Monday, April 10, 2017

Japan's key TV networks to band together on online streaming

... to stream TV broadcasts over the internet in real time in a high image quality comparable to that offered by Japan's free-to-air digital TV services.

Verizon preps its own live-streaming TV offering

That would be separate from its existing youth-focused streaming service Go90, as well as from its FiOS service. The telecom has been piling up streaming rights from network owners and is said to be setting up a package with "dozens" of channels to be offered.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Accelerate the UHD and IP broadcasting workflow

Our consumption of higher definition video across IP networks continues to grow exponentially, whether due to new broadcast modalities, new “broadcast yourself” trends, or increasing prevalence of UHD/4K channels. Video encoding and transportation represents a challenge because of high bandwidth requirements, and latency is an issue for live streaming. The H.265/HEVC codec can help, potentially saving half the transmission network bandwidth but at a cost of processing complexity that renders software-only implementations uneconomic for wide-scale deployment. Scalable real-time video processing can be achieved by leveraging hardware acceleration technology.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Trace taps Simplestream for OTT TV service

Modern Times Group-owned media group Trace has tapped technology outfit Simplestream to provide its cloud TV platform for its new subscription video-on-demand service Trace Play