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Sony's launching a new cloud-based TV-streaming service in the US ...

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SCEA President Andrew House just announced Sony's launching its long-rumored IPTV service, as a cloud-based offering with both live TV and video on-demand that personalizes itself for the viewer. According to House, it ...
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It's a Great Time to Be in the OTT Business, Says M-Go - StreamingMedia.com

It's a Great Time to Be in the OTT Business, Says M-Go
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According to online movie service M-Go, OTT is the place to be.
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Study: OTT, VOD Services Continue To Co-Exist - Twice

Study: OTT, VOD Services Continue To Co-Exist - Twice | Media News | Scoop.it
Study: OTT, VOD Services Continue To Co-Exist Twice New York, NY – Over-the-top streaming TV services like Netflix, Hulu+ and Amazon Prime are becoming popular but show no immediate threat to more traditional video-on-demand (VOD) offerings from...
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Global IPTV growth in 2013 outstrips all other Pay TV platforms

Global IPTV growth in 2013 outstrips all other Pay TV platforms | Media News | Scoop.it
The global pay-TV market is forecast to top 1.1 billion users by 2019 with revenues exceeding $320.3 billion, led, in part, by continued strong growth in the IPTV sector.Worldwide, pay-TV revenues wer...

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Canal+ moves to OTT

Canal+ moves to OTT | Media News | Scoop.it
Canal+ Group has created a new division called Canal OTT and placed Manuel Alduy as its director. Read the story »

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Comcast discontinues AnyPlay in-home IPTV device, preps cloud ...

Comcast discontinues AnyPlay in-home IPTV device, preps cloud ... | Media News | Scoop.it
Back in 2012 Comcast rolled out AnyPlay, a headless (read: not connected directly to a TV) cable box that turned its live TV channels into internet streams users could watch on iOS or Android devices inside the home.
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Elemental Software Release 2.0 Advances Unified Platform for Multiscreen Video : DASH, HEVC, Access DRM, Dolby for HLS and Smooth... [PR]

Elemental Software Release 2.0 Advances Unified Platform for Multiscreen Video : DASH, HEVC, Access DRM, Dolby for HLS and Smooth... [PR] | Media News | Scoop.it

Designed to support next-generation GPU and CPU architectures, release 2.0 is now available for Elemental’s suite of products for video processing, packaging and streaming live and on-demand video. The release brings together a host of features for multiscreen video delivery to create a unified platform providing substantial benefit to Elemental customers:

 

•Increased performance – With next-generation processor architectures and an optimized video pipeline, Elemental systems offerdouble the performance and density of previous generation solutions in asingle RU footprint. Increased throughput allows customers tobring multiscreen assets to market more quickly and in a smaller footprint than ever before.

 

•Comprehensive codec support – Support for multiple codecs running simultaneously on a single platform provides customers with aseamless migration path from existing video delivery standards tofuture compression technologies. Elemental solutions offer MPEG-2,H.264, VC-1 and HEVC / H.265 encoding with patented compression technology as well as support for JPEG 2000 and ProRes mezzanineassets. 

 

•Current and future standards – In addition to support for common video streaming protocols such as Adobe RTMP and HTTP DynamicStreaming (HDS), Microsoft Smooth Streaming and Apple HTTP LiveStreaming (HLS), Elemental software supports newly emergingtechnologies including MPEG-DASH, Ultraviolet and 4K Ultra HD.

 

•Advanced encryption and protection – Secure content with a variety of integrated technologies including Civolution forensic watermarkingfor both live and VOD content, Adobe Flash Access, Apple Sample-AES and Microsoft PlayReady as well as DRM solutions from NDS, Verimatrix and Widevine.

 

•Increased monetization – Support for ESAM dynamic ad insertion and Nielsen ID3 tagging give pay TV operators a path to multiscreenvideo delivery and a way to deepen audience engagement andinteraction. Media companies can also take advantage of the Adobe Primetime ecosystem for ad insertion as well as ad integration solutions from BlackArrow and mDialog.

 

•Augmented audio options – With release 2.0, robust support for audio encoding is available across the Elemental product line, includingsupport for DTS Express, Dolby Digital, Dolby E and Dolby DigitalPlus. In addition, release 2.0 features support for Dolby Digital Plus inApple HLS and Microsoft Smooth Streaming, raising the bar for audio fidelity in the streaming market.

 

•Accessibility features – Audio loudness management lets broadcasters adhere to the CALM Act and new captioning features, includingcaption burn-in, SMPTE-TT and SCC file creation let content creatorsadhere to captioning requirements coming into effect later this year.Elemental makes it easy to caption content originally aired on television and destined for delivery over the Internet. 


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Video on Demand (VOD) Market Expected to Reach $45.25 Billion and Grow at ... - SBWire (press release)

Video on Demand (VOD) Market Expected to Reach $45.25 Billion and Grow at ... - SBWire (press release) | Media News | Scoop.it
Video on Demand (VOD) Market Expected to Reach $45.25 Billion and Grow at ...
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Lawmakers Query Telkom's IPTV Plan - The Jakarta Globe

Lawmakers Query Telkom's IPTV Plan - The Jakarta Globe | Media News | Scoop.it
Arif Prabowo, a spokesperson at the company known as Telkom, which is 51 percent owned by the government, said the company plans to develop an Internet Protocol television (IPTV) service under the Usee TV brand, ...
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Amazon denies OTT live TV plans

Amazon denies OTT live TV plans | Media News | Scoop.it
According to the report Amazon approached at least three big media conglomerates seeking rights to distribute their TV channels online as a OTT service in competition to cable, DTH and IPTV operators.
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Netflix Captures 40% of the UK OTT Market, as Global Market Reaches $11Bn ... - FierceOnlineVideo

Netflix Captures 40% of the UK OTT Market, as Global Market Reaches $11Bn ... - FierceOnlineVideo | Media News | Scoop.it
Netflix Captures 40% of the UK OTT Market, as Global Market Reaches $11Bn ...
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January 28, 2014 -- Netflix helped boost subscription services to nearly 40% of the UK OTT market.
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VOD Leads OTT in Users, Trails in Satisfaction

VOD Leads OTT in Users, Trails in Satisfaction | Media News | Scoop.it
According to a new report from GfK, VOD offerings from pay TV providers are ahead of OTT streaming services in user numbers, but behind in customer satisfaction.

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AirTies launches first IPTV STB for Netflix - Rapid tv news

AirTies launches first IPTV STB for Netflix - Rapid tv news | Media News | Scoop.it
AirTies launches first IPTV STB for Netflix Rapid tv news AirTies developed the set-top box to allow subscribers to view Netflix's subscription-based over-the-top (OTT) video streaming services alongside IPTV services, including both broadcast/Flow...
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Requirements for DRM in HTML5 are a secret

Requirements for DRM in HTML5 are a secret | Media News | Scoop.it
The work at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) on adding DRM to HTML5 is one of the most disturbing developments in the recent history of technology.
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DRM Convergence: Interoperability between DRM Systems

2009 Master’s Thesis by Muhammad Rizwan Asghar


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Nicolas Weil's curator insight, March 21, 2013 2:19 PM

Rather technical information (and still valid despite thesis release year) but a necessary one to grab this matter complexity.

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Pendrell subsidiary sues Apple, Amazon and more over alleged DRM patent infringement

Pendrell subsidiary sues Apple, Amazon and more over alleged DRM patent infringement | Media News | Scoop.it
ContentGuard, a subsidiary of Bellevue-based patent holding firm Pendrell Corporation, announced today that it has filed a massive patent infringement lawsuit against Amazon, Apple, BlackBerry, Huawei and Google-owned Motorola Mobility.

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What Is DRM and Where It Matters

What Is DRM and Where It Matters | Media News | Scoop.it
This blog goes often into very technical depth, but it's sometime important to talk about some of the basics like the fundamentals of DRM.

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Exterity and Hambisana bring IPTV to Africa

Exterity and Hambisana bring IPTV to Africa | Media News | Scoop.it
Exterity is launching a joint offering with Hambisana to bring Sub-Saharan companies flexible IPTV systems. Exterity is a provider of enterprise IPTV technologies for distribution of live, on-demand and recorded video over IP, ...
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