connect client and player are also being used by Vodafone to complement the end-to-end security solution […]

Sky Italia chooses Harmonic cloud media processing for OTT

Sky Italia has tapped Harmonic to provide its cloud-native media processing software and content-aware encoding technology for its OTT streaming services. The Harmonic solution is integrated into the Sky Italia hybrid cloud software-defined streaming platform. Sky Italia’s solution for its linear video streaming platform is based on Kubernetes and microservices to serve event-based and 24/7 […]

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