IBC 2016

IBC sees strong attendance

This year’s IBC exhibition and conference in Amsterdam reported an attendance figure of 55,796 over its six days. Vistors from 160 countries attended the event, which hosted over 1,800 exhibitors, including 249 companies that were exhibiting at the event for the first time. New features at the event included the IBC Interoperability Zone, an initiative […]

Huawei: technology a key driver for business development

Information and communications technology (ICT) is now a “key measure that drives business development,” according to Huawei executive Joe So. Speaking at Huawei’s Media Industry Forum at IBC last week, So said that as the industry transitions to digital, media groups must use “innovative ICT technology and integrate diverse industry resources to build open, converged […]

Kaltura partners on VR alliance

Kaltura has teamed up with VR content company Inception, and partners 24i, Encompass and Harmonic, to launch a VR alliance. The alliance is designed to showcase “the future of TV experiences”, with Kaltura due to demonstrate its vision for “VR in an OTT world” at IBC. Kaltura said it is continuing to add OTT players, […]

Netgem launches Music Avenue service

French TV technology and services provider Netgem has launched Music Avenue, a multi-room music aggregation and playout service aimed at telecoms operators. The release is part of Netgem’s strategy to move from connected TV services into connected entertainment and represents its first step towards its Netgem Connected Home ambitions. The cloud-based service incorporates multi-source discovery and […]

Arkena to showcase new OTT platform

Media services provider Arkena is demonstrate a new OTT platform at IBC. The company describes Cloud4TV as an open, cloud-based video distribution platform enabling content owners and broadcasters to distribute their content to their audience on any connected device. Cloud4TV is designed to enable big broadcasters as well as smaller organizations to set up OTT […]

Filmbankmedia selects SeaChange for streaming services

Non-theatrical film and TV distributor, Filmbankmedia, has selected SeaChange’s Rave platform to launch streaming services for schools, hotels and hospitals. Filmbankmedia’s streaming offering will deliver film and TV from leading Hollywood, Bollywood and independent studios, with the firm describing going direct to customers as a “major step” for the company. “The ability to provide our customers […]

Paywizard updates Agile platform

Paywizard is launching a number of enhancements to its subscriber management platform, Paywizard Agile, at IBC this year. The update is designed to boost operators’ ability to act on customer insights and follows the initial introduction of the platform earlier this year at NAB in Las Vegas. The improved Agile platform lets operators precisely target customers […]

DTS to showcase range of solutions

Audio specialist DTS will use IBC to highlight its newly released DTS:X Encoder Suite, Manzanita Systems software updates, broadcast radio technologies and new VR audio solutions. The DTS:X tools allow digital media content professionals to create and QC DTS:X immersive audio, according to DTS. The DTS:X Encoder Suite includes the DTS:X Encoder and DTS:X MediaPlayer […]

Viaccess-Orca and Harmonic partner on OTT and VR

Viaccess-Orca has partnered with Harmonic to bring two solutions to IBC – one relating to OTT applications and the other to virtual reality (VR). The companies will showcase a new end-to-end video software as a service for OTT applications, as well as a new multiview app for the virtual reality (VR) environment. By combining Viaccess-Orca’s […]

CSS: VR and 4K to dominate at IBC

Virtual reality and 4K video will be among the major themes at IBC this year, according to research firm CCS Insight. According to CCS’s research note, until 2018 most people’s first experience of 4K TV services will come from web and telecom players, not traditional broadcasters. “Brands from the telecom industry, such as BT, and […]

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