Sony launches UHD movie platform Bravia Core

Sony has launched its Bravia Core streaming service. Initially revealed in January, the service promises to present users with “near lossless” UHD streaming that achieves close to UHD Blu-ray disc picture quality. Streaming is up to 80Mbps, while Netflix, for example, streams at a maximum of 16Mbps. Available on all Bravia XR TVs, the service […]

Nokia and Lenovo resolve patent disputes

Nokia and Lenovo have concluded a multi-year, multi-technology patent cross-license agreement, ending all ongoing patent disputes. Nokia issued a statement confirming that it would receive an undisclosed fee from the Chinese Lenovo to resolve all pending patent litigation and other proceedings between the two parties, in all jurisdictions. The Finnish Nokia launched legal action against […]

Samsung launches first 8K QLED TV

Samsung has announced the launch of the world’s first 8K QLED TV. The set – the Samsung 8K QLED Y2 – is powered by MediaTek’s MT7921AU, which promises to provide users with cutting-edge Wi-Fi 6E capabilities. MT7921AU supports Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2 from a single, highly integrated platform that provides speeds of up to  […]

NENT Groups sells off Splay One

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) has agreed a deal to sell marketing business Splay One to Swedish digital media company Caybon.  NENT said that the sale is in line with NENT Group’s strategy to focus NENT Studios (which housed Splay One) on scripted drama production for Viaplay.  Splay One focuses its marketing efforts on influencers, […]

Ekstraklasa taps Red Bee for enhanced streaming service

Polish top tier football league the Ekstraklasa has chosen Red Bee Media as its technology partner to jointly develop its Ekstraklasa.TV streaming platform. The evolution of Ekstraklasa.TV will kick off this season, with greater interactivity and personalisation, improvement of the user experience, and the launch of an advertising model. Future updates are intended to include […]

LG to shutter smartphone business to focus on platforms and services

South Korean tech giant LG is pulling out of the mobile phone market.  The company put out a statement on Monday confirming that it is exiting the “incredibly competitive mobile phone sector” in order “ to focus resources in growth areas such as electric vehicle components, connected devices, smart homes, robotics, artificial intelligence and business-to-business […]

Tangerine Global and MediaKind launch CITRUS MediaFirst TVaaS

Media solutions and network services provider Tangerine Global has partnered with MediaKind for the launch of CITRUS MediaFirst TVaaS (TV-as-a-Service).  CITRUS MediaFirst promises to provide cable, telco, and internet operators with a cost-effective TVaaS product. The platform benefits from the agility, innovation, and economic benefits of modern cloud technologies and web services, utilising a flexible, […]

DTVE launches next webinar on outsourcing and automation

Digital TV Europe has announced its next webinar in partnership with Divitel and Omdia, taking place on April 22 at 3pm BST. TV service providers have to deal with increasingly complex demands to keep their customers happy. The increasing cost of maintaining TV operations and Quality of Service in a highly competitive market is leading […]

Technicolor Connected Home ships 10 million Android TV STBs

Technicolor Connected Home has announced a milestone of shipping 10 million Android TV STBs since 2016. The firm, citing figures from Industry Research, said that global demand for Android TV STBs is projected to grow at a CAGR of 24.8% between 2021-2026, with strong demand in Asia and EMEA. Mounir Toutah, Video Product Director, Technicolor […]

Kantar and Ipsos promise ‘world’s first true cross-media total audience measurement solution’ in the Netherlands

The Dutch Nationaal Media Onderzoek (NMO) has awarded contracts to Kantar and Ipsos to deliver what the companies say will be the “world’s first true cross-media total audience measurement solution.” Audience viewing, listening, browsing and reading will be combined through a single, integrated system to deliver deeper insights to understand Dutch audiences. The companies said […]