As the IBC exhibition closed on 11 September 2012 the organizers announced the attendance figures for the IBC 2012. The event took place in Amsterdam between 6 – 11 September 2012. The number of attendees touched the record high of 50,937 which included – conference delegates, exhibition visitors and exhibitors.
NAGRA, the digital TV division of the Kudelski Group and the world's leading independent provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions, announced the availability of a reference platform for gateways and other media streaming devices. NAGRA HomeCruise provides set-top box and device partners with an “off-the-shelf” solution that allows faster-time-to-market of new pay-TV services, enabling new business models. The first implementation of NAGRA HomeCruise, the NAGRA HomeCruise microGateway, displayed at the IBC 2012 show on NAGRA stand C81 in Hall 1 of the RAI Exhibition and Conference Center, September 7-11, 2012, in Amsterdam.
A new partnership announced between Dune HD and MWare will make it easier for content providers and operators to deliver IPTV programming to subscribers and monetise their assets. Through a combination of Dune HD’s award winning set top box hardware and MWare’s end-to-end IPTV platform, content providers will benefit from a simple, flexible and scalable solution that makes it easy to provide multiscreen content to their subscribers.
The IBC honours went to different companion apps, the latest in home content delivery, ground breaking broadcast developments, cutting edge research and the best in exhibition stand design. The ceremony celebrated things as diverse as zombies and ballroom dancing. The people honoured on stage included media companies from across the world, North and South America, Europe and Japan.
Italy’s main telecom company Telecom Italia has decided to work together with Technicolor, the well known French company, for its next-generation CuboVision service. These services include MediaPlay Set-Top Box platform, MediaAccess Residential Service Gateways, and content workflow and asset management services.
The demand for European cable giant Liberty Global/UPC’s new Horizon gateway has already touched a peak, says company CTO Balan Nair. The Liberty Global product was launched at the IBC trade show in Amsterdam. With this launch of Horizon gateway from the company, the incubation period for it has ended.
The Netherlands-based content protection specialists Irdeto have brought out a new online piracy monitoring and enforcement service so the operators and broadcasters are able to protect their assets. With the help of this new service the broadcasters would also be able to get a better understanding about the illicit consumption patterns.
Spain’s PRISA TV will be launching an extensive on-demand service on iOS devices with the help of NAGRA’s MediaLive Multiscreen solution and the service will be brought to Android, Samsung Smart TV app and Microsoft Xbox 360 as well. The goal is to form a strong pay-TV multiscreen service.
Snell announced that its Kahuna 360 video switcher is driving production for Sky Sport News HD, which is the first 24-hour sports news channel for German and Austrian viewers. The Kahuna 360 uses a studio automation solution from Mosart®, and it joins Inews, Avid® Interplay®, and Vizrt systems to provide a complete workflow for switching and playout of multi-format video and graphics sources to air.
ACCESS CO. LTD will be lining up world leading technologies at IBC 2012 to demonstrate market leadership in Connected Homes, Smart TV solutions, OTT and multiscreen media sharing. Through these products, the company will enable operators, device manufacturers, broadcasters and content owners to create opportunities for commercial growth.
NAGRA, the digital TV division of the Kudelski Group and the world's leading independent provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions, is introducing its newest client device solution and media convergence platform, NAGRA OpenTV 5, at the IBC 2012 show, in Amsterdam.
Harmonic the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure, announced on 7 September 2012 that it has teamed up with Nagra, the digital TV division of the Kudelski Group and world’s leading independent provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions, to power an innovative cloud-based OTT video service for broadcasters and pay-TV service providers offered jointly by major Spanish infrastructure telecom operator Abertis Telecom and Nagra. The multiscreen hosting service is already in use by Spanish broadcasters for their HbbTV based services and will be enhanced to become what is expected to be the world’s first commercial deployment of MPEG-DASH, a standards-based adaptive streaming protocol that supports multiple DRM systems via common encryption, as well as the first deployment of HbbTV 1.5.
Conax, a solutions provider for protecting multi-device content distribution, has launched integrated CI+ CAM (Conditional Access Module) which along with a smart card can be bundled into one single, integrated and pre-paired solution. CI + CAM is a result of partnership with leading conditional access modules developer SMIT Corporation. The new solution, according to manufacturers, is ideal for a secondary TV in the consumer home, is ready to use in any CI or CI+ IDTV. Conax CEO Morten Solbakken said, "Conax has teamed up with a strategic partner to deliver a world class solution - the industry's first integrated CI+ Module. This new Conax partner solution will provide operators with significant benefits in terms of reduced logistics and savings on customer care, while maintaining the high level of security they have come to expect from Conax." SMIT President Hongyu Shuai said, "The introduction of the integrated CI+ Module represents another strategic deployment and innovative breakthrough in CAM products. We are excited to be chosen as Conax' partner on such an important new product that can help proliferate digital pay TV subscription through simplicity and affordability. SMIT has been supplying millions of CAM products to Conax' customers in the past seven years and looks forward to maintaining our close relationship.”
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