Espial delivers IPTV solutions for Vodafone Iceland

On-demand software company Espial has announced it is supplying various solutions to Vodafone for its IPTV platform in Iceland. Espial is providing the Evo TV service platform, the Evo set-top box client and the Espial MediaBase VOD platform for Vodafone Iceland’s IPTV service which provides broadcast TV, video on-demand and catch-up TV to over 25,000 […]

TVB chooses Digital Rapids for global distribution

TVBI Company Limited (TVBI) – the worldwide operating arm of Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB), one of the world’s largest producers and distributors of Chinese-language programming – is using Digital Rapids’ products to help bring TVB content to viewers and distribution partners across the globe. The systems span TVBI’s workflows including encoding, transcoding, live streaming and […]

Harmonic delivers ProMedia Carbon to Dutch broadcaster

Harmonic has announced that its ProMedia Carbon file-based transcoding software has been deployed by Omroep Flevoland (OF), an independent broadcaster in the Flevoland region of the Netherlands that provides sports, entertainment and news broadcasting to the region’s 380,000 residents. ProMedia Carbon is being used by OF to streamline the production workflow for the company’s multiscreen […]

EBU to present technical advances amongst members

The European Broadcasting Union will demonstrate the depth of technological media innovation and experience among the public service broadcasters that make up the EBU Membership at IBC. According to the EBU, the advent of large HD domestic screens has made consumers hungrier than ever for higher quality broadcast transmissions. 1080p/50 is a format at the […]

Civolution to showcase second screen apps

Content identification technology provider Civolution is to showcase synchronised second-screen applications developed by some of its partners including Ex Machina, Miso and Vejo Park, based on Civolution’s VideoSync watermarking technology at IBC.
 Civolution’s VideoSync second screen product allows for the automatic identification of the TV channel being watched and content being played. Upon identification it […]

Vimond adds connected TV support

Vimond Media Solutions has added support for connected TVs to the Vimond online TV platform, allowing users to publish services on connected TVs through the use of widgets or TV apps. A broadcaster or operator with an existing OTT service powered by the Vimond platform will be able to adapt the same to a new […]

DVB to highlight DVB-T2 Lite

The DVB will highlight for the first time progress made in the DVB-T2 Lite profile. T2 Lite is a new subset of DVB-T2, which pares down DVB-T2 parameter settings for what is required for mobile/portable reception. This chosen subset allows the reduction of the complexity of T2 Lite-specific receiver chips by 50%, resulting in lower […]

Fetch TV to launch on Panasonic connected TVs

The VOD portal of UK service provider IP Vision’s hybrid OTT/IPTV platform Fetch TV will launch on Panasonic Viera connected TVs later this year. The portal will be available via an app that has been customised to simplify content discovery. Viewers will be able to watch trailers, sample services and select and view FetchTV content. […]

Amino to showcase extended OTT range

Set-top box manufacturer Amino Communications will showcase a range of enhanced IPTV set-top boxes offering OTT capability at IBC. All Amino devices – from its high-end Freedom media centres offering OTT functionality to the cable, satellite and terrestrial markets through to the Aminet IPTV range – will now provide operators with the ability to offer […]

Thomson launches new ViBE encoder

Thomson Video Networks has launched the ViBE EM4000 multichannel HD encoder, the latest addition to the company’s range of MPEG broadcast reference-grade encoding solutions. Incorporating a more powerful evolution of its Mustang compression engine, Thomson says ViBE EM4000’s performance delivers significant operational cost savings through better use of satellite or terrestrial bandwidth. Offering an increase […]