Category archives for: Standards

PeerTV H265 HEVC passes new milestone

PeerTV, the TV over the Internet VoD OTT technology solutions provider, has announced that its quad core High Efficiency Video Coding HEVC set top box had passed the stringent technical tests laid down by one of its clients, Kartina, clearing the way for a significant new order. Commenting on the latest news, PeerTV CEO Avi Vermus said, “This is an […]

EBU welcomes UHF band report

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has welcomed a report by the Electronic Communications Committee of the CEPT, the leading regulatory body in the field of electronic communications in Europe, which points out some important principles to be applied to the future use of UHF frequencies. The Electronic Communications Committee of the CEPT has approved a new Report 224 on a […]

ITU hails role of global TV standards

In recognition of World Television Day, the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has highlighted the impact of television in society and the role of standards. “ITU is currently working on developing new standards that will dramatically enhance the television viewer’s experience, in terms of both visual and audio quality,” said ITU Secretary-General Hamadoun I. Touré. “ITU is developing industry-leading standards for […]

Giraffic accelerates MPEG-DASH

Giraffic has announced partner and customer trials that prove the compatibility and performance benefits of its Adaptive Video Acceleration (AVA) for MPEG-DASH.  The news adds to adaptive streaming standards supported and enhanced by AVA, such as HLS and Smooth Streaming, positioning Giraffic as a leader in video acceleration and MPEG-DASH performance.   Giraffic AVA enables true HD and UHD 4K across […]

ESOA and EBU: ‘UHD era calls for hybrid solutions’

Senior representatives of Europe’s satellite and broadcasting industries have called for policy initiatives that will integrate satellite technologies and terrestrial broadcasting better to serve consumers in the next generation Ultra-HD digital era. Speaking at a policy debate organised by the European Satellite Operators Association (ESOA) and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) on Innovation, Evolution & Convergence: Ensuring access to ‘next […]

UPnP Forum invites use of UPnP+ certification

UPnP Forum, the global standards group responsible for the seamless connectivity of home devices, has launched its UPnP+ Certification level for improved device and open source implementations in new paradigms, including mobile connected computing, Cloud-based service delivery, Smartphone content sharing and the Internet of Things (IoT). With Gartner predicting the number of devices connected by the IoT to grow to […]

Industry majors form Streaming Video Alliance

A number of leading companies from the online video ecosystem are jointly to form the Streaming Video Alliance with the aim of facilitating the creation of architecture, standards and best practices that will scale the infrastructure for online video and improve efficiency for all providers in the ecosystem while preserving a high quality experience for consumers. The Alliance members, comprised […]

Russia Today slammed by Ofcom

RT, the former Russia Today news channel, managed to breach Ofcom regulations four times in a single week back in early March over its allegedly biased coverage of the Ukrainian crisis. Ofcom considered that as news programming, the content in question raised issues warranting investigation under its key rule that: “News, in whatever form, must be reported with due accuracy […]

Study supports EBU spectrum stance

A study into the future use of radio spectrum – the finite resource essential to free-to-air TV access – concludes that its most valuable use for at least the next 15 years is digital terrestrial broadcasting (DTT). The investigation by the strategic telecommunications consultancy Aetha of the ultra high frequency (UHF) spectrum band within the EU was commissioned by leading […]

HD+ joins FreeTV Alliance

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HD+, a provider of high-definition, free-to-air satellite channels to the German market, has joined the FreeTV Alliance, the broadcast industry association that was revealed at IBC by Fransat, Freesat and Tivùsat to promote the harmonisation of free-to-view satellite TV services and technology across Europe. HD+ had been expected to join the Alliance at launch, but was not in a position […]

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