Ericsson signs deal with Prime Media Group

Ericsson has partnered with Australian broadcaster Prime Media Group, with the latter due to use Ericsson’s latest video processing platform to deliver new channels and improve efficiency. Prime Media Group is the first Asia Pacific customer to deploy Ericsson’s AVP 4000 compression platform, which is powered by the company’s first in-house programmable video processing chip, […]

Ericsson earnings fail to impress

Ericsson’s second quarter results failed to live up to analyst expectations, with revenue remaining flat year-on-year at SEK55.3 billion (€6.4 billion) due to “currency headwind.” Net income was up 26% year-on-year at SEK1.5 billion, though the firm said it was negatively impacted by losses from divestments and exiting the telecom and power cable operations – […]

Microsoft to close web TV service

Microsoft is set to close MSN TV – a subscription set-top service dating back to the 1990s, designed to let people access the web from their TVs. In an announcement on the MSN TV site, Microsoft said it was closing the service effective of September 30, claiming that since its inception, “the web has continued […]

Ericsson buys Red Bee Media

Ericsson has agreed to buy TV technology and media services company Red Bee Media, in its latest push into the broadcast space.  The deal will see Ericsson buy UK-based Red Bee from Macquarie Advanced Investment Partners, adding 1,500 employees, as well as media services and operations facilities in the UK, France, Germany, Spain and Australia. […]

Ericsson predicts 60% annual mobile video growth

Ericsson has tipped video traffic in mobile networks to grow by around 60% annually through to 2018. According to Ericsson’s latest Mobility Report, video will account for around half of all global mobile data traffic by 2018, driven by better network speeds – with 60% of the world’s population due to by covered by LTE […]

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 […]

Ericsson plans to develop next-gen IPTV platform following Mediaroom acquisition

Ericsson plans to combine elements of the Microsoft Mediaroom technology with its own IPTV middleware to create a new IPTV platform, according to Simon Frost, head of media marketing and communications at Ericsson. Speaking to DTVE at last week’s NAB Show, Frost said the rationale for Ericsson’s decision to acquire Microsoft Media included the acquisition […]

Ericsson agrees to buy Microsoft’s Mediaroom

Ericsson has agreed to buy Microsoft’s IPTV platform business Mediaroom, in a move the firms described as mutually beneficial from a strategic point of view.  With the deal, Ericsson said it would account for more than 25% of the IPTV and multi-screen solutions market, at a time when the global IPTV space is tipped to […]

Telenor Sweden to switch to Ericsson TV platform

Telenor Sweden is to migrate its multiscreen TV platform to Ericsson’s platform. Telenor Sweden will use the Ericsson platform to deliver a range of services including catch-up TV on multiple devices and companion screen applications for content search and social recommendation. “Sweden is a highly advanced TV market, with a proliferation of OTT providers using […]

Ericsson launches AVP4000 compression platform

Ericsson has launched a new compression platform targeting direct-to-home applications called the AVP4000. The encoding platform will be powered by Ericsson’s first in-house developed programmable video processing chip and is designed to work across multiple applications, regardless of codec, resolution or network. “What we’ve seen in the industry is that with continued development of multiscreen […]