IBC 2017

Irdeto completes Cartesian review for Cloaked CA

Content security specialist Irdeto’s Cloaked CA solution has completed a review by Cartesian against the usage rules for 4K UHD premium content included in the Farncombe Security Audit. The audit focuses on content security requirements, aligned with MovieLabs’ Enhanced Content Protection (ECP) requirements and industry best practices. The Farncombe Security Audit is recognised by studios […]

Cable Bahamas taps joint Zodiac-ActiveVideo tech for installed boxes

Zodiac Interactive and ActiveVideo have partnered on a joint solution that will enable pay TV operators to provide advanced user experiences and premium services on installed set-top boxes. The integrated solution combines the cloud virtualisation capabilities of the ActiveVideo CloudTV platform with Zodiac’s PowerUp Stack software and PowerUp AMS cloud platform. The joint solution can […]

Ericsson’s Steve Plunkett: IBC 2017 preview

Ericsson’s CTO of broadcast and media services, Steve Plunkett, tells us what to look out for at IBC this year. It’s almost IBC time again, the flagship European event where the great and the good (and everyone else) of the broadcast industry descend on Amsterdam to showcase and discuss the latest trends and products that […]

VR Industry Forum to present industry guidelines

The Virtual Reality Industry Forum (VRIF) is due to present the first draft of its industry guidelines at IBC this year. The guidelines will emphasise interoperability and are designed to spur on the availability of “high quality audiovisual VR experiences”. The initial release will focus on the delivery of 360° video with three degrees of […]

Arris debuts Android TV-powered 4K HDR set-top boxes

Arris is due to unveil a new line of Android TV-powered Ultra High Definition (UHD) High Dynamic Range (HDR) set-top boxes at IBC. The next-generation devices are designed to address a range of requirements for cable, telco, satellite and terrestrial operators around the world. They offer WiFi connectivity and DVR options, as well as support […]

Teleste to demonstrate monitoring-as-a-service

Teleste is to use IBC to demonstrate a new service concept for operators with a Teleste Luminato headend in operation. Teleste says that the concept, called Monitoring as a Service (MaaS), is designed to help operators to keep broadcast services up and running, monitor the quality of video streams and offer an excellent TV experience […]

Forthnet taps Zenterio for legacy boxes

Greek pay TV operator Forthnet, has revealed that it has deployed Zenterio OS on set-top boxes for its satellite pay TV offering. Forthnet used Zenterio OS, Forthnet to launch OTT services, VOD content, and a USB DVB-T dongle to its legacy boxes, while retaining the look and feel of the existing user interface. More than […]

Nagra launches OpenTV Signature Edition

Kudelski Group-owned Nagra has launched OpenTV Signature Edition, a new cloud-based and multi-tenant solution for pay TV operators. Powered by the OpenTV Suite and the Nagra Insight data analytics platform, OpenTV Signature Edition provides what Nagra describes as a fully-featured ecosystem for pay TV operators. The OpenTV Signature Edition uses all the components of the […]

BBC R&D launches object-based radio drama

The BBC’s research and development arm has launched an interactive, object-based radio drama on BBC Taster – the corporation’s home for new ideas. The Mermaid’s Tears lets listeners choose to follow one of three characters, and as they move around the listener hears different perspectives on the story. BBC R&D collaborated with BBC Radio Drama […]

Edgeware integrates ContentArmor watermarking into CDN

Edgeware has integrated ContentArmor’s forensic watermarking solution into its TV CDN technology. The content delivery network specialist will demonstrate the watermarking solution – which can be deployed in IPTV and OTT services – for the first time at IBC this week. The new capability uses ContentArmor’s bitstream-based watermarking system – a technology that inserts information […]