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CES 2017: Virtual Reality Streaming, Thin TVs and Virtual Assistants

Mon, Jan 9, 2017 | by Andy Stout


As always, the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas kicked off the new year in style, with its usual intoxicating mix of genuine technological trends and left-field gadgetry. Wander its giant halls and you can glimpse everything from the future of Virtual Reality streaming to an $800, three-foot tall robotic clothes folder, wafer thin large-screen TVs that can be hung like wallpaper using magnets, and WiFi hairbrushes that use acoustic sensors to tell if your hair is breaking when you brush it. 

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Topics: Virtual Reality, Content Protection, virtual reality industry forum, virtual reality streaming, 4k, 4K HDR, CES, Events, HDR, High Dynamic Range, Industry, screens, Technology, Ultra HD

Back to The Future and the Return of the Living Room

Tue, Dec 13, 2016 | by Nardit Mosacho


One of the more interesting trends from 2016 that emerges if you sift through the mountain of data that the industry produces is mounting evidence that the big family TV screen is making a comeback.

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Topics: OTT, TV Everywhere, VOD, 4k, 4K HDR, big screen, Content Discovery, Content Piracy, Cord Cutters, family, HDR, Industry, IPTV, Living room, multi-screen, Netflix, Nielsen, Over the Top, Pay TV, piracy, Second Screen, UHD

Looking Forward to IBC2016

Tue, Sep 6, 2016 | by Andy Stout


IBC is getting bigger every year, with somewhere in the region of 55,000 visitors from all over the world descending on the Amsterdam RAI to see 1600+ exhibitors and listen to the 300 speakers in the conference. After you have been to see us on Stand 1.A51, here are some of the highlights of the rest of the show.

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Topics: Virtual Reality, Content Protection, VR, 4k, 8K, Content Piracy, Events, High Dynamic Range, IBC, IBC 2016, Industry, IP, NHK, Rio 2016, Super Hi-Vision, Tokyo 2020

Hot TV News: Mobile Video Growth, Sky Q Launches and more

Tue, Feb 9, 2016 | by Andy Stout


The latest figures from Cisco show that the growth of mobile video traffic and TV Everywhere services is continuing at its astonishing pace. Meanwhile, the UK’s Sky has shown what pay-TV broadcasters can achieve with cutting edge technology and there are some serious concerns about widespread security flaws in the Internet of Things.

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Topics: 4k, Apple TV, Cisco, Industry, Internet of Things, iOT, Mobile video, Pay TV, satellite tv, set top box, Sky Q, Ultra HD, video streaming

Satellite, OTT and 4K: What’s the Future of Satellite TV?

Sun, Jan 10, 2016 | by Efrat Fenigson


Sometimes, it seems that reports of the satellite TV sector facing turbulent times have been around for almost as long as the internet.
Certainly, they have increased in volume, as the roll out of reliable broadband has gathered worldwide momentum, and the major OTT players have followed with it (Netflix, for instance, is now a truly global player and available in every major country apart from China).
Yet, for all the bluster, regarding the future of the satellite industry, satellites are still being launched and the channels are still attracting viewers.

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Topics: OTT, VOD, 4k, Broadband TV, broadcast, Cable TV, Content Discovery, Content service providers, HbbTV, HD, hybrid TV, Industry, internet service provider, IP, IPTV, linear TV, Netflix, Pay TV, Satellite, satellite tv, Second Screen, User Experience, video on demand

Netflix growth and digital players stats

Thu, Dec 4, 2014 | by Merav Cunningham


Are digital media players good or bad for regular TV viewing? What effect do they have on “cutting the cord”? A new report by GfK has some interesting information. In the U.K, media is buzzing with reports of mergers and acquisitions involving Europe’s largest telecom players. Have you seen the videos showing the madness on Black Friday? We have, and loved the sales figures, showing TV’s, iPads and other mobile devices among the most popular products. Here’s a quick recap of what was buzzing this week.

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Topics: OTT, TV Everywhere, 4k, Broadband TV, chromecast, connected devices, digital media player, Hot TV News, Industry, Mobile, Netflix, Pay TV, roku, set top box, Smartphone, SVOD, Tablets, traditional TV

What Was Buzzing at IBC 2014? | Viaccess-Orca Blog

Tue, Sep 23, 2014 | by François Moreau de Saint-Martin


This year’s IBC has been one of the most exciting shows ever for VO! In 2012, we had launched our new brand and a new strategy, with a clear focus on multiscreen solutions. In 2013, we have shared our vision for shaping the ultimate content experience, as represented in our engagement model. This year, it was all about “proven and deployed”: our vision is now translated into real life deployments, and users are enjoying it worldwide: In France they enjoy the DEEP service with OCS’ app for Game Of Thrones Season 4; In Sweden, Denmark, Spain and Romania they enjoy Voyage, VO’s multiscreen solution as users of Orange, Boxer or Telekom Romania . These services are personalized with our COMPASS platform, and in Israel, yes’ users also enjoy recommendations and personalization. In Finland, Turkey, Singapore Italy and more, users enjoy consuming their content securely on Android or iOS devices, protected by our Connected Sentinel Player.

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Topics: TV Everywhere, Anti-piracy, yes, 4k, boxer, Civolution, Customers, Content Discovery, Events, HEVC, IBC, IBC 2014, Industry, IOC, olympusat, Orange, Orange Spain, piracy, secure player, telekom romania

#trending@IBC | Viaccess-Orca Blog

Mon, Sep 8, 2014 | by Merav Cunningham


IBC2014 is just around the corner, and only few events allow you to get a handle on the shape and general direction of our industry as well as a week spent in Amsterdam does. NAB may be bigger, but IBC always feels globally more diverse and, with an extremely active and vocal conference, the debate about the five year roadmap to the future and the directions the industry may take and the new technologies that may be introduced in that period, comes through loud and clear.

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Topics: OTT, TV Everywhere, 4k, Events, IBC, IBC trends, Industry, innovation, IP, IPTV, media, piracy, Second Screen, standards, TV, Ultra HD


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