IBC 2014

IBC expecting 4% growth in visitors by end of today

This year’s IBC show had attracted 54,460 visitors as of 10:00 this morning, up 2.8% up on last year’s closing number, according to CEO Mike Crimp. Crimp said he expected the final figure to be about 4% up on last year’s show. Crimp said that the new IBC Content Everywhere venture, launched last year, had […]

AirTies and SoftAtHome partner for HEVC set-top box

Set-top box maker AirTies has partnered with software company SoftAtHome to launch a compact, low-priced HEVC set-top box.  The new box was built by AirTies and is powered by SoftAtHome’s universal player, based on its SOP embedded software platform for home gateways, set top boxes and media servers. The device also supports AirTies’ Mesh Technology, […]

Ono expands TiVo deployment with multiscreen offering

Spanish cable operator Ono has expanded its TiVo deployment by using TiVo’s cloud service APIs to offer consistent integrated search, browse and discovery capabilities across any screen.  Ono announced at IBC that it will integrate TiVo’s service capabilities into its TV everywhere mobile and web apps, including search and discovery and remote PVR recording management […]

Kaltura and Harmonic partner on end-to-end video solution

Video technology company Kaltura has partnered with video delivery infrastructure firm Harmonic to offer end-to-end, cloud-based video infrastructure that combines a virtual headend and a complete service delivery platform. Aimed at both OTT and traditional broadcast service providers, Kaltura said that the fully managed solution makes it easy to roll out virtualised, cloud-based services featuring […]

Ruwido and Swisscom launch low energy Bluetooth remote

Austria-based remote control specialist Ruwido has partnered with Swisscom for what it claims is Europe’s first commercial deployment of a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) remote control. Ruwido engineered the bi-directional Swisscom 2.0 remote control for use with Swisscom’s Android-based IPTV set-top box and the development extends the companies’ long-term business partnership. Data transmission via BLE […]

Anevia teams up with Amazon Web Services for cloud video delivery

Video delivery software specialist Anevia has teamed up with Amazon Web Services to offer a cloud-based video delivery service that allows cloud storage and cloud streaming of OTT content. The new system is based on the integration of Anevia’s core ViaMotion products with Amazon Web Services and is designed to let operators and broadcasters expand […]

Arkena and Intertrust agree OTT delivery deal

Arkena and Intertrust Technologies Corporation have formed a partnership to deliver premium OTT services.  Under the agreement, Arkena’s new OTT Service Manager will include technology components from Intertrust’s SyncTV platform and DRM from Intertrust’s ExpressPlay service. ExpressPlay is a cloud-based DRM provider based on the studio-approved Marlin protection technology. “Intertrust’s partnership with Arkena unites two […]

Fragmentation could damage TV’s educational role, warns Brian Cox

The fragmentation of television could jeopardise the medium’s essential ability to educate its audience, warned broadcaster and scientist Brian Cox, speaking at IBC this morning.  In a keynote speech titled ‘television’s expanding universe’, Cox said that television was the “most powerful cultural medium” in terms of influence and that broadcasters therefore had a responsibility to […]

Telekom Romania partners with Viaccess-Orca, Zenterio for IPTV

Telekom Romania has partnered with content delivery and protection specialists Viaccess-Orca and TV operating system provider Zenterio and for the rollout of its new IPTV and OTT multiscreen service, Telekom TV.  The deal marks the third recent Zenterio OS deployment within the Deutsche Telekom Group, which owns a 50% stake in Telekom Romania, formerly Romtelecom, […]

Most OTT viewers aged 21 to 29, says SPB TV survey

The majority of over-the-top video viewers are aged 21 to 29 years old, though OTT access is becoming increasingly common, according to a study by SPB TV. Announcing the survey results at IBC, SPB TV – a provider of end-to-end OTT, IP and mobile TV solutions – said that 21-29 year-olds accounted for 38% of […]

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