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    Netflix sees big jumps in ISP performance in past year

    Netflix is seeing a year-over-year average performance increase across the ISP landscape for video delivery, with significant increases in average speed in the US and Europe for November.


    In the US, the average speed for the top ten cable and fibre ISPs increased over 1Mbps in the last year, rising from 2.03Mbps last November to 3.07Mbps today. Contributors to that include Cablevision, Cox and Charter.

    "Additional interconnect capacity also helped normalise performance across these ISPs," Netflix noted in its latest Speed Index. Last November, the spread between the highest and lowest speeds among the top ten was about 1Mbps; today, it's narrowed considerably to 0.33Mbps.

    The company saw similar improvements in performance in Europe, including the UK and Ireland, with the average speed over the last year increasing to 3.31Mbps today from 2.62Mbps last November. Ireland posted the biggest gains with its average speed jumping 1Mbps to 2.78Mbps.

    "While all the European countries we tracked last November - except for the Netherlands, which was higher - averaged speeds below 2.85Mbps, everyone except for Ireland topped 3Mbps last month, including the six new countries added in September," Netflix said.

    The news comes as FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai has written a letter to Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, noting that he is "surprised" that the company would appear to be working to secure fast lanes for its own content, at the expense of competitors.

    The streaming video company has a "basic argument" that its management are "big believers in a free and open Internet," Pai said in the letter, while at the same time installing "its own proprietary caching appliances throughout ISPs' networks as part of an Open Content programme".

    Also, it did not join the just-launched Streaming Video Alliance which has the support of bigwigs like Alcatel-Lucent, Charter Communications, Cisco, Comcast, Epix, Fox Networks Group, Major League Baseball and Yahoo! The alliance is devoted to defining specifications for network and cloud-based streaming and caching infrastructure, quality of experience and interoperability.

    Pai noted that Netflix has "chosen not to participate in efforts to develop open standards for streaming video," and in fact would appear to "undermine aspects of open standards". Specifically, it has reportedly changed up its streaming protocols where open caching is used, which impedes that open-caching software from correctly identifying and caching Netflix traffic. Pai noted that because Netflix constitutes such a substantial percentage of streaming video traffic, its lack of participation directly affects the viability of open standards.

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    NexStreaming strengthens European presence

    With a growing number of customers demanding its NexPlayer SDK mobile player, NexStreaming is expanding its European office in Madrid, doubling the number of engineers in the facility.

    nexplayer"We develop the technologies of tomorrow so that our customers can deliver high quality video services to millions of users worldwide and for any device," commented Carlos Lucas, VP of NexStreaming. "Our team in Spain provides outstanding support and by increasing our staff number we make sure that we can continue our company growth and will be able to support our customers in a better way every day. The team is also enforcing our key partnerships with complementing technologies, generating continuously new value propositions for our customers."

    The Seoul-based company recently released an updated version of NexPlayer SDK for Android, supporting the new Lollipop 5 version. This is aligned with the leading time to online video market of the company, which also provides the NexPlayer SDK for iOS, Windows Phone 8 and Amazon TV.

    NexStreaming is a global mobile software company with branches in Spain, US, Japan and China, directed from South Korea. NexPlayer SDK is the company's most popular product and is integrated into the mobile applications of many large video service providers worldwide.

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    Canal+ Series changes VOD habits

    As Spain's second largest pay-TV operator, Telefónica, is about to launch its own video-on-demand (VOD) series platform, the market's leading company, Canal+, says its series channel has altered the VOD consumption habits of its audience during the 12 months it's been on air.


    A year after Canal+ launched the premium channel, series have become the most downloaded content on Yomvi, the company's VOD and online video platform. Almost half the downloads are of the 1,200-plus series which are available via the service.

    Although Canal+ Series broadcasts its content as a regular linear channel, the series are consumed 70% more on-demand than when first broadcast, indicating audience demand for more VOD.

    With the trend especially strong among young people with high technology consumption, series such as Breaking Bad have boosted the figures, reaching 6.2 million downloads. One in three consumers used Canal+ Series or Yomvi to watch Game of Thrones, which has become the most watched content on both platforms.

    Content which premieres 24 hours after its US premiere has also drawn viewers to Canal+, with series such as House of Cards or the second season of Orange is the New Black driving 40% of viewers not to wait for the dubbed versions but to watch the original versions with subtitles.

    According to Canal+, the series channel and VOD platform have capitalised on the need for change regarding audiovisual consumption habits.

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    Spain's Tedial appoints new head of global operations

    Aiming to strengthen the company's support operations, Tedial, a Spanish media assets management (MAM) technology solutions specialist, has appointed Terry Spittle as its new director of global operations and support.


    tedialsplitteSpittle will oversee Tedial's engineering implementation, installation, and service and support teams and be responsible for defining and developing an enhanced internal process infrastructure, enabling the company to support its growing worldwide customer base and partner network. Spittle will focus on further strengthening the company's professional services and support teams, as well as helping to shape the development of new products, services and markets.

    Before joining Tedial, Spittle worked at WHATcast.com as digital media and service consultant. He has also worked for industry heavyweights such as Harmonic, Omneon and Sony Broadcast Europe.

    "Tedial has a strong reputation within the industry and I'm excited to join the company at such an important time in its development," said Spittle. "I'm very much looking forward to being involved in Tedial's future evolution – both in terms of technology and expansion into new territories."

    Esther Mesas, VP for sales and marketing at Tedial, added: "We're delighted to have Terry join our team and help us grow our support and operations infrastructure. His broad industry knowledge and first-hand experience of markets like APAC will be a real asset as we look to further expand our business in the coming months."

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    Sky D launches OTT and SVOD on Xbox One

    German pay-TV broadcaster Sky Deutschland has made its OTT service Sky Online and its subscription video-on-demand portal Sky Snap available on the Xbox One.

    The owners of the Microsoft games console in Germany and Austria can use the box to take the two streaming services onto their TV sets. Cable, satellite, DTT or IPTV are not required, solely a broadband internet connection through which the offerings get to the TV screen.

    Sky Online and Sky Snap can be found in the games console’s apps section.

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    PrimaCom eyes OTT and multi-screen with Conax

    German cable operator PrimaCom has chosen security solutions provider Conax, part of Swiss Kudelski group, for content revenue protection covering its growing cable and pay-TV business.

    PrimaCom has deployed the Conax Contego security back-end to deliver service protection and streamlined services for its existing nationwide DVB cable operations.

    As the solution also enables DRM and secure delivery of premium content to a multitude of devices, it paves the way for the cable operator to add multiscreen and OTT offerings at a later stage.

    With more than 1.2 million connected households, PrimaCom is Germany’s fourth-largest cable operator.

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    Sky AdSmart puts stamp on postcode campaigns

    Sky AdSmart has introduced postcode mapping on its Sky AdSmart tailored advertising service.

    The system uses the first one or two letters of a UK postcode. It builds on the existing location based service that delivers different advertisements according to the metropolitan area in which a subscriber lives.

    Ads are downloaded to Sky+ HD receivers and inserted into commercial breaks on participating channels.

    124 postcode areas are available across the UK from Land’s End (TR) to John O’Groats (KW), and all of the areas in between. Over 50 advertisers are lined up to use postcode area targeting within the first three months.

    Sky Media has also expanded the number of fixed audience attributes it offers via Sky AdSmart, adding another 50 to the initial 98 available at launch. All the attributes are combinable, allowing millions of permutations. Attributes expected to be in demand include Senior Decision Makers, Pet Owners and Fashion tastes, among others.

    As previously reported in Broadband TV News, Sky Media first announced the introduction of postcode mapping at IBC 2014.

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    GameTree TV partners with ActiveVideo

    TransGaming is making its its on-demand gaming platform GameTree TV avaialble to pay-TV operators worldwide in a partnership with ActiveVideo.

    Leveraging ActiveVideo’s delivery of cloud gaming to pay-TV operators obtained through set-top box virtualisation, TransGaming can now deliver HTML5 games to any set-top box or connected device. ActiveVideo’s CloudTV platform has delivered over 1.2 Billion game sessions through a legacy platform with engagement times typically reaching up to 30 minutes per session.

    “This strategic partnership with ActiveVideo is an important milestone in the broad scale delivery of video games through TransGaming’s GameTree TV platform since it immediately brings us many major operator opportunities,” said Vikas Gupta, CEO and president, TransGaming.

    “We’ve already successfully integrated GameTree TV with CloudTV which means operators can easily activate our gaming service. This allows all parties to begin generating new revenue opportunities quickly and easily.”

    “With rapid evolutions in device ecosystems, fragmentation in new or existing set-tops has historically prevented pay-TV operators from monetizing gaming opportunities at scale,” said Murali Nemani, CMO, ActiveVideo. “CloudTV introduces a new paradigm that unlocks the global potential of rich HTML5 casual gaming libraries on any STB or connected device, regardless of local device resources.”

    Operator deployments are expected to commence in early 2015 and continue throughout the year with existing ActiveVideo customers representing more than 15 million set-top boxes and connected devices. The revenue model will range from subscription to OEM based fees.

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    US consumers love Ultra HD/4K

    Survey results from Strategy Analytics from the US show that 93% of people who saw UltraHD are impressed by the quality of the images.

    The survey also reveals that awareness of the Ultra HD term itself has risen by 18 points in less than a year and now stands at 57% of all respondents. Ultra HD is still more widely recognised than 4K TV or UHD although awareness of those terms has also improved.

    23% of all respondents claim to have watched TV or video on an Ultra HD TV, either in a retail store, in a home or somewhere else. This reaches as high as 40% or more in younger age groups. Of those who have seen it, 53% rated the video quality as “extremely impressive” and 40% as “somewhat impressive”.

    “These are extremely high ratings for any new technology,” notes David Mercer, Principal Analyst and the report’s author. “We don’t know what sort of content people have viewed, or whether it was originated in 4K or upscaled. However, the fact that nearly everyone who has seen an Ultra HD TV is impressed is very encouraging for TV manufacturers and retailers and bodes well for a strong end to the 2014 holiday season.”

    As a benchmark, when Strategy Analytics surveyed cinema goers about 3D a few years ago (3DTV: Will Consumers Buy It?), of those who had seen a 3D movie only 26% were very impressed, half the level we are now seeing with Ultra HD.

    Methodology: Strategy Analytics conducted an online survey, the ConsumerMetrix Survey, fielded in November 2014. The sample consisted of n=2001 individuals in the US. Strategy Analytics weighted the data by country, age, gender and internet use to represent the US population of internet users.

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    Wuaki.tv integrates Civolution watermarking

    Streaming service Wuaki.tv, part of Rakuten Group, will deploy Civolution’s content protection technology NexGuard, which is enabling Wuaki.tv to roll out session-based watermarking for Ultra HD movies.

    Wuaki.tv has recently launched its Ultra HD offering of Hollywood blockbusters on LG TV sets in Germany and France.

    “While acquiring high quality content, it’s become clear to us that session-based watermarking is increasingly mandatory, particularly for Ultra HD/4K content,” said Jordi Miró, CTO of Wuaki.tv.

    “By integrating Civolution’s forensic watermarking solution, we comply with the latest Hollywood requirements for content protection so that we can bring the best possible cinematic experience into the home. The entire integration process of the Civolution NexGuard technology was completed in only a few weeks and fitted seamlessly with our HEVC/DASH platform. By working with the world leader in watermarking-based content protection, we can now provide the best content catalogue possible while ensuring that illegal re-streaming can be addressed immediately.”

    To ensure that this experience complies with Hollywood’s MovieLabs Next Generation Video and Enhanced Content Protection requirements, Wuaki.tv has integrated Civolution’s NexGuard Forensic Watermarking. This enables Wuaki.tv to identify the source of pirated copies. This increased security enables it to offer high quality content including Ultra HD movies in France, Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom, as well as future-proof its offering ahead of expansion into new markets.

    Whenever Ultra HD content is accessed or distributed, NexGuard embeds in real-time an imperceptible and robust watermark into the video signal. This feature is critical for tracing illegal re-distribution all the way back to the original source.

    “As we move deeper into the TV Everywhere age, Ultra HD is becoming a differentiating point for many OTT providers,” said Alex Terpstra, CEO, Civolution.

    “At the same time, piracy continues to evolve alongside advancements in high value content delivery. Our NexGuard forensic watermarking solution helps service providers to combat piracy and to adhere to Hollywood studio requirements.”


 

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