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Batelco, Zain and Viva get LTE 4G spectrum from TRA Bahrain

Batelco, Zain and Viva get LTE 4G spectrum from TRA Bahrain | International Television, Broadband, Telecom and Broadcast Communications | Scoop.it
Three telecom operators — Batelco, Zain and Viva – in Bahrain have received spectrum to run Long Term Evolution (LTE) services, said Bahrain’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA).
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U.S. cable performance improves - IHS

U.S. cable performance improves - IHS | International Television, Broadband, Telecom and Broadcast Communications | Scoop.it
According to IHS (NYSE: IHS), U.S. cable companies improved on normal quarterly losses in the first quarter (Q1) of 2015, losing only 132,900 subscribers since the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2014.
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Why Charter is paying $56 billion to acquire Time Warner cable, in one chart

Why Charter is paying $56 billion to acquire Time Warner cable, in one chart | International Television, Broadband, Telecom and Broadcast Communications | Scoop.it
It's all about the broadband.
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CableLabs » Adaptive Bitrate and MPEG-DASH

CableLabs » Adaptive Bitrate and MPEG-DASH | International Television, Broadband, Telecom and Broadcast Communications | Scoop.it
CableLabs is a non-profit research and development consortium that is dedicated to creating innovative ideas that significantly impact our cable operator members’ business. CableLabs also serves to define interoperable solutions among our members and their technology suppliers in order to drive scale, reduce costs, and create competition in the supply chain. CableLabs membership is comprised of the major cable operators worldwide.
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NHK and FIFA team up for 8K World Cup - DigitalTVEurope.net

NHK and FIFA team up for 8K World Cup - DigitalTVEurope.net - Japanese public broadcaster NHK and football's world governing body FIFA are joining forces to cover the Women's World Cup in 8K.

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OTT pay TV revenues to 'skyrocket', predicts IHS - DigitalTVEurope.net

DigitalTVEurope.net OTT pay TV revenues to 'skyrocket', predicts IHS DigitalTVEurope.net Global over-the-top (OTT) pay TV revenue is tipped to “skyrocket” in the coming years, according to the 2015 IHS Infonetics Pay TV Services and Subscribers...
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Amdocs Research: Where Pay TV Still Outperforms Over the Top for Consumers - Lost Remote

Amdocs Research: Where Pay TV Still Outperforms Over the Top for Consumers - Lost Remote | International Television, Broadband, Telecom and Broadcast Communications | Scoop.it
93% of respondents preferred the customer service experience with their pay TV providers to their OTT providers.
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Disruption can come from inside as well as out — Televisa

Disruption can come from inside as well as out — Televisa | International Television, Broadband, Telecom and Broadcast Communications | Scoop.it
LIVE FROM WEDO WORLDWIDE USER GROUP 2015: The “first disruption” to have a big effect on Mexican cable player Televisa came from within the company rather than externally.Noting that the multimedia giant had grown through the combination of various...
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The All You Need Guide to Video Codecs and Compression

The All You Need Guide to Video Codecs and Compression | International Television, Broadband, Telecom and Broadcast Communications | Scoop.it
Video codecs seem almost impossible to understand. But, not when an expert takes the time to break the meanings down for the video creator.
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IPv6 – Is There a Better Way?

IPv6 – Is There a Better Way? | International Television, Broadband, Telecom and Broadcast Communications | Scoop.it
Editor’s Note: Cyber threats, Internet of Things, privacy and Internet freedom are often front page news and are at the forefront of public consciousness.
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Atres Series signed a distribution agreement with Movistar in Colombia, Chile and Peru

The Spanish communication group Atresmedia closed a distribution agreement with the pay-TV operator Movistar (Telefónica) in Colombia, Chile and Peru, which includes its high definition channel Atres Series.
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Dataxis estimates that 91% of the Latin American Pay TV market will be digital by 2018

According to Dataxis’ estimates, revealed by its Head of Research Carlos Blanco during NexTV Summit South America 2015 (May 13-14 in Argentina), 91% of the Latin American Pay TV customer base will be digital by 2018.

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New music network Qyou currently on tryouts with Latin American Pay TV operators

The new music network Qyou has begun technical tests with some Pay TV operators in Latin America.

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National Geographic Channel launches mobile VOD in Latin America

The documentaries network National Geographic Channel (Fox International Channels) has launched a mobile VOD service in Latin America: Nat Geo Play, which can be accessed at no additional cost.
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Cable Eyeing SDN for Headend, Home Uses | Light Reading

Cable Eyeing SDN for Headend, Home Uses | Light Reading | International Television, Broadband, Telecom and Broadcast Communications | Scoop.it
CableLabs is looking at virtualizing CMTS and CCAP devices in the headend, as well as in-home devices, says CableLabs' Karthik Sundaresan.
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CableLabs » Encrypted Media Extensions Provide a Common Ground

CableLabs » Encrypted Media Extensions Provide a Common Ground | International Television, Broadband, Telecom and Broadcast Communications | Scoop.it
CableLabs is a non-profit research and development consortium that is dedicated to creating innovative ideas that significantly impact our cable operator members’ business. CableLabs also serves to define interoperable solutions among our members and their technology suppliers in order to drive scale, reduce costs, and create competition in the supply chain. CableLabs membership is comprised of the major cable operators worldwide.
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Digital Rights Management Market Outlook 2020 - market research report

Digital Rights Management Market Outlook 2020, Globally, the extensive generation of web-based data has resulted in the amplification of demand for solutions pertaining to streamlining of secured data access ...
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Is Cable Dying? Sling TV CEO Roger Lynch Talks Cord-Cutters, Cord-Nevers ... - International Business Times

Is Cable Dying? Sling TV CEO Roger Lynch Talks Cord-Cutters, Cord-Nevers ... - International Business Times | International Television, Broadband, Telecom and Broadcast Communications | Scoop.it
Tapped by Dish to create a “next-generation TV service,” Sling TV CEO Roger Lynch came up with a product that could upend the entire industry.
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Telestream Ships Episode 6.5 Multiformat Encoding Software - TV Technology

Telestream Ships Episode 6.5 Multiformat Encoding Software - TV Technology | International Television, Broadband, Telecom and Broadcast Communications | Scoop.it
TVTechnology Multiformat encoding software that premiered at NAB 2015 is now available for shipping.
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Windstream CEO: Windstream Gigabit Coming to One Market, Maybe Five in 2015

Windstream CEO: Windstream Gigabit Coming to One Market, Maybe Five in 2015 | International Television, Broadband, Telecom and Broadcast Communications | Scoop.it
Windstream CEO: Windstream Gigabit Coming to One Market, Maybe Five in 2015
Add Windstream to the list of gigabit Internet service providers. Windstream CEO Tony Thomas announced their Gigabit plans at the recent J.P.
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Anevia’s ViaMotion becomes first Cablelabs® certified multi-encoder packager

Paris, May 22, 2015 – Anevia, a global leader in software infrastructure for live television and video-on-demand services, announces CableLabs® certification for ViaMotion Plus, its flagship packag...
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How Far Will Ultra HD Take Us?

Ultra-high definition has hit the consumer market and it looks like it is going to change the way we see things in the near future. How Far Will Ultra HD Take Us?
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Sky Mexico will offer its whole lineup in HD by 2020

The Satellite TV operator Sky Mexico (Televisa is the majority shareholder while the minority is DirecTV) will have channels lineup completely in high definition by 2020, according to what Televisa’s Head of Satellite Operations, William Aguirre,...
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Alcatel-Lucent Debuts SDN-based Network Services Platform to Bridge Service Automation Across IP and Optical Networks

Alcatel-Lucent, this week introduced SDN-based Network Services Platform (NSP) that combines network-aware service automation and service-aware network optimization by leveraging a unified real-time network view across IP and optical networks...
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Free STBs that will be provided by Brazil to face the analog shutdown won’t have full interactivity

Brazilian Gired (Implementation group for the redistribution and digitization process of TV networks and RTV), part of the National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel), has stated that the decoders that will be provided for free as part of the...
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