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BT launches business charter, innovation showcase

BT has unveiled a new Charter for its 1.2 million UK business and public sector customers, providing a blueprint for the telco to accelerate a range of initiatives aimed at boosting the growth of UKplc. The Charter consists of a new set of commitments from BT to provide its Enterprise customers with a springboard for […]

May 18, 2022By Colin Mann

EBU boosts A European Perspective initiative

At a time when the need for mutual understanding in Europe has never been so great, EBU-led digital news service ‘A European Perspective’ is stepping up its efforts to offer citizens multilingual coverage of major stories by drawing on content produced by 12 public service newsrooms. Following its highly-successful launch in 2022, the content offer […]

May 17, 2022By Colin Mann

iWedia ATSC 3.0 launches to drive NEXTGEN TV

iWedia, a provider of software components and solutions for TV devices for major service operators and consumer electronics manufacturers, announced the launch of its ATSC 3.0 broadcast and broadband software stack, designed to give network operators more flexibility, greater reliability and more efficient operation. Eager to contribute further to the standard and the industry, iWedia […]

May 17, 2022

AV services registry launches

A new system to integrate online and broadcast audiovisual services promises to provide a coherent, consistent, and convenient user experience across different screens. While users are familiar with traditional electronic programme guides on various television platforms, there has been no standard system to enable users to access service information on any screen. With viewers and […]

May 16, 2022By Colin Mann

Disney, Lumen partner to improve streaming quality

To simplify and increase the efficiency of streaming video delivery, Disney Streaming and Lumen Technologies are leading an effort to produce standardised CDN configuration metadata and application programming interfaces (APIs) for the streaming video industry. The multi-year effort is made possible by both companies’ participation in the Streaming Video Alliance (SVA), a consortium of 100+ […]

April 25, 2022

Harmonic adds support for HDR10+

Harmonic has added support for HDR10+ technology to its VOS 360 cloud streaming platform and XOS software-based advanced media processing solution. “Harmonic has always fostered innovations that fuel exceptional-quality viewing experiences,” said Shahar Bar, senior vice president, video products and corporate development, at Harmonic. “Adding support for HDR10+ technology to our cloud streaming and software-based […]

April 21, 2022

NEXTGEN TV: Programme, platform initiatives

Pearl TV, the coalition of US broadcast companies transitioning to broadcast technology standard NEXTGEN TV, otherwise known as ATSC 3.0, and fabless semiconductor company MediaTek have launched ‘FastTrack to NEXTGEN TV’, a programme that accelerates and streamlines the path for adoption of NEXTGEN TV technology by consumer electronic makers producing smart TVs and related devices […]

April 20, 2022By Colin Mann

ATSC 3.0 cross-polarisation test success

Evoca TV, the Idaho-based television service now offering over-the-air and Internet-delivered channels to subscribers in Idaho, Colorado, and Arizona, is claiming a US television industry first – a new way of transmitting TV signals that could dramatically change the number of channels available from over-the-air broadcasters, including improved bandwidth for 4K options. Evoca successfully transmitted […]

April 19, 2022By Colin Mann

TPN content security programme growth plan

Film and television content security initiative The Trusted Partner Network (TPN) is expanding its programme better to serve the media and entertainment industry as it continues to grow globally and in complexity, and now conducts much of its business in the cloud. TPN’s expansion will be rolled out in phases and will introduce a more […]

April 7, 2022By Colin Mann

HbbTV releases v2022-1 of Conformance Test Suite

The HbbTV Association, a global initiative dedicated to providing open standards for the delivery of advanced interactive TV services, has announced the release of a new version of the HbbTV Conformance Test Suite.The new version, v2022-1, is the first major release of the Test Suite in 2022. The release contains 3,002 test cases in total, […]

April 6, 2022