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Ulf Heggenberger to head sales and marketing at Media Broadcast

BroadbandTVNews - September 8, 2014 - 3:38am

Ulf Heggenberger will assume executive responsibility for sales and marketing at German technical services provider Media Broadcast on October 1, 2014. Read the story »

ITV calls for retrans fees review

BroadbandTVNews - September 8, 2014 - 3:21am

ITV has called for UK public broadcasters to be fairly compensated for the transmission of their channels. It says the PSBs are providing an effective multi-million pound subsidy to Sky and Virgin. Read the story »

Alterna’TV plans aggressive expansion

BroadbandTVNews - September 8, 2014 - 2:35am

Eutelsat Communications has appointed Aymeric Genty as CEO of Alterna’TV, a subsidiary of Eutelsat Americas based in Miami. Read the story »

NHK to Demonstrate 8k Super Hi-Vision

BroadbandTVNews - September 8, 2014 - 1:45am

Japanese public broadcaster NHK is once more demonstrating its 8k Super Hi-Vision television system, including the latest enhancements such as high frame rate resolution. Read the story »

TVN inks Microsoft deal

BroadbandTVNews - September 8, 2014 - 1:36am

Poland’s TVN Media has entered into a partnership with Microsoft to make tvn24.pl available on MSN. Read the story »

Bulgarian DTT: the headache returns

BroadbandTVNews - September 8, 2014 - 12:56am

Bulgaria’s controversial transition to digital broadcasting will once more come under the spotlight later this month, when the Court of Justice in Luxembourg hears a case brought against the country by the European Commission. Read the story »

Romanian cable consolidation continues

BroadbandTVNews - September 8, 2014 - 12:25am

Romania’s Digital Cable Systems (DCS), which operates under the brand name AKTA, has acquired three smaller cable companies in the last few months. Read the story »

Roku announces ‘Roku Powered’ programme

BroadbandTVNews - September 8, 2014 - 12:13am

Roku is expanding its international presence with the introduction of the Roku Powered programme. Read the story »

New channel for Ukraine

BroadbandTVNews - September 8, 2014 - 12:03am

Ukraine’s National Council on Television and Radio Broadcasting (‘National Council’) has awarded a 10-year satellite licence to a new channel named Indigo TV. Read the story »

Octoshape and Norigin Media announce partnership

BroadbandTVNews - September 7, 2014 - 11:53pm

Octoshape and Norigin Media (Hall 14, Stand 14.H16) have announced a partnership to help premium content owners and broadcasters accelerate the launch of new, global multiscreen OTT streaming services to consumers on connected devices. Read the story »

Kaltura unveils its end-to-end OTT TV solution

BroadbandTVNews - September 7, 2014 - 11:50pm

Kaltura (Hall 3, Stand 3.67) is unveiing Kaltura OTT TV, its next-generation, end-to-end pay OTT TV solution. Read the story »

Opera launches enhanced TV rendering engine

BroadbandTVNews - September 7, 2014 - 1:56pm

Opera (Hall 14 Stand E20) is to launch an enhanced HTML5 TV rendering engine at IBC. Opera Devices SDK 4.2 brings Android, RDK and 4K support plus new full internet browser. Read the story »

Only 1 in 3 people watch majority of TV in traditional way

BroadbandTVNews - September 7, 2014 - 1:00pm

Fewer than one in five (18%) people online follow the show they’re watching on TV via Twitter, according to a report from global forecasting firm Strategy Analytics Read the story »

SES Seminar Series at IBC 2014

BroadbandTVNews - September 7, 2014 - 8:21am

Returning for the sixth year, SES (Hall 1, stand 1.B51) are offering a new series of SES seminars at IBC in Amsterdam. Read the story »

Accedo delivers NRK to smart TVs and games consoles

BroadbandTVNews - September 7, 2014 - 8:13am

Accedo has announced it is powering the VOD service being launched by Norway’s public broadcaster. Read the story »

IDC pushes the envelope with UltraHD solutions

BroadbandTVNews - September 7, 2014 - 8:08am

International Datacasting (Hall 1, stand 1.C29) is showcasing several new leading-edge solutions for broadcasters at the IBC 2014 Show. Read the story »

Cloudio TV signs deal with Metrological

BroadbandTVNews - September 7, 2014 - 8:03am

UK-based over-the-top subscription TV service Cloudio TV has signed up with Metrological, to make its diaspora and special interest TV channels available in Europe. Read the story »

Sky News extends US distribution through Xbox 360

BroadbandTVNews - September 7, 2014 - 7:59am

Following launches of Sky News on Apple TV, Roku and Livestation, Sky has announced the forthcoming availability of its 24/7 broadcast news on Xbox 360. Read the story »

Cigarette butts offer energy storage solution

Reuters Technology - September 7, 2014 - 2:15am
Researchers in South Korea are taking the discarded remnants of a bad habit and creating effective, cheap energy storage. Tara Cleary reports.

Cockatoos learn carpentry skills from peers

Reuters Technology - September 7, 2014 - 2:08am
Learned tool use has been demonstrated in a species of bird for the first time, in a study undertaken by a team of European scientists. A batch of Goffin's cockatoos learned how to use a stick to poke nuts through a grid cage by watching a role model perform the task. Some of the birds then developed their own superior tool-making techniques, causing researchers to believe that they were displaying social acquisition of tool use, previously unseen in birds. Jim Drury reports.
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