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UltraViolet boosts movie viewership


Well over half of the 16 million UltraViolet (UV) users in the US are now viewing their content on a TV. TVs with an integrated Internet-connection and connected Blu-ray players are among the favoured platforms for this activity, according to Wave 2 of global information and advisory service The NPD Group’s exclusive UltraViolet report. The report found

Irdeto Rights secures LGI consumer device content

Multiscreen, media protection and revenue assurance solutions specialist Irdeto has confirmed a new deployment of Irdeto Rights with international cable MSO Liberty Global. The operator will be using Irdeto Rights to deliver content securely to IP devices. Irdeto Rights provides hardened security on a technology agnostic basis across different DRMs in an increasingly complex ecosystem. Irdeto was selected to protect […]

4K, DVB-S2X on ANGA COM agenda

ANGA COM – the exhibition for broadband, cable and satellite – has put together a panel of experts to discuss 4K UHDTV and how to make it a commercial reality. The panel will be an important part of the UHDTV debate at the event (May 20-22 in Cologne). The main focus of the panel will be the introduction of the […]

VUDU launches Share My Movies

Subscription-free, video-on-demand movie service VUDU has launched Share My Movies by VUDU – a new feature that allows users easily and safely to share their UltraViolet movies and TV shows. Share My Movies users can invite up to five people to join and watch their Library of UltraViolet movies and TV shows. “You only need a VUDU account and an […]

Digital Element boosts C5 VoD rights management

Digital Element has revealed that UK commercial broadcaster Channel 5 has deployed its NetAcuity IP geolocation technology to manage the geographic rights of its Internet-based TV and film content. In addition, Channel 5 utilises Digital Element’s ISP data to determine the user’s ISP type, allowing optimisation of the viewing experience. Content providers’ licensing terms mean the broadcaster must be able […]

Cloud services adopted by 3.6bn by 2018


A report from Juniper Research forecasts that the number of unique consumers accessing cloud-based services will exceed 3.6 billion by 2018, rising from an estimated 2.4 billion in 2013. The report highlighted that an expanding collection of connected services within cloud-based storage, music and games will drive consumer demand over the next five years. According to the report,

Kudelski, Conax discuss acquisition

In March, The Kudelski Group acquired Conax from Telenor Broadcast in a €164 million deal. André Kudelski, Chairman and CEO of The Kudelski Group and Morten Solbakken, CEO Conax, share their thoughts on what this means for both companies, their technologies and their customers. Why did the Kudelski Group acquire Conax? André Kudelski: Since 2011, one of our key priorities […]

DISH, EchoStar, deploy NAGRA DRM

Global satellite technology provider, EchoStar, and US satellite TV provider, DISH have deployed the NAGRA MediaLive Player (NMP) with NAGRA’s DECE-approved MediaAccess Persistent Rights Management (PRM) technology, NAGRA’s studio-approved DRM solution, to enable and secure the DISH Anywhere multiscreen video-on-demand service, which provides premium content to computers, smartphones and tablets. “More and more consumers are demanding greater flexibility in the […]

UltraViolet boost for NAGRA DRM

NAGRA’s DRM technology, NAGRA MediaAccess Persistent Rights Management (PRM), has been approved by the Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem (DECE) to protect the streaming of premium SD and HD content to open devices for its UltraViolet streaming service. The approval expands DECE’s endorsement of the provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions DRM technology previously approved for streaming to closed […]

thePlatform partners with Adobe

White-label video publishing company thePlatform has announced at NAB a new strategic relationship with Adobe to serve broadcasters, programmers, pay-TV operators, and other major media companies. Specifically, the two companies have integrated Adobe Primetime and thePlatform’s mpx video management system as part of an end-to-end IP-video solution that the companies will sell jointly to customers. Adobe and thePlatform have a […]

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