DAZN teams up with KDDI for 5G sports experience

Sports streamer DAZN has partnered with Japanese telecommunications company KDDI, to bring customers in Japan an enhanced 5G sport viewing experience. The deal marks DAZN’s first 5G payment plan integration for customers. From December 11, au customers with 5G enabled handsets will be able to watch DAZN via higher quality streams, with faster download speeds […]

KDDI taps VisualOn for 5G mobile video

Japanese service provider KDDI has chosen streaming software provider VisualOn’s media player to power video playback offer on its au Smart Pass service. Subscribers can now experience video including multiple synchronized streams on the Smart Pass app, which the operator, which has around 40 million users, is using to market 5G connectivity. KDDI’s basic au […]

KDDI taps Intelsat Epic NG for Olympics contribution

  Japanese telco KDDI is using Intelsat’s new high-throughput Epic NG platform to provide regionalised video contribution and backhaul services at the forthcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Intelsat will support KDDI’s contribution services for a Tier 1 global media customer via a regionalised C-band beam from Intelsat 29e at 310° East, enabling transmission […]

Google names Pace, Sagemcom, Technicolor and Telecom Italia as Android TV partners

Google has announced a wide range of new device and telco partners to provide Android TV-based devices and services. Google has announced that Hisense, TCL and a number of other smart TV manufacturers will produce Android TV devices, along with pay TV set-top manufacturers Pace, Sagemcom and Technicolor. Google has also confirmed that operators KDDI […]

KDDI expands Video Pass with Saffron

Japanese telco KDDI has launched its Video Pass video-on-demand service on iOS devices for the first time, powered by European DRM and online video specialist Saffron Digital.  At the same time, KDDI has also launched the premium VoD service on Smart TV Stick, a new portable USB-sized Android OS set top box that is available […]