Advanced Television


IRIS.TV $18m Series B funding round

IRIS.TV, the video data platform, has announced the completion of a $18 million Series B funding round. Intel Capital, a division of Intel Corporation, led the round, with participation from investors including WISE Ventures, Quest Venture Partners, and Mirae Asset Venture Investment. The round also included prominent names in the space including Mike Baker, founder, […]

April 7, 2021

BBC joins tech coalition for info verification

A group of technology and media companies has partnered to form the Coalition for Content Provenance and Authenticity (C2PA), a Joint Development Foundation project established to address the prevalence of disinformation, misinformation and online content fraud through developing technical standards for certifying the source and history or provenance of media content. Founding members Adobe, Arm, […]

February 22, 2021

Intel supports DISH 5G buildout

US comms and pay-TV provider DISH and tech giant Intel are partnering to integrate Intel 5G infrastructure technology into DISH’s buildout of the nation’s first virtualised, open Radio Access Network (O-RAN) 5G network deployment. DISH has selected the Intel Xeon Scalable Processor, the Intel Ethernet 800 Series network adapter, the Intel vRAN Dedicated Accelerator ACC100 […]

November 2, 2020

Ligado raises $3.85bn for terrestrial L-band

Ligado Networks has raised $3.85 billion in fresh capital from investors including JPMorgan Chase. Ligado Networks, formerly known as LightSquared has a spectrum “sharing” agreement in place which requires it to pay significant sums to Inmarsat every year. The FCC, back in April, unanimously approved Ligado’s plan to deploy a terrestrial network in the US […]

October 28, 2020By Chris Forrester

Varnish launches vCDN for telcos with VMWare and Intel

Varnish Software has partnered with Intel and VMWare to integrate its technology into a new virtualized content delivery network (vCDN) solution, VMWare Telco Cloud. The new, scalable and Capex friendly solution is a vCDN optimized for live media streaming and gaming, and offers more than 190Gbps network capacity on edge nodes. The joint solution is […]

October 21, 2020

Research: 4m Brits watch eSports regularly

Research commissioned by Intel has revealed how eSports has burst into mainstream entertainment in recent years, and how the industry has grown in value over time. The research reveals that: Popular streaming sites, such as Twitch, YouTube Gaming and Facebook Gaming, have experienced a 20 per cent increase in the numbers of hours streamed during […]

October 1, 2020

Telefónica pilots live TV over 5G

Telefónica, along with Intel and Aviwest, is preparing to launch a 5G trial for the transmission of live TV programming, with 5G replacing the traditional mobile TV units. This will be one of the eight 5G projects to be implemented by the operator in Spain, financed with €40 million from the public entity The […]

August 12, 2020From David Del Valle in Madrid

H.266 ‘to cut 4K streaming data by half’

A new video-encoding standard that promises to cut data use by at least half has been formally unveiled, after three years of development and negotiations. It is claimed H.266 should make it possible for slow connections to stream in higher quality than before, without pauses for buffering. It could also pave the way for on-demand […]

July 8, 2020