WISI launches new hospitality headend

German technology outfit WISI has launched the Micro Headend OM 20 064S, an IPTV platform designed for the hospitality market. According to the company, the headend generates up to 128 SPTS services from six satellite transponders. The SPTS outputs can then be fed directly into an IP network and received by IPTV-capable end devices. The Micro […]

Italy’s RAS taps Synamedia for DVB-T2 migration

Italian regional public broadcaster RAS has tapped technology outfit Synamedia’s virtualised Digital Content Manager (DCM) to support the migration of its digital-terrestrial services from DVB-T SD/HD to DVB-T2/HEVC HD services by June 2022.  RAS is using Synamedia’s DCM for satellite input and DVB-T transmissions and virtualised DCM for encoding in a private cloud. The catalyst for […]

Deltatre unveils mtribes SaaS UX platform

Sports and entertainment technology provider Deltatre has unveiled mtribes, an OTT software-as-a-service user experience platform. The company said it took the decision to launch a new product in the midst of the Coronavirus crisis because it will enable customers to tackle the problems of understanding how their users are interacting with their service, how to […]

Roku unveils OS update, brings voice commands to UK and Ireland

Streaming stick and OS maker Roku has unveiled the latest update to its Roku OS to roll out in the coming weeks. The primary focus of Roku OS 9.3 is a greater level of interactivity via voice, with the feature now coming to the UK, Ireland and Canada. With the new update, users will be […]

Digital TV Europe to host webinar on Cloud DVR

Digital TV Europe will host a webinar on the topic of Cloud DVR on Tuesday April 7 at 3pm BST. The future of Cloud DVR should be viewed in the context of larger ecosystems and lifestyle changes. If cDVR grew out of the necessity to support time-shifting (recording and replaying as opposed to live viewing […]

CableLabs releases DOCSIS 4.0 specification

Cable industry standards body CableLabs has released the specifications for the next generation of data-over-cable technology DOCSIS. The DOCSIS 4.0 spec includes full duplex and extended spectrum capabilities to enable downstream speeds of 10Gbps, maximum that available via the DOCSIS 3.1 spec, which is currently being deployed by cable operators internationally. According to principal architect […]

Teleste withdraws financial guidance and begins talks for temporary lay-off of all staff

Cable technology provider Teleste has withdrawn its financial guidance for the current year due to the potential impact of the Coronavirus crisis on its business and has begun “co-determination negotiations”, in accordance with the Finnish Act on Co-operation within Undertakings, that would permit it to temporarily lay off its entire staff. Teleste said that the […]

LG launches Movies Anywhere app

LG has become the first TV manufacturer to integrate Movies Anywhere. Movies Anywhere is a digital movie locker service which emerged as a competitor to Ultraviolet, and ultimately outlasted the ill-fated service. It is owned and operated by Disney, and offers access to content from Walt Disney Studios, 20th Century Fox, Sony Pictures, Universal Pictures, […]

Samsung TV Plus expands and takes Rakuten TV free

Samsung TV Plus, Samsung Electronics’ free Smart TV video service, is expanding its free linear TV line-up and turning its Rakuten TV offering from a subscription into a free TV service. The Samsung service, which is automatically installed on Samsung Smart TVs in select regions, now offers 47 channels to users across news, sports, entertainment, […]

Deltatre strengthens global commercial team with pair of Adams

Sports and entertainment media tech vendor Deltatre has announced two senior hires in its global commercial team. The new appointees are former Perform executive Adam Bowley, and Adam Bigwood, who joins from WWE. Reporting to Pet Burns, VP commercial, Bigwood assumes the role of director of the company’s commercial division. In this role he will […]

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