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 […]

RGB launches new video platform

TV technology company RGB Networks has launched a new video processing platform, the VMG-8, part of the company’s Video Multiprocessing Gateway line. RGB has also added increased transcoding capacity to its TCM transcoder module. The VMG-8 is a seven rack-unit platform designed for small to medium or edge deployments, providing functions including transcoding, transrating and […]

DEV introduces new time switch function

Germany-based cable technology provider DEV has introduced a time-switch function on its dual-channel universal switch chassis, the DEV 1951. According to DEV, by using the new time switch function, the modules in the chassis can be activated autonomously and switched according to pre-defined time schedules without using the overlaying network management system. This enables the […]

T-VIPS contributes to DVB-T2 rollout

Video technology company T-VIPS has deployed its DVB-T2 gateways and SFN switching system with transmission services provider Arqiva for distribution of UK digital-terrestrial platform Freeview. The rollout, of the T-VIPS TNS541 TS monitoring switch and the CP560 DVB-T2 gateway, is set to be completed ahead of the 2012 London Olympics. In order to preserve SFN […]

Access granted

High-speed broadband networks and advanced consumer devices mean three-screen strategies are back on the agenda. Graham Pomphrey assesses the security issues. The success of online video services iPlayer and Hulu has proven one thing – people are prepared to watch full-length programmes and movies on their PCs. But there is a caveat – the content […]

Telekom on top

At a time of rapid development in the German pay-TV and broadband industry, Deutsche Telekom is increasingly showing its strength, writes Dieter Brockmeyer. The German TV market has  been developing some momentum in recent times. First, News Corp took control of the pay-TV platform formerly known as Premiere and rebranded it as Sky Deutschland. Second, […]