Advanced Television


Survey: Consumers want more video from brands

A survey of 2,009 adults in the US and UK found that more than eight out of 10 consumers want brands who communicate with them to use video more, but seven out of 10 rarely or never get it. The State of Video Technology report from personalised video platform specialist Idomoo, conducted by Atomik Research, […]

July 6, 2023

Zoom joins the Alliance for Open Media

The Alliance for Open Media (AOMedia), which aims to define and develop open standards for media compression and delivery, has confirmed that communications technology company Zoom Video Communications has joined the Alliance as a Promoter Member. As a member of AOMedia, Zoom will collaborate with other leading Internet and media technology companies, to advance open […]

June 22, 2023

ECO Mode for Bitmovin Player

Video streaming infrastructure provider Bitmovin has unveiled ECO Mode, its new sustainable-led feature for the Bitmovin Player. ECO Mode delivers a selectable ecologically beneficial mode in the Bitmovin Player that optimises video quality  in order to reduce the amount of transmitted bits, thereby reducing the resulting CO2 emissions. Bitmovin notes that video processing and streaming […]

June 21, 2023

Twitter plans smart TV video app

Twitter owner Elon Musk has confirmed plans for a Twitter video app on smart TVs. Responding to a tweet suggesting that: “We really need a Twitter video app for Smart TVs”, Musk replied: ”It’s coming”, without revealing any further details. On June 15th, during an investor presentation, new Twitter CEO, Linda Yaccarino, and Musk laid […]

June 19, 2023By Colin Mann

Panasonic secures major IFEC deals

In-flight Entertainment and Communication Systems (IFEC) supplier Panasonic Avionics and Saudi Arabian Airlines (SAUDIA), the national flag carrier of Saudi Arabia, have signed an agreement for the installation of the Astrova seat-end solution on up to 30 of its aircraft. Astrova, Panasonic Avionics’ next generation IFE seat-end solution, redefines the role of seatback IFE and […]

June 7, 2023

Thales, Netskrt partner for inflight streaming video

Technology firm Thales and Netskrt Systems, a provider of edge Content Delivery Networks (eCDNs) for Air, are collaborating to bring passengers full access to streaming video services while inflight. When hosted on Thales’ inflight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) system, Netskrt’s edge content delivery network (eCDN) will provide content caching for a high-quality streaming experience of […]

June 7, 2023

Synamedia Clarissa for Vodafone

Video software provider Synamedia has confirmed that multiplay telco Vodafone Deutschland has gone live with Synamedia Clarissa to help evaluate advertising performance and reveal actionable insights into viewing behaviour across its GigaTV service. These business insights are designed to help to create new business opportunities in the advertising industry and drive decisions about future product […]

May 2, 2023

Quortex Link SaaS platform from Synamedia

Video software provider Synamedia has unveiled Quortex Link, describing it as an industry-first, pay-as-you-use, self-service multi-tenant SaaS platform for video distribution. It is designed to transform content distribution by removing the need for complex and costly static infrastructure and simplifies the distribution of 24/7 channels and occasional-use content for events, news, sports, and pop-up channels […]

April 5, 2023

JW Player acquires InPlayer

SaaS video platform JW Player is acquiring subscription management and identity management technology provider InPlayer. The acquisition broadens JW Player’s end-to-end video platform capabilities by helping broadcasters and other video-driven businesses more easily monetise their subscription-based business and by providing rich audience insights. In June of 2021, JW Player announced it raised $100 million from […]

January 17, 2023

Space entrepreneur raises £2m for new satellites

An entrepreneur on a mission to launch the world’s first service streaming live video from space has raised over £2 million in an investment round led by Mercia. Charles Black’s company Sen aims to enable consumers around the world to watch free ultra-high-definition (UHD) videos of Earth from cameras located on its satellites and will […]

December 8, 2022By Colin Mann