Envivio joins Akamai alliance

Video compression specialist Envivio is the latest company to join content delivery network provider Akamai’s NetAlliance partner programme, which was recently expanded to cover the Akamai Digital Media ecosystem. Envivio said that its encoders are fully certified and compliant with the Akamai HD Network for HTTP streaming formats including Microsoft Smooth Streaming, Apple HTTP Live Streaming […]

Samsung in ‘final stage’ talks for Google TV launch

Samsung Electronics is in final-stage talks with Google about launching a Google TV-capable TV set next year, according to reports. Yoon Boo-Keun, president of the company’s visual display division, told AFP and Dow Jones Newswires that the company was in talks to launch a Google TV device, but would not elaborate on timing. However, he […]

Digital Rapids joins Akamai NetAlliance programme

Video technology company Digital Rapids has joined content delivery network provider Akamai’s NetAlliance solution partner programme. “We’ve worked closely with Akamai on projects from live streaming of high-profile events to large-scale, multi-screen initiatives for some of the world’s largest media and entertainment enterprises, and we’re pleased to be further strengthening our relationship through the NetAlliance […]

Roku to launch in UK next year

Connected TV set-top provider Roku has become the latest US over-the-top video specialist to announce a UK launch. Roku will begin selling its streaming media players in the UK and Canada from next year, according to CEO Anthony Wood. Details on the models and pricing to be made available will be released at a later […]

Panasonic to offer direct billing for Viera Connect Market

Panasonic has teamed up with e-commerce specialist Digital River to deliver direct billing functionality on its Viera Connect Market to Europe, beginning with the UK. Digital River is supporting purchases made via the Panasonic Viera Connect Market in 27 European countries, including Austria, Belgium, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Sweden and the Netherlands […]

Harmonic launches Omneon Spectrum MediaCenter SSD

Technology provider Harmonic has launched Omneon Spectrum MediaCenter SSD, adding solid-state drive (SSD) technology to the company’s midrange multichannel media server. According to Harmonic, MediaCenter SSD is the first modular server system to offer a choice of SSD or hard-disk drive storage. The system is designed for broadcasters and remote playout facilities requiring from four […]

YuMe gains funding from Samsung Ventures

Video advertising technology specialist YuMe has received a strategic investment of US$12 million (€9 million) from Samsung’s venture capital arm, Samsung Ventures, and Translink Capital. The company said the funding would be used to aggressively expand its footprint in the connected TV space and fuel its global expansion. YuMe’s system for connected TVs, the Embedded […]

Humax to deliver Opera-powered set-tops

Humax has teamed up with Opera Software to launch HD set-top boxes with read-made web apps. Humax iCord HD+/ME set-top with Opera browser software onboard has already been launched in the Middle East and will be made available in other regions soon, according to Humax. The HD set-top also features the Humax TV Portal, enabling […]

Harmonic passes two million QAMs

Technology provider Harmonic has passed the milestone of shipping over two million edgeQAMs to cable service provider worldwide, doubling the figure of one million it announced in August last year. Harmonic’s edgeQAM technology now delivers services for an estimated 70 million cable subscribers worldwide, including video-on-demand, broadcast, switched digital video, modular cable modem termination system […]

Antik adds HLS streaming to Juice

Slovakia-based set-top provider Antik Technology has launched HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) on its Juice line of IPTV set-tops. Antik’s implementation of HLS adaptive streaming is part of an IPTV solution called Juice Media Server Family for HTTP Live Streaming, based on Antik’s streaming server platform that supports OTT and  multiscreen video.