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Quadrille expands Push VOD offer

BroadbandTVNews - September 10, 2014 - 10:42pm

Quadrille will release an HbbTV 2.0 compliant version of its QuadriFast Push VOD solution at IBC. Read the story »

Teleste makes headway in Ukraine

BroadbandTVNews - September 10, 2014 - 2:04pm

Teleste, working in partnership with DEPS, has deployed its Luminato headend platform for the Ukrainian OTT service OLL.TV. Read the story »

Verimatrix to protect Deutsche Glasfaser’s multiscreen platform

BroadbandTVNews - September 10, 2014 - 1:46pm

German fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network operator Deutsche Glasfaser has selected Verimatrix, a US provider of cardless protection solutions for digital TV platforms, to secure its linear TV, radio, video-on-demand (VOD) and multiscreen services. Read the story »

Zappware completes Latvian rollout

BroadbandTVNews - September 10, 2014 - 12:47pm

Zappware (Hall 1, A81) has completed a multi-network & multi-device rollout for Baltcom, Latvia’s largest cable operator. Read the story »

Pace takes it end to end

BroadbandTVNews - September 10, 2014 - 12:45pm

Pace (Hall 1 B19) is underlining the portfolio it has developed it recent years with a demonstration of hardware, software, network equipment and support solutions aimed squarely at the service provider. Read the story »

Cisco sends a video plane through the cloud

BroadbandTVNews - September 10, 2014 - 12:32pm

Cisco is expanding its Videoscape Virtualized Video Processing (V2P) solution across multiple multiscreen platforms. Read the story »

Cubiware launches multiscreen middleware

BroadbandTVNews - September 10, 2014 - 12:24pm

Cubiware (Hall 5, B30) has launched a multiscreen middleware solution known as CubiGo. Read the story »

Virtual pay-TV content delivery

BroadbandTVNews - September 10, 2014 - 12:24pm

Alcatel-Lucent (Hall 13, MS40a/41a) will launch its new Velocix CDN to pay-TV operators at IBC. Read the story »

Flexible robot can withstand fire, snow - and being run over by a car

Reuters Technology - September 10, 2014 - 9:46am
A flexible, rubber-like robot that can operate in sub-zero temperatures, walk through fire, and withstand being run over by a car has been created by American researchers. The team, from Cornell and Harvard universities, believe their design will help create the next generation of robots for use in search and rescue missions. Jim Drury reports.

Viacom brings 22 channels to Sony's upcoming internet TV service

EngadgetHD - September 10, 2014 - 9:31am

Sony's future cloud-based TV service shouldn't be hurting for content. Viacom has forged a deal that will bring 22 of its networks (including Comedy Central and Nickelodeon) to the streaming platform when it launches late this year -- the first time Viacom has provided its channels to any live internet TV service. The media giant thinks its "young, tech-savvy" audiences are a good match. That's a slightly ironic statement given its years-long battle with YouTube, but it makes sense. Not that the company is leaping into the internet era with both feet as it is; you'll have access to on-demand content, but only through authenticated access to the same material you'd find in TV Everywhere apps. It's still not clear when Sony's video portal will be ready for action, but you may now have a good reason to give it a close look.

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Source: Viacom

HTTV’s Hybrid TVOS for DVB-T2 in Senegal

BroadbandTVNews - September 10, 2014 - 8:58am

Excaf Telecom Group, the DTT operator in charge of the analogue switch-off in Senegal, has signed a contract with HTTV for the deployment of up to one million STBs. Read the story »

M7 Group chooses Viaccess-Orca CAS

BroadbandTVNews - September 10, 2014 - 8:38am

The M7 Group has chosen Viaccess-Orca CAS to secure its DTH services across seven European countries. Read the story »

Bacteria-treated honey cures wounds and offers antibiotic resistance hope

Reuters Technology - September 10, 2014 - 7:45am
Swedish researchers have successfully cured treatment-resistant wounds in horses, using a mixture of various lactic acid bacteria found in bees' honey stomachs and honey itself. The successful trial could help the medical community overcome the growing problem of global antibiotic resistance.

German cable industry to discuss analogue switch-off

BroadbandTVNews - September 10, 2014 - 7:08am

Analogue switch-off on cable networks, the financing of broadband expansion and new revenue sources for local TV broadcasters are in the focus of the 17th edition of German cable industry trade fair Kabelkongress which will take place in Leipzig on October 6 and 7, 2014. Read the story »

Super high-quality music streaming is coming to your Sonos speakers thanks to Deezer

EngadgetHD - September 10, 2014 - 6:00am

As a rule, streaming internet music has meant settling for lower-quality compressed audio. That's a bit of a disservice to pricier audio setups like Sonos' speaker line, don't you think? Apparently, Deezer agrees. It just launched Deezer Elite, a new subscription option that pipes lossless, FLAC-encoded tunes solely to Sonos devices. Provided you have the right equipment, you'll hear truer-to-life songs without having to download full-fledged copies to your computer or mobile devices.

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Source: Deezer, Sonos Blog

New head for Antenna Hungária

BroadbandTVNews - September 10, 2014 - 5:52am

András Kápolnai has been appointed the new CEO of Antenna Hungária, effective September 10. Read the story »

'Madden NFL 15' update will remove Ray Rice after indefinite suspension

EngadgetHD - September 10, 2014 - 5:33am

After another video of an incident between he and his then-fiancée surfaced Monday, the Baltimore Ravens cut star running back Ray Rice. Now, he'll be removed from Madden NFL 15, too. EA Sports has confirmed that it plans to nix Rice from the Ravens depth chart with a pending update, and that the player won't be available as a free agent either. "With Ray Rice's indefinite suspension from the NFL, he will be removed from Madden NFL 15," EA told us in a statement. "This roster change will take place by this Friday." Rice had already been suspended by the NFL for two games based on footage that surfaced over the summer showing him dragging an unconscious woman from a hotel elevator. The latest revelation from TMZ (warning: graphic) showed him punching his now wife during the altercation in Atlantic City. This has become common practice for EA as it removed Aaron Hernandez from Madden NFL 25 and NCAA 14 last summer following his arrest for first-degree murder. Nike has also nixed Rice's endorsement deal, and the Ravens are allowing fans to return jerseys to the team's stores.

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BSkyB prices bonds for Sky Europe

BroadbandTVNews - September 10, 2014 - 3:28am

BSkyB has priced the equivalent of £3.25 billion in Euro and US dollar denominated bonds. Read the story »

Intelsat: Executive survey says 4K mainstream within 5 years

BroadbandTVNews - September 10, 2014 - 3:24am

A global survey of media executives suggests that 4K Ultra High Definition Television is heading for broad adoption.  Read the story »

Social TV first for TVN

BroadbandTVNews - September 10, 2014 - 3:16am

The national commercial broadcaster TVN has launched what is Poland’s first social TV application. Read the story »

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