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MPEG LA calls for patents essential to ATSC 3.0

World licensing leader MPEG LA has announced a call for patents essential to ATSC 3.0 standards in order to facilitate, for the convenience of the market, creation of a joint…

HbbTV Association releases v9.2 Test Suite

The HbbTV Association, a global initiative dedicated to providing an open standard for the delivery of broadcast and broadband services through connected TVs and set-top boxes, has confirmed that version…

Sinclair, Nexstar agree spectrum share

In preparation for the approval of next-generation broadcast standard ATSC 3.0 by the Federal Communications Commission, as well as the implementation of national television station ‘repacking’, Sinclair Broadcast Group and…

Streaming Video Alliance releases new tech specs

The Streaming Video Alliance (the Alliance), an industry forum comprised of leading companies from the online video ecosystem, has announced the immediate availability of two new technical specification documents from…

Croatia plans switch to DVB-T2 in 2019

Croatia is planning to switch free-to-air terrestrial TV broadcasting from the DVB-T to the DVB-T2 standard in 2019. According to the Croatian Agency for Postal and Electronic Communications (Hakom), the…

4-Ever-2 Project wraps

The French-backed ‘4-Ever’ research and development project has come to an end. Its nine core partners include Orange, France Télévisions, Globecast and ATEME, and the focus was very much on 4K/Ultra…

SMPTE and DPP develop IMF spec

SMPTE, the organisation whose standards work has supported a century of advances in entertainment technology, will be working together with the Digital Production Partnership (DPP) on a joint pilot specification…

BT releases ‘record’ capacity from networks

A new 400Gbps single-carrier based technology solution to transmit vast streams of data over core fibre-optic networks, the ‘motorways’ of the Internet, has been developed by researchers at the BT…

Irdeto, Verimatrix join SAT>IP Alliance

The SAT>IP Alliance, a non-profit organisation responsible for defining marketing and technology strategies related to the SAT>IP standard, has announced that Irdeto and Verimatrix have joined the Alliance. Both companies…

Innovid study ‘video marketing barometer’

Innovid, the video marketing platform for advertisers to engage consumers across all screens and channels, has announced the release of its 2017 Global Video Benchmarks Report. The report details findings…