KIT Digital helps Sky Go expansion

Cloud based TV software company KIT Digital is helping Sky Deutschland expand the reach of its Sky Go multiscreen service to new platforms and devices. The second phase deployment of Sky Go is using the KIT Cosmos platform, consisting of a single digital content and asset management backend. “The numbers speak for themselves: Sky Go […]

PlayBox completes Noorsat expansion

PlayBox Technology has completed the supply and installation of 15 new playout channels for Middle East satellite service provider Noorsat. This is Noorsat’s latest phase of channel expansion, which takes its total number of PlayBox playout channels to 120. Noorsat’s technical operations are based in Manama, Bahrain.

Dolby and Philips launch Dolby 3D

Dolby has teamed up with Philips to launch Dolby 3D, a 3D HD format and set of technologies it says can deliver full HD 3D content to 3D-enabled devices including glasses-free displays. The technology will be demonstrated at next week’s NAB Show. The focus of the project will be to work with original equipment manufacturers […]

NorDig adds HbbTV to hybrid specification

NorDig, the digital TV standards body for Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Ireland, has added HbbTV to its specifications for hybrid set-top boxes. HbbTV succeeds MHP, which was previously the chosen API for interactive services, according to a statement from the European Broadcasting Union. The EBU also said the newly published MPEG DASH specification […]

Swisscom selects Harmonic for enhanced multiscreen services

Swisscom has chosen Harmonic’s ProMedia Live multiscreen transcoding platform and NMX Digital Service Manager to provide high-definition video streams for its web TV and mobile TV services. The deal will enable Swisscom to increase the number of live channels it delivers. The ProMedia Live application features Harmonic’s H.264 codec technology, allowing Swisscom to transcode and […]

IMImobile integrates with Zeebox

Mobile technology specialist IMImobile has integrated its Multi-Media Console with the Zeebox Showtime social TV platform. IMImobile’s platform provides broadcasters with a way to aggregate audience content across digital streams including Twitter, Facebook, SMS, MMS, email and apps. This allows the broadcaster to edit, curate and publish user-generated coverage through Zeebox’s second-screen interactive TV platform. […]

Samsung gets Access to DLNA disc drive

Samsung has selected TV software company Access’s NetFront Living Connect to provide its Optical Smart Hub optical disc drive with connectivity to DLNA Certified devices.
 NetFront Living Connect is a DLNA technology component solution that enables users to access digital content across devices within the connected home media network. The deal with Access will enable […]

Ericsson to unveil new compression platform

Ericsson will launch a new compression platform at the NAB show in Las Vegas next week. The company’s AVP encoding platform is a single rack-unit platform. Three variants will be released at NAB – the AVP4100 for the ATSC market in the US and Korea, the AVP3000 Voyager with multi-codec, mjulti-network support for live content […]

Samsung rolls out Fransat-integrated TVs

Fransat, Samsung and Neotion have launched an integrated satellite receiver and DTT module, meaning consumers do not need a set-top box to receive free-to-air channels in France. Samsung’s 2012 range of TV sets will come with a CI Plus decryption module produced by Neotion and an access card for subscription-free reception of Fransat, the French […]

Harmonic launches new IRD

Video technology provider Harmonic has launched a new integrated receiver decoder platform ahead of next week’s NAB show. The ProView 7100 provides transcoding, transport stream descrambling, and MPEG stream processing in a single rack unit. The unit’s SD and HD MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 AVC video decoders and transcoders are designed to enable a range of […]