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Espial gives RDK top billing at IBC

The Canadian on-demand TV software vendor Espial will present its STB client based on DVB standards at IBC as a vehicle for extending the reach of RDK (Reference Design Kit) among the world’s cable

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Harmonic outlines the role of virtualization for video processing

Harmonic will, as always, highlight its status as a complete video infrastructure provider at IBC but with the strongest emphasis yet on virtualization as an enabler for greater flexibility, scalab

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IBC Conference covers all the angles but especially UHD

A common refrain from delegates at IBC is lack of time to attend the conference, which is by far by the biggest non-commercial event of its kind in the world.

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SoftAtHome majors on Cast dongle at IBC

SoftAtHome will exhibit its range of home operating platforms at IBC but will be emphasising in particular how its recently launched Cast dongle can help pay TV operators meet the growing threat fr

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ActiveVideo brings premium OTT to legacy set tops

ActiveVideo, the Silicon Valley based cloud TV software vendor, will demonstrate at IBC 2014 how its platform can deliver premium online video to traditional Pay TV subscribers without having to re

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Civolution highlights dual watermarking role for content protection and second screen interaction

Civolution, based in the Netherlands, will be highlighting its watermarking technology for both second screen interactivity and content protection at IBC this year.

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Piksel launches SaaS-based multiscreen platform that fits in easily with legacy

The platform is built on a modular cloud-based services-oriented architecture and flexibility is the name of the game to help companies deliver advanced user experiences.

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Thomson promises to streamline broadcast and multiscreen delivery

Thomson Video Networks has provided more details on its ‘Behind Every Screen’ unified architecture that enables operators to manage on-premise and cloud video processing resources efficiently

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As actionable viewing data becomes more important, Genius Digital shows what is possible

The audience analytics specialist is demonstrating how service providers and broadcasters can make sense of consumer behaviour, and the value you can derive from it.

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thePlatform expands role as BT’s centralized video publishing system for BT TV

BT’s cloud-based video architecture viewed as model for other Pay TV operators seeking more efficient and scalable ways to centralize video publishing via IP-based devices.

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TTcomm optimizes satellite delivery with Harmonic video processing

TTcomm, one of the largest suppliers of teleport satellite services in Central and Eastern Europe, has selected an integrated video processing solution from Harmonic to support its satellite televi

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Accedo launches VIA to solve multiscreen tech challenges; demos next-gen appstore solution

At IBC 2014 Accedo is launching its new generation multiscreen solution, Accedo VIA.

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maxdome launches on Xbox One, powered by Accedo

Accedo announced that it is powering the latest launch of the maxdome video-on-demand service, onto Xbox One.

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Exterity supports live acquisition from eight multiplexers in one blade

The company is launching a new range of its AvediaStream TVgateways that it says will save rack space and reduce power consumption for SD and HD broadcast content.

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Thomson Video Networks promises a unified appliance, virtualized and cloud video solution

Thomson Video Networks will use IBC to highlight a single video delivery architecture that combines appliance-based, virtualized and cloud-based video processing resources, and will show contribution solutions that harness the open Internet.

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Viaccess customers can use Zenterio OS as STB software

The Zenterio OS software can be used with legacy as well as new STBs to enable the roll-out of advanced services and applications. Viaccess-Orca has a strategic partnership to use the software. Joint deployments are due this year.

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Superfan TV enables talent to go to consumers direct with multiscreen offering

Superfan TV enables talent to go to consumers direct with multiscreen offering

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DVB to demonstrate impact of HEVC and DVB-S2X for UHD, plus HD gains.

With the specifications approved for the use of HEVC in UHDTV Phase1, the DVB will be demonstrating how the coding scheme can be used with the new DVB-2SX satellite modulation standard to deliver f

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US pay-TV drop 300k subs in Q2. Not all bad news.

Leichtman Research Group, Inc, research and analyst firm based in the US, found that the thirteen largest pay-TV providers in the US - representing about 95% of the market - lost about 300,000 net

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AirTies unveils latest generation of wireless bridges and STBs

AirTies, the wireless networking and set-top box company, will unveil its latest generation of wireless video bridges and STBs during IBC this year.

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Netflix says Virgin Media app integration is “positive but not transformational”

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings says the Virgin Media partnership, where the Netflix app is integrated into the cable operator set-top box and Netflix content shows up in the universal search results off

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Liberty Global Acquires a 6.4% Stake in ITV

Liberty Global announced today that it has acquired 259.8 million shares in ITV plc (“ITV”) from British Sky Broadcasting Group plc for total

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Global Connected TV Device Ownership Passes 1bn Units

The global installed base of Connected TV devices (including Smart TVs, Games Consoles, Blu-ray Players, Digital Media Adapters and Set-Top Boxes) will double over the next 5 years exceeding 2 bill

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Channel 4 to outline its multiscreen engagement and monetisation experiences

Kevin Gallagher, Chief Information Officer at the UK broadcaster Channel 4, will be talking about his company’s strategy for maximising engagement with viewers and monetising services across its mu

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Targeted ads could be the trigger for all-IP cable

At Connected TV Summit last week, Dave Fellows, former CTO of Comcast and now CTO at Layer3 TV, a start-up ‘next-generation cable provider’, suggested that the tipping point that finally drives the

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