ITV’s Netflix Criticism is Veiled Flattery December 5th 2014 - 01:36 PM

ITV, the UK’s largest commercial broadcaster, has been over obsessed with Netflix even since the latter’s launch in the country almost three years ago at the start of 2012. This highlights the growing status of OTT and the fact that the battleground is increasingly centred on content rather than met

Smart TVs get more secure December 1st 2014 - 04:50 PM

One of the challenges for smart TV makers has been to avoid throwing the baby of content security out with the bathwater of the unwanted set top box (STB). Surprisingly this was not properly addressed by smart TV makers at the outset, but now they are starting to incorporate security

Poland’s nc+ picks ADB for multiroom software November 28th 2014 - 09:34 AM

Polish DTH operator nc+ has selected ADB’s Wi-Fi enabled set top box, along with software and associated integration services, to underpin its multiroom and multiscreen strategy. Nc+, an ADB customer since 2006, will be first to go live with the new ADB-4740SF Wi-Fi satellite set-top box, with deployment already u

Rai Way’s New Terrestrial Contribution Network November 28th 2014 - 07:44 AM

Rai Way is Italy’s DTT transmission tower operator, a unit of the state broadcaster Rai, which has just gone public. It operates a Video Broadcasting – Terrestrial (DVB-T) distribution network serving thousands of transmitter locations via terrestrial and satellite infrastructures. But it also owns the country’s national terrestrial contribution netwo

Mobile video boom changing CDNs November 21st 2014 - 03:05 PM

A new generation of CDN technologies and services is being driven along by the gathering boom in mobile video consumption fuelled by larger smartphones and tablets in particular. This is leading to CDNs designed to meet the specific needs of mobile video services, which include catering for multiple device formats