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Physicist shows why your WiFi sucks in that one room

If WiFi can track a heartbeat through walls, why can’t I get internet in my corner bathroom? Jason Cole was trying to figure that out too, but unlike me, he’s a PhD student in physics. So he mapped his own apartment and assigned refraction values to the walls (shown above), then applied so-called Hemholtz equations to model the electromagnetic waves.

via Physicist shows why your WiFi sucks in that one room.

Posted in TV Tech

VOD Professional | BBC iPlayer TV Requests Dipped to 165 Million in July

There were 231 million requests in July, with live sport captivating the nation. As the World Cup drew to a close, all three of the final matches made it into the top 20 most requested TV programmes, with the Germany v Brazil match generating 1.2 million requests, once again boosting live requests to 15% of the total for TV – on a par with July last year.

via VOD Professional | BBC iPlayer TV Requests Dipped to 165 Million in July.

Posted in TV Content

BSkyB starts cash-raising roadshow | Advanced Television

September 2nd sees the first of BSkyB’s financial roadshow presentations take place with the aim of raising the extra cash it needs to buy Sky Deutschland and Sky Italia. Financial reports suggest that BSkyB is looking to raise $2 billion.

via BSkyB starts cash-raising roadshow | Advanced Television.

Posted in TV Business

AirTies and Norigin partner on media-casting STB » Digital TV Europe

Set-top box maker AirTies has partnered with multi-screen and OTT services specialist Norigin Media to launch a new set-top box (STB) with mobile-to-TV casting capabilities.

via AirTies and Norigin partner on media-casting STB » Digital TV Europe.

Posted in TV Business, TV Tech

Compelling content, social conversations drive linear TV resurgence | Advanced Television

Must-see TV is driving consumers back towards planning evenings around the linear TV schedule, despite the availability and convenience offered by video on demand services – according to new research from Carat.

via Compelling content, social conversations drive linear TV resurgence | Advanced Television.

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Conax to highlight Kudelski opportunities, range of solutions » Digital TV Europe

Conax will use IBC to highlight new opportunities available to it as part of the Kudelski Group as well as to showcase the newest product features in its flagship Conax Contego security hub and its new, entry-level solution Conax GO Live and a new cost efficient secure client, Conax OTT Access.

via Conax to highlight Kudelski opportunities, range of solutions » Digital TV Europe.

Posted in TV Business

DVB to demo HEVC-based UHD using DVB-S2X » Digital TV Europe

The DVB will use its presence at IBC to demonstrate HEVC-encoded content in multiple UHD services utilising DVB-S2X and multiple HD services via DVB-T2.

via DVB to demo HEVC-based UHD using DVB-S2X » Digital TV Europe.

Posted in TV Content, TV Tech