Ericsson eyes Microsoft IPTV business

Ericsson is reportedly in discussions to buy Microsoft’s TV software unit. According to a Bloomberg report, which cites unnamed sources, the negotiations are for Microsoft’s MediaRoom IPTV business, which makes software for delivering TV over the web. The report claimed a deal could be announced in the coming weeks. The news came as Ericsson concluded […]

Ericsson launches LTE broadcast platform

Technology giant Ericsson is launching a new LTE broadcast platform to address demand for TV Everywhere services. Verizon Wireless in the US is to introduce LTE Broadcast for entertainment and sporting events beginning in 2014, while Australian mobile network operator Telstra to commence trials on its live network in 2013. Alexander Sem, director, portfolio marketing, […]

Telefónica chooses Ericsson OSS and BSS for video platform

Telefónica Digital has chosen Ericsson to lead the integration and implementation of its next-generation video platform across multiple countries. Telefónica’s Global Video Platform (GVP) will enable its subscribers to access live TV, video-on-demand and premium video services, simultaneously over various networks and devices. The telco will use Ericsson’s portfolio of OSS and BSS software solutions. […]

HBO Nordic chooses Ericsson for playout services

HBO Nordic has selected Ericsson to manage the playout of its new online video service for the Nordic region. HBO Nordic will launch its first HBO-branded service in Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland in October. The premium linear and on-demand offering will be available via the streaming site Ericsson has been selected to manage […]

TV5Monde extends Ericsson managed services deal

French broadcaster TV5Monde has renewed and expanded its managed services contract with Ericsson. Ericsson has handled production, playout and post-production services for TV5Monde since 2006. The parties have extended the contract to run until 2018 and expanded it to include the integration and operation of a new broadcast platform. Marie-Christine Saragosse, CEO, TV5Monde, said, “We […]

Social viewing on the increase, says Ericsson

Social media and companion devices are increasingly going hand in hand with TV viewing, according to new research from Ericsson that also found that operator’s should not be too concerned about so-called cord-cutting. Ericsson’s TV & Video Consumer Trend Report 2012, featuring data from seven global markets, found that 62% of consumers use social media […]

Ericsson launches first HEVC encoder for mobile

Ericsson has launched a new HEVC encoder for mobile applications that will be shown for the first time at IBC. According to Ericsson, the platforms will provide a bandwidth saiving of up to 50% on existing encoders. The company says the SVP 5500 HEVC encoder is the world’s first HeVC/H.265 encoder for live and linear […]

Ericsson completes Technicolor broadcast services deal

Ericsson has completed the acquisition of Technicolor’s broadcast services division. In March, Ericsson submitted a binding offer of €19 million and a potential earn-out based on 2015 revenues of the division’s activity of up to €9 million. Under the terms of the deal, Technicolor’s playout operations in France, the Netherlands and the UK, along with […]

Ericsson to unveil new compression platform

Ericsson will launch a new compression platform at the NAB show in Las Vegas next week. The company’s AVP encoding platform is a single rack-unit platform. Three variants will be released at NAB – the AVP4100 for the ATSC market in the US and Korea, the AVP3000 Voyager with multi-codec, mjulti-network support for live content […]

Operators must improve overall experience on second screens, says Ericsson’s Wilson

TV consumers are more concerned about the overall experience, rather than the devices they use, according to new research from Ericsson. Speaking this morning at IP&TV World Forum, Wilson Wilson, head of technology solution area TV at Ericsson, said consumers were generally happy with services delivered via tablets, but less so for mobile phones and […]