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Sky Deutschland selects INSIDE Secure player for Apple TV app
Jul 12, 2016 – INSIDE Secure (Paris:INSD) has announced that its secured player technology has been selected by Sky Deutschland for the new Sky Online streaming service for the fourth generation of Apple TV.
News categories: INSIDE Secure, Sky Deutschland, Andrew McLennan, Mauro Di Pietro Paolo, Austria, DRM, Germany, Media Player, Set Top Box, TV Everywhere

Fox launches live primetime streaming in beta
Jul 12, 2016 – FOX has launched live streaming on its digital platforms, offering viewers access to a simulcast of the network’s primetime entertainment programming via FOX.com and FOX NOW for iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Apple TV and Google Chromecast.
News categories: Fox Television, Dana Walden, Gary Newman, Digital TV, Multiscreen, OTT, USA

Chips&Media launches 2nd generation VP9/HEVC decoder IP
Jul 11, 2016 – Chips&Media has announced that they have completed development of their 2nd generation VP9 and HEVC(H.265) multi-format Decoder IP - WAVE512 which is now available to customers.
News categories: Chips&Media, Semiconductor, Silicon IP, Worldwide

Viu launches SVOD in Singapore with Singtel
Jul 8, 2016 – PCCW Media’s OTT video service, Viu, has launched its premium subscription service in Singapore with Singtel, the largest telecommunications company in Singapore, offering viewers unlimited downloads of their favourite content.
News categories: PCCW Media, Singtel, Janice Lee, Digital TV, OTT, Singapore

42 million digital media adaptors shipped in 2015
Jul 7, 2016 – Futuresource Consulting has published its latest digital media adaptor (DMA) report. 2015 saw worldwide shipments of 42 million units. 2020 is expected to see shipments of these dedicated video streaming devices exceed 63 million units.
News categories: Futuresource Consulting, David Tett, Digital TV, Market Research, OTT, Set Top Box, Worldwide

Singtel launches OTT video portal app
Jul 7, 2016 – Singtel has announced a way for consumers to enjoy their entertainment on-the-go with the launch of Cast, Singapore’s first OTT video portal app. Cast will offer thousands of hours of content from partners delivered over Singtel’s 4G network.
News categories: Singtel, Goh Seow Eng, Digital TV, Mobile, OTT, Singapore

HTC announces $10 billion VR-focused investor consortium
Jun 30, 2016 – HTC has announced the formation of the Virtual Reality Venture Capital Alliance (VRVCA), a consortium of venture capital firms who invest in the VR industry. The VRVCA members together represent well over $10 billion of investible capital.
News categories: HTC, Virtual Reality Venture Capital Alliance, Mr. Alvin W. Graylin, Digital TV, Venture Capital, VR, Worldwide

Australia sees strong SVOD growth
Jun 27, 2016 – Uptake of subscription video on demand (SVOD) services delivered over the Internet continues to run hot in Australia with 2.7 million active subscriptions expected by the end of June 2016, according to Telsyte.
News categories: Telsyte, Foad Fadaghi, Australia, Digital TV, Market Research, OTT, Subscribers

Over 8 billion connected devices globally
Jun 10, 2016 – According to IHS (NYSE: IHS), as of year-end 2015, the world contained 8.1 billion connected smartphones, tablets, personal computers, TVs, TV-attached devices and audio devices - on average, four devices per household.
News categories: IHS, Merrick Kingston, Digital TV, Market Research, Multiscreen, Worldwide