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LiveU: 25% of traffic now HEVC-encoded

A quarter of LiveU-generated traffic is now HEVC-encoded, according to the live video streaming company’s annual ‘State of Live’ report. The study notes the growing adoption of the HEVC protocol and said this reflects the “increasing demand for professional-grade video quality,” a trend that was evident at this summer’s FIFA World Cup in Russia. LiveU said […]

Bitmovin survey unveils streaming trends

Latency is the biggest problem experienced by online video today, multiple codecs and streaming formats will continue to fight for market share and Apple retains a narrow lead as the most widely supported online video platform in a multi-device world. These are some of the findings of the Bitmovin Video Developer Report from video compression […]

Czech public broadcaster begins transition to DVB-T2 and HEVC

Czech public broadcaster Ceská Televize is to begin transmitting its signal in the DVB-T2 format from tomorrow, the first major step in the country’s transition to the advanced version of the digital-terrestrial broadcast standard. The broadcaster will simulcast all signals in DVB-T for at least a year, after which it plans to begin shutting down […]

EBU to test HEVC rivals as compression battle heats up

Public broadcasters organisation the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has commissioned the University of Applied Sciences of Wiesbaden to carry out a subjective evaluation of competing video compression technologies following growth of interest in the Alliance for Open Media’s AOMedia Video 1 (AV1) codec and the Joint Exploration Model (JEM), developed by the ISO and ITU. […]

Vimeo adds HDR support

Vimeo has added support for high dynamic range (HDR) content and videos of up to 8K resolution. The video service said the update is about providing users with the “highest quality video experience possible”. “With BT.2020 (or Rec.2020) support and wider color gamuts (WCG), your image will now represent over 75% of the colour that […]

Telekom Austria customers become first HEVC pay TV players in Europe

Telekom Austria has completed the upgrade of its white-label DTH satellite platform to the HEVC/H.265 compression format for the Czech and Slovak markets. All video streams on the Telekom Austria direct2home platform for these two markets are now being encoded with HEVC, with High-Efficiency Advanced Audio Coding (HE-AAC) for the audio streams. To complete the […]

French watchdog mulls new DTT multiplex for UHD TV services

France’s media regulator the CSA has opened a public consultation on the future of the country’s digital-terrestrial TV platform, introducing the idea of launching a new multi-city multiplex that could be used to launch UHD services. To improve quality and make space for new services including UHD, the consultation will also consider the possibility of […]

ADB and ALi extend partnership with graphyne2 integration

ADB has extended its partnership with set-top box chipset provider ALi to pre-integrate its graphyne2 next-generation personal TV software platform. ALi will incorporate graphyne2 technology into its newest HEVC system-on-chip (SoC) family, allowing original device manufacturers to deploy features of the next-generation TV platform. ADB said that the result will be enhanced performance through ALi chipsets, allowing manufacturers to more easily support pay […]

Study: time-frequency slicing could up DTT capacity by 25%

The use of time-frequency slicing technology in digital-terrestrial transmission could provide a capacity gain of between 20% and 25%, enabling the launch of additional high-bandwidth services such as UHD channels, according to a study by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). Time Frequency Slicing (TFS) is a technique that enables multiple frequency channels to be aggregated […]

Technicolor leaves HEVC Advance patent pool

Technicolor has left the HEVC Advance patent pool, deciding instead to license its HEVC IP portfolio directly to device manufacturers. The company, which was a founding member and important contributor to the independent licensing administrator, said that it believes licensing direct to partners will “accelerate adoption of the standard” and that it now plans to […]

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