Immersive TV is emerging from the vapors of multiple technologies to make viewing more engaging for users and more profitable for providers of content or ads. Its big advantage is that it is not just one aspect of viewing like “more pixels” as in 4K, but the whole assemblage of technologies that add up collectively to the viewing experience.
The Acrodyne PROGIRA plan is a user-friendly planning tool with all the functionality necessary for pre-study, planning and evaluation of broadcast networks. Powered by ESRI’s ArcGIS, PROGIRA plan handles all map data formats and features the most advanced GIS functionality in comparison available.
Irdeto has joined more than 140 other companies in the Frog by Wyplay community, which provides pay TV software platforms to operators. Irdeto and Wyplay will be contributing an integrated middleware and security solution for broadcast, hybrid and OTT deployments.
Broadcasters are reverting to being engineering driven after some years operating as little more than content houses, but this time the focus is more on software than infrastructure. That conclusion emerged from the EBU’s (European Broadcasting Union) fourth annual software engineering conference called Devcon, which started in 2013 in recognition that the industry was becoming more IT focused.
Innovation has become a mantra for broadcasters, driven in part by the disruption of online content consumption and proliferation of video content sources which now number 1 billion globally by some counts. Innovation is seen as crucial for the very long term survival of traditional public service broadcasting, which must remain relevant by adapting to fast evolving content consumption patterns.
EBS has announced that it’s providing EPG data and images to Sky for VICELAND, Vice Media’s major new 24/7 TV channel.