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Thomson launches ViBE XT1000

Thomson Video Networks has confirmed the launch of the ViBE XT1000 Xtream Transcoder, an all-new high-density video transcoder for live content. The ViBE XT1000 supports up to 54 HD channels or 180 SD channels with transcoding from any format to any format including MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 AVC, making it ideal for linear broadcasts on cable, IPTV, DTH, and DTTV services, […]

Harmonic 100,000 channels of Electra shipped

Harmonic, a provider of video compression solutions, has surpassed 100,000 channels shipped with its Electra broadcast encoder family. Since its launch in 2004, the Electra platform has been deployed by broadcast, satellite, telco, and cable operators worldwide to deliver SD, HD, MPEG-2, and MPEG-4 AVC services. “The video compression market is very competitive and Harmonic’s 100,000 channel milestone is a […]

Streaming demand drives device purchases

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The most important determining factor among consumers in purchasing a new TV or video device is the ability for it to connect to the Internet and stream content, a study has found. Smart TVs were selected by the majority of households participating in the qualitative study, an acceleration ethnography designed to help determine consumers’ likely future video-device purchases, conducted for […]

People-powered cinema arrives in Britain

A new service drawing on the power of social media and the growing demand for movies on demand will let film fans around the UK take control of their local cinema. ourscreen allows users to create and attend screenings of their favourite films at their local cinema on the big screen and in all their glory. Now available in 13 […]

Bell Labs boost for video research

Alcatel-Lucent’s Bell Labs has opened a new ‘antenna’ office in Cambridge, UK, to concentrate on video-centric networking innovation. The unit will be led by Bo Olofsson, formerly Director, Product Research Group at BSkyB. At Sky, his team was responsible for research and experimentation on emerging consumer technologies and their potential future application and implications for Sky and its product and […]

Ateme IPO, video compression for EBU

Ateme, a specialist in video compression solutions, has raised €13.3 million in an IPO on the Euronext Paris market. Ateme said the offering was oversubscribed at a rate of nearly 2.5 times the number of shares offered. Following the IPO, the company has a market capitalisation of €44.7 million. Meanwhile, Ateme has delivered 700 Kyrion units to date to the […]

11m views in 2 years for eLearning company Dr Najeeb Lectures

Multi million dollar eLearning company Dr Najeeb Lectures has reached its latest business milestone: 11 million video views. CEO Zeeshan Najeeb attributes the company’s success to a commitment to quality, both in the content it produces and the playback of its video lectures, “It’s really, really important that we give our students a quality viewing experience. Dr Najeeb has nearly […]

Ooyala powers Fusion World Cup site

Ooyala, a specialist in video publishing, analytics and monetisation, is powering multi-screen digital content from the 2014 World Cup for Fusion’s World Cup site Soccer.Fusion.net. Fusion is a US television and digital network for Millennials launched in 2013 as a joint venture between the Disney/ABC Television Group and Univision Communications. With Ooyala’s video streaming and multi-screen distribution technology, soccer fans […]

Travellers, Avid Viewers, and Multiscreeners consume most video

Consumer research and analysis from Parks Associates suggests that three out of seven unique consumer segments account for the majority of mobile video viewing, averaging nine hours per week on a smartphone or tablet compared to less than 15 minutes per week for the remaining four segments. The average among all US broadband households is 2.9 hours per week, and […]

Ex-Hulu CEO Kilar plans new video venture

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Jason Kilar, the former CEO of studio-owned online entertainment service Hulu, has revealed details of a video-focused service to be known as Vessel. In a statement on the company website, Kilar, founder and CEO of the new venture, and co-founder Richard Tom (formerly CTO at Hulu), who will act as CTO, say they have been busy building a service whose […]

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