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mediaClass Releases New AI Powered Recommendation Engine in Partnership with Liberate AI Limited Posted: 03/02/2020
mediaClass Releases New AI Powered Recommendation Engine in Partnership with Liberate AI Limited

mediaClass, a globally active provider of OTT TV everywhere solutions, has announced its own developed AI-based recommendation Engine.

”We have been testing and measuring the success rate of the engine for some time," says mediaClass CTO Stilian Tchlakov. "For this release we have settled on two operator-selectable modes, both of which offer excellent results."

"Without giving too much away technically, mode one is based on AI analysis of personal preferences and searches; mode two is based on studying and machine learning the watching-behaviour of hundreds of thousands of anonymous subscribers” adds mediaClass Head of Research and Development Youri Kalinov. "The mediaClass AI Recommendation Engine uses state of the art technology from Liberate AI to predict and deliver viewer-specific television content recommendations. This is a step change from what has been possible in the past."

“Judging from the measurement results I have seen, the Liberate AI machine learning technology certainly gives us a significant edge," details mediaClass EVP Manelli Hosseini. "We will be providing the engine as an integral part all mediaClass deployments. We now have to decide whether to market the recommendation engine as a standalone package to offer its advantages for non-mediaClass deployments.”

 

 

 

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mediaClass Reports Growth in Demand for Subscription-based OTT and IPTV Services Posted: 23/01/2020
mediaClass Reports Growth in Demand for Subscription-based OTT and IPTV Services

mediaClass reports a sustained acceleration in demand for subscription based services offering video content directly to connected viewers. Bypassing traditional broadcast and satellite platforms, OTT services are typically streamed over the top – meaning over any internet connection rather than a proprietary network.

"Given the rapid changes in product offerings and market trends, the choice of OTT and streaming technology is absolutely key," says mediaClass EVP Manelli Hosseini. "The established OTT middleware products on the market are incremental improvements and add-ons to older IPTV-based systems. This leaves them with a heavy footprint requiring massive servers which are inefficient and inflexible."

"Using our detailed knowledge and long experience of TV services to develop a modern, agile architecture and approach, we invested heavily to develop a full product range from scratch. The key parameters for our customer-centric view were to speed up deployment and enable a low-cost legacy IPTV path for service providers and telcos who want to move to a world-class offer which is disruptively affordable. We have developed our own software modules for functions including a content management system, digital rights management and AI recommendation engines as well as CDN and mobile clients."

 

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Watch, Click and Buy: Promethean powers True-Iwedia latest Set Top Box with interactive video solution Posted: 12/12/2019
Watch, Click and Buy: Promethean powers True-Iwedia latest Set Top Box with interactive video solution

Promethean, a digital solution to dynamically programme interactive video overlays, has announced its collaboration with True Digital Group, the South East Asian leader in content and digital platforms, to release the new version of the TrueID TV Box application across South East Asia.

TrueID TV Box is the new set top box from one of Southeast Asia’s leading Pay TV platform operators (part of the CP Group) that enables viewers to watch sports and entertainment on live, linear and on-demand basis without the hassle of installation. The latest box release is expected to roll out to thousands of homes across the Christmas period. It is the country's first Android TV Box that meets Google standards, which crucially now includes the certification of Promethean Interactive Overlays. This enables True Digital Group to create a conduit between content and commerce for their TrueID TV Box users.

Promethean is an online platform for dynamically programming interactive video overlays for live and video content on the web, mobile and OTT platforms. It licences a tool that allows broadcasters to place contextual and relevant overlays onto live streams and VOD, delivering engaging customer interactions that drive measurable ROI. Promethean's solution is player agnostic and as such supports a wide range of third party players available today out of the box.

"We've been using the Promethean technology across our websites and mobile apps since the summer, which has led to double-digit click through rates and some very compelling advertising campaigns with great regional brands,” commented Reed Anderson, CTO at True Digital Group. "As we were building our new TrueID TV Box, we wanted to demonstrate the convergence between the viewing experience and the opportunities afforded by connectivity - and that means allowing the audience to interact with the content, whether through man of the match polls or the ability to order food for delivery straight from your TV."

Tags: Promethean TV | Video Overlays | Set Top Box | True Digital Group
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Rocstar TV Launches Multi-Tenant TV Everywhere OTT offers for Carriers, Operators and ISPs on the mediaClass Multi-screen Platform Posted: 10/12/2019
Rocstar TV Launches Multi-Tenant TV Everywhere OTT offers for Carriers, Operators and ISPs on the mediaClass Multi-screen Platform

 

Argentine telecommunications facilities provider Servicios y Telecomunicaciones SA (SYT) has chosen a complete mediaClass OTT TV Everywhere solution as the core of a newly launched Rocstar TV Everywhere platform. The system is designed to allow carriers, cable operators and ISPs to offer own-brand TV Everywhere OTT products based on a strong channel line-up and premium content. All functions are provided through an operator-class version of mediaClass software, customised and integrated into servers at SYT's headquarters in Buenos Aires.

"We signed the agreement with SYT at the April 2019 NAB Show and have been very busy adding specific features for Rocstar TV local markets," says mediaClass EVP Manelli Hosseini. "This new service will allow easy white-labeling for carriers, ISPs and cable operators to offer full TV Everywhere OTT and IPTV with their own brand and their own app. The system includes all the advanced TV Everywhere features – content source processing and storage, digital rights management, subscriber management, viewer analytics and an AI-based recommendation engine. We have also built in true multi-tenancy which is often claimed but not delivered. The resultant service is very easy to use, includes automatic configuration, and is highly cost efficient."

 

 

 

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mediaClass announces Broadcast-Pro TV-everywhere IPTV OTT platform Posted: 14/11/2019
mediaClass announces Broadcast-Pro TV-everywhere IPTV OTT platform

mediaClass announces Broadcast-Pro, a new version of its end-to-end IPTV/OTT multiscreen platform. Broadcast-Pro is designed for broadcasters and content owners who are looking to launch an independent TV-everywhere service for their customers.

Tags: mediaClass | multiscreen platform | end-to-end hybrid OTT and IPTV | IPTV Management | OSS/BSS Integration | EPG | Reverse EPG | Multi-DRM | AI Recommendation Engine | Content Management System | CMS | Catchup Management | Set-top box APIs | IoS Apps | Android Apps | Ad
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Viaccess-Orca Partners With RedSo to Simplify OTT Delivery on Android Set-Top Boxes Posted: 04/10/2018
Viaccess-Orca Partners With RedSo to Simplify OTT Delivery on Android Set-Top Boxes
Viaccess-Orca (VO), a global leader providing OTT and TV platforms, content protection, and advanced data solutions, announced today that it 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. Integration between RedSo's Android-based user interface (UI) and VO's TV Platform provides operators with a readymade solution for managing and delivering OTT services.
Tags: Viaccess-Orca | RedSo | OTT | Android | Set-Top Boxes | STBs
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Upgrade of nangu.TV Platform and Launch of Orange Sport Channel in Record Time Posted: 06/09/2018
Upgrade of nangu.TV Platform and Launch of Orange Sport Channel in Record Time
nangu.TV, the pioneering media platform provider for IPTV and OTT services, has unveiled a new OTT set-top box service, run on the nangu.TV platform in cooperation with Orange Slovensko. Recently launched in the Slovak market, the new solution allows Orange customers to watch Orange TV via its online service including the new premium Orange Sport sports channels at any location with internet access on standard TV sets.
Tags: nangu.TV | Orange | IPTV | OTT | platform | media distribution | set-top-box | TV | sports | live sport | IBC208 | IBC 2018 | IBC 2018
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Ekioh launches the world first multithreaded embedded browser Posted: 01/05/2018
Ekioh launches the world and rsquo;s first multithreaded embedded browser

Ekioh today unveiled Flow, a multithreaded HTML browser specifically designed for multi-core processors that delivers a vastly improved user experience. Flow’s layout and animation performance is more than double the speed of other browsers on multi-core silicon. With TV user interfaces (UIs) increasingly looking towards 4K, Flow overcomes the performance issues of HTML UIs on multi-core processors enabling products to meet consumers’ increasingly high expectations.

Tags: browser | embedded | set top box | TV | broadcast | IPTV | OTT | multi-core | user interface | UI | UX | HTML
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US MILITARY LAUNCH NEW MPEG-4 HD SET-TOP BOXES WITH INVIEW MIDDLEWARE Posted: 13/12/2017
US MILITARY LAUNCH NEW MPEG-4 HD SET-TOP BOXES WITH INVIEW MIDDLEWARE

Inview Technology, the broadcast/OTT software and service specialist, and DigitalGlue, a systems integrator, equipment provider and software developer for the production and distribution of digital video, have today announced the launch of DigitalGlue's new MPEG-4 HD set-top boxes used by the American Forces Network (AFN).

Tags: DigitalGlue | Inview Technology | MPEG-4 HD Set-Top Box
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Viaccess-Orca Joins Forces With Rambus to Strengthen Security in TVs and Set-Top Boxes Posted: 28/11/2017
Viaccess-Orca Joins Forces With Rambus to Strengthen Security in TVs and Set-Top Boxes
Viaccess-Orca, a global leader in the protection and monetization of content, announced today that it has collaborated with Rambus Inc., a leader in digital security, services, semiconductor, and IP products, to strengthen its VO Shield Root of Trust (RoT) solution for dynamic, best-in-class security. The CryptoMedia Content Protection Core from Rambus complements VO Shield by enabling a hardware RoT to be embedded directly in the multimedia chipset of devices, including TVs and set-top boxes (STBs). VO Shield is a hardware-based security function embedded inside the VO Sentinel solution and dedicated to fighting control word sharing and chipset breaching. Providing pay-TV operators with a robust content protection solution, Viaccess-Orca enables highly secure and cost-effective delivery of IPTV and OTT services, as well as traditional broadcast.
Tags: Viaccess-Orca | Rambus | Strengthen Security | TVs | Set-Top Boxes
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RedRat launches new TV STB control device for the TV industry Posted: 19/10/2017
RedRat launches new TV STB control device for the TV industry

RedRat Ltd, global leaders in developing products for automating control of smart TVs and set top boxes, launches the RedRat-X, a new USB/Ethernet remote control input/output device that enables system operators to generate remote control commands using a PC or laptop.

Tags: Remote control automation | RedRat X | set top box remote control device
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Viaccess-Orca Partners With Hi-Global Technology on Adaptive Box for Connected TV Experience Posted: 13/09/2017
Viaccess-Orca Partners With Hi-Global Technology on Adaptive Box for Connected TV Experience
Viaccess-Orca, a global leader providing OTT and TV platforms, content protection, and advanced data solutions, and Hi-Global Technology, a provider of middleware solutions for digital TV, have joined forces to launch the Adaptive Box, an ultra-flexible, cost-effective, and fully secure set-top box (STB) that speeds up time to market for pay-TV services. Adaptive Box combines Viaccess-Orca's Adaptive Sentinel Conditional Access System, multi-DRM solution, and TVaaS platform with high-quality middleware from Hi-Global Technology, providing pay-TV operators with a complete STB and TV apps solution for the distribution of satellite, cable, direct-to-home, IPTV, and OTT services.
Tags: Viaccess-Orca | Hi-Global Technology | Adaptive Box | Connected TV Experience | Best-of-Breed | Security | Middleware | Ultra-Flexible Set-Top Box | Time to Market | Increases Revenue | IBC2017 | IBC 2017 | IBC 2017
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Forthnet Deploys Zenterio OS on Legacy and Next-Generation Set-Top Boxes Posted: 12/09/2017
Forthnet Deploys Zenterio OS on Legacy and Next-Generation Set-Top Boxes
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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Espial Introduces 5th Generation of RDK-Based G4 STB Client to Power Operator DevOps Posted: 07/09/2017
Espial Introduces 5th Generation of RDK-Based G4 STB Client to Power Operator DevOps
Transforming the viewing experience worldwide, Espial announced the introduction of its fifth-generation RDK-based set-top box (STB) client solution. Maintaining its leadership position, Espial has introduced the latest Espial G4 STB Client to fully enable DevOps and harness ongoing RDK innovations. Espial is streamlining and automating development to dramatically improve time to market, accelerate feature velocity, and support the richest video service capabilities on the market, including OTT apps. This approach allows operators to seamlessly incorporate the Espial G4 STB Client into their DevOps model to accelerate service velocity with continuous integration.
Tags: Espial | 5th Generation | RDK-Based G4 STB Client | Power Operator DevOps | Set-Top Box Client | Harnesses RDK Advances | Enable Continuous Innovation | IBC2017 | IBC 2017 | IBC 2017
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Amino at IBC 2017: Upcycling - the Key to Transforming TV for Tomorrow Posted: 31/08/2017
Amino at IBC 2017: Upcycling - the Key to Transforming TV for Tomorrow

Amino, the IP/Cloud video software and device specialist, will showcase at IBC 2017 how it is leading service providers into the new age of TV delivery by upcycling their legacy network equipment and devices.

Tags: IBC | 2017 | Amino | set-top boxes | Donald McGarva | ENABLE | MOVE | VIEW | IBC 2017 | IBC 2017
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