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Verimatrix and Ocilion announce partnership for Austria

DTV content security company Verimatrix and IPTV technology company Ocilion have announced two large Austrian operators as their latest customers. Salzburg AG and kabelplus have each selected on-premise IPTV solutions from Ocilion that are secured by Verimatrix. Both operators have opted independently for on-premise deployments hosted in their distinctive infrastructures, optimally suiting larger volumes of […]

ATX adds OTT capabilities

Digital access and media distribution solutions provider ATX Networks has introduced an enhancement to its MD16 bulk media distribution gateway. This upgrade, the company says, will enable service providers to offer hotels, hospitals, universities, apartments and other commercial customers streaming media capabilities. The new MD16 OTT streaming blade enables an over-the-top (OTT) video experience anywhere […]

UX ‘as important as content’, says Zappware boss

User experience has been a “key unique selling point” for Zappware, claims the company’s CEO. Speaking exclusively to Digital TV Europe at Zappware’s inaugural strategy summit, CEO Patrick Vos said that designing its product around an excellent user experience has proved vital to its success. “I think one of the key unique selling points that […]

Apple ditches iTunes, splits media offerings across three apps

Apple is to discontinue iTunes with the latest version of macOS, the company has confirmed. Speaking at its WWDC 2019 keynote in San Francisco, Apple confirmed rumours that it is breaking iTunes into three separate macOS apps to better reflect what it believes to be its core media services: Music, TV and Podcasts. The update […]

Apple reveals tvOS 13 update details

Apple has previewed the latest iteration of its tvOS operating system for Apple TV. The new update, available later this year, was announced during Apple’s WWDC 2019 keynote in San Francisco. Key features of the update – which will be compatible with Apple TV HD and Apple TV 4K devices – include a new home […]

Viaccess-Orca and Wyplay build pre-integrated end-to-end TV platform

OTT and TV platform provider Viaccess-Orca (VO) has announced a partnership with Wyplay, a global TV Professional Services and Video Platform Solutions provider, to build a pre-integrated end-to-end TV platform. This end-to-end TV platform is highly scalable and flexible, and is designed to address the needs of OTT content providers and pay-tv service providers for […]

Dave Shull appointed TiVo CEO

TiVo has made Dave Shull its new president and CEO. Interim president Raghu Rau will become vice chairperson of the firm’s board of directors. “We are thrilled to announce Dave Shull as Raghu’s successor,” said Jim Meyer, chairman of the board of directors. “In addition to Dave’s deep experience in the Pay-TV, OTT and digital […]

Yospace and Seven extend partnership

Server-side ad insertion (SSAI) technology vendor Yospace has announced the extension of its partnership with Australian commercial TV network Seven. This move, the company says, will enable SSAI into live OTT channels.   The announcement marks the third year of a partnership in which Yospace’s SSAI technology has been leveraged to create new, addressable ad […]

Sony: prime time ‘set to die’

Prime time hour is ‘set to die’, claims a new report from Sony. In the recently published ‘Evolution of the Living Room’, the company surveyed 6,000 European consumers on their attitudes and behaviours. It found that while the average viewer watches over 15 hours a week, only 6% of people make a point to watch […]

Nagra and HD Plus extend content protection partnership to smart TVs

Content protection provider Nagra has renewed its contract with SES German platform subsidiary HD Plus and extended it to include content protection on smart TVs. Nagra content protection supports the recently announced HD Plus solution on Smart TVs not requiring an external device, such as a conditional access module (CAM) or set-top box. The solution […]