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EBU recommends Net congestion mitigation measures

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has issued a recommendation for public service media organisations to continue their efforts to avoid Internet congestion and manage the potential impact of streaming media consumption during the Covid-19 pandemic. The full text of the EBU Technical Recommendation is available on the EBU T&I website. The Recommendation was approved by […]

March 26, 2020

Netflix fixes outage

Netflix has fixed a temporary outage that affected some users in the US and Europe during the evening of March 25th, according to the SVoD service. The website refused to load when users navigated to the site. Problems were also reported by those using the app, although some who were unable to access the website […]

March 26, 2020By Colin Mann

Eurofins test centre for Amazon Alexa products

Eurofins Digital Testing, a global player in end-to-end quality assurance (QA) and testing services, has announced that it will now provide certified, third-party testing services to help developers and manufacturers earn Amazon’s ‘Alexa-Built-in’ Badge. Alexa is Amazon’s cloud-based voice service available on more than 100 million devices from Amazon and third-party device manufacturers. The Alexa […]

March 18, 2020

MNOs co-op on Blockchain inter-roaming

Deutsche Telekom, T-Mobile US, Telefonica and Orange are jointly testing a blockchain solution for the automated management of inter-operator roaming discount agreements. The trial, carried out through the GSMA, is of a solution initially designed by Deutsche Telekom Laboratories (T-Labs) and Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier, the operator’s international wholesale unit. The partners say the solution […]

February 17, 2020

Plume Smart Home Services for Liberty Global

Liberty Global has expanded its relationship with Smart Home Services specialist Plume to give consumers more control over devices connected to their home network. Liberty Global will roll out Smart Home Services from Plume across its footprint during 2020. A first selection of these services were made available to Virgin Media customers in 2019 and […]

February 11, 2020

Ebiquity buys monitoring firm Digital Decisions

Ebiquity, an independent marketing and media consultancy, has announced the acquisition of Digital Decisions, a digital media monitoring and optimisation service, for an initial consideration of €0.7 million. The acquisition is complementary to Ebiquity’s Media division and will enhance the services that it offers to its global client base. Launched in 2017, Digital Decisions provides […]

January 8, 2020

Eurofins launches CyberSecurity Framework: Media Edition

Eurofins Digital Testing, a global player in end-to-end quality assurance (QA) and testing services, has announced its Cybersecurity Division will offer media companies a suite of supplemental cybersecurity services to further bolster the DPP’s Committed to Security programme. Specifically, Eurofins’ CyberSecurity Framework: Media Edition provides a suite of customisable services designed to increase cybersecurity robustness […]

October 15, 2019

Indonesia: Witbe partners with Sofrecom

Witbe, the specialist in Quality of Experience monitoring, has announced a new partnership with PT Sofrecom Indonesia a consulting and engineering firm specialising in telecommunications. This partnership will allow Sofrecom to offer support and consulting services on Witbe Technology to telecommunications companies, cable operators, broadcasters and OTT providers in Indonesia. Witbe has developed an approach […]

October 3, 2019

SSIMWAVE shows support for Dolby Vision

SSIMWAVE has revealed will be demonstrating publicly for the first time its capability to inspect Dolby Vision enabled content for file-based streaming environments. At its stand, SSIMWAVE will show how its SSIMPLUS VOD Monitor Inspector provides full-reference SSIMPLUS viewer scores of Dolby Vision source and output files. VOD Monitor Inspector helps customers take control of […]

August 23, 2019

Virtual Instruments buys Metricly

Virtual Instruments, a specialist in AIOps for hybrid infrastructure management, has completed its acquisition of SaaS-based cloud cost, optimisation and monitoring service provider Metricly. The acquisition will enable Virtual Instruments to expand its cloud migration, monitoring and analytics portfolio to offer customers SaaS-based, hybrid infrastructure management across multi-cloud environments. Formerly Netuitive – one of the […]

August 14, 2019