Category archives for: Test & Monitor

DTG HDMI interoperability testing

DTG Testing is launching an HDMI interoperability testing service using the DTG’s unique receiver collection (Zoo). Many of DTG Testing’s customers have found that HDMI compliance and certification does not guarantee that licensed CE devices will function correctly and be fully interoperable with other HDMI licensed devices. Issues such as audio/video synchronisation, incorrect aspect ratio, crashes, video glitches, juddering and […]

DataMiner deployed to monitor Russian earth station for satellite TV

Skyline Communications, global leader in end-to-end multi-vendor network management and OSS solutions for the satellite, broadcast, IPTV and HFC broadband industries, announces that one of the leading telecommunications operators in Russia and CIS countries has deployed the DataMiner end-to-end multi-vendor network management platform to monitor and control the equipment in its satellite earth station in Moscow, Russia. V-Lux Group acted […]

comScore cross device measurement

The measurement firm comScore plans to introduce a new measurement for tracking video audiences across computers, mobile and other streaming devices. ComScore previously measured digital video audiences only on desktops and laptops. The new metric should provide additional information for television networks and advertisers. ComScore’s initial research revealed that by counting the number of people watching video on mobile and […]

Rentrak patent on TV Return Path info

Rentrak, a specialist in precisely measuring movies and TV everywhere, today announced that it has been granted another patent by the US Patent and Trademark Office. U.S. Patent No. 8,930,978 is for detecting and correcting TV viewership levels caused by missing or “dropped” set-top box viewing information. Given that cable, telco and satellite operators may have inadvertent “outages,” this process […]

MediaCityUK opens new analogue test facilities

The Landing, MediaCityUK’s digital enterprise hub, has added analogue testing facilities at its SPACE Interactive Media Labs following the installation of traditional copper connectivity to add to its existing dedicated fibre footprint. The SPACE Labs are some of the most sophisticated user-experience (UX) facilities in the UK. This install is in response to an increasing industry demand for highly advanced […]

Overnight ratings “worthless” says CBS

CBS chairman/CEO Les Moonves told an audience at CES in Las Vegas that overnight TV ratings were now antiquated and “basically worthless” as OTT and other ‘catch-up’ services proliferated. However, he also stressed that he had no objection to the normal linear broadcast system, which he hoped would stay in place, but said  “We don’t care how or when you […]

Verimatrix and Broadcom collaborate

Verimatrix, a specialist in securing and enhancing revenue for multi-network, multi-screen digital TV services around the globe, has announced a collaboration with Broadcom to provide a comprehensive revenue security solution for ultra-HD video services. As a key component of that effort, the Verimatrix VideoMark forensic watermarking technology is now being introduced as an embedded security subsystem in Broadcom’s ultra-HD system-on-chips […]

Anevia next-gen Cloud Monitoring

Anevia has announced the first service in its new Cloud strategy. Introduced to Anevia customers and partners during its fist Cloud Conference, Anevia Cloud Monitoring is a software-as-a-service based application allowing global maintenance of enterprise television deployments based on Anevia Flamingo XL and XS IPTV head-ends. Anevia’s Cloud Monitoring service allows lost-channel issues such as lapsed subscriptions to be identified […]

Thai PBS selects Audemat DVB-T2

WorldCast Systems has confirmedthe sale of 60 Audemat DVB-T2 monitoring platforms to the Thai Public Broadcasting Service. This follows hot on the heels of a similar project earlier this year when the company supplied almost 80 units to Channel 5, also in Thailand. Audemat DVB-T2 MonitorThai PBS will use the Audemat unit to monitor the RF and the transport stream […]

US broadcasters create Newcoin

US broadcasting companies FOX, Tribune Media, and Univision have joined forces with Timeline Labs to announce NewCoin, a new data venture aimed at addressing deficiencies in local market television audience measurement.  The mission of NewCoin is to harness the data gathering power of currently available and emerging technologies, in order to create a broader based measurement tool that will accurately […]

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