Category archives for: Test & Monitor

Comcast lets subs test drive STB features

US cable operator Comcast has added a new Labs section to its X1 cable boxes, allowing TV subscribers to test-drive new features before they’re officially integrated into the product. “Gmail has always had the Gmail Labs features,” said Piers Lingle, Comcast’s VP of product development and planning during an interview, adding that his company wanted to bring the same approach […]

Sizmek unveils Audience Suite

Digital advertising campaign technology specialist Sizmek has confirmed the availability of Sizmek Audience Suite, a tool that provides marketers with an integrated view of campaign performance measurements within the Sizmek MDX open ad management platform together with data from either of two leading measurement sources, comScore vCE or Nielsen Online Campaign Ratings. Sizmek is now making this data available with […]

BARB trials tablet peoplemeter

The Broadcasters’ Audience Research Board (BARB) has revealed plans to work with Ipsos MORI on trials of the Mediacell Tablet Peoplemeter. This will be the first substantial test of an innovative meter design and is part of a fresh BARB investigation into new techniques for collecting viewing data. The trial involves 60 homes in London over a 6-month period. As […]

Kantar Media bags Dutch contract

Stichting KijkOnderzoek (SKO), the industry body responsible for the reporting and monitoring of viewing behaviour in the Netherlands, has awarded Kantar Media and TNS NIPO a four year contract for the provision of cross platform ratings. This new service, the first of its kind, will begin delivering online ratings for programme content and video campaigns to the Dutch market from […]

Agama for Sky Go and NOW TV

Agama Technologies, the video service quality assurance expert, has announced that BSkyB has extended its Agama DTV Monitoring Solution deployment to also cover its OTT service playout. Sky has two OTT services: Sky Go, a TV Everywhere multiscreen offer for its DTH subscribers; and, NOW TV, a standalone OTT streaming product targeting users from a completely new customer segment. To […]

ContentGuard prevails in patent trials

Internet privacy software and solutions specialist ContentGuard has confirmed that the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued final written decisions on June 26th 2014 and July 1st 2014 finding valid all claims of the ContentGuard digital rights management (DRM) patents at issue. These decisions follow patent trials conducted before the […]

VeEX acquires Agizer and Optixsoft

VeEX, a global player in telecom and CATV test solutions, has completed the acquisition of Agizer and Optixsoft. Optixsoft, based in Minsk, Belarus is a software company providing system and mobile software for OTDR analysis and revolutionary cloud-based solutions for management of fiber optic testing activities. Agizer, based in Vilnus, Lithuania is a developer and manufacturer of fibre optic test […]

BBC starts Ultra-HD trials

The BBC has started its Ultra-HD closed trials from the World Cup tournament in Brazil. The BBC Research & Development department has partnered with Arqiva for the trials that will use the latest DVB-DASH profile IP. In a blog post Phil Layton, Head of Broadcast & Connected Systems at the BBC, outlined what the trials aim to achieve and how […]

TVbeat signs up Hrvatski Telekom

Croatia’s largest pay-TV platform Hrvatski Telekom is the first company to partner with TVbeat, a London-based start-up that provides real-time TV audience measurement to pay-TV platforms, broadcasters and media buyers. The partnership will allow Hrvatski Telekom to access quality data about viewing behaviour live on a second-by-second basis, providing detailed insights into viewer consumption, helping to determine genres, habits and […]

Friend MTS streaming video security service that can pinpoint leaks

Friend MTS, a video content protection provider, announced today its new service to enable secure streaming of live video.  As content creators and broadcasters holders rush to meet the demand for live streaming video to connected devices, new systems are required to ensure that they retain control of where and when their content is consumed. Exposé Source is able to […]

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