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Content re-aggregation promises a new battlefront in 2020January 21, 2020The traditional broadcast-channel-plus-VoD pay TV business model is being undermined. Around the globe, the establishment of OTT and D2C content services has precipitated a conundrum: Consumers now possess the luxury of purchasing multiple, a-la-carte video services, but by the same token, categorically require a multitude of those same services in order to assemble a complete content offering. The market is primed for re-aggregation of these online "channels."Subscribers Only
Can V-Nova squeeze HEVC out of the compression market?April 22, 2015UK-based video encoding start-up V-Nova has unveiled a proprietary compression algorithm called Perseus, which it claims uses a set of technologies that are completely new to the industry, and is a competitor to industry standard MPEG’s next-generation codec HEVC. While little has been disclosed about the technical inner workings and processes behind its compression V-Nova claims that Perseus is more efficient and scales better than HEVC.Subscribers Only
Telstra raises stake in Ooyala to 98 per centAugust 12, 2014Australian telco Telstra has purchased a further 75 per cent stake in online video platform (OVP) Ooyala for $270m
Kaltura acquires TvinciMay 09, 2014Online video platform provider Kaltura has acquired Tvinci, a global provider of content management and personalization for OTT video service providers. Tvinci’s customer base spans the Latin America, EMEA and Asia Pacific regions with major customers like Eutelsat, Mediacorp, Liberty Global, Solar Entertainment and Yes; while Kaltura has also an established global customer portfolio which includes HBO, ABC, Warner Brothers, Paramount, DirecTV and Turner.
Netflix goes Ultra High DefinitionApril 09, 2014Netflix has started streaming content in Ultra HD (UHD), branded as Ultra HD 4K. UHD is approximately 4 times the resolution of Full HD. Netflix is streaming UHD content as its highest bandwidth profile at 15.6 Mbps, referenced on Netflix’s in-app player as 2160 HD. UHD streaming has currently only been rolled out for House of Cards season two. The video stream is compressed using next generation h.265/HEVC, therefore requiring both an HEVC decoder, as well as an updated version of Netflix’s client player. Netflix UHD clients are already embedded on UHD TVs offered by LG, Samsung, Sony and Vizio.
Harris Broadcast splits into Imagine Communications and GatesAirMarch 20, 2014Professional broadcast equipment provider Harris Broadcast will divide into two brand new corporate entities, Imagine Communications and GatesAir. Imagine Communications will provide solutions for delivering and monetizing multiscreen content while GatesAir will focus on TV and radio over-the-air market.
Verizon acquires EdgeCastDecember 13, 2013Verizon Digital Media Services (VDMS), the managed service arm of US Telco Verizon, has acquired content delivery network (CDN) provider EdgeCast for $350 million. EdgeCast provides accelerated content...
Arqiva up for saleOctober 09, 2013Macquarie European Infrastructure Funds (MEIF), managed by Australian finance group Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA), is to put its 25 per cent stake in UK managed service provider Arqiva...
UHD TV goes on sale for $699July 08, 2013Seiki Digital, a manufacturer of TV and Audio systems, has announced that its 39-inch, ultra high definition (UHD) LED TV will go on sale in the US by July 2013, with pre-orders from retailer Sears beginning...
Ericsson to acquire Red Bee MediaJuly 01, 2013Swedish technology provider Ericsson intends to strengthen its market position in the media managed services by acquiring Red Bee Media, one of the leading media broadcast services in the UK. The acquisition,...
SES demo first HEVC Ultra HD broadcastApril 19, 2013On 19th April 2013, satellite operator SES demonstrated the first broadcast of Ultra High Definition (UHD) television using the High-Efficiency Video Codec (HEVC). The demonstration used an Astra Satellite at...
Samsung purchase three percent share in SharpMarch 08, 2013Samsung Electronics purchased shares in Sharp amounting to a three per cent ownership stake in the company for ¥10.4bn ($112mn). The announcement instigated an 18 per cent rise in Sharp's share price after...
LG begin accepting OLED TV ordersJanuary 04, 2013South Korean firm LG Electronics will begin taking orders for its 55-inch OLED TVs in January 2013, with shipments to begin from 4 February 2013. The launch will initially be domestic, with LG retail stores in...
Arris to acquire Motorola Home division from GoogleDecember 20, 2012US network equipment maker Arris has won a bid to acquire Motorola Home from Google for $2.35b. The Home division is part of the Motorola Mobility business that Google took control of in May 2012 for $12.5b,...
Microsoft and Telefonica ink worldwide IPTV and OTT technology dealNovember 21, 2012International software provider Microsoft is to launch a new IPTV and over-the-top (OTT) platform for all operations of international telco Telefonica. The platform, a Telefonica-specified variant of Microsoft's Mediaroom IPTV platform, will be termed the...
3D and Smart TV continue to mature at IFA 2012September 17, 2012At the International Funkausstellung electronics show (IFA) in Berlin, TV manufacturers demonstrated the product range for the coming year. Most products shown in IFA will be available within less than a year...
New display technologies on show at IFA 2012September 17, 2012At the International Funkausstellung electronics show (IFA) in Berlin, TV manufacturers demonstrated the product range for the coming year. Most products shown in IFA will be available within less than a year...
Panasonic and Sony to collaborate on OLEDJuly 01, 2012Japanese consumer electronics manufacturers Panasonic and Sony will collaborate together on development and production of OLED panels, for televisions and large sized displays. The two companies will work...
Samsung shows Dual-View technology at SIDJune 18, 2012Samsung Electronics demonstrated television screens incorporating "Dual-View" technology at the SID Display Week trade show. The technology enables two viewers to watch two different programs on the same...
Samsung to consider LCD panel spin-offFebruary 17, 2012Samsung revealed, via a regulatory filing on the 15 February 2012, that it is considering spinning off its LCD panel business unit. Upon release, the filing helped push Samsung's share price to a record high...