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Ericsson Media Solutions becomes MediaKind

Ericsson Media Solutions is rebranding as MediaKind. Speaking at a press event in London, Arun Bhikshesvaran, chief marketing officer, Ericsson Media Solutions, said that “today marks a very important occasion for us”. The media technology outfit is currently undergoing a ‘carve out’ process that will see Ericsson divest a 51% majority stake in it to […]

Ericsson: 12% of global mobile connections to be 5G in 2023

The latest Ericsson Mobility Report expects major 5G deployments globally from 2020, anticipating more than one billion connections for enhanced mobile broadband by the end of 2023. North America is expected to lead 5G uptake, with the major US operators planning to roll out 5G between late 2018 and mid-2019. “By end of 2023, close […]

Airbeem names Thorsten Sauer as executive chairman

OTT content distribution platform Airbeem has named former Ericsson executive Thorsten Sauer as executive chairman. Sauer previously served as president of Ericsson Broadcast and Media Services, now known as Red Bee Media. His time at the helm saw the acquisition of Technicolor’s Broadcast Services division in 2012, Red Bee Media in 2014 and FYI Television […]

Fox Sports to broadcast US Open in 4K HDR over 5G

Fox Sports is to use 5G technology to stream 4K video for broadcast across the US at this year’s US Open golf championship in June. The broadcaster has tapped the services of its own Fox Innovation Lab and partners Ericsson, Intel and AT&T for the transmission. The 5G wireless technology will transmit 4K HDR images […]

Xstream names former Ericsson Broadcast and Media chief to board

OTT TV technology provider Xstream has named former Ericsson Broadcast and Media Services president Thorsten Sauer to its board. At Ericsson Broadcast and Media Services, now known as Red Bee, Sauer supervised the acquisitions of Technicolor’s Broadcast Service division in 2012, Red Bee Media in 2014 and FYI Television in 2016. Sauer also previously served […]

NBC Olympics taps Ericsson and Net Insight for PyeongChang games

NBC Olympics, part of the NBC Sports Group, has tapped Ericsson to provide video contribution solutions for its production of the Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. Ericsson will provide a range of its encoding and satellite receiver technologies to support NBC Olympics video distribution. Ericsson will assist with the equipment and system set […]

Ericsson sells majority stake in Media Solutions to One Equity Partners

Ericsson has agreed to sell a majority share of its Media Solutions business to private equity firm One Equity Partners and will continue to develop the other half of its media operations, Red Bee Media. Ericsson said the move concludes the review of its media business – Media Solutions and Red Bee Media (formerly Broadcast […]

Bell Canada selects Ericsson to power TV services

Bell Canada has selected Ericsson to power its next-generation multi-screen TV services, in a new multi-year deal that extends the company’s current relationship. The Canadian operator will use Ericsson’s MediaFirst TV Platform to offer a personalised and converged multiscreen TV experience to its more than 1.5 million Fibe TV and Alt TV subscribers in Canada. […]

Ericsson: AR and VR ads to replace physical products

More than half of augmented and virtual reality users think that ads will become so realistic that they will eventually replace the products themselves, according to Ericsson. This was one of the findings of Ericsson ConsumerLab’s latest annual trends report, ‘The 10 Hot Consumer Trends for 2018 and Beyond’, which predicted that ads using AR […]

Ericsson: half of TV and video viewing will be mobile by 2020

By as early as 2020 half of all TV and video viewing will be done on a mobile screen, due to an increasing consumer preference for on-demand and catch-up TV over linear viewing. This is according to Ericsson’s latest Mobility Report, which claims that mobile video traffic will grow by around 50% annually through 2023 […]

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