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Intertrust tops 2bn OTT content protection devices

Digital Rights Management (DRM) technology specialist Intertrust has revealed at IBC in Amsterdam that ExpressPlay DRM,  its multi-DRM technology available across all streaming platforms, DRM, and media formats, now protects…

Friend MTS joins Akamai initiative

Friend MTS joins Akamai initiative

Content and revenue protection specialist Friend MTS  has revealed an agreement with Akamai, the intelligent edge platform for securing and delivering digital experiences, to join the company’s Media Technology Partner…

Study: Surge in use of pirates STBs amongst Filipinos

A study of the content viewing behaviour of Filipino consumers, revealed that 34 per cent of consumers use a TV box which can be used to stream pirated television and…

Tellyo joins the SRT Alliance

Tellyo joins the SRT Alliance

Tellyo, a developer of a cloud-based live video production suite, has joined the SRT Alliance, the collaborative community of industry players and developers striving to achieve lower latency Internet video…

India: 500m OTT subs by 2023

Indian OTT entertainment platform Eros Now, and multinational professional services network KPMG in India have published an in-depth report on India’s OTT market which projects that India will have more…

SK Telecom, Samsung 8K TV over 5G

South Korean telco SK Telecom has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Samsung Electronics jointly to develop and commercialise the world’s first 5G-8K TV. The 5G-8K TV will revolutionise…

Latency, playback still challenge service providers

Latency, playback still challenge service providers

Video infrastructure provider Bitmovin has revealed its annual Video Developer Report, which suggests that latency is the most significant issue faced by over half (54 per cent) of video developers.…

Netflix: Ampere predicts production investment targets

Analysis by media analyst firm Ampere has predicted where the next Netflix originals are likely to be produced. A number of Netflix markets appear to be underweight in terms of…

Altice Europe, Amazon Prime collaboration

Multiplay operator Altice Europe has agreed a content partnership with Amazon Prime Video which will see the US SVoD service’s original creations available on French pay-TV service SFR. Content such…

Survey: Video streaming ‘killer app’ for US 5G

Survey: Video streaming ‘killer app’ for US 5G

The 5G era is set to drive the next wave of growth in video streaming, with 78 per cent of US consumers indicating they will expand this activity as they…

BBC’s Moore: Commissions reflect changing viewing habits

Recognising that the TV industry is in an age of changing viewing habits, Charlotte Moore, BBC Director of Content, has unveiled a raft of new commissions for BBC One at…

Report: LatAm pay-TV execs ‘optimistic’

Report: LatAm pay-TV execs ‘optimistic’

The Latin American edition of the 2019 Pay-TV Innovation Forum, from content protection and multiscreen television solutions provider NAGRA and international research and strategy consultancy MTM, has unveiled the challenges,…

ESPN Player plans biggest season of NCAA College Football

ESPN Player will bring subscribers its biggest ever season of college football coverage ahead of kick-off this weekend. The streaming service will bring full coverage of the 2019 NCAA College…

Analyst: Netflix losing US market share

Analyst: Netflix losing US market share

This year, 182.5 million people in the US will view content via SVoD services, representing 55.3 per cent of the population. While Netflix remains the most popular subscription service, rivals…

8K coverage for Rugby World Cup

Organisers of the Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan have suggested that Asia’s first tournament will set new standards in rugby broadcast production, providing a record global footprint and attracting…