Quadrille will release an HbbTV 2.0 compliant version of its QuadriFast Push VOD solution at IBC. Read the story »
Teleste, working in partnership with DEPS, has deployed its Luminato headend platform for the Ukrainian OTT service OLL.TV. Read the story »
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 (Hall 1, A81) has completed a multi-network & multi-device rollout for Baltcom, Latvia’s largest cable operator. Read the story »
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 is expanding its Videoscape Virtualized Video Processing (V2P) solution across multiple multiscreen platforms. Read the story »
Cubiware (Hall 5, B30) has launched a multiscreen middleware solution known as CubiGo. Read the story »
Alcatel-Lucent (Hall 13, MS40a/41a) will launch its new Velocix CDN to pay-TV operators at IBC. Read the story »
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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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 »
The M7 Group has chosen Viaccess-Orca CAS to secure its DTH services across seven European countries. Read the story »
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.
András Kápolnai has been appointed the new CEO of Antenna Hungária, effective September 10. Read the story »
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 has priced the equivalent of £3.25 billion in Euro and US dollar denominated bonds. Read the story »
A global survey of media executives suggests that 4K Ultra High Definition Television is heading for broad adoption. Read the story »
The national commercial broadcaster TVN has launched what is Poland’s first social TV application. Read the story »