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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

Making Cloud TV More Secure with TEE | Viaccess-Orca Blog

Tue, Mar 29, 2016 | by Merav Cunningham


Our latest white paper, written in collaboration with Cambridge-based Trustonic, a leading provider of hardware-enabled security for smart devices, makes the argument that it is time for Trusted Execution Environments (TEEs) to be deployed in the cloud.

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Topics: OTT, cloud TV, Cloud, cloud advantages, Cloud TV platform, Content, content security, devices, Industry, mobile devices, multi-screen, Multiscreen, Pay TV, pay TV operators, Second Screen, Technology, TEE, Trusted Execution Environments, trustonic

Virtual Reality & the Gartner Hype Cycle

Fri, Oct 30, 2015 | by Efrat Fenigson


Analysing new technology and the impact that it’s going to have on society at large — or even one specific sector of an industry — is an ever-more tricky business. Not only the pace of technological change is accelerating all the time, but the speed with which it is being adopted by the consumer is as well.

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Topics: Virtual Reality, OTT, VR, AR, Augmented Reality, Futurology, Gartner Hype Cycle, ibc2015, Industry, Live streaming VR, Prediction, R&D, Technology

HOT TV News: Obama’s War on Cyber; Sky and BT win Premier League Rights, Cable vs FCC

Thu, Feb 19, 2015 | by Merav Cunningham


Barack Obama opened the summit on cybercrime with a call for tech companies to share their information on hacking- not an easy decision for a sector still reeling from Edward Snowden’s revelations on the information collected by the NSA. In the UK one of the most challenging broadcast auctions ended with Sky and BT winning Premier League broadcast rights packages for the next three years- for a record 5.14 billion pounds. The 87TH Academy Awards will take place on Sunday – what are the odds for Boyhood and other nominees? Here’s our look at the hottest TV news of the week.

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Topics: Anti-piracy, Cable TV, content rights, Cyber Attacks, FCC, football, Hacking, Hot TV News, Industry, net neutrality, Oscars, Technology

Fighting Sports Content Piracy | Viaccess-Orca

Thu, Nov 6, 2014 | by Merav Cunningham


Today live redistribution of content over the Internet is becoming an increasing problem for content service providers and content owners.

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Topics: Content Protection, worldcup, Civolution, Content, Content Piracy, Events, events, Eye on Piracy, IBC, IBC 2014, IBC trends, Industry, Live Streaming, live TV, Olympics, piracy, Sports, Technology, TV

Viaccess-Orca: a Two-Year-Old Multiscreen Leader | Viaccess-Orca Blog

Mon, Sep 1, 2014 | by François Moreau de Saint-Martin


You may remember that the first IBC of the new VO brand was IBC 2012, where we announced our ambition to establish VO as a recognized player in the booming world of multiscreen television.

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Topics: Service Delivery Platform, OTT, TV Everywhere, Anti-piracy, Content Discovery, content intelligence, Content Piracy, content security, Data Enrichment and Engagement Platform, engagement model, Events, IBC, IBC 2014, Industry, IP, IPTV, Multiscreen, Portfolio, Recommendations, Technology, TV, User Engagement, User Experience, user intelligence

CEO Insight: A Whole New World through Connectivity - Highlights from CES 2014

Thu, Feb 20, 2014 | by François Moreau de Saint-Martin


Cisco, making its first-ever appearance at CES focused on the impact of connectivity with its concept The Internet of Everything. With that in mind, I’ll focus on the new experiences that this connectivity enables, especially when combined with new “interaction” technologies.

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Topics: cloud TV, wide screen, 3D, 4K TV, 8K, CES, Cloud, connected devices, connectivity, Events, Industry, interaction, Internet of Everything, multi-screen, multimedia, Robots, samsung, Smart TV, Smartphones, Technology, Toyota, TV, TV Experience, Ultra HD 4K, User Experience

Mirrors All Around Us | Viaccess-Orca Blog

Sun, Sep 23, 2012 | by David Leporini


If there's something on your mind, something of specific interest to you at some point in time, often the entire world suddenly seems flooded with it - for instance that nice new car you are about to buy or that lovely new clothing brand you enjoy. You have no doubt experienced this special feeling; this phenomenon is called awareness.

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Topics: Awareness, Content Recommendations, Industry, Technology, User Experience, Viaccess-Orca

The Road to IBC: Hybrid Whispers | Viaccess-Orca Blog

Mon, Aug 20, 2012 | by David Leporini


If you simply google 'hybrid', you will end up with dozens of result pages on hybrid electric vehicles. You may then learn that hybrid vehicles existed before the Toyota Prius. The first patent for a hybrid electric engine along with the first hybrid vehicle prototypes actually date back to the beginning of the 20th century - in other words, more than a century ago.

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Topics: OTT, TV Everywhere, David LEPORINI, HbbTV, Hybrid, IBC, Industry, IPTV, Technology, Technology Revolution, TV, Viaccess-Orca


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