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Eutelsat unveils hybrid satellite-OTT solution Cirrus

Eutelsat has unveiled a hybrid satellite-OTT delivery solution called Cirrus, which is designed to let broadcasters offer a seamless content experience across multiple screens. Eutelsat said Cirrus will provide a content delivery solution via satellite and OTT to operators seeking to launch or upgrade their service – offering the benefits of quickly deployed video services, […]

BBC predicts all-IP future, says it will evolve into an internet broadcaster

The BBC’s technology chief has predicted that all media will be delivered over the web in the not too distant future and called on the UK industry to come together as we move into this IP era. Speaking at the DTG Summit in London yesterday, the BBC’s chief technology and product officer, Matthew Postgate, said […]

Sky to launch all-IP offering in Italy this April

Sky is due to launch an all-IP version of its service for the first time in Italy in April, meaning viewers will be able to access pay TV channels and on-demand content without needing a satellite dish. Sky said yesterday that it will launch this offering in Italy first before taking it to Austria and […]

TiVo renews IP licence deal with Sony

TiVo and Sony Corporation have renewed their multi-year intellectual property licence agreement. The agreement grants Sony the license to TiVo’s patent portfolios across all of Sony’s worldwide products and services. “This licence agreement accentuates the value TiVo’s patent portfolios bring to the fast-growing and competitive entertainment industry,” said Arvin Patel, executive vice president and chief […]

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 […]

Facebook acquires IP specialist Source3

Facebook has acquired intellectual property specialist Source3 in a bid to clamp down on copyrighted content uploaded to the social network. Source3 claims to “recognise, organise and analyse” branded intellectual property in user-generated content – spanning genres including sports, music, entertainment and fashion. The company’s end-to-end platform was built to manage online IP and establish relationships […]

EU reaches agreement on content portability

The European Parliament, the European Commission and member states have reached an agreement on implementing new rules to enable content portability, allowing EU citizens to view services they subscribe to no matter where they are in the Union. The deal is the first covering the modernisation of EU copyright rules proposed in the EU’s Digital […]

Sky moves beyond the dish with IPTV plans

Sky has unveiled plans to launch Sky TV over broadband in the UK, marking the first time it will offer its full television offering without the need for a satellite dish. Sky said its advanced Sky Q service will be available over IP, via a set-top box, from next year, opening up the service to […]

ATX to highlight four product lines

ATX is highlighting four product lines at IBC– end-to-end IPTV solutions, encoding with reliable video delivery over the internet, licence-free transcoding, and an IP to PAL mini headend. VidiPlay middleware is a part of ATX’s end-to-end IPTV solution. The system can include IP set-back boxes and smart TV clients to deliver IP video to TVs […]

Access and Verimatrix extend partnership

Access and Verimatrix have extended their partnered in a bid to “enhance and secure” the convergence of traditional broadcast infrastructure and IP services. The companies will offer solutions that combine the multiscreen media sharing, management and big data functionality of Access Twine, with the revenue security offer by Verimatrix’s VCAS and ViewRight products. The companies […]

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