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Strategy Analytics: Tizen remains top smart TV OS 

Samsung’s Tizen platform remains the largest smart TV operating system globally by sales, followed by LG’s WebOS and Android TV, according to Strategy Analytics. The research firm said that 21% of smart TVs sold in 2018 ran Tizen, 12% were powered by WebOS and 10% used Android TV. Roku TV captured 4% of global TV […]

Netgem confirms RIP strategy, moving platform business to Videofutur

Technology group Netgem has confirmed its strategy of reorienting as a provider of connected home solutions and services  for multi-service operators as it posted a 32% decline in revenue and a 59% decline in EBITDA for 2018. Netgem has focused its efforts on providing services and equipment over public initiative fibre networks in France. These […]

Bitmax launches content orchestration and management system

Digital media management and licensing company Bitmax has launched a content orchestration and management system, Maestro.   According to the company, Maestro will benefit content provider customers and distributor platform partners. In addition to powering the internal supply chain workflows at Bitmax, Maestro includes the ability to log in and initiate orders and the ability to track […]

Futuresource: set-top shipments to grow 1% in 2019 

Shipments of set-top boxes (STBs) and media streamers are expected to grow 1% globally in 2019 following a period of “market stagnation,” according to Futuresource Consulting. The research firm said that the global media box market is on track to exceed 350 million units this year, driven predominantly by media streamers with “a little help” […]

Panasonic deploys HbbTV OpApp for HD+ access in Germany

Panasonic has launched the first commercial deployment of the HbbTV Operator App, allowing viewers in Germany to access the HD+ platform direct through their TV. The HbbTV OpApp specification lets users access the full HD+ bouquet of live and on-demand TV on any 2019 Panasonic OLED UHD smart TV sold in Germany. HD+ channels and […]

Kaltura and 3SS partner on cloud TV services

Kaltura and 3 Screen Solutions (3SS) have partnered on a solution designed to let partners quickly launch cloud TV services. The collaboration brings together Kaltura’s Cloud TV Platform and machine learning-enabled Targeted TV technology with 3SS’s front-end and adaptable user interface, 3READY. The pre-integrated offering aims to help content owners, broadcasters and network operators launch […]

AirTies claims US success for Smart WiFi

WiFi technology specialist AirTies and reseller partner AirSonics have revealed that 34 regional operators across North America have deployed AirTies’ Smart Wi-Fi solutions to their subscribers. AirSonics serves as a strategic partner for AirTies, offering managed WiFi solutions  and the StratiFi total-home Wi-Fi portfolio to regional service providers throughout North America. These operators deploy Mesh […]

Salzburg taps Ocilion for next-generation TV launch

Austrian utility and service provider Salzburg AG has tapped technology outfit Ocilion to provide its IPTV system. Ocilion said it was providing Salzburg with a tailored system that is integrated into the company’s existing infrastructure and hosted on site. The IPTV platform includes software, tablet and smartphone apps and 4K UHD set-tops. Ocilion said the […]

VodafoneZiggo and AAPA claim success in combatting piracy

Liberty Global-Vodafone JV VodafoneZiggo, the Audiovisual Anti-Piracy Alliance (AAPA) and Dutch police have together secured the criminal conviction of the operator of a Netherlands-based card sharing piracy network,who has been sentenced to a conditional six-month prison sentence, with a probation period of three years, and 240 hours community service, at a court in The Hague. The AAPA […]

Teleste issues profit warning after subsidiary hit by criminal activity

Cable and broadband technology outfit Teleste has issued a profit warning after reporting criminal activity targeting an unnamed subsidiary. Teleste said that, as it is currently unable to estimate the total amount of potential insurance compensation and recovered losses, the company will at this stage record in full a non-recurring cost of approximately €7 million, […]