Advanced Television


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