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The CraveCast gives thanks for 'Jessica Jones,' 'MST 3K' and 'the crowd' - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - November 24, 2015 - 1:00pm
On Tuesday's CraveCast, we'll talk about new shows we're excited for, plus the most hyped franchise ever and crowdsourcing a multiverse.

Satelio moves from Amos-5 to Astra 4A

BroadbandTVNews - November 24, 2015 - 12:42pm

Satelio, the German pay-TV platform for DTH households in Africa, has resumed its operations on November 24, 2015 after a two-day break following the loss of contact with Israeli satellite Amos-5 (17° East). Read the story »

Volkswagen brings 3D smart glasses to its plant - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - November 24, 2015 - 12:06pm
The specs can read barcodes and provide part-pickers with all the information they need without having to consult a form or memorize numbers.

Unofficial app makes PlayStation 4 to PC streaming a reality

EngadgetHD - November 24, 2015 - 11:43am

Sony's had its Remote Play tech in one form or another since the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable, but it didn't truly take off until its implementation on PlayStation 4 and the PS Vita handheld. But that's kind of wasted when nobody is buying the Vita and it's getting zero love from its parent company. Remote Play PC is exactly what its name implies: an application that tricks the PS4 into thinking a PC is a Remote Play device. Microsoft changed the game (sorry) with the ability for the Xbox One to stream its games to Windows 10-based hardware and until Sony catches up we're just going to have to settle for an unofficial app that costs money to perform the task.

Via: Kotaku

Source: Tmacdev

Dell to fix flaw of its own making that puts its computers at risk - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - November 24, 2015 - 11:26am
The company acknowledges it recently sold PCs loaded with a form of identification that could make them vulnerable to cyberattack.

You don't have to be a millionaire to invest in Fig's next video game

EngadgetHD - November 24, 2015 - 10:56am

Crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter don't deal in investments: Backers pledge money to a project and that's generally where their involvement ends. No purchasing shares, no percentage of final sales. Video game-funding platform Fig, however, combines this traditional form of crowdfunding with actual investment -- and it will allow unaccredited people to invest in its next campaign. This move opens up investment to people who aren't SEC-accredited, meaning they don't make at least $200,000 a year (or have a minimum net worth of $1 million). "We believe that fans, in addition to having the opportunity to participate in the rewards-only tiers, should also have the opportunity to buy shares and participate in the financial success of a title," Fig CEO Justin Bailey says in a press release.

Wearable tech to decode sign language

Reuters Technology - November 24, 2015 - 9:43am
Biomedical engineers are developing a wearable technology capable of sensing the muscle movements used during sign language and translating them into English speech. Ben Gruber has more.

O2 Czech launches new STB

BroadbandTVNews - November 24, 2015 - 8:31am

The Czech incumbent O2 has introduced a new set-top box that allows its O2 TV service to be received on any TV set with internet access from any provider. Read the story »

Bezos rocket successfully lands after space flight

Reuters Technology - November 24, 2015 - 8:23am
Blue Origin, the company founded by Amazon's Jeff Bezos, releases video showing its new rocket taking off and then landing safely in West Texas. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

German DAF to turn into Der Aktionär TV

BroadbandTVNews - November 24, 2015 - 7:52am

German business and financial news channel DAF (Deutsches Anleger Fernsehen) has completed its restructuring and insolvency proceedings. Read the story »

Amazon starts streaming Prime music and videos on JetBlue

EngadgetHD - November 24, 2015 - 4:00am

Back in May, Amazon said it would bring Prime Music and Instant Video to select JetBlue flights. Fast forward to today, over six months since the original announcement, and the retailer is finally turning this feature on for Amazon Prime customers. If you're a subscriber who's flying in one of JetBlue's Fly-Fi-ready planes, you can stream tunes, movies and TV shows at no extra cost thanks to the airline's newly developed internet service. The experience itself is built into the Fly-Fi hub, letting you easily access your Prime media library on laptops, iOS and Android smartphones or tablets and, naturally, Amazon's Fire devices. Amazon says this is already working on most of JetBlue's Fly-Fi fleet, with the full rollout expected to be completed by November 26th.

Source: JetBlue

Commission clears Avago’s acquisition of Broadcom

BroadbandTVNews - November 24, 2015 - 3:27am

The European Commission has given its approval to the $77 billion (€72bn) acquisition of Broadcom by Avago Technologies. Read the story »

DisneyLife UK goes direct to the kids

BroadbandTVNews - November 24, 2015 - 3:06am

Disney has launched its own direct-to-consumer service in the UK market. Read the story »

694-790 MHz confirmed for mobile broadband

BroadbandTVNews - November 24, 2015 - 3:01am

The ITU World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-15) in Geneva has approved the decision to assign the 694-790 MHz frequency band in ITU Region-1 (Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia) for mobile broadband. Read the story »

Netflix app installed on 1.7m Dutch smartphones

BroadbandTVNews - November 24, 2015 - 3:00am

Over 1.7 million Dutch consumers have the Netflix app installed on their smartphones, according to the November edition of Telecompaper’s Dutch Apps Market report. Read the story »

In Europe, 57% own at least one connected CE device

BroadbandTVNews - November 24, 2015 - 2:47am

Aaproximately 9% of Western European broadband households own at least one smart home device and 57% own at least one internet-connected CE device, according to Parks Associates. Read the story »

AirCast Mobile and NetRange team up

BroadbandTVNews - November 24, 2015 - 2:20am

NetRange, a German provider of white label smart TV portal solutions, and US mobile media company AirCast Mobile have agreed on a cooperation to make AirCast’s services available on smart TV portals operated by NetRange. Read the story »

Jewellery Maker sold to Immediate Media

BroadbandTVNews - November 24, 2015 - 2:00am

The company that publishes the Radio Times has announced plans to acquire online and TV shopping channel Jewellery Maker. Read the story »

Automatic border clearance could help airport authorities

Reuters Technology - November 24, 2015 - 12:59am
French industrial engineers have created digital devices that could be used as additional border police. Jim Drury reports.

"The Regulatory 'Elephant in the Room' Revisited" at TVOT NYC 2015

TVOT Feed - November 24, 2015 - 12:19am
[itvt] is please to announce the TVOT NYC 2015 panel session, "The Regulatory 'Elephant in the Room' Revisited."    The session--organized and moderated by Tim HanlonManaging Director of FTI Consulting--will begin at 10:40AM on the Beatrice Stage (note: TVOT NYC 2015 takes place Thursday, December 3rd at the SVA Theatre, 333 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011)   Here's a description of the session from the TVOT NYC 2015 Show Brochure:       The Regulatory "Elephant in the Room" Revisited   The regulatory environment for advanced TV and video is evolving rapidly, as new technologies, business models and viewing behaviors emerge. In light of this, we invited back one of our most highly praised panels from last year's show, in order to update attendees on the most important regulatory issues impacting the industry and to clarify how the regulatory environment has changed over the past 12 months.   The session will explore and clarify a range of potential rule changes that could have a major impact on both the short- and long-term future of television and video. Panelists will identify the most significant regulatory changes facing the industry--including some which many in the industry are probably barely aware of--and attempt to assess how they might alter the TV/video playing field, which players stand to benefit most from them, and which players stand to lose. Panelists include:    
  • James Dix, Senior Media Analyst, Wedbush Securities
  • Tim Hanlon, Managing Director, FTI Consulting (Moderator)
  • Sally Hubbard, VP/Senior Antitrust Correspondent, The Capitol Forum
  • Hal J. Singer, Principal, Economists Incorporated/Senior Fellow, Progressive Policy Institute
  The Schedule of Sessions for TVOT NYC 2015 is available at: http://www.thetvoftomorrowshow.com/blog/announcing-schedule-sessions-tvot-nyc-2015     Purchase your TVOT NYC 2015 ticket at: http://tvotnyc2015.eventbrite.com  
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