Turner has selected TiVo as its EMEA metadata distribution partner. TiVo Corporation (NASDAQ: TIVO) is a global leader in entertainment technology and audience insights. Under the terms of the multi-year agreement, Turner will utilise services from TiVo’s new Studio, Broadcast and Network Metadata Packages to manage the company’s electronic programme guide (EPG) metadata distribution and service, which covers 44 EMEA channels. Turner’s 200+ customers of its channel schedules and programming information will receive the data services, facilitating the delivery of a richer and more engaging content discovery experience for viewers.
Google has come up with a new Google Earth Virtual Reality (VR) which allows users to visit any address in the world and fly over it in 3D with the help of a headset system. Using a new updated feature on Google Earth VR, people can choose their own destinations, as long as they know the address or name of the location.
According to Elemental Technologies (an Amazon Web Services company),SKY Mexico has deployed Elemental’s software-based video solutions as the processing engine for Blue To Go Video Everywhere, its premium over-the-top (OTT) video service.
Conax, part of the Kudelski Group and a leader in total service protection for digital entertainment services worldwide via broadcast, broadband and connected devices,announced at the NAB Show 2017, that it will feature its collaboration with Evolution Digital introducing eVUE-TV, a complete managed IP video solution pre-integrated with Conax multi-DRM. Together, the leading technology providers, through eVUE-TV, enable operators to easily add IP Video on Demand, IP linear and network DVR content, as well as quickly grow IP video services.
Android is predicted to be a favourite of the future TV distribution system as majority of video service providers will have either Android TV or Android Open Source Project (AOSP) on their technology roadmaps. The predictions were made by CIrdeto, the world leader in digital platform security, and Ovum. The survey was conducted in February 2017.
Pay TV market value in SAARC nations as well as Myanmar will double by 2021, predicts Dataxis. According to it, the value will reach US$ 16 billion compared to just US$ 8 billion last year. India is at the top in the pay TV market in SAARC and accounts for 80% of the region’s pay TV revenues. The country will have 215 million Pay TV subscribers in 2021; the figure was 177 million in 2016.
The 14th Huawei Global Analyst Summit (April 11-13, Shenzhen) had special focus on latest innovations, business practices and solutions in domains like cloud services, video, the Internet of Things (IoT), AI, and digital transformation.
nexGTv app has bought the global broadcast rights of over 170 videos produced by BBC Hindi and BBC Tamil. The released videos will also be featured in the VOD section of the platform under the respective categories on both nexGTv and nexGTv News apps.
TiVo Corporation, a global leader in entertainment technology and audience insights, today announced that TiVo and Sky, Europe’s leading entertainment company have joined forces to deliver voice search for Sky’s next- generation box, Sky Q. TiVo is providing Sky Q with a natural language, voice-based search solution, making it quicker and easier for Sky Q customers to find the content they are looking for.
Brightcove, a leading provider of cloud services for video, has been selected by Dekkho to stream its video service. Dekkho specialises in delivering premium content from India’s top content creators. It will enable Dekkho to leverage an industry-leading online video platform to offer consumers VOD access to 12,000 hours of programming across desktop and mobile applications. Dekkho provides its customers with a curated, high-quality video experience with video content ranging from three to 45 minutes. It has partnerships with leading content producers such as Sony Music, Zee Music, Culture Machine, Times Group, and OML.
IoT security solutions and edge devices provider Icon Labs has announced the availability of the Floodgate Certificate Authority (CA). Icon Labs’ PKI solution offers Floodgate CA server which provides certificate management for companies choosing to implement their own certificate-based authentication using public key infrastructure.
Are you fed up with your old TV? Here is a new way to make it smart. You need a smart media player box that can carry the weight of offering web, streaming, apps and USB media playback. ReTV is a new player in this space where Amkette has been the king for a few years now. However, ReTV does not want to be like other media players - they plan to stand out with software rather than hardware. It has attractive featres such as: Android media player box, HDMI out, optical audio, 2 x USB ports, Ethernet, composite, microSD slot, quad core processor, 8GB storage, WiFi, remote with air mouse support.
Doordarshan has understood that the Broadcast Air Time Traffic Scheduler (BATS) has many advantages as the entire commercial billing and scheduling can be done online through user-friendly and well protected software. Hence, it has implemented BATS for online commercial scheduling and billing as well as for payment through the SBI gateway. This is an initiative for bringing transparency and credibility in Doordarshan operations. In Phase-I BATS has been made operational for DD National channel and DD Kisan channel.
Conax will be providing its multi-DRM solution for Evolution Digital’s eVUE-TV™ platform, available on the National Cable Television Cooperative’s (NCTC) VU-IT! platform. Evolution Digital’s eVUE-TV delivers IP video-on-demand content, as well as IP linear channels, network DVR and catch-up TV functionalities as a managed-service offering for Tier 2 and Tier 3 cable operators in the United States. Conax’ holistic approach to content security provides the US market with a broad range of advanced technologies which include multi-DRM technologies using PlayReady, Widevine, FairPlay and NAGRA PRM, and the next generation Conax Connected Access security client that combines CA/IPTV/DRM functionality in one. Rohit Mehra, senior VP of Americas at Conax said, “A key focus for Conax is guiding operators in finding the best ways to ensure device reach and making it easier for consumers to access premium content, securely.”
Conax, part of the Kudelski Group, and a leader in total service protection for pay-TV and digital entertainment services worldwide via broadcast, broadband and connected devices, has announced that Indian pay-TV operator Triple Play has selected technology from Conax and Corpus to help drive expansion in the triple-play arena.
UK based telecommunication company Vodafone Deutschland has launched Ultra HD/4K platform GigaTV on its cable network bundling the entertainment services in the customer’s household. Vodafone cable customers can obtain GigaTV including the box and apps from ` 1,057/mon, for an additional ` 353/mon. The GigaTV app is available for ` 705/mon. No Vodafone cable TV subscription is required, making the app available nationwide.
Set-Top-Box manufacturer ALi Corporation and DTH operator Dish TV is going to launch a liberty project. Apart from it, Ali is integrating Conax robust cardless security client into HEVC series System on Chip (SoC) family, expanding operator STB offering, which is aimed at emerging markets such as India, LatAm, APAC and Africa. The ALi HEVC family includes SoCs for Satellite, Cable and IPTV decoders.
Masstech, the trusted provider of innovative, advanced workflow and media asset management solutions announced on 9th Feb that respected Indian news broadcaster ABP News Network has selected Masstech MAM solutions to modernize and streamline its media workflows. Continuing the rapid adoption of Masstech’s powerful and easy-to-use MAM systems in newsrooms around the globe, the ABP order spans all of the broadcaster’s channels and represents Masstech’s largest sale to an India-based news organization to date.
Tata Elxsi, a global design and technology service leader in the broadcast industry, is providing comprehensive suite of software solutions for chip-maker M-Star Semiconductor’s System-on-a-Chip (SoC) targeted at STBs. Communication service providers, Multi-System Operators (MSOs) and OEMs are expected to gain from the partnership. As part of this partnership, Tata Elxsi’s ‘RDK Prime’ suite is made available on MStar STB chipset products. The suite is optimised to exploit the functionality for next-generation application demands from end consumers. Tata Elxsi’s ‘Prime’ is a software suite that is available on leading and popular middleware including Android TV and RDK. It also includes new digital media components with an integrated app-store, built-in analytics components, OTT media players, Cloud EPG, Cloud DVR, CAS and IoT agents.
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