QuickPlay Media Inc. is offering enhanced support for the Microsoft Mediaroom IPTV platform, enabling IPTV service providers using Mediaroom and other IPTV middleware platforms to extend their multiscreen services to iOS, Android and other OTT, IP-enabled platforms without new infrastructure investment…Harmonic is teaming with Nagra to power a cloud-based OTT video service for broadcasters and pay-TV service providers offered jointly by major Spanish infrastructure telecom operator Abertis Telecom and Nagra. Harmonic’s ProMedia suite and the Nagra MediaLive Multiscreen solution provide the Abertis Telecom-Nagra cloud service a way to deliver live, VOD and time-shifting, to TVs, PCs, tablets, smartphones, set-top boxes and other IP-connected devices…EchoStar is expanding its portfolio of Android-powered set-top boxes (STB) a new hybrid DVB and IP solution, the HDX-410. It ships with software that supports advanced video coding (AVC) and support for MPEG-2, MPEG-4, VC-1 and VP8…Digital Rapids plans to support the MPEG-DASH (Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP) specification in upcoming new offerings, with support initially available new solutions powered by the Kayak workflow technology platform, including version 2.0 of the Digital Rapids Transcode Manager high-volume media processing software and the StreamZ Live Broadcast integrated broadcast/multi-screen live encoder…The Observer 7.0 transport stream (TS) MPEG transport stream logging and monitoring system from Volicon is making its European debut, and it now includes loudness monitoring and mobile support. Observer 7.0 users can log MPEG transport streams continuously as well as stream and export content to all stakeholders in the media enterprise, the company says…Miranda Technologies (a Belden brand) has partnered with Paris-based Cognacq-Jay Image (CJI) to provide a monitoring and control system featuring solutions from Miranda. The Miranda system helps Cognacq-Jay Image monitor and control broadcast playout for 20 linear channels with a system comprised of Miranda’s iControl Playout Manager, Kaleido-X multiviewers, Densité modular cards, NVISION routers and “fingerprint” media identification technology…Streaming video provider iStreamPlanet is moving its portfolio of media workload products and services to the cloud, including live and live linear video; transcoding for video on demand (VOD); an advanced metadata framework service for authentication, authorization, and ID federation; and media encryption and license-clearing services.

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TV Viewership Soaring

As the pandemic (maybe) starts to slow down, there seems to be no change in the trend of increased traditional TV viewership. Cable accounted for the highest share of time spent viewing with 70% versus

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