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 […]

J:COM taps Ericsson for RDK and MediaFirst deployment

Japanese cable operator J:COM has tapped Ericsson to provide an RDK-based platform alongside its MediaFirst TV platform to support advanced TV services. J:COM has selected Ericsson’s award-winning MediaFirst TV Platform, to enable an enhanced, personalized multiscreen TV experience to its 3.7 million subscribers. The basic design phase will commence in Q4 2017 and the companies […]

Ericsson agrees metadata deal with IMDb

Ericsson has agreed a global metadata deal with the Internet Movie Database (IMDb).  Ericsson will integrate IMDb’s metadata, including ratings and rankings, into its content discovery ecosystem and will become the reseller and integrator of these data sources to service providers around the world. “Finding content across multiple TV platforms and devices continues to be a major […]

Report: Ericsson looks to cut 25,000 jobs

Ericsson is reportedly considering cutting some 25,000 employees outside of Sweden in its efforts to cut costs. This is according to a report in Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet, which was picked up by Reuters today, and said that it is unclear if the layoffs would include employees within Ericsson’s media operations. Responding to the report, […]

The QYou taps Ericsson’s UDN

‘Best of the web’ channel provider QYou Media has struck a deal with Ericsson to use the latter’s Unified Delivery Network (UDN) platform, designed to provide an alternative to traditional CDNs by enabling content providers to reach Ericsson’s customer base of service providers. Under the pair’s deal Ericsson will deliver QYou content over the UDN […]

Ericsson chairman to step down

Ericsson’s chairman of the board, Leif Johansson, will not make himself available for reelection at the company’s annual general meeting of shareholders in 2018. Ericsson said that the nomination committee has initiated its search for a replacement for Johansson, who has worked as chairman of the board since 2011. “It has been an exciting but […]