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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 […]

Ericsson revives Red Bee brand and splits off media services business

Ericsson has split off its Broadcast and Media Services business into a separate business and has revived the Red Bee brand for its new name. Ericsson Broadcast and Media Services will now become Red Bee Media and will operate as a separate business fully owned by Ericsson. The Red Bee Media name and brand identity […]

Fox taps Ericsson for Middle East broadcast services

Ericsson has agreed an exclusive multi-year contract with Fox Networks Group Middle East to provide playout, media management and global distribution services for three new HD channels. The channels – Fox Crime, Fox Life and Fox Rewayat – launched last month and are broadcast from Ericsson’s broadcast and media services hub in Abu Dhabi. The […]

Ericsson ConsumerLab: half of all viewing to be on mobile, one in three to use VR

Half of all viewing will be on a mobile screen in three years, with half of this on smartphones alone, according to the latest ConsumerLab report from technology giant Ericsson. The report also predicts that by 2020, one in three consumers will be Virtual Reality (VR) users, and that VR “will reignite the campfire experience […]

Ericsson’s Steve Plunkett: IBC 2017 preview

Ericsson’s CTO of broadcast and media services, Steve Plunkett, tells us what to look out for at IBC this year. It’s almost IBC time again, the flagship European event where the great and the good (and everyone else) of the broadcast industry descend on Amsterdam to showcase and discuss the latest trends and products that […]

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