TV 2 and run first live-broadcast companion app

Norway-based TV, outdoor and mobile branding technology specialist has announced that its Interactivity Suite (IS) has enabled the world’s first live synchronised companion app for iOS and Android devices. Broadcaster TV 2 Norway used the IS’ new Synchronised Companion App Framework during its live coverage of the Tour de France to enable a complementary […]

Thomson launches 
Futhura Plus transmitter

Thomson Broadcast has launched the Futhura Plus high-power television transmitter. The Futhura Plus offers broadcasters substantial energy savings, with a 50% percent improvement in efficiency over current standard transmitters on the market, according to Thomson. For use in initial deployments or for extending existing digital networks, the UHF wideband Futhura Plus offers high-power capability suitable […]

Unity Mobile to highlight use of QR codes

Czech Republic-based Unity Mobile, a provider of mobile websites and services, will demonstrate a cloud-based platform for mobile website creation, management and mobile video delivery at IBC. The company will also highlight the effective deployment of interactive Quick Response (QR) codes to engage TV audiences. Deployed by clients including AT&T, Parallels and Hostopia, Unity Mobile’s […]

Sensio to unveil 3D innovations

Sensio Technologies will use IBC to launch the Sensio Noise Reducer, designed to produce cleaner SD, HD, and stereoscopic 3D images, and multi-format versions of its 3D encoder and decoder. According to Sensio, a key feature of all these products is that they are full-frame compatible, supporting side by-side and top-and-bottom formats as well as […]

Imagine streaming to iPads

Digital video technology supplier Imagine Communications has announced plans to demonstrate solutions for tablet TV streaming at IBC. The company will demo its ICE Streaming System for streaming live multi-format video to multiple tablets.  This new network-side transcoding video processing platform allows multi-screen service providers to deliver video across multiple devices with compression efficiency. It […]

Olympics enters new dimension

The organisers of the Olympics, the event’s broadcast services company and a key 3D TV set manufacturer have joined forces to provide 3D coverage of next summer’s games. The International Olympic Committee, the Olympic Broadcasting Service and Panasonic have inked an agreement and will work together to provide TV rights holders around the world with […]

GET chooses Pace for converged home solution

Norwegian cable operator GET selected Pace to develop its new converged home service. Pace is delivering a hardware platform consisting of its Media Gateway product and companion HD set-top boxes designed to deliver media content and data to a variety of devices around the home. The Pace Media Gateway will provide a central hub in […]

Spacecom begins broadcasting new Croatian channel

New Croatian TV channel KLasik TV has begun broadcasting on Spacecom’s Amos satellite fleet located at 4° West. KLasik TV is a privately owned channel broadcasting that broadcasts localproductions including movies, documentaries, cartoons and television seriesfrom the past five decades to cable andDTH homes. Spacecom isworking with OiV Transmitters and Communications, the government ownedtransmission centre, […]

Samsung brings YouTube 3D to connected TVs

Samsung and YouTube have teamed up to deliver 3D content to connected TV users. Samsung announced at the IFA consumer electronics show in Germany that the two parties will update the YouTube app available on Samsung Smart TVs to make it capable of delivering 3D content. Samsung claims users will have access to thousands of […]

LG, Sharp and Philips join forces for connected apps

A group of connected TV manufacturers have jointly agreed to standardise the technical requirements for bringing web services to TVs. LG, Sharp and Philips have committed to “define common technical requirements” for connected TV services.  They have agreed to use open standards including HTML5, CE-HTML and HbbTV. In addition, they will release a beta common […]