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The DVB Project Office is located at the headquarters of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) in Geneva, Switzerland.

DVB Adds Watermarking Option For Inserting Targeted Ads In Linear Broadcasts March 8th 2021 - 09:00 AM

DVB has added watermarking as an option for signalling where targeted ads or other content should be inserted within linear broadcast streams. This is an update to its DVB Targeted Advertising specification originally unveiled in November 2019. The addition is aimed particularly at linear broadcasts delivered to internet connected TVs via operator-controlled set top boxes (STBs).

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By mandating Audio Description in addition to traditional captioning, the FCC is making video programming more accessible.

FCC Expands Caption Mandate As Automated Processing Takes Center StageFebruary 26th 2021 - 09:00 AM

On October 27, 2020 The Federal Communications Commission issued an order to expand its captioning mandate for broadcasters to include audio description requirements for 40 designated market areas (DMAs) over the next four years. The move came after the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 (CVAA) directed stations in the top 60 DMAs to provide what it calls “described programming.”

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Broadcasting group RTL is headquartered in Luxembourg, although Germany is its biggest market.

RTL Sells SpotX Programmatic Advertising Platform To Magnite February 25th 2021 - 09:00 AM

The programmatic advertising field is heating up as Luxembourg based broadcaster RTL Group sells its platform SpotX to US online ad group Magnite for $1.17 billion.

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The World Of OTT (Content Pt2) - Live Production & DistributionFebruary 23rd 2021 - 09:00 AM

The effect of OTT-based delivery is wide-reaching, stretching all the way back to the original content production domain and creating new technical requirements and opportunities.

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TAG Video Systems is one company to join the Streaming Video Alliance during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Streaming Video Alliance Identified Network As Biggest Performance BottleneckFebruary 19th 2021 - 09:00 AM

The Streaming Video Alliance has emerged as a primary umbrella body driving technical innovation and standardization across the field, reinforcing its status with new members and projects during the ongoing Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic.

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Android TV now has 180 operator customers worldwide.

Android TV Customer Growth Slows As Google Focuses On Scale And MonetizationFebruary 9th 2021 - 09:00 AM

The growth in customer numbers for Android TV has slowed over the last 18 months as Google aims to consolidate by scaling the middleware platform up and promoting revenue generation among its existing operator base.

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Veset Nimbus is the company’s flagship linear playout SaaS product for professional broadcasters.

The Resurrection Of Live Linear TV And How To Playout From The CloudFebruary 3rd 2021 - 09:00 AM

One of the surprises from the latest research published by Nielsen was the significant rise in audiences watching live linear TV. Lockdown has not only sent SVOD viewing soaring through the roof but linear TV is expanding rapidly. One reason for this, according to Nielsen, has been greater adoption of streaming by older age groups. Moreover, they aren’t expected just to revert back again. Even Netflix launched a scheduled programming feature recently targeting older audiences in France in a move likely to be replicated in other territories. The move is also seen as a response to advertising video on demand services. There’s one playout provider focussed on playout for linear TV channel management with a groundbreaking SaaS cloud playout platform. We spoke with Veset CEO Igor Krol to learn more.

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Targeting Offers Traditional Pay TV Hope Of Stemming Advertising Loss To DigitalJanuary 29th 2021 - 09:00 AM

Recent survey data charting loss of viewers and revenues to OTT service providers and digital platforms makes grim reading for traditional commercial broadcasters and pay TV operators, as the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic accelerates these trends that were already taking place.

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