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 […]

DVB approves spec for next-generation subtitles

The DVB steering board has approved a new specification for subtitling to enable the deliver of the next generation of subtitles in transports streams for broadcast TV. The new spec for subtitling is based on the W3C Timed Text Markup Language (TTML) and complements the bitmap-based subtitle solutions that have been in use for over […]

TV Connect 2017: BBC and Opera showcase HbbTV 2 content syncing

The BBC is partnering with Opera TV to showcase a number of HbbTV 2  implementations at TV Connect this week relating to syncing content. The engineering prototypes include a synchronisation between a companion app and an adaptive bitrate MPEG DASH stream playing on the TV – showing that the same syncing technology works for streamed […]

Espial contributes HLS and MPEG-DASH technology for RDK

TV technology provider Espial has contributed additional software to the code base of the RDK initiative that it says will enable HLS and MPEG DASH adaptive streaming in an RDK environment. According to Espial, the additions will enable pay TV operators to offer additional OTT options as well as adopt a simplified software approach for […]

BBC takes key step towards HTML5 migration for iPlayer

The BBC launched a beta trial of an HTML5 player for its iPlayer catch-up service to desktops and laptops as part of a general move to use the technology as its default for the service. The pubcaster has also launched a new native Android player for the service. The BBC has historically used Flash to […]

Maxdome adds MPEG-DASH support

German video-on-demand service Maxdome has added MPEG-DASH support in partnership with content security specialist Irdeto.  ProSiebenSat.1-owned Maxdome is using Irdeto Rights to support different DRM solutions for web browsers through a deployment combining MPEG-DASH and Widevine. “For Maxdome, the ability to reach customers through browsers is crucial. Irdeto recognised this threat early on and offered a […]

HbbTV 2.0 specification announced

The HbbTV Association has released the specification for Hbb 2.0, paving the way for a “new wave of consumer TV services.” HBB 2.0 will support HTML5, MPEG-DASH and advanced video delivery features like Ultra HD and HEVC, with the first compliant receivers expected to be released during 2016. The new standard will also support companion […]

Elemental to stream Vienna State Opera performance in 4K

Video compression specialist Elemental is due to power a 4K stream of a performance from the Vienna State Opera, in what it claims will be first live production in 4K HEVC delivered via MPEG-DASH over the Internet. The performance of Verdi’s opera Nabucco is due to be streamed tomorrow evening for global viewing on UHD […]

Envivio integrates Google Widevine for Android and Chrome

Video processing technology provider Envivio has integrated its Halo network media processor with Google Widevine digital rights management using MPEG-DASH adaptive bit-rate technology and common encryption for the delivery of video services on Android and Chrome devices.  Google Widevine DRM is supported natively on Google Chromecast and Chromebook devices as well as Android devices, allowing […]

Kaltura to implement MPEG-DASH support

Open source online video platform provider Kaltura is planning to implement direct support for MPEG-DASH by the end of the year, according to director of product Michael Dale. Speaking to DTVE at IBC, where Kaltura has been running a proof-of-concept MPEG-DASH demo, Dale said that the firm was pushing forward on emerging standards for live […]