Slovakia’s Towercom deploys CryptoGuard CAS

2021-02-23T09:26:00+00:00By Jo Ruddock

Bratislava-based Towercom has deployed CryptoGuard CAS to secure its nationwide DTT pay-TV services. The privately owned TV and telecommunications operator’s DTT network provides free-to-air and encrypted TV channels and covers 99% of the Slovak population.


Reshet 13 selects Kaltura to power D2C streaming service

2021-02-12T09:33:00+00:00By Jo Ruddock

Reshet 13, one of Israel’s leading commercial television channels, offers a wide range of entertainment via its digital platform. When the decision was made to upgrade its direct-to-consumer video service, it turned to Kaltura to replace its existing online video platform.


New live sports solution from Gracenote designed to boost fan engagement

2021-02-03T15:26:00+00:00By Jo Ruddock

Gracenote is launching a new live sports solution designed to help smart TV and auto manufacturers enable dynamic sports experiences to engage fans at home or on-the-go.


RiksTV launches Smart TV apps with Norigin Media

2021-01-29T09:35:00+00:00By Jo Ruddock

RiksTV, a Norwegian digital terrestrial television (DTT) provider that also offers streaming services, has now launched on Samsung Smart TVs. The apps are available to consumers on a range of Samsung Tizen models and have been developed by Norigin Media.


Amlogic and Skyworth create Netflix-ready platform for RDK STBs

2021-01-27T09:37:00+00:00By Jo Ruddock

Amlogic, a fabless semiconductor company, and STB manufacturer Skyworth Digital have developed a Netflix pre-integration set top box with RDK.


Orange France personalises the viewer experience with NPVR solution from Viaccess-Orca

2021-01-22T13:39:00+00:00By Jo Ruddock

Orange France is utilising Viaccess-Orca’s Service Delivery Platform (SDP) to personalise the viewer experience.


MediaKind launches Mediaroom Play for Android TV

2021-01-19T14:24:00+00:00By Jo Ruddock

Mediaroom Play, a new client solution that enables operators to deploy set-top boxes powered by Android TV rapidly, is new from MediaKind.


Sky names members of new Diversity Advisory Council

2021-01-14T11:23:00+00:00By Jo Ruddock

In June 2020, Sky announced a series of commitments to support anti-racism and improve diversity and inclusion across the company.


HISPASAT and Gran Teatre del Liceu renew agreement to broadcast operas via satellite

2021-01-05T11:24:00+00:00By Jo Ruddock

Spanish satellite telecommunications operator HISPASAT and the Gran Teatre del Liceu Foundation have signed a renewal agreement to broadcast three operas live via satellite, both in Spain as well as abroad.


Wiztivi selected by Benshi for Samsung and Android TV apps


TimelessUI Universe, Wiztivi’s fully-featured off-the-shelf, cross-platform user interface product, has been fully customised for deployment on Benshi’s new Samsung Smart TV and Android TV apps.


NativeWaves strengthens management team and completes financing round

2020-12-16T11:40:00+00:00By Jo Ruddock

Native Waves has recently raised over €1.3 million in additional seed equity capital and non-dilutive financing, bringing its total capitalisation to date to €2.7 million.


Arqiva to provide additional Covid support for small local commercial stations

2020-12-16T09:38:00+00:00By Jo Ruddock

UK communications infrastructure and media services provider Arqiva has confirmed details of the additional financial support it is providing to smaller local commercial stations – a segment that is feeling some of the heaviest financial effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.


Varnish Software joins Streaming Video Alliance

2020-12-08T09:21:00+00:00By Jo Ruddock

Varnish Software has joined the Streaming Video Alliance, a global technical association dedicated to addressing critical challenges in streaming video.


Minerva Networks and SDMC complete Android TV integration

2020-11-26T09:23:00+00:00By Jo Ruddock

Minerva Networks and SDMC have completed the integration of an Android TV-based solution for pay-TV operators.


TV 2 Sumo upgrades LG Smart TV apps with Norigin Media

2020-11-26T09:14:00+00:00By Jo Ruddock

TV 2 Sumo, the OTT streaming service owned by Norwegian commercial public broadcaster TV 2, has upgraded its apps on LG Smart TVs. The new design is built across multiple LG WebOS models using Norigin Media’s TV App Framework.

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paus collaborates with Magine Pro to accelerate growth

2020-11-24T09:21:00+00:00By Jo Ruddock

paus, a streaming app for independent films, is collaborating with Magine Pro to expand in a secure and scalable way leveraging Magine Pro’s OTT platform, bringing a greater library of independent films to more Android or iOS devices.


SmarDTV Global partners with tivù to showcase TV-Stick

2020-11-23T09:42:00+00:00By Jo Ruddock

SmarDTV Global has unveiled its latest device - the TV-Stick - relying on DVB-CI Plus 2.0 and able to descramble live channels from tivù, the Italian satellite operator.

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Universal Electronics to provide voice-enabled remotes for Liberty Global STB

2020-11-09T09:42:00+00:00By Jo Ruddock

The BLE voice-enabled remote from Universal Electronics has been selected to by Liberty Global for its new environmentally friendly set-top box.


Kaltura powers new cloud TV service for kids

2020-11-09T09:28:00+00:00By Jo Ruddock

Israeli media company RGE Group has selected Kaltura to launch its new cloud TV service for kids, BIGI.


Wiztivi TimelessUI Universe now RDK compatible

2020-11-09T09:18:00+00:00By Jo Ruddock

TimelessUI Universe, Wiztivi’s flagship user interface product, is now compatible with RD; the company has also joined the RDK community as Preferred Member.


Tech Expert: Inside VR


Video: In this week’s Tech Expert, BAFTA Immersive Advisory Group chair Sol Rogers looks at virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality and beyond.