Digital TV News Summaries

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TiVo grows Opera TV Store in U.S. market

Opera Software is rapidly growing its list of U.S. cable TV operators launching the Opera TV Store via TiVo’s whole-home gateway DVR and multi-room client devices. The expansion through TiVo brings numerous new viewers to the HTML5 TV application platform, which enables operators including RCN and Mediacom to offer popular apps and video content to their subscriber bases. More TiVo partner operators are also in the pipeline.

via TiVo grows Opera TV Store in U.S. market.

Posted in TV Content

TVTechnology: TV Technology Europe Announces IBC 2014 Best of Show Award Winners

TV Technology Europe has announced the winners of its IBC 2014 Best of Show Awards:

via TVTechnology: TV Technology Europe Announces IBC 2014 Best of Show Award Winners.

Posted in Top News, TV Business

Virtualized headends is the big, big story at IBC 2014 | VideoNet

There is one notable, and possibly overwhelming, trend that has emerged from IBC 2014 this year and that is virtualization. For those of us primarily interested in the headend-to-end-device part of the delivery chain this story has been emerging throughout 2014, with announcements from encoding and transcoding vendors starting in earnest this spring. But suddenly at IBC it seems that there is nothing that cannot and will not be virtualized, with capture, packaging, content security, origin serving, ad insertion, captioning and even subtitling and playout included in the list, with multiplexing to be included before too long.

via Virtualized headends is the big, big story at IBC 2014 | VideoNet.

Posted in Top News, TV Tech

Microsoft confirms Windows 9 reveal at 30 September event | ITProPortal.com

Microsoft has confirmed that it will unveil a preview of the next version of Windows at the end of the month.

We had already heard last month that Microsoft was planning a media event for 30 September, and that this would almost certainly be the revelation of Windows 9 (also known as Threshold) – and indeed that is the case, with press invitations now having been sent out.

via Microsoft confirms Windows 9 reveal at 30 September event | ITProPortal.com.

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Why Apple will never make an iTV | News | TechRadar

Apple is making a TV! Apple is not making a TV. It is and it’s called iTV! It’s not and it wouldn’t be called that anyway, it is a silly name.

via Why Apple will never make an iTV | News | TechRadar.

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DisplayPort 1.3 announced w/ support for upcoming 5K displays, enhanced 4K performance | 9to5Mac

The Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) announced today that it’s introducing the latest DisplayPort technology that brings support for upcoming 5K monitors and more.

via DisplayPort 1.3 announced w/ support for upcoming 5K displays, enhanced 4K performance | 9to5Mac.

Posted in TV Content, TV Tech

Apple’s Tim Cook: TV stuck in the 70s, but we’re still looking at it | News | TechRadar

Rumours of a full-blown Apple iTV have been simmering for nearly as long as those of the Apple Watch, but despite nothing appearing beyond the odd update to the Apple TV box, Apple CEO Tim Cook has again hinted that something bigger could be in the pipeline.

via Apple’s Tim Cook: TV stuck in the 70s, but we’re still looking at it | News | TechRadar.

Posted in TV Tech