Category archives for: Test & Monitor

Forthnet selects Irdeto to secure DTH

Irdeto and Nova, the Greek and Cypriot satellite pay-TV platform of Forthnet, have worked together on the transition to a fully-secured DTH base. Forthnet recently upgraded its headend system to MPEG-4 and its modulation scheme to DVBS2. In parallel, Forthnet swapped all legacy STBs with new ones which were capable of supporting DVBS2 and HD MPEG-4. For this project, Forthnet […]

HomeGrid Forum appoints Allion Labs as ATH

As part of HomeGrid’s efforts to increase the number of accredited test houses (ATHs) to test silicon and systems, HomeGrid Forum has announced that its Board of Directors has selected Allion Labs Inc to be an ATH. Taiwan-based Allion Labs was selected based on the strength of the company’s proposal and its long-term involvement in the effort. John […]

Conviva boosts EchoStar viewer experience

Real-time big data, viewer-centric video optimisation specialist Conviva has confirmed that its Intelligent Control Platform is to ensure high-quality streaming delivery for US pay-TV platform EchoStar’s IP-based offerings, DISH Anywhere and DishWorld. To ensure the best viewing experience for subscribers, Conviva’s Intelligent Control Platform will provide the most comprehensive real-time quality and audience metrics available through its analytics offering, Insights. […]

VTR deploys Intraway’s new QoE solution

Intraway Corporation, a provider of advanced network control and business support systems (OSS/BSS) for telecom companies and service providers, has announced the deployment of its new Quality of Experience solution (QoE)  at VTR GlobalCom S.A. VTR, owned by Liberty Global, is Chile’s largest multi-channel television provider, providing video, broadband internet, and traditional circuit-switched & digital (VoIP) telephony services to 2.6 million […]

Nokia trials LTE for national TV broadcasting

Nokia Networks is pioneering the technology needed to efficiently use LTE for nationwide TV broadcasting. The company is working with a range of partners in what it says is the world’s first field trial of wide-area TV broadcasting using a single LTE frequency within UHF spectrum. In a Single Frequency Network (SFN) all base stations use exactly the same frequency […]

Institute claims White Space trial success

Japan’s National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) has successfully deployed mobile broadband communications systems at more than 40 Mbps throughput, and has successfully established a 3.7km link between two locations within the framework of the TV White Spaces Pilot organised by UK comms regulator Ofcom. The trials of NICT systems have been deployed in central London where spectrum […]

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 […]

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