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IHSE USA Jumps Into the Gaming Action at First-Ever NAB Esports Experience, Highlighting All-New Draco ultra DP 240 Posted: 09/04/2019
IHSE USA Jumps Into the Gaming Action at First-Ever NAB Esports Experience, Highlighting All-New Draco ultra DP 240
At the 2019 NAB Show, IHSE USA will sponsor the inaugural NAB Esports Experience – a premium entertainment environment filled with high-end gaming PCs and consoles and featuring the most popular esports titles in the industry. In addition to getting in on the exciting gaming action, NAB attendees will be able to learn more about KVM's role in esports. Industry leaders will present success stories of how designers, gaming developers, and live-event planners are achieving amazing results with IHSE's esports solutions — including the company's new Draco ultra DP 240 gaming extender.
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NEWS: MediaKind enters cloud partnership with Google Cloud to enhance delivery of highly personalized media user experiences Posted: 08/04/2019
NEWS: MediaKind enters cloud partnership with Google Cloud to enhance delivery of highly personalized media user experiences

MediaKind, a global media technology leader, today announced at the 2019 NAB Show that it has partnered with Google Cloud to enable MediaKind’s entire portfolio of solutions to operate on Google Cloud Platform (GCP). As of today, MediaKind customers can leverage and benefit from Google Cloud’s ecosystem of solutions and assets such as TensorFlow and BigTable, global networking, best-in-class Kubernetes Engine, advanced AI and ML APIs. This new offering opens up possibilities for pre-existing customers of MediaKind and Google Cloud to deliver a heightened level of personalized user experience.

Tags: MediaKind | Google | Cloud | NAB | User Experience | AI | Artificial Intelligence | ML | Machine Learning | Virtualization | personalization | NAB 2019 | NAB 2019
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Immersive Digital Experiences Alliance (IDEA) to Create Specifications for Next-Gen Immersive Media, Including Light Field Technology Posted: 21/03/2019
Immersive Digital Experiences Alliance (IDEA) to Create Specifications for Next-Gen Immersive Media, Including Light Field Technology
The Immersive Digital Experiences Alliance (IDEA) will launch at the 2019 NAB Show with the goal of creating a suite of royalty-free specifications that address all immersive media formats, including emerging light field technology. Founding members, including CableLabs®, Light Field Lab Inc, Otoy, and Visby, created IDEA to serve as an alliance of like-minded technology, infrastructure, and creative innovators working to facilitate the development of an end-to-end ecosystem for the capture, distribution, and display of immersive media.
Tags: Immersive Digital Experiences Alliance | IDEA | Specifications | Next-Gen Immersive Media | Light Field Technology | 2019 NAB Show | NAB 2019 | NAB 2019
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CCTV Delivers Vivid UHD Television Experiences with Harmonic Posted: 21/03/2019
CCTV Delivers Vivid UHD Television Experiences with Harmonic
Harmonic today announced that China Central Television (CCTV), the Chinese state broadcaster, has selected Harmonic's advanced media server for UHD playout. By simplifying the delivery of UHD channels for CCTV, Harmonic enables a more vivid television experience for more than a billion viewers.
Tags: CCTV | Vivid UHD Television Experiences | Harmonic
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LMT Picks Harmonic to Improve 4G Bandwidth Efficiency for its Live OTT Service Posted: 22/02/2019
LMT Picks Harmonic to Improve 4G Bandwidth Efficiency for its Live OTT Service
Harmonic  today announced that LMT, the leading mobile telecommunications operator in Latvia and the first in the world to introduce Smart TV delivery over a mobile network, has deployed Harmonic's EyeQ™ content-aware encoding solution for its live OTT service, delivered to TVs via 4G set-top boxes. Using Harmonic's award-winning EyeQ technology, LMT can deliver a consistent, superior video experience for live channels to TVs, with up to a 40 percent reduction in bandwidth and without having to perform a massive infrastructure upgrade. Harmonic's reseller Hannu Pro ensured a smooth deployment at every stage of the project.
Tags: LMT | Harmonic | 4G Bandwidth | Live OTT Service | EyeQ | Content-Aware-Encoding | OTT TV Service | Exceptional Quality of Experience
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Harmonic Enables SKY Perfect JSAT to Deliver a World-Class Video Experience Posted: 12/11/2018
Harmonic Enables SKY Perfect JSAT to Deliver a World-Class Video Experience
Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT) today announced that SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation (SJC), a leading multi-channel pay TV platform operator in Japan, is upgrading its DTH headend to support HD and UHD delivery using an IP-based video and stream processing solution from Harmonic. SJC has also deployed an integrated playout solution from Harmonic to simplify the delivery of HD channels. Harmonic's solutions rely on software-based and intelligent function integration to enable seamless channel expansion, increase cost savings and deliver exceptional video quality to SKY PerfecTV! subscribers at low bitrates.
Tags: Harmonic | SKY Perfect | JSAT | World-Class Video Experience | Japan
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At IBC2018, New Zenterio TV Platform Makes It Easy to Launch Next-Generation Television Services Posted: 14/09/2018
At IBC2018, New Zenterio TV Platform Makes It Easy to Launch Next-Generation Television Services
At IBC2018, Sept. 14-18 in Amsterdam, Zenterio, a global leader in TV software solutions, will launch Zenterio TV, an entertainment client platform powered by Zenterio Cloud. Comprised of client software, UI, and cloud components, Zenterio TV helps operators boost viewer satisfaction by distributing relevant content, increase profitability, secure their role in the pay-TV future, and begin supporting home automation offerings.
Tags: Zenterio | television analytics | advertising solutions | entertainment experience platforms | OTT | DVB | IPTV | IBC2018 | IBC 2018 | IBC 2018
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Mexico Totalplay taps MediaKind to drive shift to cloud with Encoding Live Posted: 13/09/2018
Mexico and rsquo;s Totalplay taps MediaKind to drive shift to cloud with Encoding Live

MediaKind, a global media technology leader, today announces Totalplay will deploy its Encoding Live video processing solution to support a smooth migration to the cloud and enable the delivery of its IPTV pay-TV content in Mexico. The new virtualized solution enables Totalplay to deliver next generation immersive TV services to its subscribers now and in the future.

Tags: MediaKind | Totalplay | cloud | Mexico | encoding | video | virtualisation | user experience | immersive | media | IBC 2018 | IBC 2018
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COSMOTE TV Delivers Smart Remote Experience on New Set-Top Boxes With Zenterio OS Posted: 30/08/2018
COSMOTE TV Delivers Smart Remote Experience on New Set-Top Boxes With Zenterio OS

Zenterio, a leading television and multiscreen software client solutions provider, today announced that OTE Group, the largest telecommunications provider in the Greek market, deployed in COSMOTE TV, its pay-TV services, an advanced set-top box (STB) called EUROBOX (KAON NS2000), using Zenterio OS. Featuring a highly flexible and scalable independent operating system architecture, Zenterio OS allows COSMOTE TV to support internet-delivered, on-demand content in addition to live content. With the EUROBOX powered by Zenterio OS, COSMOTE TV subscribers have more choices on how to control the TV experience through a new COSMOTE TV Smart Remote application alongside accessing additional content sources, which enhances the viewing experience.

Tags: Zenterio | television analytics | advertising solutions | entertainment experience platforms | OTT | DVB | IPTV | IBC2018 | IBC 2018 | IBC 2018
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Chris Shaw Returns to Cobalt Digital as Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing Posted: 17/08/2018
Chris Shaw Returns to Cobalt Digital as Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Cobalt Digital today announced that Chris Shaw has rejoined Cobalt as the company's executive vice president of sales and marketing. Shaw will lead the sales and marketing team to develop and execute future campaigns and work with the Cobalt engineering team to ensure that the company's products continue to meet the changing needs of the broadcast industry. He also will oversee Cobalt's channel partner and distributor networks.
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Zenterio IBC2018 Exhibitor Preview Posted: 24/07/2018
Zenterio IBC2018 Exhibitor Preview
Today’s television viewers want to be engaged with the content they are viewing. They want access to live TV and VOD content, as well as apps and premium movie rentals all in one place. To succeed, pay-TV operators must provide compelling content as part of a unified service offering in the home. The challenge is to match the content with the subscribers’ ever-evolving tastes to reduce churn and increase ARPU.
Tags: Zenterio | television analytics | advertising solutions | entertainment experience platforms | OTT | DVB | IPTV | IBC2018 | IBC 2018 | IBC 2018
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Simplestream partners with Nice People at Work to provide premium video analytics and data insight for its customers Posted: 10/05/2018
Simplestream partners with Nice People at Work to provide premium video analytics and data insight for its customers

NPAW (NICE PEOPLE AT WORK), a global leader in video business intelligence and predictive analytics and Simplestream, the leaders in live and on-demand OTT services, today announced that Simplestream has chosen NPAW as its data analytics technology provider for its VOD-in-a-Box service and its bespoke OTT projects.

Tags: Simplestream. NPAW | Nice People At Work | OTT | VOD | data analytics | analytics | video | streaming | user experience | UX
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SpherePlays New Experience Manager Enables Real-Time Customization of VR Experience Posted: 26/03/2018
SpherePlays New Experience Manager Enables Real-Time Customization of VR Experience

SpherePlay, developer of the leading VR platform for publishers and broadcasters, today introduced the new Experience Manager console for the company's innovative Launcher virtual reality (VR) media player. Making its debut at the 2018 NAB Show, Experience Manager makes it easy for broadcasters, publishers, and other content providers to create and customize VR content. Intuitive controls guide users through the process of uploading content, sharing the unique MediaID associated with the content, and enriching the VR video experience on the fly — even as end users watch the creation.

Tags: ShperePlay | real-time VR | Launcher VR media player | Experience Manager console | NAB 2018 | NAB 2018
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Pay-TV operators are failing to provide the positive customer experience consumers expect Posted: 22/03/2018
Pay-TV operators are failing to provide the positive customer experience consumers expect

The vast majority of consumers want pay-TV operators to demonstrate they understand their needs and provide them with a positive customer experience at every stage of consumer engagement, but close to a third say they are falling short, according to new research from subscription, billing and customer relationship management (CRM) specialist Paywizard.

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Its smarter. Its safer. Its VO. Posted: 06/03/2018
Its smarter. Its safer. Its VO.
 
The television and media environments are undergoing significant change. TV Everywhere has become a pervasive part of consumers' everyday lives, with global OTT video revenues expected to reach $65 billion by 2021, according to Digital TV Research. Virtual reality has emerged as a game-changer for both live and on-demand video, and personalization of the TV experience is in high demand by viewers. In order to capitalize on new monetization opportunities, pay-TV operators must maximize the television experience through TV business analytics, which can be used to build relevant TV services. At the 2018 NAB Show, Viaccess-Orca (VO) will showcase its latest solutions in content protection, data analytics, and immersive video experiences that help shape a smarter and safer digital TV and OTT experience.
Tags: It\'s smarter It\'s safer It\'s VO | Viaccess-Orca | OTT experience | Cloud-Based TVaaS | 2018 NAB Show | NAB 2018 | NAB 2018 | NAB 2018
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