IBC Exhibitors T – U

Stand 8.B41

Tedial, the leading independent MAM technology solutions specialist, has announced major updates to its Evolution enterprise MAM solution at IBC 2018. The company will showcase its new cutting edge live sport solution SMARTLIVE and its HYPER IMF end-to-end IMF platform. It will also bring Evolution aSTORM, its future-proof, hybrid content management solution to IBC. Demonstrations will be held throughout the show on stand 8.B41.

High-resolution media files are increasing all the time, driving the critical need for efficient storage management. At IBC 2018, Tedial will showcase Evolution aSTORM, the company’s future-proof, cost-effective content management solution. Evolution aSTORM changes the storage paradigm from the traditional HSM approach (multi-tier vertical) to a true object based storage environment (multi-site, horizontal). aSTORM transparently manages various storage tiers across departments and locations. Highly scalable and reliable, it allows users to quickly adapt their investments when technology changes or when related storage costs decrease. A multi-tier agnostic solution, aSTORM transparently and seamlessly manages online, cloud, and deep archive storage with complex algorithms based on customer-tailored business rules. It can virtualize file locations to enable multi-site operations, cloud workflows and hybrid scenarios, offering an “augmented perception” of their physical location.

“We are very excited to unveil these new Evolution MAM features at IBC 2018,” says Esther Mesas, CSO/CMO Tedial. “Broadcasters and media companies want access to the latest technology that enables them to quickly and easily reach audiences across multiple platforms whether that’s via traditional TV, VOD, social media, etc. We answer these requirements by providing cutting-edge solutions that create new revenue opportunities, simplify workflows, reduce labour costs and increase fan engagement.”


Stand 7.C16

At IBC 2018, Telestream, a global leader in file-based media workflow orchestration, media streaming and delivery technologies, will showcase end-to-end live streaming solutions, strategic advances in video encoding and transcoding systems, and the latest developments in video monitoring and analytics, both on premise and in virtualized environments.

Two years on from Telestream’s acquisition of IneoQuest, the company will demonstrate the strong synergies that the two core product groups offer to customers when combined in an integrated system solution. It’s market-leading capabilities are illustrated in real life projects where its technology is tangibly increasing efficiency, reducing operational and infrastructure costs, and ultimately optimizing the customers’ quality of experience.

“We live in a world where media companies are seeking to create new business models and operational efficiencies, integrating multiple vendors in a range of environments from on-premise to cloud-based and virtualized. And they are finding ways to control their quality of service that were previously unimaginable,” commented Chris Osika, Chief Marketing Officer at Telestream. “Through highly-focused product and service developments, Telestream is able to enhance our customers’ business agility. At IBC, we will showcase the intersection of new technologies and deployments with real-world impacts.”

Two projects that demonstrate these market leading capabilities are German cable network operator, Unitymedia and US-based broadcaster, FOX Sports.


Stand 2.A43

TestTree, a worldwide leading developer of test and monitoring equipment, will showcase an array of its Lab & Field products and Monitoring products, as well as a new offering targeting IPTV and OTT monitoring markets at IBC 2018.

On display will be the company’s EdgeProbe solution. With more than 5,000 probes deployed worldwide, in more than 90 countries for over 500 customers, EdgeProbe delivers 24/7 monitoring and maintenance for network operators for SFN monitoring on their TX/RX sites. Cost-effective, the solution accurately logs the quality being delivered by a network. Additionally, the system is scalable for any DTV and Digital Radio terrestrial transmission (DVB-T/T2, ISDB-T/Tb, DAB/DAB+) DTV cable transmission (DVB-C/C2) and DTV distribution over satellite (DVB-S/S2, T2-MI, OneBeam, MPTS).

When combined with TestTree’s GlobalViewer, or any Network Management System (NMS), the EdgeProbe solution provides a powerful broadcast network alert and diagnosis tool, enabling DTV network operators to monitor global trends and anticipate potential failures.

EdgeProbe GlobalViewer is a virtualized server application. A real-time dashboard provides a centralized view over a network’s monitoring status, with direct access to the deployed EdgeProbe equipment. The solution delivers live supervision of a user’s network QoS.

TestTree’s RF-Catcher + Application Suite will also be on show at IBC. RF-Catcher is the most compact RF Capture & Playback device and spectrum analyzer. Covering a frequency range from 70 MHz up to 6 GHz, RF-Catcher can Record & Play real-time RF bandwidth of up to 55 MHz. Able to analyze and record live RF spectrum on the field (manually or automatically triggered) and combined with positioning information / Signal level tracking / low-power consumption, RF-Catcher has many advantages for doing drive tests. Any RF signals recorded on the field can be played back in your lab to troubleshoot your receptors.

Also at IBC2018, TestTree will launch its brand new offering for the IPTV and OTT markets. StreamProbe has been developed primarily for content providers, network operators and service providers, delivering 24/7 Quality of Service (QoS) and Quality of Experience (QoE) monitoring. Highly flexible, the solution can be deployed throughout the digital video delivery media chain; from contribution and encoding, head end processing, to final delivery and end user point of view reception.

“We are excited to showcase our latest developments at IBC2018 and invite attendees to visit our stand to see first-hand how our products for terrestrial, cable and satellite broadcast monitoring can help transform their workflows,” said Didier Farcy, TestTree Executive Vice President.


Stand 5.A31

TiVo Corporation, a global leader in entertainment technology and audience insights, today announced that it will be presenting a peer-reviewed technical paper at the IBC conference in Amsterdam, 13 – 17 September 2018.

  • Session title: Tech Talks: I want it my way – beyond a veneer of personalisation
  • Speaker: Lijin Chungapalli, Senior Software Engineer, Metadata Engineering Group, TiVo
  • Where/when: Room E102, IBC 2018, RAI Amsterdam, Saturday 15th September 2018 at 14:15 CEST

As consumers become increasingly inundated with content, the choice can be overwhelming. A deeper understanding of metadata is vital in order to solve the issue, and the session at IBC will demonstrate how machine-learning can be effectively used to ensure content is meaningfully discovered through minimal effort.

“Too much choice is leaving today’s viewers feeling lost and is resulting in them switching away prematurely,” said Samuel Sweet, senior vice president, EMEA sales at TiVo. “This is an ongoing struggle for content providers, and TiVo is dedicated to finding new ways that enable them to create personalised video discovery experiences that improves customer satisfaction and increases loyalty.”

TiVo will be exhibiting its full suite of products on stand A31 in Hall 5 at IBC, where visitors can see demonstrations of TiVo’s range of operator solutions in the technology areas of User Experience, Metadata and Personalised Content Discovery.

This will include TiVo’s Next-Gen Platform, recently selected by TDS Telecommunications, the seventh largest local exchange telephone company in the U.S., and the latest TiVo Experience 4 which is being deployed by leading operators RCN Telecom Services, Atlantic Broadband and Service Electric.

The TiVo Next-Gen Platform combines all the elements of TiVo’s advanced content discovery services to enable operators to drive customer loyalty by bringing cutting-edge features and IPTV services to managed set-top-boxes (i.e., Linux and Android TV), unmanaged bring-your-own devices (i.e., Apple TV and Amazon Fire), mobile and web.

Also on show will be TiVo’s Cubi Solutions, Personalised Content Discovery – including the latest developments in TiVo Conversation – and TiVo’s Entertainment Metadata.

Taking place during the event is the annual CSI Awards, which celebrates excellence and achievement in the broadcast, video, OTT and IoT sectors. TiVo is shortlisted in the category of ‘Best interactive TV technology or application’ for its Conversation Services, which simplifies the entertainment experience with free-flowing conversational search. The award winners will be announced during IBC, on Friday 14th September.


TVU Networks
Stand 2.B28

TVU Networks, the global technology and innovation leader in live IP video solutions, today announced that it will demonstrate its portfolio of intuitive remote productions solutions on its IBC 2018 stand (2.B28), including TVU Producer, it’s latest cloud based solution with game changing features, already popular within eSports and third leagues European football championship.

Offering frame-accurate synchronization over the public internet, these solutions remove the requirement for an OB truck and dedicated circuits, making live events much simpler and more cost-effective to broadcast.

“We reduce cost and complexity in a number of ways,” said Paul Shen, CEO, TVU Networks. “TVU RPS removes the requirement for dedicated circuits and OB trucks by editing at the broadcaster’s studio; TVU Producer provides the highest level of flexibility, enabling virtually any organization to produce live events from any location in a matter of minutes. TVU Timelock enables the hundreds of broadcasters with TVU One solutions to elegantly and cost-effectively move to wireless remote production, ideal for navigating through concerts and other crowded events. By providing these three routes to remote production, we enable all operators to make the most of live-event programming, an incredibly important weapon in today’s highly competitive video marketplace,” concluded Paul Shen.