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NAB: FCC chief promises bonfire of ‘outdated’ regulations

Outdated rules will be cast down as part of the FCC’s review of current media regulations, according to FCC chairman Ajit Pai. Speaking at the NAB Show in Las Vegas, Pai said that media regulations – including those relating to broadcast, cable and direct broadcast satellite – need to be revised and out-of-date rules thrown […]

NAB: Ericsson highlights interdependence of telecoms and TV

Ericsson has used NAB to highlight the growing interdependence of TV and telecoms – despite a strategic review that may result in the sale of all or part of its media arm. Ericsson also used the show to announce a new agreement with technology outfit Inspur to deliver TV services in China, as well as […]

NASA to live stream 4K video from space

NASA is set to produce its first-ever live 4K video stream from space during a session at the NAB Show in Las Vegas later this month. The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration will co-produce the panel with Amazon Web Services and NAB to explore how advanced imaging and cloud technologies are “taking scientific research […]

Amazon video service to be ‘fully open platform’ for partners

Amazon plans to develop its subscription video service as a fully open platform embracing third-party programmers and OTT services, according to Amazon executive Michael Paull. Speaking at the NAB Show in Las Vegas yesterday, Amazon’s vice-president of digital video said that the company’s third-party Streaming Partners Programme, which it launched late last year, could make […]

Disney: reach and innovation will ensure future of broadcast

Broadcast television remains in good health, with a strong future ahead if it focuses on innovation and the inherent advantage of its global reach, according to Disney exec Ben Sherwood. Speaking at the NAB Show in Las Vegas yesterday, the co-chairman of Disney Media networks and president of Disney ABC Television said that TV obituaries […]

Ericsson announces raft of product launches at NAB

Ericsson announced a raft of products and services at NAB, including a proof of concept for delivering next-generation Fox content including virtual reality (VR) and Ultra HD. As part of its global partnership with the Fox Innovation Lab, Ericsson is collaborating on a proof of concept for delivering content – including new release and library movies, […]

NAB’s Smith and Haim Saban raise alarm on spectrum and call for new broadcast standard

US broadcasters must take on the threat to their spectrum, which is coveted by wireless operators, and urgently develop a new standard that will allow free over-the-air broadcast to prosper in the multiscreen world, according to Gordon Smith, president and CEO of NAB, and Haim Saban, chairman of Hispanic broadcast giant Univision Communications. Leading the […]

Globecast unveils OTT service delivery packages

Media services provider Globecast is using NAB to introduce a new OTT offering encompassing live, VoD and catch-up programming. OTT Live is for simulcast delivery of linear channels. OTT VoD ingests individual programme assets into the online video platform for VoD services and delivers the content over the Internet, and OTT Live-to-VoD creates a VoD […]

Envivio debuts cloud-based processing, launches G5 encoder

Compression specialist Envivio has used the NAB Show to unveil new cloud-based video processing solutions, integrating its Envivio Muse software-based encoders and Envivio Halo network media processors into an OpenStack-based cloud software. Envivio has also turned to OTT streaming platform provider 1 Mainstream to deliver a joint cloud-based video service. Cyrille Berson, director, product management […]

Adobe and thePlatform partner on online TV services

Adobe and white-label video publishing company thePlatform have formed a strategic relationship to offer online video services to broadcasters, programmers, pay-TV operators, and other major media companies. Announced at NAB, the agreement will see Adobe integrate its Primetime video service with thePlatform’s mpx video management system, as part of an end-to-end IP-video solution that the […]