ADB launches cloud-based multiscreen

Set-top box and gateway provider ADB has launched CloudHDS, a new, cloud-based, multiscreen system.  According to ADB, CloudHDS enables existing and new entrants to the fast-growing OTT space to deliver OTT content – as well as broadcast content, provided there is a suitable gateway – to connected devices and selected set-top boxes from the cloud, […]

SeaWell and Arris develop joint advertising solution

Technology companies SeaWell and Arris have developed an integrated advertising solution for multiscreen. The solution integrates SeaWell’s Spectrum IP session delivery controller technology into the SkyVision ad insertion platform developed by Arris. According to the pair, the joint solution provides dynamic format repackaging, per-session content management and analytics, zone-based, localised and targeted ad insertion, blackout […]

Belgacom picks Edgeware for multiscreen service

Belgium’s largest telco, Belgacom, has selected Edgeware to power its ‘TV Partout/TV Overal’ multiscreen service.  Belgacom will use Edgeware’s Distributed Video Delivery (D-VDN) solution, which is designed to deliver superior scalability for live and advanced nPVR services to all screens. Edgeware will give Belgacom subscribers access to 55 channels at home or on the go, […]

Multiscreen viewing hits 62%

Mobile web users now spend more time per day consuming media on their mobile device than on TV, with 62% engaging with a second screen while watching TV, according to a new study by mobile ad network InMobi.  The global study, which quizzed 15,000 mobile web users in 14 markets, found that respondents spent an […]

Most western European pay TV subs have access to multiscreen TV

Over 70% of western European pay TV subscribers can now receive multiscreen services, according to a study by research firm Parks Associates.  According to Parks Associates, 70% of western European and 25% of eastern European pay TV customers can now access TV Everywhere services. However, average revenue per customer from these services remains low, according […]

Service providers will need to move beyond triple-play, says report

Service providers will increasingly have to offer subscribers more complex bundled products in place of traditional triple- or quad-play offerings, according to a study by Informa Telecoms & Media. According to Informa senior analyst Tony Brown, operators will increasingly have to include OTT content from companies like Netflix and Spotify, and possibly VoIP offerings from […]

UltraViolet can help open multi-device market, says Sony CTO

The UltraViolet initiative to enable consumers to access content from a cloud-based digital locker on multiple devices is well-positioned to solve most of the problems associated with supporting multiscreen delivery in a secure way, according to Spence Stephens, chief technology officer of Sony Pictures Entertainment, which supports the initiative. Speaking at a conference on multi-network […]

Ericsson highlights multiscreen

Ericsson is using the IP&TV World Forum to showcase its multiscreen TV solution. This comprises its middleware, multiscreen software development kit and portal, and the Ericsson Media Connect companion device. The technology giant will also use the show as the UK launchpad for its multiplatform stream processor family of products, combining hardware and software to […]

Polsat adds HD multiscreen

Polish cable operator Cyfrowy Polsat has launched a HD version of its multiscreen service. Users can view two HD channels from the Family HD package simultaneously on two separate TV sets. Subscribers to the premium packages, including Comfort, can use the service free of charge, while other customers will be charged between PLN10 (€2.50) and […]