IBC 2015

IBC 2015 video interview – Charles Dawes, Rovi

Rovi’s senior director, international marketing, Charles Dawes, discusses the challenges pay TV operators face in providing unified search across different devices, and how this can differentiate their service offerings.

IBC 2015 on course for record attendance

This year’s IBC – the broadcast industry’s biggest European trade show – had recorded 54,179 visitors by 10:00 this morning. The event’s CEO, Mike Crimp, said he was confident about “achieving record performance” with the expected arrival of a few hundred additional visitors today. As at 10:40 this morning, 21,700 square feet of exhibition space […]

BT: Ultra HD upgrades ‘two years away’

BT will be able to integrate new technology like High Dynamic Range into its Ultra HD offering, but does not expect upgrades to come for another two years, according to Delia Bushell. Speaking at IBC this morning, the managing director of BT TV and BT Sport said that the UK operator had a “big debate” […]

Virtual reality to be ‘much more significant than 3D’, says ARM exec

Virtual reality will play a “much more significant role in the future than 3D”, according to Mark Dickinson, senior vice-president and and general manager, media processing group, at chipmaker ARM. Speaking at IBC this morning, Dickinson said it is still unclear how VR will evolve, but predicted it would have a “strong role in gaming” […]

Arqiva ups Eutelsat capacity for UK DTH broadcasting

Arqiva has signed a multi-year deal with Eutelsat Communications for a fourteenth transponder at the 28° East video neighbourhood, to serve the UK direct-to-home (DTH) broadcasting market. The communications infrastructure and media services company said that its strong portfolio of capacity at the UK’s premium neighbourhood – combined with encryption, multiplexing and uplinking services – […]

Qvest Media partners with V-Nova

Qvest Media has signed a partnership with video processing technology company V-Nova to integrate the latter’s Perseus video and image processing systems. The agreement, which was officially signed at Qvest Media’s stand here at IBC, will see Qvest Media offer the Perseus  codec and compression technology. “With Perseus, V-Nova meets the challenge of constantly increasing […]

Witbe unveils ‘most scalable’ video monitoring technology

Quality of experience firm, Witbe, unveiled what it claims is its “most scalable and most affordable video monitoring technology” to date at IBC yesterday. Witbe said that its new W500 video robot, and Witbe Remote Eye Controller and Witbe Workbench innovations, made the breakthrough possible and that broadcasters and operators can now deploy hundreds of […]

Luxembourg’s POST expands Cloud-TV offering with Netgem

Luxembourg fixed-line, mobile and internet firm POST has expanded its Cloud-TV offering with an extended range of International French and German channels, in partnership with Netgem. The new channels will be available on any device, through POST’s newly developed Cloud-TV platform, and will be offered alongside video-on-demand, popular catch-up TV services and other internet video […]

Android TV chief: pay TV operators best placed to take control of the home

Pay TV operators will be best placed to manage the smart home on behalf of consumers, according to Sascha Pruter, head of Android TV programme management at Google. Speaking at the Multi-Network Solutions in the Real World Forum organised by content security provider Verimatrix at IBC, Pruter said the pay TV operators were best placed […]

Sling TV CEO: current pay TV model not sustainable

The current pay TV model in the US is “not sustainable” with the market already showing significant signs of decline, according to Sling TV CEO, Roger Lynch. Speaking at IBC this morning, Lynch said that Sling TV – an over-the-top TV service that launched in the US earlier this year – is a reaction to […]

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