Connected Media News

Connected Media News

Connected Media News reports on companies developing technologies that enable audiences to receive, discover and interact with content across any device, anywhere. It also offers an insight into the connected media market through commentary and analysis, and through the review of market reports.

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Viaccess-Orca partners with RedSo to simplify OTT delivery on Android STBs

Viaccess-Orca (VO) has partnered with RedSo, a leading Asian mobile app development company, on an end-to-end OTT solution for pay-TV operators and service providers.

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Witbe unveils VQ-ID

Witbe unveils VQ-ID

Witbe has announced its latest video algorithm: Witbe Video Quality Incident Detection, or VQ-ID. This powerful new video algorithm is capable of detecting every major video and audio incident.

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European Managed Services & Hosting Summit 2019 announced

IT Europa and Angel Business Communications will jointly be staging the third annual European Managed Services & Hosting Summit on 23 May 2019.

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Verimatrix

Verimatrix adds TV Everywhere authentication with the acquisition of Akamai Identity Services

Verimatrix, a specialist in securing and enhancing revenue for network-connected devices and services, has announced the acquisition of the assets that comprise the Akamai Identity Services (AIS) product from Akamai, the intelligent edge platform for securing and delivering digital experiences.

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Broadpeak joins the Streaming Video Alliance

Broadpeak has joined the Streaming Video Alliance, an industry association dedicated to helping solve the critical challenges facing the online video market.

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Ultravision to launch IPTV multiscreen service in Mexico with Broadpeak solution

Broadpeak has announced that Ultravision, a leading pay-TV operator in Mexico, has selected Broadpeak solutions to power its new IPTV multiscreen service. Ultravision will rely on Broadpeak's BkM100 video delivery manager, BkS400 HTTP video cache servers, and BkS350 origin packager.

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Bitmovin launches free tool for OTT encoding

Bitmovin has announced the Per-Title Ladder Benchmark Tool, a free online resource for any video content owner or network operator to receive guidance on the optimal OTT encoding configuration for their content.

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Kevin Tan as head of sales in Asia

Globecast announces Kevin Tan as head of sales in Asia

Globecast has announced Kevin Tan as head of sales in Asia, effective immediately.

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Amazon Prime, HBO and Now TV face decreasing audiences as abandonment rates outpace adoption

A new consumer survey from Juniper Research has found that increased churn rates are being faced by video streaming services such as Amazon Prime (-2.9%) and HBO Now (-19.2%) in key markets such as the UK and the US.

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IABM announces date, new venue and theme for 2018 Annual International Business Conference

IABM has announced that its 2018 Annual International Business Conference will take place this year at the Birmingham Metropole Hotel in the UK on 6 and 7 December.

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Paywizard study shows European TV operators are failing to use subscriber data to ensure a positive customer experience

Paywizard study shows European TV operators are failing to use subscriber data to ensure a positive customer experience

Paywizard, the pay-TV subscription, billing and customer relationship management (CRM) specialist, has announced that a new study of major European broadcasters, pay-TV operators, telcos and over-the-top (OTT) service providers reveals that all rank customer experience as a top strategic priority

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Cloud-native containerised TV delivery platform

Edgeware, the pioneer of online TV delivery systems, announces its first container-based software solutions, which are optimised for public and private cloud platforms. The solutions being delivered as containers are its unique Origin products, TV Content Capture and TV Repackager.

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IABM announces BaM Awards winners

IABM announces BaM Awards winners

The winners of IABM’s Broadcast and Media awards (BaMs) were announced at IABM’s BaM Awards party on 15th September during the IBC Show in Amsterdam.

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Telstra

Telstra partners with Broadpeak to create hybrid unicast/LTE-B solution

Broadpeak and Telstra have announced plans to jointly implement an innovative solution to optimise video quality and efficiency over fixed and mobile networks.

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Norigin expands linear TV headend to include broadcast services

Norigin Media has expanded its managed OTT linear-TV transcoding services, Cloudncoder, to offer support for broadcast delivery. This will allow pay-tv operators in Scandinavia to use Norigin's capture and transcoding headend as a converged cloud origin solution.

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VO releases analysis of illegal streaming during the 2018 Football World Cup in Russia

Viaccess-Orca (VO), a global leader providing OTT and TV platforms, content protection, and advanced data solutions, has released a series of reports that detail facts on global illegal streaming during the recent football tournament in Russia and how effective the company's anti-piracy services

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MSPs need to develop a strategic vision and differentiate to succeed

MSPs need to develop a strategic vision and differentiate to succeed

The Global managed IT services market continues to grow and is expected to expand at a CAGR of 9.4% through to 2024, taking the total market value from USD 145.3 billion in 2016 to a projected USD 249.4 billion by the end of 2024, according to recent research from Wise Guys Reports.

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Paywizard partners with Verimatrix to enable pay-TV operators to engage customers experiencing QoE issues

Paywizard, the pay-TV subscription, billing and customer relationship management (CRM) specialist, has announced that it has partnered with Verimatrix, a specialist in securing and enhancing revenue for network-connected devices and services, to enable operators to proactively engage with custome

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Deutsche Telekom launches 4K IPTV, OTT, and satellite STB powered by Zenterio OS

Zenterio, a leading television solutions provider, has announced that Deutsche Telekom (DT), one of Germany's largest telecommunications operators, has launched EntertainTV Sat, a new high-end 4K IPTV, OTT, and satellite set-top box (STB) powered by Zenterio OS.

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IABM

IABM publishes Strategic Industry Analysis ahead of IBC2018

The Business Intelligence Unit of IABM has published a complimentary Strategic Industry Analysis ahead of IBC2018 which gives a briefing on, and analysis of, the key trends that are driving change in the broadcast and media industry.

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