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BT in talks with Netflix over enabling 4K

BT in talks with Netflix over enabling 4K | TV-technology | Scoop.it
“ BT is in discussions with Netflix about enabling the SVoD service’s 4K content on its latest-generation, Ultra HD-compatible YouView box. Speaking to DTVE, Jamie Hindhaugh, chief operations officer, BT Sport, confirmed the discussions and said that BT had 4K aspirations that go beyond its recently launched, IP-delivered BT Sport Ultra HD channel. Hindhaugh said that the operator has already experimented producing sports-themed content in 4K – such as the documentary One Day in May: The Story of The Bradford City Fire. He explained that by using the “halo effect” of a large-audience Premier League game, BT will start scheduling docs and other content captured in 4K off the back of that. “Across our wider portfolio, obviously movies will be of interest as more people capture in native 4K. We are in discussions with Netflix about enabling their 4K content to our box,” said Hindhaugh. However, he added there was no timeframe yet for when that content might be available. The YouView platform, which BT uses for its pay TV offering, added the Netflix app to its set-top boxes last November. BT currently offers this app under the ‘Players & Apps’ section of the YouView menu, though does not yet support the 4K content from Netflix. BT launched Europe’s first live sports Ultra HD channel in August as part of a new Entertainment Ultra HD package. Priced at £15 (€20) per month, the package includes the BT Sport Ultra HD channel, BT’s full Sport Pack in both SD and HD, 47 Premium channels including 13 in HD, up to 80 Freeview channels and catch-up TV from services like the BBC’s iPlayer. The Ultra HD package is available on BT’s new UHD-compatible Humax T4000 YouView box, which includes a 1TB hard drive that enables storage of 600 hours in SD or 250 hours in HD.”
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Binge Watchers Quick To Abandon Shows After One Bad Experience, More ... - TechCrunch

Binge Watchers Quick To Abandon Shows After One Bad Experience, More ... - TechCrunch | TV-technology | Scoop.it
Though an undisputed and hugely popular trend when in comes to streaming video consumption, opinions on binge-watching run the gamut from those who lament how..

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Telstra deploys Ericsson LTE broadcast to enable video-centric applications

Telstra deploys Ericsson LTE broadcast to enable video-centric applications | TV-technology | Scoop.it

Ericsson and Telstra continue to lead mobile operators in the adoption of LTE Broadcast. The technology is attracting growing industry traction as a method for making the best use of existing network resources and available spectrum to deliver new video services and offload network.


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AT&T LTE Broadcast - YouTube

At AT&T we're working to improve our network so that customers can access the content they want effortlessly. LTE Broadcast is a new mobile technology that w...

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Claude Seyrat's curator insight, January 28, 2015 3:17 AM

It is great to see that now major operators are explicitely showing the value of LTE Broadcast for various use cases.

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U.S. 4K UHD display shipments to reach 4 million in 2015

U.S. 4K UHD display shipments to reach 4 million in 2015 | TV-technology | Scoop.it
“ According to research to be released by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), shipments of 4K UHD displays in teh U.S. are projected to reach four million units in 2015, marking a 208 percent increase over 2014.”
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LTE connected devices to reach 64 million by 2019

LTE connected devices to reach 64 million by 2019 | TV-technology | Scoop.it
“ The total number of LTE connected devices shipped worldwide will exceed 1.89 billion units by end of 2019, according to ABI Research, ABI Research estimates that 676 million 4G LTE handsets will be shipped in 2015, growing 204 million units from...”
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Trends in the Media Industry

Pelle Törnberg, an innovative and dynamic CEO in the media industry, discusses the trends and challenges that broadcasters face due to the transformation of the media industy. Pelle is a Swedish journalist and former President and CEO of Metro International, which publishes the newspaper Metro. Since 2010 he is also the director of Bokadirekt.se.
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Review: Moscow State University Video Quality Measurement Tool

Review: Moscow State University Video Quality Measurement Tool | TV-technology | Scoop.it
“Never heard of it? Learn why we call this video encoding analysis tool invaluable, and a must-have for anyone serious about encoding or compression.”
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Yahoo! boosts online video business with BrightRoll buy-out

Yahoo! boosts online video business with BrightRoll buy-out | TV-technology | Scoop.it
“Yahoo! has revealed a definitive agreement to acquire programmatic video advertising platform BrightRoll.”
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Shift to OTT Viewing Will Increase Bandwidth Needs 31 Percent | Bob Kovacs | TVTechnology

Shift to OTT Viewing Will Increase Bandwidth Needs 31 Percent | Bob Kovacs | TVTechnology | TV-technology | Scoop.it

With the consumer shift from viewing TV over multichannel subscription video services to watching Internet video via a broadband or WiFi connection, as well as the growing popularity of watching video across a wide range of devices, today’s households are taxing metro residential backhaul networks like never before.

 

This was the focus of Ciena-sponsored research conducted by ACG Research. The study, “Forecast of Residential Fixed Broadband and Subscription Video Requirements,” found that average household bandwidth requirements are poised to increase by 31 percent annually over the next five years—from a peak hour average usage per household of 2.9 Mbps in 2014 to 7.3 Mbps in 2018.

The study provides network planners information to help them precisely model the impact of residential households’ increasing use of broadband and subscription video services across varied devices on specific network scenarios.

 

It also reveals data about the transition from broadcast service, which is multicast across the metro network, to streaming video service, which is unicast and distributed to multiple devices in each home, and the impact that shift is having on today’s residential backhaul network.

 

According to Ciena, service providers can address this demand by offloading streaming video traffic to a high performance packet-optical network.

 

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Europe, data caps curb growth of world mobile data traffic according to Cisco | Reuters

Europe's economic slowdown and the introduction of caps on mobile data usage have slightly damped growth of mobile data traffic despite more mobile users, devices and machine-to-machine connections, according to Cisco Systems .

 

"The projected 2012 to 2017 global mobile data traffic increase represents a compound annual growth rate of 66 percent," according to Cisco's annual visual networking index forecast published on Tuesday.

 

A year ago, Cisco forecast that between 2011 and 2016 the amount of mobile data traffic would grow at a compound annual rate of 78 percent.

 

"It's been a little slower, in particular, in Western Europe. You can't underestimate the economic downturn," said Arielle Sumits, senior manager of marketing at Cisco.

 

In addition, Cisco's director of service provider marketing, Thomas Barnett, said caps on data usage have had an impact on mobile data traffic as well.

 

"Three years ago the top 1 percent were generating 50 percent of traffic, today that's only 16 percent," he said.

 

Carriers began retreating from flat-rate tariffs in an effort to curb unlimited data and ease the strain on overloaded networks.

 

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Report: As countries adopt LTE, mobile data use starts skyrocketing | GigaOM Tech News

Report: As countries adopt LTE, mobile data use starts skyrocketing | GigaOM Tech News | TV-technology | Scoop.it

In South Korea, one out of every two mobile subscribers now has an LTE device, according to new data from GSMA Intelligence, but what’s even more interesting is the difference in how 3G and 4G subscribers used their connections in that country. Since SK Telecom launched its first LTE network back in the second half of 2011, data usage on 4G phones has more than doubled, while data consumption on 3G devices has remained flat.

 

The conclusion may seem a bit obvious since people who buy newer, fancier smartphones tend to gravitate toward more data-intensive applications, but GSMA Intelligence lead analyst Calum Dewar thinks there’s more to the trend. South Korea has reached critical mass in both coverage (100 percent of the population is now under the 4G umbrella) and speed, leading to consumers changing their behavior. In particularly, Dewar pointed out that many Korean wireless users have stopped hunting for Wi-Fi connections, choosing instead to keep their connections on the LTE network.

 

The GSMA noted the same trend in other countries where LTE is now entrenched. In the U.S., Verizon reported in Q3 that 38 percent of its connections were LTE, but the LTE network hosted 64 percent of its total data traffic. In Germany, O2 reported in Q3 that 4G smartphone usage is triple that of 3G smartphones.

 

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Is White Space the Right Space? | Light Reading

Is White Space the Right Space? | Light Reading | TV-technology | Scoop.it

The growth in mobile broadband usage is so rapid that it cannot be accommodated by new technologies alone -- access to new sources of spectrum is also essential.

 

It is therefore unsurprising that unused spectrum in certain areas -- so-called white space -- is generating excitement in the industry.

 

However, this new approach raises key technical and commercial challenges and even risks harming existing mobile services.

 

Research from Ericsson AB shows that global mobile data traffic grew 80% between the second quarter of 2012 and the third quarter of 2013, which means that the average mobile operator will need about 1600-1800MHz of spectrum by 2020, compared with the 300-500MHz they have today.

 

Needless to say, this is a substantial amount of new spectrum and represents a critical challenge for the telecom industry. In this light, the promise of unused bands undoubtedly holds appeal. Regulators are inevitably eyeing up all opportunities and white space is seen by many as a prime new resource to mine.

 

White space is used to define the parts of spectrum that are not used at a particular time and geographic location. Traditionally, the focus has been on TV white space, which consists of unused spectrum in the television broadcasting bands (for example, 470–790MHz in Europe and 470–698MHz in the US).

 

These bands contain portions of unused spectrum because of the necessary geographical separation between television stations using the same frequency channel and due to unused spectrum by regional television stations.

 

In principle, these white spaces can be used to provide vital new capacity for broadband services. However, there are a number of issues that could limit the size of the market, the quality and cost of services, as well as potentially negatively impact existing licensed mobile broadband services.

 

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Understanding ABR Latency: Alex Zambelli

One of the nice things about the streaming industry is that many folks will share their knowledge with you if you ask a quick question on a subject they are passionate and knowledgeable about. So it was with a question I asked of Alex Zambelli, now with iStreamPlanet, and formerly with the Microsoft team that streamed multiple Olympics and other large events.


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Mobile is eating the world: It Changes Everything via @a16z

We’ve shared a lot of data about whether and why ‘this time is different’. But beyond that, why is the tech market opportunity larger than any time in history …

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Fred Hagerman's curator insight, June 30, 2015 8:09 AM

Great slides from Andreessen Horowitz on Mobile's impact.

Jean-Marie Grange's curator insight, July 2, 2015 11:25 AM

Mobile is getting in every hand!

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Make room, Wi-Fi, Qualcomm wants to run LTE on your 5GHz band - The Register

Make room, Wi-Fi, Qualcomm wants to run LTE on your 5GHz band - The Register | TV-technology | Scoop.it
“ Low-power LTE-U can share spectrum with 802.11”
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Charter shows new hybrid "Worldbox"

Charter shows new hybrid "Worldbox" | TV-technology | Scoop.it
“ Cisco was directly involved in the design and software integration of the Broadcom-based hybrid set-top box. Charter is using ActiveVideo’s Cloud TV platform, which renders the entire user experience server-side, including the EPG video thumbnails, and delivers it as an MPEG stream.”
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Vikram R Chari's curator insight, January 8, 2015 9:04 AM

This is what "smart" MVPD's should be doing. And Charter is showing the way with the first step in this direction. Although I would go one step further and embrace virtual functionality and features doing away with the hybrid STB, if possible.

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Google Fiber's broadband dreams aren't making cable TV any better

“ Would you uproot your life for an internet connection? Google says people are doing exactly that; they're picking up and moving to Kansas City or Provo to gain access to Google Fiber, the company's...”
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Vikram R Chari's curator insight, December 7, 2014 11:33 AM

There are lessons for both sides in this. Let's hope they learn them and provide the much needed change for the good of the long suffering subscribers.

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Digital UK awards contracts to build Freeview connected TV service

Digital UK awards contracts to build Freeview connected TV service | TV-technology | Scoop.it
“ Eighty years from the first experimental broadcasts, the old five-channel system will be switched off for good. The date will also signal the completion of digital television switchover which started in 2008.”
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Fire TV Stick is Amazon's most successful device launch

Fire TV Stick is Amazon's most successful device launch | TV-technology | Scoop.it
“Amazon has started shipping its Fire TV Stick in the US and claims it is its best-selling device ever. “Fire TV Stick has been our most successful device launch ever,” said Dave Limp, SVP, Amazon D...”
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Thierry Tacheny's curator insight, November 20, 2014 8:21 AM

Démarrage de commercialisation en fanfare pour Amazon et son stick "Fire TV" ($99 !). Le concurrent de Chromecast (Google) serait l'appareil actuellement le plus vendu d'Amazon. En rupture de stock, les prochaines livraisons ne sont pas annoncées avant le 15 janvier prochain !!

Pour mémoire, Fire TV propose des accès automatiques à une sélection de contenus parmi lesquels, notamment : Amazon Prime Instant, Netflix, Hulu, WatchESPN,etc... pour la télévision mais aussi Spotify, Pandorra pour la radio, Flex...Etc.

    

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Kanal 75 Chooses Systembase IP Codecs - Radio World

Kanal 75 Chooses Systembase IP Codecs - Radio World | TV-technology | Scoop.it
“ Radio World Will provide live audio links from Sweden to Germany over the Internet”
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Report: 86% of In-Home Broadband Usage Will Be on WiFi By 2017 | TeleCompetitor.com

Report: 86% of In-Home Broadband Usage Will Be on WiFi By 2017 | TeleCompetitor.com | TV-technology | Scoop.it

In a new study, wireless and mobile communications market strategy consultancy iGR forecasts that WiFi devices will account for 86% of broadband data use in U.S. households in 2017. In-home data, in turn, will drive growing data usage outside the home, a matter of interest and importance for wireless and mobile industry participants across the value chain, iGR notes.

 

“In-home data usage is a precursor to outside-the-home usage. If a user gets accustomed to streaming music over an in-home cable / WiFi network, then that same user is likely to stream their music when they step outside the home,” iGR founder and president Iain Gillott, commented in a press release. “Today’s users expect a world in which they always have high-speed access to anything they want – cloud music, cloud information, etc. Internet and data access is inextricably woven into the personal, social and business fabric of modern life,” iGR continued. Click headline to read more-- 

 


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Internet of Things: $3 trillion market in 2020, 30 billion connected things

Internet of Things: $3 trillion market in 2020, 30 billion connected things | TV-technology | Scoop.it

While most everyone agrees that the Internet of Things (IoT) is poised for explosive growth and represents boundless opportunities – billions of connected things driving trillions in revenue – understanding where the revenue opportunities lie across different technology layers has remained elusive, according to IDC.

 

The worldwide IoT market is forecast to grow from $1.3 trillion in 2013 to $3.04 trillion in 2020 with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13 percent.

 

IDC defines the Internet of Things as a network of networks of uniquely identifiable endpoints (or "things") that communicate without human interaction using IP connectivity – be it "locally" or globally. IDC's view of the IoT ecosystem includes intelligent systems, network equipment, connectivity services, data integration, and often other types of software, applications, services and security....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, November 8, 2014 2:59 AM

Ready for 30 billion interconnected things? Research analysts think so.

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"There will be no one leader in this market," said Carrie MacGillivray, Vice President, IoT and Mobile Service & Infrastructure. "The market will rely on partnerships, federation, and innovative services to create truly valuable IoT solutions."

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Wi-Fi Offload Set to Skyrocket, Fueled by Mobile Data Surge | Multichannel.com

Wi-Fi Offload Set to Skyrocket, Fueled by Mobile Data Surge | Multichannel.com | TV-technology | Scoop.it

With mobile data traffic expected to grow 13-fold between 2012 and 2017, service providers will dramatically increase the amount of traffic they offload via Wi-Fi networks, from 33% to 46% of all data from smartphones and other mobile devices over that period, according to Cisco Systems’ latest forecast.

 

Mobile data traffic will reach 11.2 exabytes per month (134 exabytes annually) by 2017, a 66% compound annual growth rate over the period, according to Cisco’s Visual Networking Index (VNI) Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast for 2012 to 2017.

 

The amount of mobile data offloaded to wired networks each month is expected to grow even faster, expanding 22-fold over the same period. In 2012, 33% of total mobile data traffic was offloaded to fixed-line networks via Wi-Fi (429 petabytes per month), as opposed to delivered over cellular networks. By 2017, 46% of total mobile data traffic will be offloaded, amounting to a whopping 9.6 exabytes per month. An exabyte is equal to 1 quintillion bytes.

 

During the 2012 to 2017 forecast period, Cisco anticipates that global mobile data traffic will outgrow global fixed data traffic by three times.

 

That will be driven by more mobile video, which will represent 66% of global mobile data traffic by 2017 (up from 51% in 2012) and more users -- 5.2 billion by 2017, up from 4.3 billion in 2012.

 

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Cablevision works towards automation for programmatic linear TV

Cablevision works towards automation for programmatic linear TV | TV-technology | Scoop.it
Advertising John Moulding Author Cablevision Media Sales and its parent company Cablevision Systems Corporation are leading the way...

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