UPC Austria tops 1Gbps broadband speed

UPC Austria has become the latest cable operator to trial broadband speeds in excess of 1Gbps. In a field trail, the company achieved a maximum broadband speed of 1.3Gbps. It follows Finish operator DNA’s 1.58Gbps trial last month, which it claimed to be a world record. In July, UK cable operator Virgin Media successfully delivered […]

Traffic congestion – channel playout in the multiscreen era

The proliferation of devices capable of playing back professional video content is making life more complex for channel playout providers, writes Anna Tobin. Playout traffic controls across the world are experiencing congestion and it is likely to get worse before it gets better. Platform operators are under pressure to deliver high-resolution video and high quality […]

IBC 2011 Q&A: Tom Lattie, vice-president product management, Harmonic

Tom Lattie, vice-president product management at Harmonic, spoke to DTVE to discuss the company’s plans for the show. What has been the most significant development in pay TV technology since last year’s IBC? The acceleration of multiscreen services. Not only the proliferation of connected devices and maturity of multiscreen ecosystems, but also the aggressive deployment […]

Ericsson boosts Chinese presence with Wuhu VOD deal

Ericsson has strengthened its position in China by deploying a VOD system for Wuhu CATV, a cable operator serving the Anhui province of the country. Wuhu CATV, which already offers more than 100 TV channels to over 300,000 consumers, is deploying a system that includes the Ericsson OpenStream Digital Services Platform by, enabling it to […]

Viaccess to show tailored TV Everywhere

Conditional access company Viaccess and its middleware subsidiary Orca Interactive will use IBC show how service providers can protect and enhance the value of content with its tailored solutions. Viaccess will showcase a TV Everywhere suite made up of content protection, rights management, content discovery and recommendation, and companion device applications. “As we head into […]

Verimatrix enhances VCAS for internet

Conditional access specialist Verimatrix has announced a range of enhancements to its Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS) for internet TV. Key enhancements include closed captioning, offering support for multilingual programming and service delivery that extends the value of encoded HLS assets across a wider geographic footprint; dynamic copy control parameters that enforces output control […]

The Googorola dilemma

The marriage of Google and Motorola Mobility raises a number of intriguing possibilities, writes Kate Bulkley. Several years ago the verb ‘to Google’ entered the dictionary. It meant finding something online, generally by using the world’s most popular search engine site.  But the recent US$12.5 billion (€8.7 billion) acquisition by Google from Motorola Mobility, which […]

Transforming TV

Companion devices have the power to transform the TV experience, but the TV ecosystem will need to evolve to meet the challenge, writes Simon Woodward. It’s hard to imagine a world without our mobile devices – handsets, smartphones and tablets are now run of the mill tools that we rely upon, connecting and interacting with […]

GlobeCast and Intelsat reveal Olympic plans

Broadcast services provider GlobeCast and satellite operator Intelsat have teamed up to offer services to rights holders and non-rights holders at next year’s London Olympic Games. The two parties will offer ‘stand up’ positions and global delivery services from Stratford and central London. From July 20 to August 13 2012, GlobeCast and Intelsat will provide […]

IBC Q&A: Charles Cheevers, EMEA chief technology officer, Arris

Charles Cheevers of Arris talked to DTVE about his plans and expectations for this year’s show. What has been the most significant development in pay TV technology since IBC 1010? The integration of smart TVs in particular with MSO gateway- and cloud-based solutions is, and will remain to be, one of the most important new […]