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Neotion moves to secure second screen

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Companion screen applications have the potential to open up a pay TV service to revenue security threats including intrusion by rivals to poach subscribers. This is leading to new solutions that aim to give operators full control of second screens such as tablets while they are being used in companion screen mode, with one of the first examples being Blue Bridge launched by French pay TV security technology vendor Neotion at IBC.

 

The ability to enable secure two way communications between the TV and smart phones or tablets in the home is the basis of Blue Bridge, and Neotion has kicked off with a version for TVs equipped with a CI Plus slot. This first version transmits data over Bluetooth but Wi-Fi support will be added, as well as a version for set top boxes on a USB stick. However Neotion is pitching Blue Bridge particularly at legacy TVs with CI Plus slots, which can then access the Internet via the mobile device without the need for an Ethernet cable or Wi-Fi router at all.

 

The company has identified three application categories for Blue Bridge :

- the first exploits information sent from the TV to the mobile device, which could be used to play hybrid TV content on a tablet, or to access a VOD catalogue

- the second use case involves two way information transfer between TV and mobile device, which could be applied for advertising or commerce

- the third use case is where the TV interacts with the Internet via the tablet or smartphone

 

More info on Blue Bridge here : http://www.neotion.com/innovation/blue-bridge.php


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Tvinci to demonstrate the ‘OTT 2.0’ future at IBC 2012

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At IBC 2012, Tvinci, the Pay-OTT platform provider, will demonstrate what the company calls their ‘OTT 2.0’ platform and discuss the market drivers behind it. Tvinci will showcase the new features developed for creating an advanced social and personal TV experience, where viewers watch, rate, recommend and intuitively share content with friends, on any device.

 

Tvinci will also launch their Mobile 2.0 app for tablets and smartphones, enabling the usage of two devices in “companion mode’. In this mode end users can use their mobile device for browsing and selecting a TV show through a social EPG that shows what their friends are watching, and then swipe it to preview on a TV set (powered by a STB or SmartTV). The companion device can also become a remote control so that users can browse for the next show and socialize while they watch uninterrupted.


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DVB extends its reach to companion screens

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The DVB (Digital Video Broadcasting) group is seeking an expanded role to unify global standards for multiscreen services, while also ending the historical regional fragmentation in digital terrestrial transmission.

 

Emerging multiscreen services are being held back by fragmented standards, particularly over interaction between companion screens and linear broadcast services. At an IBC press conference the DVB said it wanted to act as a unifying force both in digital terrestrial transmission and companion screen interaction.

 

So far companion screen applications have grown up around many different proprietary technologies and are ripe for standardization, according to Nick Wells, vice chair of the DVB Technical Committee. “I expect to see broadcast and IP networks working together and here the DVB has a huge amount to offer,” said Wells.

 

More on same topic : http://bit.ly/PQMHLb


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