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​What’s The Future For Middleware? August 10th 2018 - 11:00 AM

There are many more curators of solutions in the pay-TV market now that there is a move to an all IP infrastructure away from traditional broadcast. Aside from voice, the underlying technologies in pay-TV remain the same as they have for some years i.e. Linux, JavaScript, HTML5, SQL databases and Virtual Machines. What are the implications for middleware – the functional link or glue between the broadcaster service provider and the set top box in the home. Anthony Smith-Chaigneau, senior product marketing, Nagra says the server side has grown-ever stronger and is the nucleus of all pay-TV solutions today.

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The BBC is the biggest broadcaster recently to adopt HbbTV, after launching the UK’s first broadcast HbbTV application in November 2017.

HbbTV Paves Way For Premium Hybrid TV Services With Launch of DASH DRM Reference Application July 27th 2018 - 09:00 AM

The HbbTV Association has cleared a path for premium hybrid video services combining broadcast and broadband delivery by releasing its free-to-use DASH DRM Reference Application. This is a model that simplifies deployment of hybrid broadband/broadcast services, based on the HbbTV model. Broadcasters and other content delivery services now can combine DRM content protection with DASH streaming. The application is open to both HbbTV Association members and non-members.

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Professional media systems are subject to viruses, malware and Trojans much like consumer gear. Are your systems protected?

Maintaining Cyber Security in IP Media Systems July 25th 2018 - 01:00 PM

Protecting media systems from hacking, malware and viruses are genuine concerns to every broadcast and production facility engineer. Unfortunately, antimalware protection software is seldom used on audio and video media systems because the two technologies often prove incompatible.

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Articles You May Have Missed – July 25, 2018 July 25th 2018 - 08:00 AM

Here are two cutting-edge articles you may have missed.

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Android TV is gaining traction among video service providers.

Irdeto Announces Security for Android TV July 11th 2018 - 12:05 PM

Content security vendor Irdeto has launched its offering for Android TV as that platform gathers steam in the set top box software market. Called Irdeto Armor, the package is designed to protect devices, data and services built on Android TV, preventing the loading of unauthorized apps as well as combating content piracy.

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Yves Padrines appointed CEO of Cisco Spin Off Company June 13th 2018 - 12:05 PM

The company formed from the remnants of Cisco’s old Service Provider Video Software Solutions (SPVSS) business is taking shape with the appointment of its first CEO, although it has yet to be named. European private equity firm Permira bought back the business in May 2018 for $1 billion from Cisco and has now appointed Yves Padrines as CEO to take over formally once the deal closes.

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