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Google throws its hat into the HbbTV ring

Media Investment Michelle Clancy 21-10-2018
Seven new companies have joined the HbbTV Association in the past 12 months, including Google – demonstrating increased momentum for an open standard for hybrid TV services.
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Verizon claims top spot for mobile video streaming

Mobile Michelle Clancy 21-10-2018
As the four main US mobile carriers – AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon – continue to jockey for position based on price, video streaming has emerged as an important differentiator.

Consumers in the US are hungry for next-gen broadcast TV

Media Analysis Michelle Clancy 21-10-2018
Consumers in the US continue to show exceptionally strong interest in so-called next-gen television service (also known as ATSC 3.0), which offers the same programming as existing free live over-the-air TV (such as local news, live sports, programming from ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and other broadcast networks), but adds advanced streaming-type features.

Artear turns to Telestream for media transcoding

Infrastructure Michelle Clancy 21-10-2018
Arte Radiotelevisivo Argentina SA (Artear) is using Telestream Vantage Transcode Pro to automate the transcoding and processing of media moving into and out of its Avid editing, storage and asset management systems.

Broadpeak, Inca deliver IP video for Hiawatha in Minnesota

IPTV Michelle Clancy 21-10-2018
Regional Minnesota-based ISP Hiawatha Broadband Communications (HBC) has tapped Broadpeak and Inca Networks to deploy a scalable IP video delivery solution.

NKOTB’s Knight to headline Farmhouse Fixer on HGTV

Programming Michelle Clancy 21-10-2018
Renovation expert Jonathan Knight, best known as a member of the Boy-band New Kids on the Block, will take fans step-by-step when he restores a centuries-old New England farmhouse in a new HGTV pilot for US television, Farmhouse Fixer.

UK government launches £60MN children’s television competition

Programming Editor 20-10-2018
Aiming to find the next Grange Hill, Peppa Pig and Byker Grove, the UK government has announced a major initiative to search for the next big thing in UK kids TV.
CBBC clangers 20Oct2018

Netflix localises Indonesian service with language, content rush

VOD Rebecca Hawkes 20-10-2018
Netflix is localising its Indonesian service with a Bahasa Indonesia user interface and subtitles, along with new Indonesian content from 19 October.

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