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LTE Broadcast 1/5: live debut heralds battles with Wi-Fi to come

The first live LTE Broadcast session delivered recently by Telstra in Australia raised the natural question of why things should be different this time. The recent history of cellular communications is littered with the skeletons of mobile broadcast’s dismal past, with Telstra’s demonstration as it happens coinciding with the death of the last DVB-H service

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IBC 2013 part 2: Brightcove & Envivio

In this second installment from IBC 2012, I spoke with CTOs from Brightcove and Envivio

IBC 2013, impressions of a 4K OTT show

Although OTT has been an IBC topic for a few years, we actually saw a plethora of end-to-end platforms that actually worked, often purely in the cloud. The range of supplier was impressive from Israeli start-ups like Vidmind to multinationals like Siemens or the pioneer Kit digital, now reprendre Piksel. There was also much more

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10 questions on UHD and how not to seem like a 4K Luddite

Despite being a bit of a geek, I feel I need to brush up my 4K basics to avoid seeming lame on such a hot topic. 2013 has already seen UHD/4K bloom at CES; now I need to be ready for IBC. So I had a long chat with Thierry Fautier who happens to be pretty knowledgeable on this. Here’s the transcript of our talk, in case you too want to seem less lame on the subject.

My pre @IBCShow 2013 hot topics

Here’s my take on what the hot topics of the IBC 2013 tradefloor – before the show:
Safe bets: 4K/UHD – HEVC – OTT (DASH Etc.) – Big Data
Outsiders: Dongles – IPTV rebirth – Targeting ads – Offloading – 4G & Fiber

What does the sale of Microsoft’s Media Room to Ericsson say about Redmond’s TV strategy?

Microsoft’s TV strategy has taken 20 years to mature – the wounded Redmond giant seems finally poised to really matter on the living room TV.

9 new trends to help my visit the TV Connect 2013 show floor

Many of us whinged and whined about the name change from IPTV World Forum to IP&TV World Forum because the names were too difficult to tell apart (if you are still looking, it was the adding of the ‘&’ in IP&TV). By naming the event TV Connect the organizers have now moved away far enough

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The Big Data emperor will need Big Change within companies, that is if he has any clothes on. Summit report Part III

There was a great turnout to TM Forum’s inaugural event on Big Data in January. It was small enough to enable proper networking, but the packed room made it feels like this something more than just hype or buzz is happening around Big Data. Some of the clear benefits Big Data brings at once A

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