HEVC Advance is the second HEVC patent group, representing the patents of GE, Dolby, Philips, Mitsubishi, and Technicolor. The group launched in April 2015, and announced terms on July 21. In this article, I’ll summarize the terms and add perspective gained from a review of previous licensing efforts of different technologies as well as discussions with Peter Moller, the newly minted CEO of the licensing group and former executive vice president of GE Licensing.
German pay-TV broadcaster Sky Deutschland has made its OTT service Sky Online available to the owners of smart TV sets from LG (all WebOS models) in Germany and Austria.
British satellite TV operator Sky July 29 said revenue from Sky Store’s “Buy & Keep” electronic sellthrough platform increased 77% in the 2015 fiscal year ended June 30.
Dolby has gotten the most press when it comes to high dynamic range (HDR), widely seen as the next generation of home video content after 4K. The company has been been making a big push for several years with its Dolby Vision HDR format, but it’s not the only one in the game.
BT says its seeing few customers opting out of the new £5 charge for its repackaged sports channels.
Switzerland’s largest cable operator UPC Cablecom has completed the transition to digital television with the last analogue channel having been switched off in Ticino on July 7, 2015.
Arris delivered an improved second quarter, but the lights were dimmer than originally anticipated as the set-top and modem maker dealt with industry consolidation and a strong dollar.