IBC 2019


SmartDTV Global and Synamedia announce collaboration on IP dongles

French pay TV solutions provider SmarDTV Global has announced a partnership with Synamedia on secure STB IP dongles integrated with its Infinite platform.  The company says that the collaboration will “make it easy for operators with large installed base of STBs to add multi-screen services”. New STB IP dongles will give pay-TV operators a low-cost […]

TV could be ‘centre of smart home’ says Android TV chief

The TV could emerge as the device at the centre of the smart home, according to  Shalini Govil-Pai, senior director, Android TV. Speaking at IBC yesterday Govil-Pai said that people want to “entertained and educated” on TV, but the TV device can also be used as a way to control smart home devices and play […]

Synamedia: ‘need for aggregation’ will define future of pay TV

Pay TV operators have a future despite the growth in streaming services because there is a growing need for someone to aggregate OTT content and present it in a searchable and convenient way to subscribers, according to Synamedia CEO Yves Padrines. “A lot of people are questioning the future of pay TV. We see there […]

Sky: broadcast and IP will continue to coexist

The level of connectivity has changed dramatically over the last few years, allowing multiple IP video services to be used concurrently, but pay TV operators such as Sky are likely to continue to use broadcast platforms to deliver content to their subscribers for some years to come, according to Sky chief product officer Fraser Stirling. […]

BT Sport demos its first 8K broadcast at IBC 2019

Broadcaster BT Sport showcased live 8K for the first time at IBC 2019. Showing a match from the first day of the Rugby Sevens, COO Jamie Hindhaugh said that while the company is serious about 8K, this “doesn’t mean we’re launching 8K tomorrow”. Instead, he said that any technology is about “enhancing the capture of […]

No to advertising, says Britbox president Sriraman

Britbox president Soumya Sriraman has brushed aside the possibility of an ad-supported model for the platform. “We didn’t consider advertising,” Sriaman said on an IBC panel that was discussing the differences between AVODs and SVODs. She added that “Our idea all along is that we wanted to offer the audience something complete” and that a […]

Crimp: “another record year” for IBC

IBC has seen a “record year of growth”, confirmed CEO Michael Crimp. Speaking at its 2019 press conference, Crimp said that IBC “is owned by the industry we serve” and that the event continues to grow.  Celebrating its 52nd outing, the event has served as the launch pad for approximately 150 product debuts along with […]

Irdeto launches Trusted Home

Irdeto has used IBC to launch Trusted Home, its new product for the smart home market. According to the security specialist, Trusted Home enables service providers to secure the entire smart home beyond the router, addressing problems such as the fact many smart home devices do not necessarily receive regular software updates, do not have […]

Ruwido takes TV to the Stone Age with marble remote

Ruwido has launched a new remote control made from marble. Patterned stone in green and black with white inclusions embellish the surface of the TICTACTILE. product structure. Ruwido said that as marble shows its versatility best when combined with different materials, the company designed the frame of the input device in natural aluminum tones, underlining […]

Vewd unveils partnerships with Amlogic, Arion and ALi

OTT and hybrid TV specialist Vewd has teamed up with Amlogic, the global fabless system-on-a-chip (SoC) provider, to pre-integrate Vewd OS on chipsets designed for streaming media players, set-top boxes, and connected home devices. Vewd said that the partnership significantly reduces CapEx and time-to-market for manufacturers selecting the Linux-based Amlogic S905X silicon, while giving access […]

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