Vendors


New members for Home Gateway Initiative

Asian technology vendors Sumitomo Electric, Hitachi, Shenzhen GongJin and Ralink have joined the Home Gateway Initiative (HGI), which publishes requirements for the connected home, including specifications for home gateways, software infrastructure and applications, and home network devices. Sumitomo Electric has approximately 157,000 employees and is a Japan-based leader in the supply of home gateway products.

ScheduALL reports record results

Broadcast and media software company ScheduALL has reported second quarter revenue growth of 34% compared to the same period last year. “ScheduALL continues to expand with a very aggressive growth strategy, and we are proud that our hard work, forward-thinking approach and commitment to responding to customer needs are paying off,” said Joel Ledlow, CEO […]

Harvard Int’l to launch ‘UK’s first HbbTV box’

Set-top box manufacturer Harvard International is to launch a range of internet-connected set-top boxes for the UK Freeview and Freesat markets based on the HbbTV standard. Harvard International has teamed up with middleware specialist ANT to develop the platform for the View21 range of set-tops. The HD DVR box, set to be launched in time […]

Dubai Media chooses Omneon MediaGrid

Video technology company Harmonic has installed ints Omneon MediaGrid active storage system with UAE public broadcaster and satellite provider Dubai Media Incorporated (DMI). The Omneon MediaGrid system, supplied by local dealer and integrator Tevido LLC, will not provide access to media and also allow DMI to take a significant step toward implementing fully file-based workflows, […]

Smartclip strikes Livestation ad deal

Digital video ad company Smartclip has signed a pan-European deal with online TV news aggregator Livestation. Livestation brings together live news channels from around the world, including CNN, BBC, Al Jazeera and CNBC. Most of the channels are available for free and can be watched on PC, mobile, tablet and connected TV. Smartclip will give […]

Bridge Technologies appoints Academy head

Monitoring and measurement specialist Bridge Technologies has appointed Martin Crawley as head of the Bridge Academy. The Bridge Academy is a training programme for digital media monitoring professionals. Crawley joins bridge from Ericsson and has held previous roles at OmniBus, GlobeCast, Orbit Television and ITN. “I am very excited about the continued success and future […]

TV giants team up for new 3D glasses standard

TV manufacturers Panasonic, Samsung and Sony and 3D technology specialist Xpand 3D have teamed up to develop a new technology standard for consumer 3D active glasses. The Full HD 3D Glasses Initiative will see the companies work together on the development and licensing of radio frequency system 3D active glasses technology, including RF system protocols […]

Liberty Global seen as possible buyer for Orange Switzerland

Pan European cable operator Liberty Global and a raft of private equity firms are reportedly in the running to acquire the Swiss arm of France Telecom. The French telecom firm and pay TV operator announced at the end of July that it was looking to sell Orange Switzerland as part of a portfolio review that […]

Rovi in Channel 4 connected TV ad trial

Digital TV technology company Rovi is carrying out interactive advertising trials in the UK, using ads from Twentieth Century Fox and Channel 4. The movie studio and UK broadcaster will use Rovi’s advertising technologies to run advertising campaigns on connected TVs, Blu-ray players and other internet connected devices. They will offer interactive capabilities including multimedia […]

Farncombe designs UI for Digiturk’s new hybrid service

European TV services consultancy Farncombe Consulting has announced that its design division WeAreAka has developed the user interface for the forthcoming hybrid digital TV platform provided by Turkish platform operator Digiturk. WeAreAka designed the user interface and played a key role in engineering the overall user experience for Digiturk’s hybrid satellite/IPTV platform. Farncombe said the […]