Cisco is looking to sell its video software and security business, NDS, as it continues to move out of the traditional pay TV business to focus on broader infrastructure services. This echoes moves by another pay TV giant Ericsson to sell its media business and focus on core areas in mobility and telecommunications, driven partly by cord cutting and accelerating decline in traditional pay TV.
Attendees to Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) conference might conclude that Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) have progressed way beyond hype as they start to enter just about every aspect of video production and distribution.
Visitors to IBC 2017 this September in Amsterdam might have concluded that a prediction made almost 20 years ago that over the air services such as TV transmission would migrate to the ground while those already on the ground such as voice telephony would take to the air has now completely come true. They would have witnessed the bullishness of Wi-Fi proponents combined with the low visibility of the principle wired alternatives, Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) and Home Plug powerline (PLC) for transmission over power cables.
In today’s highly competitive media environment, companies are always looking for ways to streamline their operations and speed up the processes involved in content creation. One of the most critical is post production workflows and the need to find audio and video material stored on ever-larger repositories.
KT Corporation, South Korea’s biggest Telco and IPTV service provider, has extended its existing relationship with Alticast to virtualize the user interface functionality across nearly 5 million already-deployed IPTV set-top boxes from Humax, Kaon, DMT and Samsung.
3 Screen Solutions (3SS) showcased its 3READY Android TV Client as a custom launcher for Google’s Android TV Operator Tier Program at IBC 2017.