Digital TV News: High Efficiency Video Coding

Broadcom introduces HEVC STB SoCs for emerging markets
Jun 2, 2015 – Broadcom (NASDAQ: BRCM) has introduced a family of integrated system-on-chip devices (SoCs) that add High Definition (HD) High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) for hybrid cable, direct broadcast satellite (DBS), terrestrial and IP set-top boxes (STBs).
News categories: Broadcom, John H. Gleiter, BroadcastAsia, Digital TV, ICs, Semiconductor, Set Top Box, Worldwide

ETSI reports on UHD video over powerline networks
Dec 19, 2014 – ETSI’s Powerline Telecommunications Technical Committee (TC PLT) has published a Technical Report assessing new video distribution services in a connected home environment.
News categories: ETSI, Roger Samy, Digital TV, Smart Home, Worldwide

ITU approves H.265/HEVC second edition standard
Nov 21, 2014 – The second edition of High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC), Recommendation ITU-T H.265 | ISO/IEC International Standard 23008-2 includes enhanced format range extensions to improve video quality, general multi-layer support, scalability to cope with IP network congestion, and native 3D (multi-view) video encoding.
News categories: International Telecommunication Union, Hamadoun I. Touré, Christoph Dosch, Digital TV, Worldwide

Ittiam enables HEVC support in Android Lollipop
Oct 29, 2014 – Ittiam Systems has announced that it has worked over the last several months to bring native HEVC Decode to Android, by way of the standard’s inclusion in the Android Media Framework, within Android 5.0, Lollipop.
News categories: Ittiam, Srini Rajam, Apps, Digital TV, Media Player, Worldwide

ARM announces single-core video codec IP for HEVC
Oct 28, 2014 – ARM (LSE:ARM; NASDAQ:ARMH) has announced a suite of integrated media IP designed to deliver rich visual content. The IP suite is comprised of the Mali-V550 video accelerator, the Mali-DP550 display processor and the Mali-T800 GPU family.
News categories: ARM, Mark Dickinson, Digital TV, Mobile, Semiconductor, Set Top Box, Silicon IP, Smart TV

Openwave Mobility launches 4K Ultra HD video optimization for mobiles
Oct 13, 2014 – Openwave Mobility has announced DynaMO, capable of optimizing High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) to achieve optimum HD video playback on mobile devices. It offers carriers up to five times more data savings compared to previous technologies.
News categories: Openwave Mobility, Matt Halligan, Content Distribution, Digital TV, Mobile, Worldwide

MPEG LA offers HEVC patent portfolio license
Sep 29, 2014 – MPEG LA has announced the availability of the HEVC Patent Portfolio License. The joint license includes patents that are essential to the High Efficiency Video Coding standard (HEVC, also known as H.265 and MPEG-H Part 2).
News categories: MPEG LA, Larry Horn, Bill Geary, Blu-ray, Digital TV, Gaming, Licensing, Patent, Set Top Box, Smart TV, Worldwide

Broadcom powers Vodafone Germany's 4K-enabled set-top box
Sep 10, 2014 – Broadcom (NASDAQ: BRCM) has announced that its BCM7252 will power Vodafone Germany's 4K-enabled consumer set-top box. Broadcom will demonstrate its full line-up of Ultra HD SoCs at IBC.
News categories: Broadcom, Vodafone, Rich Nelson, Digital TV, Germany, IBC2022, IPTV, Semiconductor, Set Top Box

Sagemcom selected by Vodafone Germany to supply 4K UHD set-top boxes
Sep 4, 2014 – Sagemcom has announced that it has been selected by Vodafone Germany for the deployment of its 4K UHD 60 FPS set-top box in the first half of 2015. Vodafone has selected a hybrid IP/satellite PVR with a removable Hard Disk Drive.
News categories: Sagemcom, Vodafone, Olivier Taravel, Digital TV, DVR, Germany, IPTV, Set Top Box