The battle between content and discovery continues

During the week, I was sent a comical video to watch which depicted zombie-like humans in various scenarios being guided through their daily life by ‘hired help’, as they were too busy to look up from their phones! Whilst this video was amusing, it reminded me of the significance that smartphones and tablet devices have had on society, and the staggering volume of content now viewed on the go. This was confirmed by Ericsson in their most recent annual Ericsson ConsumerLab TV and Media report, 2017 – published yesterday – which shows that approximately 70% of consumers now watch videos…

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Virtual reality: a vision of the future of social TV

As a Brazilian from a traditional family, I remember the telenovela ritual, where after dinner my parents and siblings would sit in front of the TV, almost like if it was around a living room campfire and watch the latest episode of whatever telenovela was airing at that time. No one could talk before the ads, no one could disrupt that holy hour, it was the only chance of seeing that moment. TV has become personalized Over the years the ritual has changed. TV´s became cheaper and suddenly houses had TV everywhere. Then smartphones came and added some extra complexity,…

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VTC Hybrid Head End

Vietnam Multimedia Corporation (VTC) has selected TANDBERG Television, part of the Ericsson Group to provide the encoding, multiplexing and modulation for ten high-definition and 32 standard-definition channels that are simultaneously played out over satellite and digital terrestrial networks. VTC combines MPEG-2 SD and MPEG-4 AVC HDTV channels in the same TANDBERG Television Multiplexer Transport Stream and the content is modulated using DVB-S2 for satellite and DVB-T for digital terrestrial television. VTC is the first pay TV operator in Vietnam that is providing MPEG-4 AVC HDTV. “Because we play out many channels to DTH and DTT at the same time, we…

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AVG selects ENENSYS for Asia’s first DVB-T2 commercial launch

Vietnam is one of the fastest growing digital TV markets in Asia-Pacific with a population of 88 million. AVG operates three DVB-T2 multiplexes providing over 70 services (SDTV and HDTV) including sport, setting the standard for pay-tv services in Vietnam. “We are very proud to have been selected by AVG for this DVB-T2 project”, said Regis LE ROUX, CEO at ENENSYS. With the first commercial DVB-T2 roll-out in Asia, ENENSYS has strengthened its leading position in the DVB-T2 market with its innovative technology. “In partnership our Vietnam reseller, Vietcoms, we have successfully completed the first phase of AVG’s roll-out” adds…

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