ITU unveils “dawn of a new age for television” UHDTV standard

The ITU has released a new recommendation that it says will serve as the basis for a standard for ultra high-definition television (UHDTV). The draft standard, developed by the ITU Radiocommunications Sector’s Study Group 6, has been submitted to ITU administrations for approval. The recommendation lays out a two-step process for the development of UHDTV. […]

Roku teams with DISH for international channels service

Over-the-top TV streaming device provider Roku has teamed up with US pay TV operator DISH to deliver a new service targeting foreign nationals in the US. DISHWorld will offer a number of international packages from around the world, ranging from US$5 (€4) to about US$50 in price, with a minimum purchase by subscribers of US$19.99 […]

Nagravision recruits SVP of global sales

Nagravision has hired Debby Ruth as senior vice-president of global sales and marketing, advanced advertising. She has been tasked with driving sales and marketing activities for the advanced advertising business unit in the US and internationally. Most recently, Ruth served as principal of Centerflow Consulting, developing growth plans for companies including Microsoft and Cox. “Nagra-OpenTV […]

EVS Broadcast names new CEO

TV broadcast technology provider EVS Broadcast Equipment has named Joop Jansen as managing director and CEO. Jansen was previously CEO of Vitec Videocom iVision and has served as vice-president and general manager of Philips Broadcast North America.

Google completes Motorola acquisition

Google has completed the acquisition of Motorola Mobility and is replacing CEO Sanjay Jha with Dennis Woodside, formerly president of Google in the Americas. The closure of the deal follows regulatory clearance by China. US and European regulators gave their approval in February.

SeaChange sells On Demand Group to Carlyle-backed Avail-TVN

SeaChange is selling On Demand Group (ODG) to US-based digital video service provider Avail-TVN for US$27 million (€21 million) on a cash-free, debt-free basis. The UK-based video-on-demand aggregator will become part of Avail-TVN with immediate effect. SeaChange said the move was in line with a strategic shift be focus purely on its software products. “This […]

Google expected to close Motorola deal following Chinese approval

Google is expected to close its acquisition of Motorola Mobility this week following the crossing of its last major hurdle, approval by the Chinese regulatory authorities. The Chinese authorities gave the US$12.5 billion (€9.8 billion) acquisition the green light on condition that Google continues to offer its Android operating system free of charge for the […]

RGB Networks teams up with BlackArrow for targeted advertising

Technology provider RGB Networks has teamed up with BlackArrow to deliver targeted advertising on multiple screens. The joint solution is comprised of the BlackArrow Advanced Advertising System and RGB’s Ad Insertion for Multi-bitrate (AIM) solution. The joint solution, based on the SCTE 35 and SCTE 130 standards, is designed to deliver addressable ad insertion in […]

Xstream delivers Danish newspaper app across Samsung platforms

Danish technology company Xstream has delivered what it says is the first app worldwide to be available on ll Samsung devices. The app, for Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten, is available on all Samsung Smart TV models and Blu-ray players. Xstream delivered the app via its online video platform MediaMaker. Using feeds from Jyllands-Posten’s content management system, […]

Arris and NDS converge gateway solutions

Arris and NDS are developing a new solution based on the former’s Media Gateway and the latter’s middleware, DRM and user interface. The companies said the collaboration would offer service providers greater choice and customisation in the way they deliver whole home triple-play media experiences to subscribers. The solution integrates the Arris Media Gateway and […]