IBC 2019


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 […]

Government funding proposals “not fit for purpose” slams RTÉ director general

Irish PSB RTÉ is “in a crisis” said director general Dee Forbes who has heavily criticised proposals from the country’s government in regards to funding as “not fit for purpose”. “Regulation has not caught up with viewing habits,” claimed Forbes at an IBC 2019 panel on the relevance of PSBs in an OTT world.  The […]

YouTube creators ‘defining the future’ of content, says EMEA chief

YouTube is emerging as the key forum for creative experimentation and the platform of choice for under-24 year-olds, and while many creators are not “an obvious fit” for traditional media, they are building “the future of the content industry”, according to Cécile Frot-Coutaz, head of YouTube EMEA. Speaking at IBC, Frot-Coutaz said that YouTube was […]

Vodafone taps Nagra for cloud-based content protection

Vodafone has deployed Nagra’s cloud-hosted and cloud-operated security services platform, Nagra cloud.SSP to help protect Vodafone TV services across operating companies, including its units in Spain, Portugal, Greece, Italy and Romania, Nagra has revealed. Nagra said that its Nagra Connect client and player are also being used by Vodafone to complement the end-to-end security solution […]

Sky Italia chooses Harmonic cloud media processing for OTT

Sky Italia has tapped Harmonic to provide its cloud-native media processing software and content-aware encoding technology for its OTT streaming services. The Harmonic solution is integrated into the Sky Italia hybrid cloud software-defined streaming platform. Sky Italia’s solution for its linear video streaming platform is based on Kubernetes and microservices to serve event-based and 24/7 […]

Vewd partners with Arion for HbbTV Op App deployment

OTT and hybrid TV solution provider Vewd has announced that it is partnering with South Korean set-top box manufacturer Arion on Vewd Core, and HbbTV and Operator App modules on Arion set-top boxes.  The new agreement will result in the deployment of set-top boxes supporting the new HbbTV Operator App standard throughout Europe. Arion says […]

Harmonic boosts live streaming offering

Harmonic has added live video streaming as a managed service to its VOS cloud-native offerings. The company says the new capability has been deployed by a mobile network operator to deliver live sports content utilizing a multi-CDN approach with Harmonic’s CDN partners. Operated as a fully managed service, the live video delivery functionality utilizes a single […]

Intertrust marks DRM milestone, signs up Fransat and HD+

Intertrust’s ExpressPlay DRM now protects the over-the-top (OTT) TV content for one-quarter of the world’s population, supporting a viewing experience for more than two billion people, the company has claimed.  Intertrust also said its platform can now handle transaction loads peaking over 50,000 requests per second in multi-operator, multi-DRM settings across several continents. Intertrust used […]

Limelight introduces enhancements to Video Delivery Services product

Cloud services provider Limelight is adding a range of enhancements to its Video Delivery Services product. The company says that its realtime, live and on-demand video delivery services integrate its industry-leading global private network with advanced video delivery and management capabilities, providing live and VOD media management, packaging, and delivery of broadcast-quality video to “virtually […]

M2A Media introduces cloud-based 4K Live Streaming

Cloud-based video solutions provider M2A Media has announced the launch of M2A 4K Live Streaming. The company says that this will enable broadcasters and sports rights holders to meet the demands of 4K-ready audiences. The solution is designed with the latest HEVC codecs, which M2A says makes it 50% more efficient, without the need for […]