Connected Media News

Connected Media News

Connected Media News reports on companies developing technologies that enable audiences to receive, discover and interact with content across any device, anywhere. It also offers an insight into the connected media market through commentary and analysis, and through the review of market reports.

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Deutsche Telekom and MediaKind score with world’s first 6K tiled 360-degree live sports streaming

Deutsche Telekom and MediaKind score with world’s first 6K tiled 360-degree live sports streaming

MediaKind, a global media technology leader, has announced that it has pushed the boundaries of immersive consumer experience of live sport by streaming the world’s first multi-channel 6K 360-degree live sports event in collaboration with Deutsche Telekom, Tiledmedia, and Magnum Film.

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Viaccess-Orca

Viaccess-Orca inaugurates new HQ in Paris La Défense

Viaccess-Orca (VO), a global leader providing OTT and TV platforms, content protection, and advanced data solutions, has completed the move to new corporate headquarters in La Défense, Europe's largest business district situated in Paris.

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IABM announces 2018 award winners at Annual International Business Conference

IABM has announced the winners of its highly-prized annual awards at the IABM Annual International Business Conference, which took place in Birmingham, UK on 6th and 7th December 2018.

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OoyalaREACH, powered By 24i, simplifies and accelerates OTT content delivery

Ooyala, a leader in media production, distribution and monetisation solutions, is partnering with 24i, leading Internet TV app developer for the world’s top media companies, to launch OoyalaREACH, an integrated and highly configurable OTT content preparation and delivery solution.

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The US has more online video watchers, and they watch more regularly: report

US Internet users are more likely to watch online video on a smart TV or smartphone than their European counterparts, according to a report by Ampere Analysis. They are less likely to view online video via computer. There is little difference for viewing via a tablet.

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Swedish TV provider to deliver tailored adverts using ad enabler software

Edgeware has announced that Com Hem, Sweden’s largest cable TV operator, has selected its Ad Enabler origin software.

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Broadpeak, Inca Networks, and Espial enable scalable IP video delivery for Hiawatha Broadband Communications

Broadpeak, a leading provider of content delivery network (CDN) and video streaming solutions for content providers and pay-TV operators worldwide, and Inca Networks, leader of intelligent video delivery providing carrier-grade video delivery solutions with a world-class user experience, have ann

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Televisa to expand TV CDN with Edgeware solution

Televisa to expand TV CDN with Edgeware solution

Edgeware has announced that Televisa, Mexico’s largest cable TV operator, will expand its existing TV CDN, adding more capacity and new time-shift features to its service.

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DVB and HbbTV release new DASH validation tool to simplify content conformance

DVB, an industry consortium that develops open interoperable technical specifications for the delivery of digital media and broadcast services, has collaborated with the HbbTV Association to create a DASH validation tool for application developers and content providers.

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AIMS announces newly elected board

AIMS announces newly elected board

The Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) has announced a newly elected 2018-2019 board of directors who will lead the organisation's effort toward a standards-based IP infrastructure for professional media.

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Viaccess-Orca partners with RedSo to simplify OTT delivery on Android STBs

Viaccess-Orca (VO) has partnered with RedSo, a leading Asian mobile app development company, on an end-to-end OTT solution for pay-TV operators and service providers.

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Witbe unveils VQ-ID

Witbe unveils VQ-ID

Witbe has announced its latest video algorithm: Witbe Video Quality Incident Detection, or VQ-ID. This powerful new video algorithm is capable of detecting every major video and audio incident.

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European Managed Services & Hosting Summit 2019 announced

IT Europa and Angel Business Communications will jointly be staging the third annual European Managed Services & Hosting Summit on 23 May 2019.

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Verimatrix

Verimatrix adds TV Everywhere authentication with the acquisition of Akamai Identity Services

Verimatrix, a specialist in securing and enhancing revenue for network-connected devices and services, has announced the acquisition of the assets that comprise the Akamai Identity Services (AIS) product from Akamai, the intelligent edge platform for securing and delivering digital experiences.

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Broadpeak joins the Streaming Video Alliance

Broadpeak has joined the Streaming Video Alliance, an industry association dedicated to helping solve the critical challenges facing the online video market.

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Ultravision to launch IPTV multiscreen service in Mexico with Broadpeak solution

Broadpeak has announced that Ultravision, a leading pay-TV operator in Mexico, has selected Broadpeak solutions to power its new IPTV multiscreen service. Ultravision will rely on Broadpeak's BkM100 video delivery manager, BkS400 HTTP video cache servers, and BkS350 origin packager.

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Bitmovin launches free tool for OTT encoding

Bitmovin has announced the Per-Title Ladder Benchmark Tool, a free online resource for any video content owner or network operator to receive guidance on the optimal OTT encoding configuration for their content.

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Kevin Tan as head of sales in Asia

Globecast announces Kevin Tan as head of sales in Asia

Globecast has announced Kevin Tan as head of sales in Asia, effective immediately.

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Amazon Prime, HBO and Now TV face decreasing audiences as abandonment rates outpace adoption

A new consumer survey from Juniper Research has found that increased churn rates are being faced by video streaming services such as Amazon Prime (-2.9%) and HBO Now (-19.2%) in key markets such as the UK and the US.

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IABM announces date, new venue and theme for 2018 Annual International Business Conference

IABM has announced that its 2018 Annual International Business Conference will take place this year at the Birmingham Metropole Hotel in the UK on 6 and 7 December.

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