DVB to demo HEVC-based UHD using DVB-S2X » Digital TV Europe

The DVB will use its presence at IBC to demonstrate HEVC-encoded content in multiple UHD services utilising DVB-S2X and multiple HD services via DVB-T2.


Following the approval in July of the specifications for the use of HEVC in the DVB environment and DVB-UHDTV Phase1, which was seen as a significant step in the road to Ultra High Definition TV services, at this year’s IBC, DVB’s main concentration will be to demonstrate how the coding efficiency of HEVC can be used to increase the capacity of the DVB-T2 terrestrial platform as well as for the new DVB-S2X satellite standard.”

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Kit Digital Relaunches as Piksel at the IBC Show | Beet.TV

“The reorganized and slimmed-down Piksel is relaunching at the current IBC Show in Amsterdam with a continued focus on online video services for major media companies around the world. The company is eyeing growth opportunities in online, VOD and second screen in markets in Europe and North America in particular, says Alan Wolk, Global Lead Analyst at Piksel, in an interview with Beet.TV.”

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Saffron Digital delivers Stage OTT platform to IBC in Amsterdam

It takes a lot of confidence in the online entertainment market to devote two years and $20 million (£12.75 million) to the development of an end-to-end video platform for premium content. London-based Saffron Digital has done just that with Stage, which it describes as the industry’s first true end-to-end solution for premium OTT.

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the intersection: The Future of ACR: A Major Weapon in the Digital Video Ecosystem Arms Race

We’ve been talking about ACR (automatic content recognition) in blogs and at conferences for quite some time now (most recently, the 10th prediction for second screen trends in 2013).  For many players in the ecosystem (including consumers), the ability to trigger an event on the second screen based on what is happening on the first screen is somewhat of a holy grail of enabling technology capabilities.  But as we discussed at NAB in April and at IBC in September, this has so far remained elusive in terms of real scale for consumers reached because of the challenges inherent in each of the various approaches.”

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Televes chooses, httv’s “httvBOX”, for its first HbbTV compliant STB deployment

At IBC 2012, httv, the France and Singapore based solutions provider for Digital TV, will showcase the first commercial deployment of its STB turnkey solution: “httvBOX”. Televes, a leading European STB manufacturer, has chosen httv’s httvBOX firmware solution to launch its HbbTV compliant set top box.

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