Digital TV News: TTP

Afghanistan officially launches digital TV broadcasting
Sep 1, 2014 – Afghanistan’s digital TV system has been officially inaugurated in a ceremony held at the Kabul Serena Hotel on Sunday August 31, 2014. The event was attended by the state profiles, members of Parliament and representatives of the mass media.
News categories: MCIT, Amirzai Sangin, Afghanistan, Digital TV, Terrestrial

Ericsson and Polkomtel test LTE Broadcast in Poland
Sep 1, 2014 – Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) and Polish telecom operator Polkomtel have carried out the first test of LTE Broadcast technology in Poland, streaming the opening game of the 2014 World Volleyball Championship between Poland and Serbia to 300 selected guests.
News categories: Ericsson, Polkomtel, Tobias Solorz, Valter D'Avino, Digital TV, Infrastructure, LTE, Poland

More 4K UHD TVs shipped in Q2 2014 than in all 2013
Aug 28, 2014 – More 4K ultra-HD (UHD) TV sets were shipped in the second quarter (Q2) of 2014 than shipped all year in 2013, according to the NPD DisplaySearch Quarterly Global TV Shipment and Forecast Report.
News categories: DisplaySearch, Paul Gray, Digital TV, Market Research, Smart TV, Worldwide

Spark New Zealand selects OTT platform provider, Xstream
Aug 28, 2014 – Xstream has announced that Spark New Zealand (formerly Telecom NZ) has selected its video management platform, Xstream MediaMaker, for delivery of the new Spark OTT video service, Lightbox.
News categories: Xstream A/S, Spark, Lightbox, Mike McMahon, Frank Thorup, IBCShow, Infrastructure, New Zealand, OTT

Fifth of Europe's TV homes to subscribe to online packages by 2020
Aug 27, 2014 – The number of European homes paying a monthly subscription to receive subscription video on demand packages will climb from 1.78 million in 2010 to 59.41 million in 2020, according to a report from Digital TV Research.
News categories: Digital TV, Digital TV Research Reports, Europe, Market Research, OTT

Canada's Rogers and Shaw launch 'shomi' subscription VOD service
Aug 26, 2014 – Rogers Communications and Shaw Communications have launched shomi, a subscription VOD service. Available initially on tablet, mobile, online, Xbox 360 and set top boxes, shomi will launch in beta first to Rogers and Shaw Internet or TV customers.
News categories: Rogers Communications, Shaw Communications, shomi, Keith Pelley, Barbara Williams, Canada, Digital TV, Games Console, OTT, PC Video, Set Top Box, Smartphone, Tablet

Fujitsu presents HEVC HD decoder SoC
Aug 26, 2014 – Fujitsu Semiconductor has introduced the newest addition to its Fujitsu H6x decoder series. The SoC supports HEVC (H.265) decoding in HD resolution for multimedia applications in in-car infotainment and home entertainment systems.
News categories: Fujitsu, Digital TV, ICs, Semiconductor, Set Top Box, Worldwide

Albis introduces SceneGate 8073 IPTV/OTT set-top box at IBC
Aug 25, 2014 – Albis Technologies has introduced the SceneGate 8073, an 1080p HD-capable entry-level OTT and IPTV set-top box (STB). The SceneGate 8073 combines an extremely small footprint with advanced functionality.
News categories: Albis Technologies, Peter Winkler, IBCShow, IPTV, OTT, Set Top Box, Worldwide

SmartVOD launches first VOD Hollywood premium service in Africa
Aug 25, 2014 – SmartVOD by Vonetize has launched the first ever OTT Hollywood premium service in Africa. The service, branded Aflix by SmartVOD, launched in collaboration with a Nigerian technology company in the African Sub-Sahara.
News categories: Vonetize, Aflix, Noam Josephides, Africa, App, Digital TV, OTT, Smartphone, Tablet