TV Connect 2016


Telcos unite to create LTE Broadcast Alliance

Mobile telecom operators EE, Verizon, Telstra and KT have teamed up to create a global alliance to promote LTE Broadcast technology. Introducing the LTE Broadcast Alliance at TV Connect this morning, EE’s principal analyst Matt Stagg told TV Connect attendees that LTE Broadcast would help extend the media potential of LTE. Verizon’s director, product development, […]

BT partners with Elemental to standardise multi-device delivery

BT is working with Elemental to unify its traditional and multiscreen headend, serving BT TV Everywhere, BT Sport App, and BT Ultra HD services using Elemental software. Elemental powers a unified headend for subscription linear channels delivered to IPTV set-top boxes as well as multiscreen devices as part of the BT TV Everywhere video infrastructure. […]

Starhub partners with Nagra for Netflix launch

Singapore-based pay TV operator, Starhub, has partnered with Nagra to launch Netflix on its Fibre TV platform. The launch was enabled by Nagra’s MediaLive Suite set-top box reference platform and anyCAST CONNECT security solution, and was announced on the same day that executives from Starhub and Nagra both spoke at TV Connect in London. “We […]

Huawei launches video-as-a-service offering

Huawei officially released its video-as-a-service solution to the industry at TV Connect 2016 in London today. The software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution is designed helps carriers quickly launch video services, reduce investment risk and shorten time-to-market. “By taking advantage of Huawei’s global content and application aggregation platform, operators are able to provide end-users with a diversified video […]

Viacom: digital growth includes double-digit UK viewing rise

Viacom has witnessed double-digit viewer growth across two of its UK platforms – MTV.co.uk and My5 – and announced plans for further digital expansion as part of its ‘always on’ strategy. Speaking at TV Connect in London this morning, James Currell, chief operating officer of Viacom International Media Networks, UK, Austalia, Russia and Eastern Europe […]

MTGx chief: broadcasters must look to e-sports as ‘defining pillar’ of pop culture

Broadcasters must look to adapt to the specific tastes of millennials in order to survive, and in particular to the emerging phenomenon of e-sports, described by MTGx’s Arnd Benninghoff as “the defining pillar of  pop culture”. Speaking at TV Connect in London this morning, Benninghoff, CEO of Modern Times Group’s new media arm MTGx Ventures, said that younger people are leaving […]

Sky teams with Ruwido for Sky Q remote

Sky has partnered with Ruwido to develop the new remote control for its recently-launched advanced TV service in the UK and Ireland, Sky Q. Ruwido worked with Sky on the design for the Sky Q touch remote and is manufacturing the control for the operator, the company announced today. “We are exceptionally proud to be […]

Maxdome partners with Accedo on SVOD update

ProSiebenSat.1-owned subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) service, Maxdome, has partnered with video app specialist Accedo on the newest version of its service. The recently updated Maxdome includes a new user experience (UX) that was developed using the Accedo XDK cross-platform development toolkit. The new UX is designed to make it easy for subscribers to explore Maxdome’s SVOD […]

Simplestream to showcase live-to-VOD solutions

Live-streaming specialist Simplestream is due to showcase its live-to-VOD solutions at TV Connect in London this week. The company will demo its latest Media Manager, Platform Services, Media Hub and Media Manager products at the event, and highlight how broadcasters and content providers can maximise their share of the OTT market. “Our mission is to […]

Genius Digital launches Multiscreen Analytics tool

Analytics specialist Genius Digital has used TV Connect to launch its new Multiscreen Analytics tool. The launch of the tool, which can be integrated directly into the company’s existing Insight Platform, follows Genius Digital’s recent partnership announcement with Astro, the Malaysian broadcaster, and enables Genius Digital to provide a combined view of customer behaviour on […]