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Bulgaria Sat, one of the leader content providers in the Balkans, has selected Ericsson to deliver media processing hardware which will help deliver Standard Definition (SD), High Definition (HD) and 4K channels to TV subscribers across the region.
Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) has partnered with Net Insight (NASDAQ: NETI) for use with Ericsson’s Unified Delivery Network (UDN), a content distribution service that supports low-latency, live content delivery.
Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) has signed a content discovery services contract with DNA, the largest pay-TV operator and one of the leading telecommunications operators in Finland.Ericsson will provide editorial services and rich metadata for over 150 TV channels in Finnish, English and Swedish from DNA’s cable network, the Finnish digital-terrestrial network and over broadband.
Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) has selected Equinix, Inc., to deploy its Unified Delivery Network (UDN) solution in Equinix’s datacenters and across its business ecosystem of network service, cloud and content providers and enterprises in all industry sectors. The two companies will also extend their new relationship to work together on future innovation projects, including possible collaboration on new technologies...
Waltham, MA—Zixi, Ericsson has chosen Zixi to provide additional technology capabilities for their Contribution applications.Zixi’s Feeder and Receiver technology will be integrated into Ericsson’s recently launched MediaFirst Content Processing software-based decoder to meet the needs of media businesses that rely on premium content revenue.
At IBC Show 2017, Ericsson will launch its flagship live captioning platform, Subito, as a standalone service in the cloud, offering broadcasters and content owners the flexibility to resource and manage their captioning requirements themselves.
OTT, on-demand and TV Everywhere services are expanding the very definition of TV, creating a highly competitive and diverse media landscape which is helping to change consumer expectations forever. Access to content anywhere, anytime and on any screen, is now a permanent fixture in our lives. We now have more content available at our fingertips than ever before. So why is it that we still feel unable to find anything to watch?
Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) has been chosen by Jupiter Telecommunications (J:COM), Japan’s largest cable system operator, to power its next generation TV service. The new TV service will provide J:COM subscribers with new features including a highly personalized, seamless TV experiences all screens and the ability to watch live TV and access content on demand on any device.
The term 360° video, often used interchangeably with virtual reality (VR) video, describes video media in which the consumer chooses the viewing direction. Depending on the client platform, PC, tablet, or head mounted device (HMD), this may be achieved by dragging, swiping, or moving the...
Three members of the Virtual Reality Industry Forum (VRIF) – Sky, Ericsson and Tiledmedia – will showcase a real application of Virtual Reality (360 video) synced with live sports at this year’s IBC Show.
NexGuard, a Kudelski Group company and the leading provider of forensic watermarking technology and solutions, today announced its Network ID product, launched as a technology partnership with Ericsson, at IBC 2017 (Amsterdam, The Netherlands on September 14-19, 2017).
Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) will launch MediaFirst Content Processing, the industry’s first software based, multi-application platform, at IBC 2017 (booth #1.D61). The platform is designed from the ground up with high quality, full performance video processing capabilities specifically for the contribution market.
Real world IP deployments and an interoperability demonstration supported by some 50 vendors will be key elements of the IP Showcase at IBC2017, says Matthew Goldman.
The media and entertainment industry’s embrace of internet protocol (IP)-based infrastructure is no longer a future possibility; it is a ....
This summer, KNIPPR, the over-the-top (OTT) TV service of T-Mobile Netherlands, launched an event channel to broadcast live from the annual Tilburg Fair in the Netherlands. Ericsson managed and delivered the channel launch end-to-end: providing the mobile radio studio through to playout of the event channel from Ericsson’s Master Control Room in Hilversum to the KNIPPR TV app on various devices.
It’s almost IBC time again, the flagship European event where the great and the good (and everyone else) of the broadcast industry descend on Amsterdam to showcase and discuss the latest trends and products that will shape our future. Here are my picks for the headline acts we can expect at this year’s show.
Ericsson has signed a global metadata distribution agreement with IMDb, the world’s most popular and authoritative source for movie, TV and celebrity content. Ericsson will integrate IMDb’s metadata, including ratings and rankings, into its content discovery ecosystem and will become the reseller and integrator of these data sources to service providers worldwide
Public cloud services have revolutionised the internet start-up business over the past few years. It’s now unthinkable to conceive a start-up with a traditional IT infrastructure model, but this transformation is only just beginning to have an impact on TV broadcast infrastructure. Captioning services straddle...
This summer, Ericsson ConsumerLab released its very first edition of the Merged Reality report. This report provides an insight into how consumers believe Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) will impact physical reality as well as the key areas of day-to-day life that they believe will be changed fundamentally. The integration of VR and AR will transform the way we live,
Playing against and watching others battle in online gaming tournaments has attracted a lot of attention in recent months. Investors, such as music producer Steve Aoki, are dubbing this new consumer interest in electronic sports, aka eSports, the new gold rush. This seemingly niche space is rapidly growing, gaining huge cultural recognition, and experiencing an explosion in financing from numerous investors, including celebrities, and even football clubs.
The war for audiences is on. Producing and acquiring the most compelling content is the primary battlefield. Yet, technology innovation is enabling disruptive competition and unique user experiences that media companies must respond to and stay ahead of.
At IBC 2017, Ericsson is launching a new standard dynamic range (SDR) to high dynamic range (HDR) conversion toolset, that enables broadcasters to meet the complex requirements of delivering a consistent, high quality HDR live TV service.
The launch comes at a time when HDR content is limited, particularly for live TV services.
Television, and the TV industry, has changed a lot in recent years. We watch an increasing amount of content on smaller screens, such as mobiles, tablets and laptops, including over one billion hours per day on YouTube – mostly created by non-traditional producers. In a world with more small screen, more personalised viewing, how does the big screen in the living room compete? On quality.
British sports broadcasting legend, Clare Balding, namechecking you before you speak live on TV isn’t something that happens to me very often. But it did happen (twice, in fact), in 2016. At the time, the small, calm inner part of me clocked it, and thought, ‘That’s VERY cool,’ while the other 98% of me was inwardly quaking, knowing I was seconds away from going live to the UK on Channel 4’s 4Seven.
Earlier this month, along with other industry partners and our customer BT Sport, we produced a live linear broadcast of the UEFA Champions League final in 4K and High Dynamic Range (HDR).
HDR is a technique that allows cameras to capture, and televisions to display, a much wider range of contrast; the difference between the deepest black in a picture and the brightest white. Increasing the range of contrast captured gives the image an appearance of greater depth and looks more like real life.
We have been talking a lot about making TV personal – creating a unique experience for each individual viewer so they stay longer in front of the screen, big or small, and come back for more. Yet, the discussion is often limited to the personalization of the user interface, personalization of the advertising that reaches viewers or personalization of the TV content library available. But what about personalization of the TV content itself? That can be another powerful way to engage viewers by providing them with a unique experience.
In addition to my role at Ericsson, earlier this year I had the honor of taking office as the President of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), a position I will hold until the end of 2018. It is a truly exciting role; SMPTE has worked tirelessly to address the industry’s growth and to provide standards – in concept and practice – to enhance the current and future work of engineers, creatives and professionals. Its work has been highly influential, with the embrace of software-defined networking and media processing, and the rise of a fully connected world illustrating the extraordinary advances we have enabled in the evolution of TV and media.