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Telcos and some larger pay TV operators are already maneuvering to exploit 5G.

Intel Study Projects $3 Trillion Wireless Bonanza for Media and Entertainment October 24th 2018 - 12:05 PM

Broadcasters struggling to meet the challenge of OTT might be reassured by the latest research from Intel suggesting next generation wireless networks including cellular and Wi-Fi will generate $3 trillion revenue over the next decade 2019-2028.

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Sweden’s Forsway was founded as a spin out from Nokia in 2003.

Forsway Shows Hybrid Satellite Router and TV Terminal at IBC 2018 September 17th 2018 - 01:50 PM

Forsway, a provider of technology combing satellite and mobile communications, will at IBC 2018 exhibit two products that extend high speed broadband and video services to remote locations previously lacking reliable Internet access. The firm, based in Sweden which emerged as a spin out from Nokia in 2003, will show its Odin F-50 hybrid satellite router and Freya F-55 hybrid terminal with the functionality of a modern TV/PVR receiver.

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Strive Masiyiwa is Founder and Executive Chairman of Econet, owner of Kwesé Play.

Africa’s Kwesé Play wins IBC 2018 Judges’ Prize September 14th 2018 - 03:00 PM

Econet Media has been awarded the IBC 2018 Judges’ Prize for pioneering OTT and especially mobile TV in southern Africa through its Kwesé Play streaming service.

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The Wowza Streaming Engine can serve live, linear, and on-demand content.

Wowza Supports Live Streaming With MPEG-DASH nDVR August 20th 2018 - 03:00 PM

Wowza Media Systems has updated its Streaming Engine software to support Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (DASH) nDVR operation. The nDVR technology in the company’s media server software provides the ability to record a live stream with while simultaneously allowing users to play, pause, resume, and rewind the recorded stream.

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CP Communications managed the entire RF transmission infrastructure for the event at the Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, NY.

CP Communications Manages Complex RF Transmission At U.S. Open Golf Tournament July 27th 2018 - 11:00 AM

Providing live coverage of his year’s 118th U.S. Open Championship golf tournament proved to be a daunting RF transmission challenge for Fox Sports. The network called in veteran sports production company CP Communications to manage the RF transmission infrastructure for the event at the Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, NY. The broadcasts included more than 40 hours of live 4K and HD content delivered to 140-plus countries each day (from June 12-17).

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Delivering High-Quality, Low-Latency Video on Every Screen With Multicast ABR Technology July 9th 2018 - 01:00 PM

New devices, including tablets and smartphones, enable television viewers to enjoy live sports and news anytime, anywhere, but latency remains a real issue, causing frustration amongst end-users. In today’s connected world, where viewers are simultaneously checking social media feeds on their smartphones and tablets, a significant delay means that end-users might find out about a game-winning soccer goal from Twitter before actually seeing it. With traditional unicast streaming, buffering several big chunks is necessary for avoiding service interruption with bursty and irregular http traffic. This article will explore the sources of latency in the video delivery chain and explain how multicast technology and managed network capabilities can ensure smooth traffic without requiring massive buffering on the player side to guarantee a good quality of experience (QoE). Using multicast technology and other recent technology innovations, service providers can stream live on connected devices, with ultra-low latency.

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