Cloud DVR

Orange Spain launches cloud DVR and new packages

Orange España has unveiled a series of improvements to its TV offering. The Spanish operator is launching a new cloud DVR service enabling subscribers to record up to 350 hours of content for a duration of up to six months. Orange has also launched an improved app for smart TVs that it says is more […]

Mediaset hails European court ruling in cloud DVR case

The EU Court of Justice has ruled that making copies of TV programmes available via the cloud is a “communication to the public” and must be authorised by the copyright holder. In a case that pitted Italian broadcaster Mediaset against UK-based online TV provider VCAST, the court ruled that the 2001 EU copyright directive overrode […]

Liberty to launch cloud DVR recordings next year

Liberty Global is planning to launch cloud DVR recording across its footprint in February, in its latest cloud TV move. Speaking at a ‘CTO roadmap’ panel at IBC, Liberty’s executive vice-president and chief technology officer, Balan Nair, said that the new functionality would build on the cloud-powered catch-up services that Liberty already offers throughout its […]

YouTube TV streaming service goes live

YouTube’s television streaming service, YouTube TV, has gone live in the biggest US metro areas, with more US American markets to be added soon. The service, which YouTube announced at the beginning of March, launched yesterday in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco Bay Area, Chicago, and Philadelphia. YouTube TV gives users access to some […]

Telekom Romania launches catch-up and cloud DVR

Deutsche Telekom-owned Telekom Romania has launched  catch-up TV service, cloud-based DVR and home media player functionality for its interactive TV customers. The Arhiva TV service will allow viewers to watch programmes shown within the last seven days. The service is available to Telekom Romania’s interactive TV subscribers. A new Cloud Plus service will allow viewers […]

Envivio to demo advanced cloud DVR solution

Video processing, delivery, and monetisation firm, Envivio, will demonstrate its latest and most advanced cloud DVR solution at IBC. The solution will use Envivio’s software, optimised to run on the HP Moonshot for Media Processing server, powered by Intel Xeon E3-1284 v4 processors. Designed for “the multi-screen world”, the cloud DVR offering is designed to […]

Ericsson to present ‘internet era of TV’

Ericsson will launch new solutions and services at IBC 2015 that empower customers to “put the connected consumer at centre stage in the new internet era of television”. Ericsson said that among the items it will showcase will be new launches and announcements related to advanced video processing and virtualization as part of its media […]

US cloud DVR subscribers to reach 24 million by 2018

The total number of cloud DVR subscribers in the US will exceed 4.6 million by the end of 2015 and total 24 million by 2018, according to Parks Associates.  The research found that 51% of pay TV subscribers said they are very interested in having unlimited space to store DVR recordings, implying “strong consumer demand […]

Sky plans 4K set-top box

UK service provider Sky is reportedly planning to launch a next-generation set-top box in the spring that will support ultra high-definition, 4K content. According to a Telegraph report, the box has been developed as part of a major overhaul of Sky’s TV technology, with cloud programme storage and multiscreen viewing on smartphones and tablets to […]

Cloud-based DVR remains challenging in Europe, say operators

Cloud-based DVR services remain problematic for operators due to restrictions on the use of content rights, according to a panel of cable executives and technologists at content security provider Verimatrix’s ‘Multi-Network Solutions in the Real World’ event, which took place ahead of the main conference sessions at ANGA COM today in Cologne. Erik Meijer, senior […]