Streaming21, the worldâ€™s leader in broadcast-quality streaming solutions, together with its set-top box partner, Coship will showcase IPTV and mobile TV solutions at ITU Telecom World 2006 in Hong Kong, December 4~8. The demonstration will highlight Streaming21â€™s current successes in providing these services to multiple incumbent operators in Asia. Visitors will experience richly interactive and personalized demos of converged TV services for live broadcast, video-on-demand, PVR, live mobile television, mobile Vlog, mobile security, and more, based on industry-standard H.264 and 3GPP specifications. [Read more…]
Streaming21, the world’s leader in broadcast-quality streaming solutions, has announced that it has successfully delivered Asia’s most popular entertainment, Karaoke On Demand (KOD), for Lung Hwa Electronics. Lung Hwa (TAIEX: 2424) is one of the leading 3C manufacturers in Taiwan, with over 30 years of technology innovations. This joint-developed KOD service will be the world’s first KOD service that offers full-screen TV playback with unique “interactive” karaoke features over open networks. In contrast to other commercial KOD deployments around the world, which rely on expensive managed networks, Streaming21’s ground-breaking solution works over the Internet and is available to subscribers from any domestic ISP. [Read more…]
Minacom, the foremost service quality test automation supplier to telcos and cable MSOs, and Sunrise Telecom(R) Incorporated, a leader in testing and monitoring solutions for voice, video, data services and next-generation digital multimedia, announced today they will work together to provide integrated test solutions for telcos and cable Multiple System Operators (MSOs) offering VoIP and IP-Video services. The partnership will focus on combining the centralized test capabilities offered by Minacom’s DirectQuality(R) R7 service level test automation platform with the leading network and service test functionality available in Sunrise Telecom’s handheld FTTx, DSL, and cable test sets. [Read more…]
cVidya Networks, a provider of Telecom Data Integrity and Revenue Assurance solutions, announced today the availability of a solution for IPTV services based upon its flagship product, MoneyMapÂ®/Suite. This makes cVidya the first vendor to provide a revenue assurance solution for IPTV. The solution covers both active and proactive aspects of revenue assurance, making it particularly important at the IPTV service deployment stage. cVidya’s solution was recently validated as the revenue assurance component of the IPTV Catalyst project presented by the TeleManagement Forum in Nice.
“Being the first to identify and address the need for revenue assurance in the most innovative and promising line of business in the telecommunications arena today, is an important achievement for cVidya as a leader in our field,” commented Alon Aginsky, CEO of cVidya. “As the services offered by the telecommunications industry continue to multiply, we aim to continually adapt our solutions and lead the revenue assurance industry in fulfilling the changing needs of the communication service providers.”
The business of IPTV has lately become one area in which revenue assurance is especially critical. As CSP’s focus their efforts on IPTV deployment to gain market share, the support systems infrastructure receives lower attention, and they find themselves increasingly exposed to financial risks resulting from data and process integrity issues. Furthermore, information and revenue flows now must be managed between a growing number of content providers and other partners, in addition to the network and consumers. [Read more…]
Broadbus Technologies, Inc., the leading provider of technology solutions for Television on Demand (TODÂ®), and Axiom Systems, a market leader in service fulfillment software, today announced a partnership to address service providers’ need for a next-generation video platform with an operational support system (OSS) that gives subscribers highly reliable, premium on-demand experiences. The alliance creates a solution that enables operators to simplify the deployment of IPTV video offerings, including networked digital video recording (nDVR), time-shifted television and TOD.
While the growing market for IPTV services presents new opportunities for service providers, it also introduces a number of significant challenges. For example, the advanced video services enabled by IPTV demand a more reliable, powerful and scalable video platform. Furthermore, the advent of these new IPTV services will have a marked impact on operational support systems. Designing, creating, delivering and analyzing performance of such services with existing systems is proving to be very complex as the next-generation networks over which they are delivered grow and evolve. [Read more…]
Streaming21, Inc., a leader in broadcast-quality media streaming solutions, today announced that the company has achieved significant growth in its Karaoke On Demand initiative for Chunghwa Telecom (TAIEX: 2412, NYSE: CHT). Chunghwa Telecom is the incumbent carrier in Taiwan that owns 95% access networks and 4 million broadband subscribers. CHT is also one of the world’s largest IPTV service operators with over 120,000 subscribers. In October 2005, Streaming21 deployed the world’s first commercial residential “Karaoke On Demand” service for the IPTV platform at Chunghwa Telecom. This service attracted approximately 50,000 active subscribers and reached over hundreds of thousand monthly average hits in the first 3 month time of deployment. In April 2006, the KOD users jumped to 40 percent of CHT’s total IPTV users. At its recent growth rate, KOD subscriber penetration should break at least 50 percent by the second quarter of 2006. KOD will be the major revenue-generation application for CHT’s IPTV services. [Read more…]
Teledata Networks, an established global provider of innovative Access Network solutions that enable smooth migration to Next Generation Networks (NGN) and delivery of Triple Play services, announced today its new version of the BroadAccess Multiservice Access Gateway, which is optimized for supporting advanced Voice, Data and Video services based on its pure Ethernet architecture.Â [Read more…]
London’s Olympia exhibition centre will provide the setting in March for the first public appearance of a radical departure in IPTV middleware, with the launch at this year’s IPTV World Forum of a new service delivery platform from Zignal, a leading provider of IPTV software solutions and devices.Â [Read more…]
Companies will showcase the latest products relating to High-Definition TV and IPTV at the 12th Middle East International Cable, Satellite, Broadcast and Communication Exhibition ( CABSAT2006 ), according to organiser Dubai World Trade Centre ( DWTC ).
MatrixStream Technologies, Inc., will soon be releasing the worldâ€™s first H.264 AVC (advance video codec) Video on Demand and IPTV Set Top Box (STB) and PC Player capable of the highest of high definition (HD) signal formats with 1080 vertical pixels by 1920 horizontal pixels. MatrixStreamâ€™s 1020HD STB will match and even exceed broadcast and satellite quality video over any broadband network the same way that VoIP can be used over any broadband connection.
Martin Group, the nationwide leader of Software, Business Services, and Engineering for communications providers, today announced that Cavalier Telephone is launching the nationâ€™s first all-MPEG4 IPTV network. Martin Groupâ€™s Telecommunications Consulting & Engineering Department assisted Cavalier Telephone with the design and engineering work necessary to support the MPEG4, AVC headend system, and switched digital video (SDV) components including the middleware, encryption, and Video on Demand (VoD). These systems provide Cavalier Telephone with the video signal, the user interface, billing support, channel encryption, and back office support. [Read more…]