The Super Bowl isn’t just a Sunday afternoon world championship game. It’s a week-long event with massive TV coverage. Cameras and TV crews from around the globe congregated on this year’s Super Bowl city, Houston, TX, where the game was played in the NRG Stadium.
Netgem, a French provider of TV platforms for Telcos, has reached out to mobile operators with an integrated home platform combining connected speaker with set top box functionality as well as a voice driven UI compatible with Amazon’s Alexa.
At the 2017 NAB Show, TVU Networks will broaden its video ecosystem with new solutions in video acquisition, transmission, production, distribution and social media.
Ericsson has launched a commercially available platform for deployment of next generation 5G mobile services capable of supporting applications such as Virtual Reality and Ultra HD TV that are heavy on data and intolerant of latency. The company claims to be the first significant telecoms system provider to come out with a full 5G platform comprising the core, radio and transport packages, along with digital support systems, transformation services and security. The platform is currently being used by Verizon for trials of 5G services across 11 US cities.
Just when TV broadcasters are starting to feel good about recent news regarding the move to ATSC 3.0 transmission, AT&T is preparing to launch field tests of a new universal transmission technology. Here, antennas and devices mounted along power lines effectively deliver broadband and mobile traffic. No more need for broadcast towers or buried cables if these new GigE connections prove effective.
Vodafone Germany is set this month to launch its long heralded advanced TV platform called GigaTV integrating linear TV, on-demand video and streaming services with multiscreen access from smartphones and tablets. The platform will still be based on the cable network Vodafone acquired with the purchase of Kabel Deutschland for €7.7 billion in June 2013, but there will also be an OTT-only version driven by apps for multiscreen devices such as smartphones and tablets.