Elemental Supports Extensive Expansion for MegaFon.TV Posted: 11/01/2017

Elemental Technologies LLC, the leader in software-defined video solutions, today announced that MegaFon, a leading telco and mobile operator in Russia, is using Elemental for its MegaFon.TV over-the-top (OTT) TV service, which has seen a rise in subscribers from 10,000 to more than 1.4 million over the past year.

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Strategy and Technology (S and T) ACCESS and Pixsan partner to provide Project Uno referenced for Freeview Play and other hybrid markets Posted: 27/04/2015

Strategy & Technology Ltd (S&T), ACCESS Co Ltd, and Pixsan Digital Software Ltd, three leading digital TV software companies, today announced the launch of Project Uno, a software solution leveraging the Universal Television Kit (UTK) Shared Source base for hybrid TV. The solution can provide a close-to-turnkey solution for DVB and HbbTV requirements in both free-to-air and operator platforms, and offers broadcasters, content owners, test houses and device makers a target device reference platform. The initial profile is available for Freeview Play in the UK, which is based on the HbbTV 2.0 specification.

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Consumer electronics industry recognises need for a better smart TV experience Posted: 14/01/2015

Philips uWand, the intuitive camera-based direct pointing remote control technology, today announced the findings of its latest Smart TV Report. The research shows a 15% increase in smart TV ownership by industry professionals since 2012. However, despite steady growth, engagement rates continue to be hampered by the inadequate user interface found on current smart TV models and the increasing dominance of second screen devices.

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S and T Demonstrates Hybrid Pay TV at IBC Posted: 15/07/2014
Strategy & Technology Ltd (S&T), the international interactive multi-screen specialists, will be demonstrating and discussing its technologies to bring innovative new services to interactive television and other screen-based platforms at IBC 2014 (Amsterdam, 1216 September). With growing global interest in hybrid broadcast broadband television, S&T will be showing complete solutions for streaming premium content, interactivity and application development.
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Bimand demonstrates OnScreen cloud technology with Philips uWand at CES Posted: 08/01/2014

Bimand, Inc., a pioneer in emerging smart TV technology, will demonstrate its OnScreen Cloud Technology at the International CES in Las Vegas, January 7-10, 2014. Bimands OnScreen technology is a cloud-based TV information system that delivers contextual information about what the viewer is watching and will allow the viewer to interact with it through the TV screen. The system offers rich interactive capabilities such as information on demand, shopping, voting, and social networking, all in one place, to enhance cable and internet TV for the ultimate TV experience.

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New Research from Irdeto Reveals 53% of Americans Believe Mobile Devices Will Replace TV Sets in the Next Eight Years Posted: 08/01/2014
New research from Irdeto that explores consumer television and video viewing preferences revealed that 53% of consumers believe that mobile devices like smartphones and tablets will replace television sets in the next eight years as the most common way to consume entertainment. Of that group, 31% believe that change will actually occur sooner, in the next one to five years. 
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Broadcasting predictions for 2014 Posted: 20/12/2013

David Hochner, CEO of SatLink Communications

 This year has seen a huge array of developments within the broadcasting and satellite space ranging from the rise of connected devices, OTT and Smart TVs becoming common place in the home, the emergence of Ultra HD, or 4K as it is commonly known, through to some broadcasters starting their 3D screenings and those, such as the BBC, who have decided that 3D is not for them. 2013 has certainly been a year where broadcasters and providers alike have not been able to take a step back and admire their work, instead that have taken a deep breath and prepared themselves for what the future holds. With new technologies come new challenges and as audiences expect greater quality and greater customisation of services, broadcasters, content providers and solution providers are preparing themselves for a busy 2014.

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uWand selected by Vestel to bring direct pointing control to Smart TVs at IFA Posted: 03/09/2013

uWand, the intuitive camera-based direct pointing remote control technology, has today announced an agreement with Vestel to bring direct pointing and gesture control to Android-powered Smart TVs at IFA 2013.

Vestels Smart TV units, powered by uWand technology, will be demoed at Vestels booth at IFA 2013 this September. Visitors will be able to use a uWand-enabled remote control to move seamlessly between menus, easily play games and interact with a range of other Smart TV content more intuitively than ever before.

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Philips uWand and Gamious debut same-screen Smart TV multiplayer gaming Posted: 06/08/2013
Philips uWand, the intuitive camera-based direct pointing remote control technology, has today announced a partnership with video game publisher Gamious to bring same-screen multiplayer gaming to Smart TV for the first time.
Philips has enhanced its direct pointing technology to enable up to four uWand equipped remotes to be used simultaneously and to individually control distinct on-screen elements. To demonstrate this, Gamious latest title, Dark Day LA, will be multi-playable at the uWand booth at IBC 2013. In the game, one player assumes the role of a vampire trying to mingle with the crowds, while the other is a police sniper tasked with tracking the vampire down.
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