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Optic Communications Launches Pay-TV Services With Espial Elevate in Under 90 Days Posted: 18/10/2017
 Transforming the viewing experience worldwide, Espial today announced that Optic Communications has launched a next-generation pay-TV service called Optic Hub powered by the Espial Elevate cloud Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution. Optic Communications is a leading fiber-optic network provider serving residential and business customers in Kansas and Missouri. The Elevate cloud TV platform dramatically sped up the time to market for Optic Communications' new service, enabling the operator to provide an exceptional customer experience that includes wireless STB TV viewing and multiscreen TV.
Tags: Optic Communications | Pay-TV Services | Espial Elevate | Espial | Nick Saporito
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AVIWEST Launches HE4000 HEVC Encoder for Live UHD Video Delivery Posted: 17/10/2017
AVIWEST, a global provider of video contribution systems, today announced the HE4000 HEVC encoder, the broadcast industry's first encoder to enable live UHD (4K) video delivery over unmanaged networks in a compact -RU design that reduces space requirements, enabling broadcasters to cost-effectively address consumer demand for superior-quality live content, delivered via 4G/LTE, satellite (Ka- and Ku-band, BGAN), wired IP network, or a combination of IP links. By combining HEVC encoding and AVIWEST's SafeStreams® technology, the HE4000 dramatically reduces bandwidth costs while guaranteeing superior video quality.
Tags: AVIWEST | HE4000 HEVC Encoder | Live UHD Video Delivery
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MCTV Launches IPTV Services With Espial Elevate Posted: 17/10/2017
Espial announced today that MCTV (formerly Massillon Cable TV, Inc.), a service provider delivering TV services to five counties in northeast Ohio, has launched a next-generation IPTV service with the Espial Elevate software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform. With Elevate, MCTV expands its market reach and benefits from a single platform to manage services across cable RF and fiber IP customers.
Tags: MCTV | IPTV Services | Espial Elevate | Espial | cloud-based
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Triveni Digital Adds SLA Verification Feature to StreamScope RM-50 Monitoring System Posted: 13/10/2017
Triveni Digital today announced that it will unveil a new Service-Level Agreement (SLA) verification feature for its industry-leading StreamScope® RM-50 monitoring system at NAB Show New York, Oct. 18-19, at the Javits Convention Center in New York City. Using the StreamScope RM-50 remote transport stream monitor, broadcasters participating in a channel-sharing agreement can successfully verify SLAs. The StreamScope RM-50 system provides broadcasters with instant notifications when an SLA is not being met along with comprehensive data about noncompliance to ensure the best level of service is being delivered to viewers at all times.
Tags: Triveni Digital | SLA Verification Feature | StreamScope RM-50 Monitoring System
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Harmonic Drives Migration to Virtualized CCAP and Game-Changing OTT Delivery at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo Posted: 11/10/2017
At SCTE Cable-Tec Expo® 2017, Oct. 17-20 in Denver, Colorado, Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT), the worldwide leader in video delivery technology and cable edge virtualization, will demonstrate how its virtualized CCAP and over-the-top (OTT) solutions are driving next-generation gigabit broadband services and OTT deployments. With Harmonic solutions, operators can launch revenue-generating services faster, save CAPEX and OPEX, and deliver differentiated high-quality OTT video offerings.
Tags: Harmonic | Virtualized CCAP | OTT Delivery | SCTE Cable-Tec Expo | CableOS Virtualized
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RiksTV Chooses AdScribe Audience for Multiscreen Service Posted: 10/10/2017
AdScribe, a subsidiary of Zenterio, today announced that Norwegian pay-TV operator RiksTV has deployed its audience measurement and analytics tool AdScribe Audience to accurately measure live TV; time-shift TV; catch-up TV; and VOD content viewed on connected set-top boxes; Android apps; and iOS devices, including iPhone®, iPad®, and Apple TVs. Running in the cloud, Audience collects data about what is being watched, processes it, and presents the information to RiksTV, according to standard industry metrics such as share, reach, and rating, via an intuitive browser-based UI. By providing RiksTV with access to detailed, first-party data and analytics, Audience enables the operator to proactively tackle pressing business issues, increase ARPU, and maximize cost savings.
Tags: RiksTV | AdScribe Audience | Multiscreen Service | Audience Measurement | Analytics Tool | pay-tv | zenterio
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AVIWEST Adds New IFB Application to Digital Mobile Newsgathering Solutions for Improved Communications Posted: 03/10/2017
AVIWEST, a global provider of video contribution systems, today announced that its Manager platform and transmitters now include an enhanced version of its IFB application. The new feature streamlines communications for broadcasters, enabling them to correspond with remote transmitter operators regarding the coverage in progress.
Tags: AVIWEST | IFB Application | Digital Mobile Newsgathering Solutions | Improved Communications | Broadcasters | Monitor Live Programs
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Espial SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2017 Posted: 02/10/2017

Delivering IP video services with a regular cadence of new features and predictable costs is a daunting challenge. This issue has been amplified by the accelerating pace with which consumer technologies evolve and increasing competition from massive OTT competitors. To keep pace with technology changes and ensure predictable costs, match the speed of the competition, and maintain an unprecedented velocity of innovation, service providers must re-examine their current approach to building and delivering IP video. Their ultimate goal? To help consumers quickly discover and enjoy the content and apps most suited to their preferences from the device and location of their choice.

Tags: Espial | SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2017 | ip video services | multitenant | cloud saas video platform
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Espial Delivers Valuable CAS Contributions to RDK Community Posted: 19/09/2017
Transforming the viewing experience worldwide, Espial announced today it has recently contributed important Conditional Access System (CAS) integration and certification software to the RDK community. Espial has leveraged its expertise and insights as the first company to certify and commercially deploy RDK-V version 2 with leading CAS technologies including Nagra, Cisco, Verimatrix, and Widevine, to deliver valuable benefits for future RDK implementations. Ensuring timely and seamless CAS integrations is a critical element to deliver RDK-V services for operators.
Tags: Espial | CAS Contributions | RDK Community | RDK | Nagra | Cisco | Verimatrix | Widevine
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MX1 Becomes Full Service Provider for eoTV Posted: 15/09/2017
MX1, a global media services company that transforms content into the ultimate viewer experience, announced today that it has been chosen by German TV station eoTV to handle all content management, playout, uplink, and distribution services via satellite for free-to-air TV. MX1 is also managing the broadcaster's signal supply for HbbTV applications and to livestream online platforms such as freenet TV connect and Zattoo. Additionally, by using the MX1 360 end-to-end media services platform, eoTV can more efficiently manage, deliver, and market its content. The 24/7 broadcaster specializes in European TV shows and broadcasts via Astra 19.2 degrees East.
Tags: MX1 | Full Service Provider | eoTV | IBC2017 | IBC 2017 | IBC 2017
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WORK Microwave Partners With C2m Solutions to Improve QoS and QoE for Satellite Services Posted: 15/09/2017
WORK Microwave, a leading European manufacturer of advanced satellite communications equipment, today announced a new partnership with C2m Solutions that allows satellite and other content operators to check the quality of video and audio streams in real time, even at the individual transmission stage. Integration between WORK Microwave's AT-60 media modulator and the LiveTSAFT monitoring probe from C2m Solutions enables operators to receive alerts on events happening on each multiplex, without the need for separate probe equipment per multiplex. Integrating the probe inside the modulator optimizes space, energy consumption, and cooling requirements, while enabling satellite operators to deliver a superior quality of service (QoS) and quality of experience (QoE) to viewers.
Tags: WORK Microwave | C2m Solutions | QoS | QoE | Satellite Services | IBC2017 | IBC 2017 | IBC 2017
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Broadpeaks nanoCDN Multicast ABR Technology Deployed in the 50th CPE Device, Demonstrating Companys Leadership Position for Live ABR Posted: 15/09/2017
Broadpeak(R), a leading provider of content delivery network (CDN) and video streaming technologies for content providers and pay-TV operators worldwide, today announced that its nanoCDN(TM) multicast ABR technology has been successfully integrated with SmarDTV Hotspot, the OTT gateway tailored to streamline the delivery of live TV and VOD on mobile devices in low-connectivity areas. Since it was introduced in 2012, nanoCDN has been adopted by more than 25 global vendors for use in set-top boxes, home gateways, WiFi routers, broadband gateways, and HDMI dongles. Partnering with SmarDTV represents the fiftieth integration for nanoCDN -- a huge achievement for making live television delivery to any device scalable and affordable. Through unmatched deployment and ecosystem expertise for multicast ABR technology, Broadpeak leads the industry in helping operators deliver broadcast-quality video on every screen.
Tags: Broadpeaks nanoCDN | Multicast ABR Technology | 50th CPE Device | Leadership Position | Live ABR | Broadpeak | SmarDTV Hotspot | IBC2017 | IBC 2017 | IBC 2017
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Zenterios JetUI Multiscreen UI Now Offers Integration and Certification With Huawei Envision Posted: 15/09/2017
Zenterio, a leading television and multiscreen solutions provider, announced today that its JetUI multiscreen user interface is now integrated and certified with the latest release of Huawei Envision. Using the combined solution, pay-TV operators can speed up the time to market for cloud-based video services, reduce start-up and lifecycle costs, and deliver a richer and more intuitive TV experience to subscribers on set-top boxes (STBs), tablets, smartphones, PCs, and connected TVs. By providing operators with a pre-integrated solution for distributing multiscreen TV services, JetUI and Huawei Envision Version 6 ultimately enable increased monetization and viewer satisfaction.
Tags: Zenterios JetUI Multiscreen UI | Integration and Certification | Huawei Envision | Zenterio | Open API | Optimize Multiscreen Solutions | IBC2017 | IBC 2017
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Interra Systems Partners With Verimatrix to Improve QoS and QoE for Digital Video Content Posted: 15/09/2017
Interra Systems, a global provider of quality control (QC) and monitoring solutions to the digital media industry, today announced a partnership with Verimatrix, the specialist in securing and enhancing revenue for network-connected devices and services. Broadcasters, pay-TV, and OTT service providers can now use Interra Systems' ORION¢ content monitoring suite to deliver superior quality of experience (QoE) for content protected by the Verimatrix ViewRight® Web security client solution. The integrated solution is purely software-based, and operators have the flexibility to deploy it either on cloud-based servers or in their local data centers.
Tags: Interra Systems | Verimatrix | QoS | QoE | Digital Video Content | Monitoring Products | DRM Solutions | Linear delivery | OTT Delivery | IBC2017 | IBC 2017 | IBC 2017
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Viaccess-Orca and yes Join Forces to Offer Enhanced Personalized VOD Offerings Posted: 15/09/2017
Viaccess-Orca, a global leader providing OTT and TV platforms, content protection, and advanced data solutions, today announced its latest partnership with yes, Israel's leading pay-TV provider. Through the new agreement, yes has chosen the Viaccess-Orca COMPASS content discovery platform to build new levels of personalization into its subscription VOD (SVOD) and transactional VOD (TVOD) services, and offer subscribers tailored content recommendations.
Tags: Viaccess-Orca and yes | Viaccess-Orca | Enhanced Personalized VOD Offerings | IBC20107 | OTT and TV platforms | content protection | advanced data solutions | IBC 2017 | IBC 2017
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