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Orange Chooses Harmonic for Combined IPTV and OTT Service Delivery Posted: 24/10/2017
 Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT), the worldwide leader in video delivery technology and services, today announced that Orange, one of the world's leading telecommunications operators, has upgraded its IPTV and OTT video delivery architecture with a Harmonic live encoding and transcoding platform. At the heart of the workflow is Harmonic's Electra¢ software-based system, which offers Orange a unified solution for both IPTV and OTT delivery to approximately 6.6 million subscribers in France, streamlining operations and providing the operator with the flexibility to reuse system capacity as its needs evolve over time. Using Harmonic's video delivery solution, Orange is able to provide its subscribers a wide channel offering, including 160 SD and 30 HD channels for OTT and 126 SD and 40 HD channels for IPTV.
Tags: Orange Chooses Harmonic | Harmonic | IPTV and OTT Service Delivery | Pay-TV operators
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Optic Communications Launches Pay-TV Services With Espial Elevate in Under 90 Days Posted: 18/10/2017
 Transforming the viewing experience worldwide, Espial today announced that Optic Communications has launched a next-generation pay-TV service called Optic Hub powered by the Espial Elevate cloud Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution. Optic Communications is a leading fiber-optic network provider serving residential and business customers in Kansas and Missouri. The Elevate cloud TV platform dramatically sped up the time to market for Optic Communications' new service, enabling the operator to provide an exceptional customer experience that includes wireless STB TV viewing and multiscreen TV.
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RiksTV Chooses AdScribe Audience for Multiscreen Service Posted: 10/10/2017
AdScribe, a subsidiary of Zenterio, today announced that Norwegian pay-TV operator RiksTV has deployed its audience measurement and analytics tool AdScribe Audience to accurately measure live TV; time-shift TV; catch-up TV; and VOD content viewed on connected set-top boxes; Android apps; and iOS devices, including iPhone®, iPad®, and Apple TVs. Running in the cloud, Audience collects data about what is being watched, processes it, and presents the information to RiksTV, according to standard industry metrics such as share, reach, and rating, via an intuitive browser-based UI. By providing RiksTV with access to detailed, first-party data and analytics, Audience enables the operator to proactively tackle pressing business issues, increase ARPU, and maximize cost savings.
Tags: RiksTV | AdScribe Audience | Multiscreen Service | Audience Measurement | Analytics Tool | pay-tv | zenterio
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QYOU Achieves 100 Million Reach Milestone Posted: 02/10/2017

QYOU Media, the worlds leading curator of premium best-of-web video for multiscreen distribution, today announced that its programs and linear channels reach an addressable audience of more than 100 million consumers across six continents. The companys rapidly expanding reach demonstrates a growing appetite for millennial-programming globally.

Tags: QYOU Media | pay-TV | millennial | content curator | multiscreen | TBC | Sinclair Broadcast Group | Tata Sky | milestone
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Paywizard secures new investment to fuel further international business growth and innovation Posted: 28/09/2017

Paywizard, the subscription, billing and customer relationship management (CRM) specialist, has announced it has secured new funding from existing investors to build on momentum from major new client signings and the launch of innovative subscription and pay-per-view (PPV) solutions with partners.

Tags: Paywizard | funding | 2017 | IBC | Massive Interactive | NHK | Venue | pay-TV
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DNA Finland chooses Ericsson for Metadata Posted: 14/09/2017

Ericsson has signed a content discovery services contract with DNA, the largest pay-TV operator and one of the leading telecommunications operators in Finland.

Tags: Ericsson | DNA Finland | IBC 2017 | metadata | content discovery | pay-TV | Finland | DNA | HD | IBC 2017 | IBC 2017
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Forthnet Deploys Zenterio OS on Legacy and Next-Generation Set-Top Boxes Posted: 12/09/2017
Zenterio, a leading television and multiscreen solutions provider, announced today that Forthnet, the largest entertainment and communications provider in Greece, has deployed Zenterio OS on set-top boxes (STBs) for its satellite pay-TV offering. Thanks to the flexible, modular design of Zenterio OS, Forthnet successfully added OTT services, VOD content, and a USB DVB-T dongle to its legacy STBs, while retaining the look and feel of the existing user interface. More than 650,000 already deployed STBs have now been upgraded to Zenterio OS, and the software has also been added to next-generation STBs delivered to new subscribers.
Tags: Forthnet | Zenterio OS | Zenterio | Next-Generation Set-Top Boxes | Harmonizes the User Experience | Saving Pay-TV Operators | CAPEX | OPEX | IBC2017 | IBC 2017 | IBC 2017
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Amino certifies Aria devices with Minerva 10 advanced pay-TV platform Posted: 12/09/2017

Amino, the IP/Cloud video software and device specialist, today announced that its Aria 6 hybrid TV device has been certified for Minerva 10 - Minervas advanced Pay TV service management platform.

Tags: Amino | Minerva | Aria 6 | IBC | DVR | OTT | TV | pay-TV | IBC 2017 | IBC 2017
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Viaccess-Orca to Demonstrate New Audience Measurement Service at IBC2017 With Neotion CAM Integration Posted: 11/09/2017
Viaccess-Orca, a global leader providing OTT and TV platforms, content protection, and advanced data solutions, announced today that it will showcase its new audience measurement service, VO Audience Measurement Service, integrated with NEOTION CAM, at IBC2017. Viaccess-Orca's Audience Measurement Service is readily available to TV operators using a NEOTION CAM, embedding a standard Access Control Software (ACS). Fully integrated with Viaccess-Orca's TV Business Analytics suite, the new service will allow pay-TV operators to harness the power of viewership data and ultimately increase their ARPU.
Tags: Viaccess-Orca | New Audience Measurement Service | IBC2017 | Neotion CAM | Granular Viewership Data Collection | Pay-TV | Targeted Secure Content | Increase ARPU | IBC 2017 | IBC 2017
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Spectral Edge launches Vividteq brings HDR-like experiences to existing TVs Posted: 07/09/2017

Cambridge, UK and Amsterdam, Netherlands, 7 September 2017: Spectral Edge (www.spectraledge.co.uk) today released Vividteq, a unique colour filter technology that dynamically improves image quality and enables service providers to deliver HDR-like experiences to their premium subscribers, with no need to replace or update customer equipment.

Tags: OTT | OTTtv | HDR | High Dynamic Range | image processing | content | pay TV | service providers | Vividteq | Eyeteq | Nighteq | Spectral Edge | IBC | IBC 2017 | IBC 2017
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Universal Electronics demonstrates its latest control and sensing innovations on latest Amlogic UHD STB chipsets at IBC2017 Posted: 06/09/2017

Universal Electronics Inc. (UEI), (NASDAQ:UEIC), the worldwide leader in universal control and sensing technologies for the smart home, and Amlogic Inc., a leading provider of system-on-a-chip for pay TV operators worldwide, will be jointly demonstrating UEIs latest innovations in control and sensing technologies on the S905D SoC platform at IBC2017.

Tags: IBC | pay-tv | remote control | IBC 2017 | IBC 2017
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Broadpeak IBC2017 Exhibitor Preview Posted: 11/07/2017
With video consumption on every device now ubiquitous, pay-TV operators and content providers are finding it increasingly hard to differentiate themselves in terms of providing the best user experience delivered over managed networks and OTT. Broadpeak(R) will address this trend and more, by demonstrating its latest innovations in CDN, video streaming, and video analytics solutions at IBC2017. By offering the most comprehensive range of video distribution solutions for content providers and pay-TV operators, Broadpeak is delivering the future of television.
Tags: Broadpeak | IBC2017 | preview | pay-TV | CDN | video streaming | nanoCDN | ABR solution | IBC 2017 | IBC 2017
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Almatel Kazakhstan Launches New HEVC DTH Service with Harmonic Posted: 13/06/2017
Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT), the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure, today announced that the largest cable operator in Kazakhstan, Almatel Kazakhstan, operating under the brand name Alma TV, has augmented its cable television service with the launch of a direct-to-home (DTH) satellite television platform using the latest generation HEVC video compression solution from Harmonic. Harmonic's Electra(TM) X advanced media processing platform allows Alma TV to deliver high-quality SD, HD and UHD channels across Kazakhstan with increased bandwidth efficiency by leveraging the HEVC video codec. Using the software-based Electra X system, Alma TV will be able to easily adopt new formats and codecs in the future, including 4K/UHD.
Tags: Harmonic | Almatel Kazakhstan | Pay-TV Operator | channel | HEVC | service | Electra X | Alma TV
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Paywizard integrates with Ciscos Infinite Video Platform Posted: 25/04/2017

Paywizard, the pay-TV subscription, billing and customer relationship management (CRM) specialist, is pleased to announce that global technology provider Cisco has welcomed the company as the latest vendor to integrate its solution into Ciscos Infinite Video Platform, which enables broadcast-quality video on any device.

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New CEO takes command at Paywizard to further fuel international growth Posted: 11/04/2017

Paywizard, the subscription, billing and customer relationship management (CRM) specialist, has named Bhavesh Vaghela its new Chief Executive Officer, as the company aims to capitalize on the sales and marketing successes that are coming to define it as a key player in the rapidly changing pay-TV marketplace.

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