Selevision unveils new codec with Full HD at 1Mbps claim

Middle East-based technology and content provider Selevision has unveiled what it describes as a revolutionary new video codec, dubbed Nukodec, that it says will delivery full HD channels at only 1Mbps. Selevision, a subsidiary of Saudi Arabia-based Khusheim Holdings, says that Nukodec is designed to replace both H.264 and HEVC/H.265 and that it will made […]

Wyplay taps V-Nova for video compression

TV software provider Wyplay has tapped V-Nova to provide compression technology for a major European TV operator, understood to be Sky in Italy.  Though V-Nova could not reveal the details of the tier-one operator, the partnership comes in the same week that Wyplay announced that its Frog By Wyplay software solution is powering Sky’s new […]

YouTube clocks 25 billion hours of VP9 video views

YouTube has revealed that in the past year viewers have watched more than 25 billion hours of video encoded using its VP9 compression standard. Announcing the milestone, the video site said that it supports the open-source codec as it brings HD and 4K video quality at “half the bandwidth used by other known codecs.” “VP9 […]

Revolutionary compression technology promises “video at audio bitrates”

Video technology start-up V-Nova, which has been operating in stealth mode for the last five years, has unveiled a new compression technology that it claims will revolutionise video distribution by permitting the delivery of UHD quality at current HD bitrates, HD at SD bitrates, and SD video at audio bitrates. V-Nova unveiled its Perseus compression […]

Imagine to debut VersioCloud

Broadcast technology provider Imagine Communications is launching VersioCloud, an IP-enabled, integrated cloud playout platform, at IBC.  According to the company, the solution allows media companies to manage video operations and channel playout from the cloud, enabling them to accelerate new channel launches and extend their brands. Imagine says that VersioCloud makes all of the traditional […]

Thomson to present a range of compression solutions

Compression specialist Thomson Video Networks will demo a number of fixed and mobile contribution, video compression and ad insertion solutions at ANGA COM. Thomson will feature a new DVB-S/S2/DSNG hot-swappable satellite modulator board for the ViBE CP6000 – its dedicated multi-format, high-performance platform for contribution of live video. It will also display the RD6000 contribution […]

Sky Italia chooses Ericsson platform for HD services

Sky Italia has chosen Ericsson to provide its AVP4000 compression platform for HD services, enabling it to expand its HD offering without contracting additional satellite bandwidth, according to Ericsson.  Sky is the first European DTH provider to deploy Ericsson’s new platform, powered by its first in-house developed processing chip. “Our subscribers demand high quality as […]

Ericsson to show AVP 4000 compression system

Ericsson will demo its new high performance compression platform the AVP 4000 at ANGA COM.  Initially launched at NAB earlier this year, the AVP 4000 is designed to offer efficiency and flexibility in the delivery of TV services by addressing multiple applications, regardless of codec, resolution or network. It is powered by Ericsson’s first professional […]