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DVB approves HEVC-based Phase 1 spec for UHDTV

The DVB announced today that its steering board approved the first phase of its UHDTV specification on July 3rd, describing it as a ‘significant step’ on the way to the launch of the first UHDTV services. The specification – which includes an HEVC Profile for DVB broadcasting services - will allow images with four times the [...]

Videonet’s Viaccess-Orca Webinar on Live Streaming Video Piracy now available

During this webinar, which Barry Flynn chaired, Viaccess-Orca (VO) explored the new trend of piracy of live streamed video, focusing on how it impacts the sports content business, as well as how it can be monitored, counter measured, and stopped to secure the content providers’ revenues – using VO’s Eye on Piracy security service. Some fascinating [...]

PSB switch away from YouView shows why Freeview should have had a return-path to begin with

An excellent article by Steve Hewlett in yesterday’s Guardian about the UK terrestrial TV companies’ decision to put their weight behind Freeview Connected instead of Youview asks why it took so long to decide to give the mass-market Freeview DTT platform the on-demand Internet functionality it needed. Indeed! In fact, this omission can be traced [...]

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