Video solutions and delivery firm Elemental Techno

first_imgVideo solutions and delivery firm Elemental Technologies successfully completed what it claimed was the world’s first real-time 4K HEVC transmission over the weekend.Japanese telco K-Opticom used high-efficiency video coding (HEVC or H.265) video processing software from Elemental to successfully deliver a real-time 4K Ultra HD transmission of the Osaka Marathon.“The stream looked stunning with clear, reliable and very detailed output on Sony 4K televisions. Together, the advanced K-OPT optical fiber network and Elemental’s video processing proved real-time 4K HEVC transmission is now a reality,” said K-Opticom president Takao Fujino.Tom Morrod, research director for consumer electronics and video technology at IHS, said: “4K and Ultra High Definition will be very important, especially for live sports in the coming years, and HEVC compression will be critical to making 4K cost effective, reach multiscreen devices and not use too much distribution bandwidth.”last_img read more

PhonetoTV video streaming service Flipps has sig

first_imgPhone-to-TV video streaming service Flipps has signed a distribution deal with web series studio Vuguru, allowing it to distribute two of the latter’s shows via its platform. Under the deal, Flipps will make Vuguru scripted series Prom Queen and Back on Topps available to stream on smart TVs and web-connected games consoles using Flipps’ iOS or Android app.Formerly known as iMediaShare, Flipps lets users stream online videos from their mobile for free over the same WiFi network – with no remote or dongle required.“Bringing online original programming to the connected home is a natural extension of the Flipps brand and Vuguru is a leader in the space. We’re excited to be the first to bring on-demand Vuguru series to the TV screen – making them available and easily accessible to millions of viewers,” said Flipps CEO, Kosta Jordanov.last_img read more

International sports channel provider Eleven Sport

first_imgInternational sports channel provider Eleven Sports Network has tapped online TV technology specialist NeuLion to launch a new digital service in Belgium, Luxembourg, Poland, Singapore and Taiwan.The service enables viewers to access live and on-demand remium sports content such as Euro 2016, Liga BBVA, Formula 1 or NBA on their tablet, mobile or laptop devices, available via subscription both online and as an app.The service includes a catch-up option, allowing viewers to watch any live sport or programming shown on the network’s channels in the past 24 hours.This is complemented by video-on-demand, providing viewers with clips and short-form highlights, and the ability to pause and rewind live coverage of events.“We are extremely excited to launch our new Eleven Sports digital service at a time when fans continue to look for the best and most convenient ways to watch sport. Working with NeuLion has enabled us to offer viewers a best in class service which we are sure they will be delighted with. Our fantastic range of world-class sports deserves to be showcased on a platform like this and enjoyed by as many people as possible,” said Danny Menken, group managing director, Eleven Sports Network.“Our experience and expertise delivering live sports throughout Europe and Asia for big brands including the NFL, NBA, UFC and others has allowed us to continue to land fantastic new partners,” says Kanaan Jemili, CEO, NeuLion.“We are excited to team up with Eleven Sports Network and give their fans an enhanced digital experience delivering great content on multiple devices.”last_img read more

Canal International has launched a new sports cha

first_imgCanal+ International has launched a new sports channel for the African market branded A+ Sport.The channel will show a variety of local and international sports, including coverage from the Jeux de la Francophonie, the final phases of the CAF Confederations Cup, and the Basketball Champions League.A+ Sport is an offshoot of the A+ entertainment channel brand that Canal+ rolled out in July 2014.A+ launched by offering both African and international content with roughly 40% of programming made in Francophone Africa, 40% elsewhere in African and 20% hailing from the Carribean or US.Canal+’s parent company, Vivendi, said that the launch of A+ Sport ensures “strategic continuity” in Africa, focused around accessibility and proximity.A+Sport will be offered exclusively on Bouquets Canal+ packages and as part of the EasyTV DTT offering in Brazzaville and Pointe Noire in Congo, and in Kinshasa and Lubumbashi in Democratic Republic of the Congo.last_img read more

VIDEO Liberty Globals Horizon which will launch

first_imgVIDEO: Liberty Global’s Horizon, which will launch in four countries this year, beginning next quarter, is set to have a transformative effect on the company, as CEO Mike Fries explained in an exclusive video interview with DTVE at Cable Congress.Fries also told DTVE that the German market offered exceptionally strong prospects for growth and that prospects in a number of other markets were also improving.Mike Fries: Liberty Global’s Horizon set for launch from Digital TV Europe on Vimeo.last_img