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TiVo and Armstrong Partner to Deliver Advanced, Whole-Home and Multi-Screen Viewing Experience to Cable Subscribers
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

SAN JOSE, CA and BUTLER, PA(Marketwired - Sep 9, 2014) - TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO), a leader in the advanced television entertainment market, and Armstrong Utilities, Inc., a Pennsylvania-based telecommunications provider, today announced that Armstrong has selected TiVo as its advanced television solution for delivery of a multi-screen, seamlessly-combined linear, recorded, Over the Top, and video on demand TV experience.  (more...)

KVH and Transas Team Up to Solve Mariners' Need for Fast and Affordable Updates to Mandatory Electronic Charts
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

MIDDLETOWN, R.I., and CORK, Ireland, Sept. 9, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq:KVHI) and Transas announced today a strategic relationship designed to ensure vessels at sea receive affordable, timely updates of mandatory electronic chart data. The CHARTlinkTM channel of KVH's IP-MobileCastTM content delivery service will support delivery of chart and other data updates from Transas, a leading producer of electronic chart display and information systems (ECDIS) and a leading provider of electronic navigation charts (ENC) and data services. This is the first of many steps envisioned by Transas for delivery of value-added data for shipboard use with the IP-MobileCast service. (more...)

BEDBUGS!!! Infests the ArcLight Off-Broadway, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

Dale Joan Young is bringing Bedbugs!!! back to NY. No, not those begbugs, Bedbugs!!! the award winning comedy sci-fi thriller rock musical, the brainchild of composer Paul Leschen (Drama Desk nominee for Twist! and pianist and arranger for international rock sensations Scissor Sisters) and book & lyricist Fred Sauter (MFA, NYU Musical Theatre Writing Program). BEDBUGS!!! will feature the direction and choreography of Robert Bartley with musical supervision by Deborah Hurwitz. BEDBUGS!!! begins performances tonight, September 9, and runs through October 26, celebrating its opening night on Sunday, September 14 at 7PM at the ArcLight Theatre (152 West 71 Street). (more...)

STMicroelectronics Selected by SmarDTV to Power Its Set-Top-Box Line-Up in NAGRA QuickStart Solutions
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

GENEVA, Sept. 9, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) STMicroelectronics (NYSE:STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications and a leading supplier of set-top-box SoCs, announced that it has been selected by SmarDTV, a subsidiary of the Kudelski group and a leading supplier of devices to Pay-TV operators worldwide, to power a range of set-top-boxes that are used in NAGRA pre-integrated QuickStart solutions. (more...)

Broadcom Powers New Line of BrightSign 4K Digital Signage Players
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

AMSTERDAM, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ IBC 2014 Broadcom Corporation (BRCM), a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today announced that BrightSign LLC, the global market leader in digital signage players, has chosen Broadcom's Ultra HD system-on-chip (SoC) technology for its new line of 4K media players. Leveraging Broadcom's BCM7444 and BCM7252 SoC devices for advanced compression and decoding, BrightSign's line of digital signage media players delivers native 4K, 60 frame-per-second (fps) video and 10-bit color, optimized for use in a variety of commercial applications including advertising, retail stores, stadiums, museums and other public displays. Broadcom will demonstrate the BCM7445, BCM7252 and its full portfolio of HEVC-enabled SoCs at IBC, September 12-16, RAI Amsterdam, Booth 2.C25. For more news, visit Broadcom's Newsroom. (more...)

PeerApp and Sandvine to Demonstrate the Industry's First Virtualized Content Caching Solution at IDF San Francisco 2014
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

NEWTON, MA(Marketwired - Sep 8, 2014) - PeerApp, the market leader in helping operators speed Internet content delivery, will demonstrate the industry's first virtualized content caching solution in cooperation with intelligent broadband solutions provider Sandvine and Dell at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) in San Francisco September 9 through September 11, 2014. The joint solution will be in Dell's Booth #920 in the Network Builders section of the IDF Technology Showcase.  (more...)

So BIG, It's Almost Inappropriate -- TiVo Unveils Largest Consumer DVR Ever Made With 24 TB of Storage Capacity for Over 26,000 Hours of TV
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

SAN JOSE, CA(Marketwired - Sep 8, 2014) - TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO), a leader in the advanced television entertainment market, today unveiled the biggest DVR it has ever made, TiVo Mega. TiVo Mega boasts 24 terabytes of recording space, the equivalent of over 26,000 hours of TV. The whole home capable TiVo Mega marries unprecedented storage with the all-in-one approach to live, recorded, on-demand, streaming services and web-based television that gives consumers what they want on any screen, wherever they are. (more...)

OpenMarket Expands Global Two-Way SMS Reach to 15 New Countries, Adds Google Voice Support
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

SEATTLE, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ OpenMarket, a leader in enterprise mobile engagement, today announced the expansion of its global two-way SMS connectivity into 15 countries in Europe and Asia-Pacific, an area that accounts for half of the world's 3.4 billion mobile subscriber base. The company also announced new Google Voice connectivity and capabilities, allowing enterprises to reach a broader set of users via SMS. The expansion in global reach is driven by an increasing enterprise demand from enterprises that want to leverage SMS to optimize their business operations and enhance relationships with their customers and employees globally. (more...)

Solekai Announces "CFFGen" Digital Video Generator for Packaging DECE CFF-Compliant High Definition Movie Content
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

CFFGen inputs DECE CFF-compliant audio and video elementary streams, text and image-based subtitles, comprehensive metadata, encryption keys and initialization vectors and then outputs AES-128 bit encrypted DECE-compliant movie content for secure, industry-wide distribution. (more...)

E!'s TOTAL DIVAS Returns to Over 1.2 Million Total Viewers
by TV News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

E!'s “Total Divas” kicked off its third season premiere with a pop on Sunday, September 7 (9-10:00 pm). Delivering over 1.2 million total viewers and 821K Adults 18-49, the series was up +15% and +17% respectively versus the season 2 premiere. Back for an all-new season where sisterhood meets over-the-top drama, viewers were introduced to the brazen WWE Diva, Rosa Mendes, and saw Nikki Bella pursue freezing her eggs unbeknownst to her longtime boyfriend, WWE Superstar John Cena. The unprecedented inside look at the lives of the women of the WWE® was the most watched E! season 3 premiere in more than three years. On the digital front, 'Total Divas' garnered 26,000 Tweets and ranked as the #1 ad-supported cable program of the night (excluding sports). Viewers of Sunday night's highly rated “Total Divas'” premiere stayed tuned for a new episode of “#RichKids of Beverly Hills” (10 – 10:30 pm), which followed EJ Johnson as a celebrity Grand Marshal of San Francisco's Pride Parade. The episode, which also documented socialite Dorothy Wang's return to the dating scene after recent heartbreak, retained nearly two-thirds (64%) of its lead-in and delivered over half a million among Adults 18-49 (516K). The second season continues to pace ahead of season 1 by +6%. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE SHOPLIFTERS Offers Laughs, Chance to Ponder at Arena Stage
by Jennifer Perry - Sep 21, 2014

'The Shoplifters' is a perfect way to start the 65th Season at Arena Stage off right! (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWBooksWorld.com from 9/14/2014 - 9/21/2014
by BWW - Sep 21, 2014

Hottest Articles on BWWBooksWorld.com from 9/14/2014 - 9/21/2014. (more...)

CNBC to Premiere New Series THE FILTHY RICH GUIDE, 10/8
by TV News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

The series premiere of CNBC's “THE FILTHY RICH GUIDE” will air on Wednesday, October 8 at 10PM ET/PT. The season consists of 5 thirty-minute episodes that will roll out over 4 weeks. (more...)

Frost & Sullivan Lauds Kaltura for Above-Market Growth in the Online Video Platform Space
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Based on its recent analysis of the online video platforms (OVP) market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Kaltura, Inc. with the 2014 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Growth Excellence Leadership. While the OVP market has been growing at a cumulative average growth rate of 13.2 percent, Kaltura has consistently registered year-on-year growth rates upward of 50 to 60 percent since it was founded in 2006. Such impressive above-market performance points to the company's exceptional ability to design and implement robust growth strategies. (more...)

BWW Review: For TheatreWorks Florida's Glorious SWEENEY TODD the Devil is in the Overlooked Details
by Matt Tamanini - Sep 18, 2014

Amongst the vast majority of musical theatre devotees, there is little debate that Stephen Sondheim is the greatest writer that the artform has ever known. So, as I sat watching TheatreWorks Florida's soaring Opening Night performance of his darkest masterpiece, SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET, I found my mind consistently going over his three principles of lyric writing: 1) 'Content dictates form.' 2) 'Less is more.' 3) 'God is in the details.' Now, before I go much further, I want to say that I thoroughly enjoyed this production, especially the phenomenal voices and inventive staging, and this show is a must see for any local lover of Sondheim's work. I doubt that you will find a better sounding group of actors on an Orlando stage any time soon. Music Director David Foust clearly did incredible work on this production. (more...)

AAeB and Associates Acquires New Pulp Press
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Exciting changes are happening at New Pulp Press. StartingJanuary 1, 2015, Jon Bassoff, its founder, will be handing over control and ownership of the award-winning press to Jonathan Woods and Shirrel Rhoades of Key West, Florida. While Jon Bassoff will still be associated with New Pulp Press in an advisory role, Jonathan Woods will be in charge of acquisitions and editorial matters. Shirrel Rhoades will take the lead on business, marketing and distribution matters. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Viewing ART At Vagabonds Theatre: Plenty of Whine, Delicious Cheese
by Cybele Pomeroy - Sep 18, 2014

Vagabond Players' production of ART in historic Fells Point is surprisingly funny despite dense dialogue and sparse set- or perhaps because of them. (more...)

Oxygen to Premiere New Series MY CRAZY LOVE, 10/28
by TV News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Oxygen Media introduces a new half-hour series, “My Crazy Love,” premiering on Tuesday, October 28th at 10pm ET/PT. (more...)

Oxygen's MY CRAZY LOVE to Premiere 10/28
by TV News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Oxygen Media introduces a new half-hour series, “My Crazy Love,” premiering on Tuesday, October 28th at 10pm ET/PT. This anthology series follows the wild, romantic and hilarious things men and women have done in the name of love. Each week, real people share their personal stories about a time in their life when the intoxication of love led them to extreme behavior and embarrassing acts. From jumping out of a plane to hiding out in a girlfriend's closet, this series reveals it all through stylized reenactments and interviews. Celebrities such as Adrienne Bailon (“Nail'd It” and “The Real”) and Cheryl Burke (“Dancing With the Stars”) also confess their outrageous stories. With amazing twists, turns and shocking revelations, did these lovers' bold gestures work or did they take it too far? “My Crazy Love” is part of Oxygen's rebrand, which launches on Tuesday, October 7th across all platforms, showcasing the network's new logo and tagline, very real, targeting young, modern women. (more...)

BWW Reviews: VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE Check Off a Hit
by Elizabeth Peterson-Vita - Sep 17, 2014

Acclaimed American playwright Christopher Durang is well known for his absurd and often outrageous humor, and his VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, winner of a Tony Award in 2013 for Best Play, is no exception. An engaging farce with a somewhat surprising degree of sentiment at its core, this darkish comedy sends up the classic work of Anton Chekhov while also countering it with a kind of cock-eyed optimism. This Trustus Theatre's production, in the capable hands of director Jim O'Connor and well-modulated cast, just completed its first week's run and happily will be playing for another two weeks. There are plenty of in-jokes for theatre majors and the cognoscenti, but the uninitiated can also enjoy the modern comedy and unexpected charm that infuses Durang's take on a very idiosyncratic family whose caricatured members are yet familiar to us. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A 'Just Sensational' MAME Plays at Allenberry
by Marakay Rogers - Sep 17, 2014

Dann Dunn and cast give Central Pennsylvania a production that revives the Old South,Jerry Herman, and audience spirits (more...)

DISH Adds Scripps Networks Interactive to OTT Portfolio, Expands Programming and Digital Rights in Renewed Deal
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

The agreement includes over-the-top (OTT) multi-stream rights for live and Video-on-Demand content. The agreement also expands DISH's distribution of authenticated live and Video-on-Demand Scripps Networks programming on Internet-connected devices. (more...)

Carly Ozard to Star in MIDLER ON THE ROOF at Stage 72, 10/7
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Carly Ozard in 'Midler on the Roof' at Stage 72 at the Triad, 158 W 72nd Street, NYC, NY 10023 on Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 7 p.m. (more...)

Smart Communications, Inc. ('Smart') Launches Optimized VoIP for Filipino Seafarers Using One Horizon Technology
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

BAAR, SWITZERLAND - One Horizon Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: OHGI) ('One Horizon' or the 'Company'), which develops and licenses the world's most bandwidth-efficient mobile Voice over Internet Protocol ('VoIP') platform for Smartphones, today announced that Smart Communications, Inc., is launching a pre-paid VoIP Smartphone app using its optimized software platform. (more...)

THE TRIESTE INTRIGUE Discusses Russian Involvement in Plot to Assassinate Pope John Paul II
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

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BWW Reviews: DOYLE AND DEBBIE Twang into the Stackner Cabaret's Honky Tonk Heart
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Sep 15, 2014

Country music, or incredible parodies of the legendary genre, twanged and twittered into the Stackner Cabaret when the Milwaukee Rep opened The Doyle & Debbie Show this September. A rollicking honky tonk evening, this pastiche tribute to county music also lampoons the battle between the sexes, an effortless task when placed into the gifted hands Michael Accardo (Doyle) and Erin Parker (Debbie) accompanied by the indefatigable Bo Johnson (Buddy) on the guitar. (more...)

BWW Reviews: YOU LOVE THAT I'M NOT YOUR WIFE a Real Crowd Pleaser in NoHo
by Don Grigware - Sep 15, 2014

Think quirky like Moonstruck, only transplant the action from New York to Los Angeles and replace the large Italian Family with a dysfunctional community of friends and their current significant others. For those that have forgotten Moonstruck it was a hit movie in 1987 in which relationships were turned upside down, inside out under the spell of a full moon, creating odd, unpredictable sexual entanglements. It's not John Patrick Shanley but Joanne Mosconi who has written You Love That I'm Not Your Wife, and with a kooky title like that, something's got to give comedically. Now onstage in NoHo at the Avery Schreiber Playhouse, Wife is a crowd-pleaser with miles of heart, 10 very likable characters as well as the actors playing them.. under the direction of the playwright who really knows how to keep the pacing fast and bright and to stage action fully within the confines of a minimal space. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Walnut Street's 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL
by Pati Buehler - Sep 15, 2014

With the good wishes of Dolly Parton herself, the stellar Philly/ Broadway cast under the direction of Bruce Lumpkin and choreographer Michelle Gaudette is a fun loving day at the office from hell! . (more...)

Europe Telecom Market (Central, Eastern, Western) 2019 Forecasts
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

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Imagine Communications Introduces End-to-End TV Everywhere Offering for Communications Service Providers
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

AMSTERDAM, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Imagine Communications, a market leader of media software and video infrastructure solutions serving the global broadcast, multichannel video programming distributor (MVPDs) and enterprise markets, today unveiled its vision for enabling Communications Service Providers to gain strategic advantage in offering over-the-top (OTT) video and IPTV services. As the only company in the industry with an end-to-end TV Everywhere solution from media ingest to advanced advertising, subscriber billing and multiscreen CDN Imagine Communications provides the know-how, technology and vision to capitalize on the growing demand for optimized video distribution across multiscreen environments. (more...)

Now in Print & eBook: 'Seven Days to Goodbye' by South Carolina Author Sheri S. Levy
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2014

Barking Rain Press, a non-profit fiction publisher, announced the paperback and eBook release of the engaging YA service dog puppy raiser novel, 'Seven Days to Goodbye' by Simsonville, South Carolina author Sheri S. Levy. 'Seven Days to Goodbye is Levy's first novel; her article about a Diabetic Alert dog, 'Scent with Love,' was published in 'Clubhouse Magazine' and was nominated for a Maxwell Medallion Award from the Dog Writer's Association of America (DWAA). After Trina's beloved dog dies, she swears she'll never get another one. But then she learns about service dogs, and realizes if she becomes a puppy raiser, she could train puppy after puppy and never worry about them dying. But like all great ideas, this one has a serious flaw: her first service puppy must be returned to his kennel at the end of their week-long summer vacation. And saying goodbye to Sydney is going to be much tougher than she ever imagined. Trina's last week with Sydney is made that much harder by her newly strained friendship with her best friend, Sarah, who's become so over-the-top boy crazy that she's almost like a stranger. Sarah is determined to have them hang out with every boy at the beach, but when a boy named Chase takes an interest in Sydney and Trina, it puts an even bigger strain on the friendship. It's hard enough to deal with losing Sydney, but now she may lose her best friend, too. And even if she manages to patch things up with Sarah-and figures out what to do about Chase-she still must face a daunting decision: is she strong enough to take on another service puppy? Ask for 'Seven Days to Goodbye' at your favorite bookstore, or buy it online at the Barking Rain Press website, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, Powells, Waterstones, and many other Internet bookstores. It is also available as an eBook through Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, iTunes iBooks, Kobo, InkBok, Content Reserve/Overdrive, the Barking Rain Press website and many other outlets worldwide. Interested readers can read the first four chapters for free by visiting the Barking Rain Press website at barkingrainpress.org. Seven Days to Goodbye BISAC Genre Codes: FIC043000 - Fiction / Coming of Age JUV002070 - Juvenile Fiction / Animals / Dogs FIC045000 - Fiction / Family Life BIC Genre Codes: YFN - Family & home stories (Children's / Teenage) YFP - Animal stories (Children's / Teenage) LCCN: 20140826 Trade Paperback (212 pp) ISBN-13: 978-1-935460-74-9 ISBN-10: 1-935460-74-9 Retail Price: $13.95 USD Distributors: Ingram, Bertram Books, Gardners Books, Mackin Educational Resources eBook (ePub, Kindle, PDF) ISBN-13: 978-1-935460-75-6 ISBN-10: 1-935460-75-7 Retail Price: $5.95 USD Distributors: Content Reserve/Overdrive, Ingram About Barking Rain Press Barking Rain Press is an imprint of the BRP Publishing Group (BRP), which is a non-profit publisher located in the greater Portland/Vancouver metropolitan area-a thriving hub for independent publishers, writers, and literary venues. BRP currently operates three imprints, including Barking Rain Press, Virtual Tales, and Nitis Books. Find out more about the BRP Publishing Group at their website, barkingrainpress.org. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Davis Musical Theatre Company's SHREK THE MUSICAL
by Meg Masterson - Sep 14, 2014

Given my initial feelings toward the show, I'm quite surprised to be telling you that Shrek is adorable, and well worth the time to see. The lyrics are clever, and the songs added to the show give the characters more depth. Shrek could be a good introduction to theater for young audiences. Kids who have seen the movie are already familiar with the story and characters, and the stage version is quite fun. (more...)

Concurrent Shifts Into High Gear with New Video Solutions Portfolio
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

"We are proud to introduce Concurrent's UpShift and UpLift solutions, our unified portfolio designed to speed the launch of new video applications to any device," said James Brickmeier, SVP Strategic Marketing at Concurrent. "Our UP solutions serve to build on our momentum in the IP video solutions marketplace. By offering one solution that supports any screen, we address our customer's need to respond more quickly to the changing video marketplace, embrace new business opportunities, and accelerate the pace of their transition to an all IP network." (more...)

Elemental Delta Originates New Era of Intelligent Video Delivery
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

AMSTERDAM and PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) 2014 Elemental Technologies, the leading supplier of software-defined video solutions for multiscreen content delivery, today announced the launch of Elemental Delta, a video delivery platform that helps content owners and distributors add new time-shifted services, reduce distribution costs and more precisely manage content in multiscreen delivery deployments. After extensive testing, initial customers include major telco, over-the-top TV (OTT), broadcast, satellite and mobile operators in the U.S., Europe and Middle East. (more...)

DivX Showcases Secure Multi-Screen 4K Over-the-Top Video Experience at IBC 2014
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

"DivX offers an open, comprehensive range of solutions that address each step of the video value chain. At IBC 2014, we're showcasing the many ways DivX is powering the future of secure, multi-screen 4K video," said Dr. Kanaan Jemili, CEO of DivX, LLC. "The new DivX OmniView solution will help OTT services extend their audience reach, differentiate their experience, reduce operating costs and speed time-to-market while ensuring secure, multi-screen playback of the highest-quality video content. Our DivX 4K content bundling solution enables content providers and device manufacturers to easily and securely deliver premium 4K titles to global consumers. And the many innovations on display from MainConcept, including support for 10-bit HEVC, provide crucial advancements in content preparation and video quality to prepare for the next-generation video experience." (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Trailer for Season Three of MTV's GIRL CODE, Premiering 10/1
by TV News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

MTV announced today that its hit series “Girl Code” will return for a third season with all-new back-to-back episodes each week beginning Wednesday, October 1st at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT, following the “Teen Mom 2” season finale. (more...)

Wohler Adopts MainConcept HEVC Solution for Leading RadiantGrid Content Distribution Platform
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

The MainConcept HEVC solution has been widely deployed by a number of companies across the video value chain seeking to meet the market demand for next-generation video. An implementation of the emerging H.265 video standard, the MainConcept HEVC SDK offers superior encoding quality, high compression efficiency and optimized system performance, along with ease of implementation designed to minimize time-to-market. (more...)

Triax Adds Entropic-Based MoCA Adapters to Its Home Networking Product Line-Up
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, Sept. 12, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) (IBC, Entropic Meeting Suite G106/G107; Hall 13) Entropic (Nasdaq:ENTR), a world leader in semiconductor solutions for the connected home, announced today that Triax has added new Entropic-based MoCA® (Multimedia over Coax Alliance) Ethernet-to Coax Adapters (ECAs) to its in-home connectivity product suite. By adding MoCA adapters to its product offerings, Triax is enabling European service providers to offer more advanced, high-bandwidth IP streaming services that leverage the extremely reliable, high throughput connection that is offered by Entropic's MoCA technology. (more...)

TiVo Launches Full European Sales and Support Organization to Meet Demand for Personalized Video Discovery Offerings
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS -  TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO), a leader in advanced television entertainment, today announced it expanded its existing European footprint to now include sales, marketing and account management staff in offices in Austria, England, the Netherlands, Poland and Spain specifically dedicated to personalized video discovery solutions. This expansion builds on the continued success of TiVo delivering advanced TV services with European cable operator partners including ComHem in Sweden, Ono in Spain, and Virgin in the UK. (more...)

Oregan Networks Enters Data-Driven Personalised Programming Market
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

At IBC 2014, Oregan plans to demonstrate an easy-to-deploy, off-the-shelf offering that is designed to allow operators to efficiently consolidate traditional broadcast and Over-the-Top assets in a seamless media-guide application. The demonstration is being developed in collaboration with Rovi Corporation, and features Rovi Guide, a new cloud-based, multiplatform media programming guide running within Oregan's Pay TV client middleware. Based on the analysis of viewing data, the combined solution is expected to allow for more targeted content recommendations and advertising. (more...)

DivX and Civolution Partner to Offer Secure Watermarking Solution for High-Quality Over-the-Top Video Distribution
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

The combined solution integrates forensic watermarking from Civolution to the existing, robust DivX Digital Rights Management (DRM) solution, which has been approved by major Hollywood studios and the DECE (Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem). The integration of Civolution's NexGuard watermarking technology with DivX OmniView's server-side services as well as TotalCode encoding applications from DivX will provide per-session watermarking, enabling secure video preparation up to 4K for OTT delivery, including live streaming and VOD. (more...)

DivX and Accedo Showcase High-Quality Multi-Screen Video Playback at IBC 2014
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

“Accedo is well established as a leading developer of multi-screen video applications for some of the largest and most successful pay TV operators and broadcasters in the world,” said Dr. Kanaan Jemili, CEO of DivX, LLC. “The combination of DivX OmniView and Accedo VIA will enable OTT services to further differentiate their video offering and increase audience reach to the vast DivX Certified device footprint.” (more...)

Sigma Designs Introduces 4K HEVC Set-Top-Box Chipset
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

MILPITAS, CA - Sigma Designs, Inc.® (NASDAQ: SIGM), a leading provider of intelligent system-on-chip (SoC) solutions for Smart TV, Smart home and IP-based set-top-boxes (STBs), today announced the SMP8758 SoC, designed to support UltraHD (4K) resolution using HEVC (H.265) compression technology for next-generation STBs. The SMP8758 will be on display at Sigma Designs' stand #BM7 at IBC 2014, a key video industry event taking place in Amsterdam from September 12-16. (more...)

Concurrent Leads On-Demand Video Server Category
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

“On-demand video servers have evolved to support a wider array of video screens, applications and content distribution architectures,” said Erik M. Keith, Principal Analyst, Fixed Access and Digital Media Infrastructure at Current Analysis. “After closely evaluating the solution offerings from each major server vendor, we have determined that Concurrent offers one of the most advanced video solutions available in the marketplace today. By introducing cutting edge features like CDN integration, intelligent edge caching, multi-screen content delivery and transparent caching of over-the-top content as part of its on-demand server offering, Concurrent has distinguished itself as a clear leader in the on-demand video server category.” (more...)

BWW Reviews: Town Players of Newtown Bring On the Laughs with THE ARTIFICIAL JUNGLE
by Cindy Cardozo - Sep 11, 2014

More than a lighthearted comedy, this silly and irreverent homage to classic film noir will leave you laughing in the aisles. (more...)

OLL.TV Deploys Teleste's Headend Platform to Develop its OTT Video Service in Ukraine
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

TURKU, Finland, September 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ (more...)

Virtual Press Office Exhibitor Profiles: 'IBC2014
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

NEW YORK, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ The following exhibitor profile roundup from Virtual Press Office is a list of featured online press kits for IBC2014, the global event for professionals engaged in creating, managing, and delivering entertainment and news content worldwide, which takes place from September 12-16 at the Amsterdam RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre in Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands. (more...)

Alcatel-Lucent enhances and virtualizes content delivery to enable pay-TV providers to cope with the explosion of IP video traffic
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

PARIS, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) is to introduce new features to its Velocix Content Delivery Network (CDN) solution to enable pay-TV operators to better manage their networks and set a new standard for the customer experience of IP video services. (more...)

TelVue HyperCaster 4K Broadcaster Awarded Four Diamonds by BTR
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

MT. LAUREL, NJ - TelVue (PINKSHEETS: TEVE) is pleased to announce the TelVue HyperCaster® 4K IP Broadcaster was awarded Four Diamonds in this year's Broadband Technology Report (BTR) Diamond Technology Reviews, for being 'an excellent product, easy to operate,' according to the judges. (more...)

Jillian Michaels Featured in Season 12 Premiere of TLC's SAY YES TO THE DRESS, 10/10
by TV News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

On Friday, October 10 at 9/8c, TLC premieres an all new star-studded season of Say Yes to the Dress. Now in its 12th season (more...)

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