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Monitoring innovations in post-production, head-end, streaming, OTT, second-screen, UHDTV, multiscreen strategies & tools
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GStreamer Element in RDK Stack Opens New Possibilities for OEMs

GStreamer Element in RDK Stack Opens New Possibilities for OEMs | Video Breakthroughs | Scoop.it

An intriguing set of new capabilities for bringing IP content to set-top boxes is coming into focus as a result of the inclusion of the GStreamer multimedia framework in the protocol stack endorsed by developers of the Reference Design Kit platform for next-gen devices.


Fluendo’s GStreamer-based Oneplay platform opens the door to building rich applications on a framework that supports playback in Linux, Windows, MAC OS X, Android and iOS environments from video streamed over any of three leading adaptive bitrate (ABR) formats, including HLS (HTTP Live Streaming), Microsoft Smooth and MPEG DASH adaptive bitrate formats.

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ACCESS and Verimatrix launch secure multiscreen media sharing solution based on DTCP-IP and protected HLS

ACCESS and Verimatrix launch secure multiscreen media sharing solution based on DTCP-IP and protected HLS | Video Breakthroughs | Scoop.it

ACCESS and Verimatrix announced at TV Connect that they have jointly produced a new product, Verimatrix Gateway to address security concerns around the adoption of multiscreen media sharing. The new product combines NetFront Living Connect, the Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) component from ACCESS, with the ViewRight Gateway security solution by Verimatrix to provide an integrated security and in-home media sharing solution.

 

The at-show demo sees ViewRight Gateway enable translation between incoming content streams from a managed distribution network, or stored recordings, and corresponding stream formats that are optimized for in-home distribution using NetFront Living Connect. The demonstrated and trusted secure formats are DTCP-IP and enhanced security HLS.

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Wyplay makes pay-TV platform open-source

Wyplay makes pay-TV platform open-source | Video Breakthroughs | Scoop.it

Wyplay has announced Frog by Wyplay, an initiative which makes available the full source code of Wyplay's set-top box middleware and backend add-ons free of charge for evaluation and development purposes. The platform is already deployed to 10 million subscribers at Canal+, Belgacom, SFR and Vodafone.

 

Frog by Wyplay encompasses all of the elements needed to build a foundation for pay-TV products (satellite, cable, IPTV, over the top, and terrestrial), including development kits for TV client devices, reference hardware, optional backend add-ons and companion apps for smartphones or tablets. Based on open-source technologies and open standards, the solution is described as agnostic with respect to chipset, delivery frontend and existing TV operator backend.

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SoftAtHome Operating Platform pre-integrated with Broadpeak nanoCDN

SoftAtHome Operating Platform pre-integrated with Broadpeak nanoCDN | Video Breakthroughs | Scoop.it

A collaboration will combine Broadpeak’s nanoCDN with SoftAtHome’s convergent services home operating platforms. The result is that operators can cost-effectively deliver high-quality live OTT video services to millions of simultaneous viewers, consuming only a few megabits per second on the operator’s network, the companies say.

 

SoftAtHome announced its latest software release SOP5 during IBC2012. SOP5 takes SoftAtHome’s segmented software solutions further in enabling the managed IPTV and OTT adaptive streaming technologies gateway box (gBox) and IP set-top box (ipBox) to be used together. “Operators can now use their traditional IPTV back-end or rely on a unique TV back-end to address retail and managed devices,” the companies explain. These two products have now been pre-integrated.

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